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Twitter Insists It Isn’t Making Everyone Follow @POTUS

Everything seemed to be going so smoothly. No, we’re not talking about the vaunted peaceful transfer of the presidency from one elected leader to the next. We’re talking about the handoff of the @POTUS Twitter account from the Obama administration … Continue reading

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How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency

Two years ago, journalist Anand Giridharadas took the stage at the TED Conference and told the attendant techno-solutionists that they were, in fact, part of the problem. Literally, that’s what he said. Here, I’ll quote him directly: If you live … Continue reading

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Netflix Is Killing It—Big Time—After Pouring Cash Into Original Shows

Original content is paying off for Netflix in a big, big way. The company just recorded the biggest quarter in its 19-year history, handily beating Wall Street’s expectations while adding a record 7.05 million subscribers. That’s almost two million more … Continue reading

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Inauguration Liveblog: Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President

Inauguration Liveblog: Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President | WIRED Here’s The Thing With Ad Blockers We get it: Ads aren’t what you’re here for. But ads help us keep the lights on.So, add us to your ad blocker’s … Continue reading

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That Whole Oculus Lawsuit Hinges on What Makes Code ‘New’

What exactly does it mean to steal code? That’s a question at the heart of video game company ZeniMax’s $2 billion lawsuit against Facebook—a suit serious enough that Mark Zuckerberg himself took the stand this week in his company’s defense. … Continue reading

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At the DeploraBall, Trump’s Online Army Wonders: What Now?

On the eve of president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, an angry mob gathered outside the National Press Club to protest one of the many elite galas taking place around Washington, DC, as is inaugural tradition. Outside, the demonstrators held homemade signs … Continue reading

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Now You Can Save the Democratic Party for the Low, Low Price of $4.68 a Month

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Democrats are lost. The Democratic National Committee has not elected a new leader. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters are still blaming each other for her loss. The party holds no branch of … Continue reading

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Slack’s New Threaded Messages Tame Your Meandering Chats

WIRED’s best Slack channel is called #cookiechat. It’s a place to discuss life’s important questions, like “Thin Mints or Samoas,” and to alert fellow cookie fans where that day’s office treats are hiding. But sometimes, the conversation breaks from strictly … Continue reading

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Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game

Microsoft is buying a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research. But two years ago, this startup wasn’t based in Montreal, and it had nothing to do with deep learning. Which just goes to … Continue reading

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One Indian State’s Grand Plan to Get 23 Million People Online

The trench running along the road linking Kodicherla and Penjarla in southern India is just 5 feet deep and about half as wide. Yet it carries the promise of a better life for the people of those villages, and all … Continue reading

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