Why the Olympic Games Are Steering Clear of E-Sports

Athletes of the future won’t necessarily cross finish lines or score goals. Some may, in fact, be professional e-sports players who rack up virtual wins. Aware of the huge popularity of video gaming, the International Olympic Committee and the Global Association of International Sports Federations, or GAISF, hosted a forum in July about e-sports and […]

Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ Among the Music Added to the Library of Congress This Year

Rapper and venture capitalist Jay-Z’s acclaimed 2001 album, The Blueprint, is now the most contemporary recording in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, a collection of the nation’s aural classics. The 25 additions to the collection added in 2019 include Curtis Mayfield’s 1972 soundtrack to Superfly, the 1968 original Broadway cast recording […]

Pinterest Plans to Be More ‘Shoppable’ as a Public Company

Pinterest is betting big on ads and e-commerce as it heads to the public market, breaking away from its hobbyist beginnings as it aims to show investors it can eventually turn a profit. The online bulletin board plans to grow by making it easier for users, or pinners, as Pinterest calls them, to buy products. […]

GoFundMe Pledges to Shut Down Anti-Vaccination Campaigns

GoFundMe is pledging to shut down any anti-vaccination campaigns on the crowdfunding website, marking the latest move by an online platform to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines. The site’s terms of service advise people to avoid donating to campaigns that make health claims that have not been “approved or verified by the local […]

Soda’s Last Straw? Corn Syrup May Fuel the Growth of Cancerous Tumors, Research Finds

Drinking an excessive amount of soda that contains the sweetener high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is associated with colorectal (or bowel) cancer and obesity. And according to a study published in the journal Science on Friday, corn syrup may make bowel cancer tumors grow more rapidly. The study authors found that mice genetically engineered to develop […]

The Politics Surrounding Mueller Have Changed A Lot Since He Started

One big question, now that special counsel Robert Mueller has filed his report, is what the process of revealing Mueller’s findings will mean politically, which is a separate question from what additional legal issues might emerge. It may take a true bombshell — like, perhaps, a conclusion that the president did obstruct justice, or a […]

The Politics Of The Mueller Report

One big question, now that special counsel Robert Mueller has filed his report, is what the process of revealing Mueller’s findings will mean politically, which is a separate question from what additional legal issues might emerge. It may take a true bombshell — like, perhaps, a conclusion that the president did obstruct justice, or a […]

Mueller Just Filed His Report. What Happens Next?

After nearly two years of watching and waiting, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is finally complete. Attorney General William Barr announced on Friday that Mueller has submitted his confidential report, summarizing key information from the investigation. But anyone craving definitive answers about what Mueller found shouldn’t breathe a […]

Pinterest, Valued Near $12 Billion, Files for an April IPO

Pinterest filed documents to go public with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Friday, joining other tech-unicorn peers such as Uber and Lyft in what is becoming a crowded IPO pipeline. The social-media company, last valued at $12.3 billion in a June 2017 private round of financing, was reportedly bumping up its timing for a […]