WeWork rebrands to We Company, reveals details of SoftBank deal
"Recently he and his cofounder Miguel McKelvey found a old pitch deck they put together six months before starting WeWork. It dates back to 2009, and on it they mapped out plans for everything from WeSleep to WeSail to WeBank." »
thenib.com/how-do-we-get-rid-of-tax-havens
Great piece on corporate tax havens and how to end them »
A Case for Inbox Infinity - The Atlantic
This article fundamentally misunderstands Inbox Zero, or at least the way I practice it. Inbox Zero isn't about actioning every email: It's about accepting that you're *not* going to, and archiving them so they stop taking up mindspace. »
Amazon's new ad strategy: Free samples based on what it knows about you - Axios
The future is Amazon sending you free stuff, forever: @dmccabe and @sarafischer with a great scoop on Amazon's latest marketing technique »
Oops! Autonomous robot struck and killed by a self-driving Tesla in Las Vegas ahead of CES | Daily Mail Online
Video: Self-driving Tesla runs over and "kills" robot at Las Vegas electronics show. »
A Fake Nude of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Was Debunked By Foot Fetishists - Motherboard
"I’ve sucked enough toes in my life to recognize when something doesn’t look right" »
The Public Media Stack – Storythings Ltd – Medium
I've written up some thoughts on why now is the right time to build a Public Media Stack, and how we might do it. I'd love your thoughts, comments »
Flickr Is Deleting Your Photos Soon. Here’s How To Save Them.
I’d like to pay for/support Flickr but I feel like giving them money is condoning the mass deletion of a chunk of internet history, breaking hyperlinks, deleting pics from deceased old friends, etc.. »
T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Are Selling Customers' Real-Time Location Data, And It's Falling Into the Wrong Hands - Motherboard
“If there is money to be made they will keep selling the data.” Anything I read about the shady practices that pervade every aspect of our modern lives boils down to "are we making a profit? cool I now have no moral compass" & it's extremely frustrat »
Dear Internet: Stop Bullying Chris Cillizza, He's Not The Worst
Look, it’s his *job* to be a clueless, anodyne, both-sides-ist dorkus who actually removes useful information from people’s brains and he’s very good at it so stop yelling at the poor guy and let him collect his seven figures in peace »
OTF | Alternative Sources of Support - December 2018
Looking for funding for your CII FOSS project? via @opentechfund »
Nebula Reading List - SFWA Discussion Forums
Star Crossed showed up on the SFWA's Nebula reading list today. What do I do about this how do I even feel »
Facebook culture described as 'cult-like', review process blamed
Facebook described as 'cult-like' by ex-employees: Dissent discouraged, everyone must appear happy »
CES revokes award from female-founded sex tech company – TechCrunch
glad to see that @CTATech is still a firestorm of misogyny »
Samsung warns of sharp sales and profit decline - The Verge
It turns out systems that are only considered successful if they are continuously growing are not actually sustainable, blah blah blah cancer, who would've thought. »
Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills - Vox
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about: @sarahkliff’s excellent reporting »
The State Of Software Security In 2019
New blog post: The State Of Software Security In 2019 »
Meditations
really enjoying »
Trump’s Speech to the Nation: Live Updates and Fact Checks - The New York Times
Just as a bit of background for the #TrumpAddress (If this is indeed the hashtag), if he talks about a border crisis, most likely it’s simply lies. The New York Times explains why »
Corsair shrunk the RGB LED down to be as small as the head of a pin - The Verge
Corsair shrunk the RGB LED down to be as small as the head of a pin via @Verge »
I Used To Love My Body | Jonathan Mann
Today is a good day to get the new @songadaymann album, I Used To Love My Body, out today! »