Best in 06/17 - 06/23

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Bill Gates on making “one of the greatest mistakes of all time”

At a recent event hosted for founders by the venture firm Village Global, one of its most prominent investors, Bill Gates, sat down with Eventbrite cofounder and CEO Julia Hartz to discuss founding a company and the tough decisions necessary at nearly every turn in order to create and sustain....

techcrunch.com
06/22 3571

How to Be Resilient in the Face of Harsh Criticism

Four steps to recover and respond.

hbr.org
06/17 3260

Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds

For years, it was the largest portal for sex on the internet. Now its fate could shape the future of Silicon Valley.

wired.com
06/18 1444

The Ambitious Plan Behind Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra

Facebook designs a cryptocurrency that it won't fully control, but that will uniquely benefit Facebook.

wired.com
06/18 898

Microsoft’s new Windows Terminal now available to download for Windows 10

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Microsoft first unveiled its new command line app for Windows, dubbed Windows Terminal, at Build earlier this year. It’s a new central location where you can access the traditional cmd line, PowerShell, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). While developers have been able to compile and....

theverge.com
06/22 817
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Best in 06/10 - 06/16

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It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser

Ad trackers are out of control. Use a browser that reins them in.

wired.com
06/16 12363

Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe

What happened before the Big Bang? And what happened before that? Stephen Hawking's answer—there was no beginning—is now the subject of intense debate.

wired.com
06/16 4820

Banking Is Only The Beginning: 55 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

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What began as the basis of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain technology — essentially a virtual ledger capable of recording and verifying a high volume of digital transactions — is now spreading across a wave of industries.

Blockchain tech has gone far beyond its beginnings in....

cbinsights.com
06/11 2138

Handling Negative Emotions in a Way that’s Good for Your Team

Instead of repressing or expressing, try reappraising.

hbr.org
06/11 1981

How To Save Text Messages on Your iPhone: 5 Simple Solutions

Here are five ways to back up all of the Messages and SMS conversations stored on your mobile device.

wired.com
06/11 1372
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Best in 06/03 - 06/09

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How a Google Cloud Catch-22 Broke the Internet

A Google Cloud outage that knocked huge portions of the internet offline also blocked access to the tools Google needed to fix it.

wired.com
06/07 2677

Disruption Starts with Unhappy Customers, Not Technology

A common misunderstanding of an important idea.

hbr.org
06/06 2558

Apple’s Audacity

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It is the nature of hardware that a computer the vast majority of Apple’s customers will never own was the headline from the company’s keynote at its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The Mac Pro starts at $6,000, and will be configurable to a number many times that. If you think....

stratechery.com
06/04 1660

Why Managers Design Jobs to Be More Boring Than They Need to Be

Making a role efficient doesn’t always make it engaging.

hbr.org
06/05 1493

Jalen Rose Has a Problem with Basketball Analytics

Isaac Chotiner interviews the retired basketball player and current TV analyst Jalen Rose about analytics, the N.B.A. Finals, and the moon landing.

newyorker.com
06/06 1488
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Best in 05/27 - 06/02

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A Study of More Than 250 Platforms Reveals Why Most Fail

It’s hard to succeed if you don’t earn users’ trust.

hbr.org
05/29 6109

The End of Mobile

a16z.com
05/29 4743

Introducing Mercury OS

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A speculative vision of the operating system, driven by humanedesign…

medium.com
05/28 1000

How to Size and Assess Teams From an Eng Lead at Stripe, Uber and Digg

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Will Larson has developed a framework for the optimal size and state of engineering teams—not only so managers can lead them in a highly efficient and effective way, but with a deeply empathetic and ethical approach.

firstround.com
05/28 898

The Dumb Idea Paradox: Why great ideas often start out by sounding dumb.

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Am I just getting old? When I encounter a new product idea for the first time, I find myself asking: Is this idea dumb? Or am I just getting old?

Early on, there’s often not much to judge it on besides the idea. Sometimes the idea sounds either dumb or trivial. But over the years, I’ve started....

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05/27 402
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