Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook

Facebook would transform itself from a college student hangout to the dominant social media service, with a population bigger than that of any country in the world, and was on its way to having more members than any religion.To understand Facebook, you have to understand Zuckerberg.

Oh Sure, Big Tech Wants Regulation—on Its Own Terms

Oh Sure, Big Tech Wants Regulation—on Its Own Terms

But this perfectly captures the US tech industry’s shift toward talking regulation—just in a way that benefits itself—and the related risks of allowing private corporations to set the American (or even global) agenda on technology governance.Zeroing in on the singular technology thus pivots regulation dialogue in the corporate favor, away from talk of more fundamental, government-driven change.

Elon Musk's ‘Pedo Guy’ Trial, Uber’s Crime Report, and More Car News This Week

Elon Musk's ‘Pedo Guy’ Trial, Uber’s Crime Report, and More Car News This Week

How physics prevented a man in a panic attack from opening an aircraft door in midair .Elon Musk wins his defamation trial , which may have turned on what “pedo guy” means .Researchers say they’ve taught self-driving car software to distinguish between selfish and considerate human drivers in the space of two seconds.

Elon Musk Wins in Defamation Suit by British Diver

Elon Musk Wins in Defamation Suit by British Diver

After less than an hour of deliberation, a Los Angeles jury Friday found that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk did not defame a British diver by calling him a “pedo guy” and “sus,” or suspicious, in a series of July 2018 tweets.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin Hand Over Alphabet’s Reins

Larry Page and Sergey Brin Hand Over Alphabet’s Reins

As the company faces a series of antitrust investigations and mounting employee unrest, its two cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, announced on Tuesday they were stepping down from their leadership roles at the company.

Finally, We Can ‘Like’ Apple’s Keyboards Again

Finally, We Can ‘Like’ Apple’s Keyboards Again

Show Notes: Read Adrienne So’s story about how Instagram is testing hiding likes here , and watch Arielle’s full conversation with Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri here .

Electric Cars—and Irrationality—Just Might Save the Stick Shift

Electric Cars—and Irrationality—Just Might Save the Stick Shift

“In a world where everyone is talking about autonomous driving, I think what you’re seeing is, those people that can afford, and those people that have a passion for cars, want to go in the opposite direction,” says Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.

Here’s How to Watch the WIRED25 Summit Live

Here’s How to Watch the WIRED25 Summit Live

Today, WIRED25 returns to San Francisco for two days packed with forward-thinking talks and activities by some of the world’s most innovative and influential people .We’ll have climate activists and CEOs, actors and authors, scientists and engineers—plus a guy who can teach you to make the world's best paper airplane.

Tesla Turns a Profit—and Builds a Chinese Factory Very Fast

Tesla Turns a Profit—and Builds a Chinese Factory Very Fast

CEO Elon Musk said the company was still on track to sell 360,000 vehicles by the end of the year, which would see Tesla grind out a record 105,000 cars in 2019’s last three months.

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

“It’s basically the same, we would just present the metrics to the managers after the shift.” Presto says it's testing the technology at multiple restaurants across the country, but declined to name any other than Outback.

CEOs of Exxon, Occidental, Chevron, Others Respond to Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

CEOs of Exxon, Occidental, Chevron, Others Respond to Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

Here are some highlights: Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell: “Ultimately, (the) Paris (agreement on climate) is going to be met..In the end it is the responsibility of industry, companies like us, to make sure that the transition is going to be as orderly as possible and not going to be disruptive.”.

Amazon’s New Climate Pledges Won’t Stop Employee Walkout

Amazon’s New Climate Pledges Won’t Stop Employee Walkout

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice have outlined three appeals for their employer: Stop donating to politicians and lobbying groups that deny the reality of climate change, stop working with oil and gas companies to optimize fossil fuel extraction, and achieve zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Uber and Lyft Suggest the Days of Cheap Rides Could Be Over

Uber and Lyft Suggest the Days of Cheap Rides Could Be Over

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that his company’s rivalry with the other big San Francisco–based ride-hailing company had cooled—for now.Uber also took a hit in Latin America, where its revenue fell by 24 percent in the quarter, as Chinese ride-hail company Didi began an aggressive push into that market.

GM’s Cruise Rolls Back Its Target for Self-Driving Cars

GM’s Cruise Rolls Back Its Target for Self-Driving Cars

Cruise, the startup General Motors acquired to develop its self-driving car , will launch an autonomous taxi service on the gnarly, crowded streets of San Francisco, CEO Dan Ammann said Wednesday.

