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Twitter legacy verification badges are supposedly going away this weekend. Here’s an alternative

Legacy checkmarks on Twitter could begin disappearing any day now, but another social network is offering verified users a way to port them. Starting this weekend, Twitter says it will begin phasing out its legacy verification program, meaning the only blue checkmarks you’ll see on Twitter will be for users who have opted to pay for them.Read Full...

POV: Why pausing AI development is a bad idea

There’s no doubt AI should be developed safely and transparently, but putting the most critical technology of our age in a timeout could weaken our country at a critical moment. The gloves are coming off in the fight over the future of AI.Read Full Story

Hubris can sabotage your career. Here’s how to avoid it

Unrestrained pride in your abilities or achievements can lead to shame, humiliation, and—without correction—disaster. Excessive pride can sabotage your career. But unfortunately many of us experience a similar pattern: First we are strivers, then we are achievers, and then hubris takes hold.Read Full Story

Virgin Orbit collapse: Mass layoffs at Richard Branson’s satellite launch company after failed mission

The company will cut 675 jobs, about 85% of its workforce, according to a Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is letting go of almost its entire work force with the satellite launch company finding it difficult to secure funding three months after a failed mission.Read Full Story

DWAC and Rumble stocks are on the rise after former president Trump got indicted

While being indicted is bad news for Trump, investors seem to be betting that the news will rally supporters and boost engagement on certain social networks. The stocks of two specific companies are surging today. The first is the conservative social media platform Rumble (RUM). The second is Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC), a special purpose...

Trans and nonbinary workers are experiencing more harassment. Here’s what leaders can do

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, new research from Ellen Pao’s Project Include underscores the urgency of safer workspaces. Just in time for International Transgender Day of Visibility, Project Include released a useful new report on how companies can make their workplaces safer more welcoming for trans and gender-nonconforming (TGNC)...

The $1 billion company behind ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ is coming out of the basement

As ‘Honor Among Thieves’ hits big screens, Hasbro-owned Wizards of the Coast is revealing its ambitions for its game. Not every ‘D&D’ fan is happy. Behind a faded facade of brick and tinted glass, in an office park tucked away from a busy road in Bellevue, a satellite city of Seattle, a group of travelers gathers. On this dreary morning in March,...

Here’s how the Turkish startup Jotform used its web form tools to help in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake

Charities and other organizations contacted Jotform asking for their support, and the company in turn provided them with free accounts. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in early February killed tens of thousands of people and left a trail of destruction in its wake.Read Full Story

Milton Glaser’s I ♥ NY logo is indestructible

People might eventually accept the new, much-mocked ‘We Heart NYC’ logo, but Glaser’s original was one of those rare marks that never faced backlash. By now, it’s clear that pretty much nobody “hearts” the recently launched “We ♥ NYC” campaign. While people have taken issue with the emoji use, the typeface, the colors, and general soullessness of...

Wikipedia’s new sound logo is delightfully nerdy

Wikipedia’s crowd-sourced jingle is designed for the era of voice interaction. Wikipedia has a new sound logo, one that the Wikimedia Foundation hopes will define its brand as people increasingly use voice and speech instead of screens for accessing its information on phones, tablets, and smart speakers.Read Full Story

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