The Superbowl commercials were ok, but Elon Musk's Tesla in space is the best ad ever. Nest is no longer separate from Google. Viacom buys VidCon. Alphabet's big tax bill kills company profits. Google's new Twitch competitor. Zuckerberg's mea culpa birthday message. RIP John Perry Barlow.
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- Jeff's Number: Wired abandons banner ad model they invented, goes behind a paywall
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- Nest is done as a standalone Alphabet company, merges with Google
- Vidcon sold to Viacom!
- LIVE: Starman Driving in Space after Successful Heavy Falcon Launch SpaceX Real-time Updates
- Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing
- The Falcon Heavy test flight included a copy of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels
- Facebook hired a full-time pollster to monitor Zuckerberg’s approval ratings
- Amazon wins Super Bowl ad game - CNET
- Google’s $2.5B deal for Chelsea Market is second-largest ever in NYC
- Alphabet revenue up 24% but posts net loss due to new US law
- Google Translate's AI-driven translation is fast and useful, but simple tests show it's still a long way from real understanding
- A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow.
- Zuckerberg describes his mistakes in Facebook birthday post - CNET
- How Facebook is killing comedy
- The First Website
- Google May Step Into Gaming With ‘Yeti’ Streaming Service — The Information
- Google reportedly exploring game streaming powered by Chromecast
- Alexa, print money: Even Bezos stunned by Q4 Amazon income
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- Why Paper Jams Persist | The New Yorker
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