Uber's Underwhelming IPO, Lyft Earnings and More Car News This Week

Uber's Underwhelming IPO, Lyft Earnings and More Car News This Week

Uber's Underwhelming IPO, Lyft Earnings and More Car News This Week. The New York Stock Exchange Friday, when Uber shares began trading. But the company also wants you to know that soon, 10 or so Waymo self-driving vehicles will operate on its ride-hail platform in Phoenix.

Google’s Latest Message: We’re Just Here to Help

Google’s Latest Message: We’re Just Here to Help

“We’re first trying to solve the user problem here," said Aparna Chennapragada, vice president of Google Lens & AR. Aparna Chennapragada, vice president of Google Lens & AR, said it was too soon to discuss whether the helpful new services would use the same ad-based business model as search.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Will Get a Stricter Twitter Babysitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Will Get a Stricter Twitter Babysitter

In the new settlement, Musk and the SEC set stricter and more specific terms for Musk’s official Twitter babysitter, who Musk agreed would be “an experienced securities lawyer employed by the Company.” The latest settlement does not include any financial penalty.

Hollywood Tackles Blockchain—With Not-Disastrous Results

Hollywood Tackles Blockchain—With Not-Disastrous Results

Instead, Hollywood has given us Crypto, a product of headier times, when the Bitcoin bubble still held air. It’s that sort of thing that makes Crypto, while thoughtful about cryptocurrency, a mess of a movie.

Ford Taps the Brakes on the Arrival of Self-Driving Cars

Ford Taps the Brakes on the Arrival of Self-Driving Cars

Ford CEO Jim Hackett Tuesday joined the growing ranks of vehicle and tech execs willing to say publicly that self-driving cars won’t arrive as soon as some had hoped.

What Really Happens in a VC Pitch Meeting?

What Really Happens in a VC Pitch Meeting?

It’s there, in a factory-chic office in a part of town thick with startups and rival venture firms, that I join him for a lineup of meetings that starts with this less-than-inspiring founder of a mobile-app company that’s been around for several years.

US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App Grindr

US Is Forcing a Chinese Firm to Sell Gay Dating App Grindr

The US government says a Chinese gaming company's ownership of gay dating app Grindr poses a national security risk, according to a report from Reuters.

SEC: Elon Musk Fully Ignored a Key Term of Settlement

SEC: Elon Musk Fully Ignored a Key Term of Settlement

In court filings submitted last week, Musk’s legal team argued that the information the CEO tweeted in February wasn’t at all new—which means it didn’t fall under the purview of the settlement.

YouTube CEO Defends Its Efforts to Reduce Violent Content

YouTube CEO Defends Its Efforts to Reduce Violent Content

Samantha Cooper YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki defended her company’s efforts to keep violent content off the video platform at the sixth annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit Friday in San Francisco.

Trump-Era Congressional Hearings Have Succumbed to Conspiracy Politics

Trump-Era Congressional Hearings Have Succumbed to Conspiracy Politics

Trump-Era Congressional Hearings Have Succumbed to Conspiracy Politics President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified before the the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday. Even before they became a Trump-era norm, conspiracy-minded Congressional hearings were something of an American political tradition.

Microsoft CEO Defends Army Contract for Augmented Reality

Microsoft CEO Defends Army Contract for Augmented Reality

Microsoft CEO Defends Army Contract for Augmented Reality Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company will continue to work with "institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy." GABRIEL BOUYS/Getty Images Tech workers are increasingly uneasy about their employers’ work with the US government, especially the military.

Elon Musk Promises a Really Truly Self-Driving Tesla in 2020

Elon Musk Promises a Really Truly Self-Driving Tesla in 2020

“I think we will be ‘feature complete’ on full self-driving this year, meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you all the way to your destination without an intervention this year,” Musk said during a podcast interview with the money management firm ARK Invest, which is a Tesla investor.

Ride With the Guy Who Builds Roller Coasters in His Yard

Ride With the Guy Who Builds Roller Coasters in His Yard

“A lot of people would build a swimming pool in a yard like this,” Pemble says, motioning around the sparse outdoor space behind his home “I didn’t want that. I didn’t think my kids would learn a lot from that.

A Crypto Exchange CEO Dies—With the Only Key to $137 Million

A Crypto Exchange CEO Dies—With the Only Key to $137 Million

In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia last week, Jennifer Robertson, widow of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerry Cotten, wrote that the company owes its customers $190 million, but can’t access the funds to pay them back.

Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful

Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful

Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful The hype around shared, electric scooters, bikes, and other gizmos has produced a "micromobility" conference, though even the companies involved have started to acknowledge their industry is not a money-printing machine.

So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?

So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?

Beyond a few demo rides, no company has been willing to take the human safety operator out of its cars, which is another way of saying that nobody has cracked the self-driving problem yet.