Category Archives: Business

Maven Is a New Social Network That Eliminates Followers—and Hopefully Stress

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is backing a new social network called Maven, which trades likes and follows for algorithms designed to foster serendipity and deep discussion.

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Prepare to Get Manipulated by Emotionally Expressive Chatbots

The emotional mimicry of OpenAI’s new version of ChatGPT could lead AI assistants in some strange—even dangerous—directions.

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Deadspin’s New Owners Reveal Their Plans: Betting Content—but No AI

The future of once-beloved sports blog Deadspin has been murky since it was acquired by an unknown company called Lineup Publishing in March. The new ownership shared its plans with WIRED.

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I Went Undercover as a Secret OnlyFans Chatter. It Wasn’t Pretty

Your online influencer girlfriend is actually a rotating cast of low-wage workers. I became one of them.

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OpenAI’s Chief AI Wizard, Ilya Sutskever, Is Leaving the Company

One day after OpenAI showed off an all-new, emotional version of ChatGPT, the company announced that chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is leaving the company. He had voted in November to fire CEO Sam Altman.

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Biden Is Trying to Buy EVs Time With New Tariffs on China. It Might Not Work

America now has 100 percent tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, but with US automakers struggling to compete and its reliance on China’s materials, will this help? Mercedes, BMW and VW think not.

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With Gemini on Android, Google Points to Mobile Computing’s Future—and Past

Google’s new upgrades to Gemini and Circle to Search offer a look at how the operating system might change and revolve around artificial intelligence.

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It’s the End of Google Search As We Know It

Google is rethinking its most iconic and lucrative product by adding new AI features to search. One expert tells WIRED it’s “a change in the world order.”

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Astra Is Google’s ‘Multimodal’ Answer to the New ChatGPT

Google’s new voice-operated AI assistant, called Astra, can make sense of what your phone’s camera sees. It was announced one day after OpenAI revealed a similar vision for ChatGPT.

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Tornado Cash Developer Found Guilty of Laundering $1.2 Billion of Crypto

Alexey Pertsev, cofounder of the crypto-anonymizing tool, has been sentenced to over five years behind bars.

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