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Maureen Dowd / Vanity Fair:
Interviews with Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Ray Kurzweil, others on AI in coming decades, its regulation, and possible implementations   —  Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley's latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him.  And he thinks you should be frightened too.
Mar 27, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Nick Bilton / Vanity Fair:
New audio and video technologies that can easily recreate any person's likeness will make fake stories harder to detect   —  What we saw in the 2016 election is nothing compared to what we need to prepare for in 2020.  —  Less than a month after Donald Trump was improbably elected …
Jan 28, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Maya Kosoff / Vanity Fair:
Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy and professionally photographed travels suggest the 32-year-old billionaire may harbor political aspirations   —  He visited Texas, shook some hands, talked to some kids, and, quite literally, got down in the dirt.  Don't read too much into it.
Jan 20, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Maya Kosoff / Vanity Fair:
WSJ: new investors in Snap IPO won't get any voting power; founders Spiegel and Murphy, who own 45% of Snap's stock, will retain 70%+ of voting rights   —  Spiegel and Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy want to retain management control of their company.  —  Before Facebook went public …
Jan 16, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Katrina Brooker / Vanity Fair:
Airbnb launches 500+ guide-led experiences called Trips, available in-app to guests; initial set includes samurai lessons in Japan, running in Kenya, more   —  Airbnb shook up the hotel business by giving anyone with a spare bed and a mobile phone a way to start a business.
Nov 17, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Maya Kosoff / Vanity Fair:
VC Aileen Lee, who coined the term “unicorn”, on diversity in tech, the startup downturn, and how the current wave of unicorns is peaking   —  Venture capitalist Aileen Lee discusses the role of women in technology, the start-up downturn, and whether we have (please, God) hit peak unicorn.
Jun 19, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Maya Kosoff / Vanity Fair:
Founders of Lyft Logan Green and John Zimmer on autonomous cars, Uber, Carl Icahn, and the global ride-hailing alliance with Ola, Didi, and Grab   —  The founders of Lyft talk about Uber, Carl Icahn, and driverless cars.  —  When Logan Green visited Zimbabwe, in 2005, he was taken aback …
Jun 13, 2016, 12:35 AMIn context
Antonio García Martínez / Vanity Fair:
Ex-Facebook employee reflects on company's culture and how Mark Zuckerberg responded to the launch of Google+ by enforcing a company “lockdown”   —  In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect.
Jun 4, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Nick Bilton / Vanity Fair:
A look inside Twitter since Jack Dorsey's return, amid growth issues, high churn, sliding stock, including how Evan Williams pitched Medium to Twitter for $500M   —  Less than a year into his return as C.E.O., one thing is clear: the company's fortunes are indelibly tied to those of its controversial co-founder.
Jun 1, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Yahoo scales back its media focus as cutbacks follow tensions between media stars seeking home-page space and engineers who swear by algorithms   —  Marissa Mayer vs. “Kim Kardashian's Ass”: What Sunk Yahoo's Media Ambitions?  —  After a pricey talent spree, Yahoo News is reversing course—again.
Apr 4, 2016, 9:40 PMIn context

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