Meet BuzzFeed’s Secret Weapon
Dao Nguyen is BuzzFeed’s “secret weapon,” helping the site quintuple traffic in two years with savvy data-driven promotion and editorial strategies. In this Inc. profile, she argues that data only tells you what is happening, not why.
Google’s Remote Drone Deliveries Point to Fast Track Niche
Here’s a take on where drone deliveries will work, and where they won’t.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, energy
An Inside Look at the Development of Samsung’s Gear VR
How Oculus VR teamed up with Samsung to create a more portable, and potentially more appealing, VR headset.
Study Alleges China iPhone Factory Riddled with Human Rights, Safety Violations
On the eve of another big Apple announcement, a new report about human rights and safety violation emerges concerning an iPhone factory in China.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
White House Names Google’s Megan Smith the Next Chief Technology Officer of the United States
President Obama announced a new appointment for the third-ever national CTO.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Margaret Atwood’s New Work Will Remain Unseen for a Century
The Future Library project is collecting 100 works of fiction to be published in 2114, on paper made from trees planted this summer. The Canadian novelist is the first contributor.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
We can’t afford to stop solar geoengineering research
It is the wrong time to take this strategy for combating climate change off the table.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever
Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.
Meta’s new learning algorithm can teach AI to multi-task
The single technique for teaching neural networks multiple skills is a step towards general-purpose AI.
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