Tuesday, July 7, 2020
President Trump Just Suspended the Tech Industry's Favorite Visa

President Trump Just Suspended the Tech Industry’s Favorite Visa

President Trump on Monday signed an executive order temporarily suspending many nonimmigrant visas, including temporary H-1B visas popular among tech companies. Industry executives say the move will push highly...
How to Make Government Trustworthy Again

How to Make Government Trustworthy Again

On January 20, both the United States and South Korea confirmed their first cases of Covid-19; Taiwan reported its first case the next day, and Singapore followed two days...
Zynn, the Hot New Video App, Is Full of Stolen Content

Zynn, the Hot New Video App, Is Full of Stolen Content

Late last month, a mysterious new video app called Zynn began appearing at the top of app store charts, beating out household names like Instagram and YouTube. Zynn is a...
One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - June 2020

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – June 2020

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack...
Remote-First Companies Are Another Covid-19 Calamity

Remote-First Companies Are Another Covid-19 Calamity

But now the message seems to be: Stay home. That’s the way to draw talent.There’s another related trend: the end of business travel. Unable or unwilling to hop on a...
On Earth, the Economy Is Tanking. In the Cloud, It's Fine

On Earth, the Economy Is Tanking. In the Cloud, It’s Fine

Pandemic life is lived in the cloud. Work, school, and dating have been virtualized by Zoom calls and instant messages. Friends share meals or moments via Instagram and badly...
This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

But that’s only a prelude to the company’s ultimate ambition: providing meaningful musical experiences. Sheppard says that his biggest thrills as a composer come when the score that previously existed...
Tech Could Be Used to Track Employees—in the Name of Health

Tech Could Be Used to Track Employees—in the Name of Health

For the past few years, Estimote has sold wireless tracking beacons to companies including Amazon, Apple, and Nike, promising a more precise way to map the movement of products,...

Microsoft acquires robotic process automation platform Softomotive – TechCrunch

During his Build keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today confirmed that the company has acquired Softomotive, a software robotic automation platform. Bloomberg first reported that this acquisition was...
The US Will Help a Taiwan Firm Build a Chip Plant in Arizona

The US Will Help a Taiwan Firm Build a Chip Plant in Arizona

In a one-two punch aimed at China’s rising technological prowess, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s leading contract manufacturer of chips, said it would build a manufacturing plant...

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