Anxiety Games: For When a Little Distraction Is Good—or Even Necessary
There’s a lot of comfort to be found in virtual worlds.
Seamless for Marijuana Isn’t Just a Stoner’s Dream Come True
It’s not just customers who are benefiting from the Silicon Valley-style normalization of the marijuana market.
Want to Invest in Your City? Try the New Kickstarter for Municipal Bonds
By bringing some Silicon Valley-style innovation to a dusty, through increasingly popular, sector, Neighborly hopes to make supporting local infrastructure projects both cool and profitable.
Present Addiction: Our Need to Feel Connected, Right Now, All the Time
The Age of Earthquakes is a kind of philosophical Anarchist Cookbook for the online era, when we are in touch with everyone at once all the time, or at least like to feel that we are.
Making the On-Demand Economy Work for Workers
Managed by Q’s success shows that it’s possible to create an on-demand product while serving both employees and clients rather than shorting the former for the benefit of the latter (we’re looking at you, Uber, Lyft, and all the rest).
Why Are We Blaming Technology for Our Lack of Focus?
We complain that we’ve become addicted to glowing screens, but it’s less the screens themselves than what's behind them that’s the big draw.
A Financial Start-Up That Provides the Illusion of a Salary
Even, a new company that hopes to provide some peace of mind to hourly workers and freelancers, is a paranoiac technology for a time of justifiable economic paranoia.
The FBI’s Dangerous Misrepresentation of Encryption Law
The FBI no more deserves a direct line to your data than it deserves to intercept your mail at the post office. But it doesn’t want you to know that.
Can Tech Companies Solve Their Temporary Labor Problem?
Some companies are moving away from the 1099 economy, recognizing that relying on temporary contract workers is bad for businesses, employees, and clients alike.
Will the End of a Tax Loophole Kill Off Irish Business?
U.S. technology giants have constructed international offices in Dublin in order to take advantage of favorable tax policies that are now changing. But Ireland might have enough other draws to keep them there even when costs climb.
The Dangerous Rise of the Temporary Technology Worker
In the 1099 economy, we all work for commission, hoping to find enough opportunities to piece together a part-time salary on full-time work.
Why Women Earn Less as Mothers and Men More as Fathers
For women, becoming a parent means you can expect to earn even less over your lifetime—unless you’re Marissa Mayer.