Amazon Says FTC Is Harassing Jeff Bezos, Top Executives in Prime Probe

Amazon Says FTC Is Harassing Jeff Bezos, Top Executives in Prime Probe

WASHINGTON—Amazon.com is accusing the Federal Trade Commission of making excessive and unreasonable demands on founder Jeff Bezos and company executives as the agency probes Amazon’s Prime membership program. In a petition to the FTC filed earlier this month and recently made public, Amazon says the agency’s demands on the company have been “overly broad and … Read more

8 Great Books About Video Games You Should Read ASAP

8 Great Books About Video Games You Should Read ASAP

Image: Free Association Books / Kotaku Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature by scholar and author Donna Haraway is a collection of essays about nature and the strange creatures therein written between 1978 and 1989. Now it’s 2022, and nature continues to perplex us strange, increasingly tech-addled creatures. We’re stuck to our everyday … Read more

How to Identify Music Overheard in Movies, Shows, and Ads

How to Identify Music Overheard in Movies, Shows, and Ads

Music is all around us, and if you happen to hear a tune that you like—in an advert, a film, or a prestige television show—then you’re going to want to know what it is. Or perhaps you’ve got something stuck in your head that you need a title for. Thanks to the magic of the … Read more

Adam Neumann, WeWork’s former CEO, has new real estate startup Flow, reportedly valued at more than $1 billion

Adam Neumann, WeWork’s former CEO, has new real estate startup Flow, reportedly valued at more than  billion

CNN Business  —  Nearly three years after Adam Neumann stepped down as CEO of WeWork following a failed attempt to take the company public, he is said to once again be in charge of a billion-dollar real estate startup. Andreessen Horowitz, the prominent venture capital firm known for its early investments in Twitter and Airbnb, … Read more

Toronto really needs to upgrade its tech — and it’s bad at doing that

Toronto really needs to upgrade its tech — and it’s bad at doing that

The big number 231 The number of active businesses registered to lobby at Toronto city hall this month on subjects related to technology. Toronto city hall is experiencing some technical difficulties. The last few years have seen a relentless volley of high-pressure lobbying from tech companies targeting Mayor John Tory, council members, and senior Toronto … Read more

The Best Free AI Art Generators

The Best Free AI Art Generators

Sometimes, I prefer my dog to look a little bit more like a Pieter Bruegel artwork, and thanks to AI, that possibility is at my fingertips.Image: Kyle Barr/Deep Dream Generator The impenetrable hive mind of the internet is a better artist than me. It’s not a point of contention, it’s a fact. Sure, I can … Read more

Streaming Services Deal With Growing Number of Subscribers Who ‘Watch, Cancel and Go’

Streaming Services Deal With Growing Number of Subscribers Who ‘Watch, Cancel and Go’

By Sarah Krouse Aug. 15, 2022 6:00 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Kate Bigel is the kind of customer who is frustrating streaming-video companies. She and her husband regularly rotate through the major streaming services, canceling one and signing up for another depending on which is carrying the shows they want at a … Read more

The SoftBank Experiment Has Failed. Time to Go Private?

The SoftBank Experiment Has Failed. Time to Go Private?

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son on $24 billion of new losses: “I am quite embarrassed and remorseful.” Str/Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images Text size The stock market can be a humbling place—just ask Masayoshi Son. The founder and CEO of SoftBank Group (ticker: SFTBY), “Masa” made one of the single-best venture investments of all time, providing a $20 … Read more