- Oct 31 20164 minutes
Where The Future’s AT(&T)
It’s buying Time Warner to cope with a changing media world | “The future of mobile is video, and the future of video is mobile”
- Oct 30 20166 minutes
The Internet As You Know It Does Not Exist
Eight (completely plausible) alternate histories on the 25th anniversary of the web.
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
Tales of a Kids’-Lit Power Couple
FAIRY TALES USUALLY INVOLVE A happily-ever-after, and Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi’s love story is no exception. Riggs, 37, and Mafi, 28, were already best-selling writers when they met: he is the author of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Ch
- Oct 1 20142 minutes
4 Ways To Keep Learning Beyond The Classroom
You don't have to get a new degree to expand your knowledge base.
- Nov 7 20161 minute
WHEN I’M CHANNEL SURFING, I find it impossible not to stop on the following: Notting Hill, the Julia Roberts movie, and any kind of true-crime show. Notting Hill because it just makes you feel good; true-crime shows because they pull you into a myste
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
Inside The New Standards For Kids And Screen Time
WHEN IT COMES TO SCREEN TIME for kids, less is more. That’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics has maintained for years, warning that exposing young children to any kind of digital platform, from junk TV to educational apps, could lead to delaye
- Jun 1 20154 minutes
15 Time-Tested Apps Your Business Can't Live Without
Make these apps work for you, in areas like travel, money, communications and more.
- Oct 17 20161 minute
Murder, She Wrote
SARAH BEGLEY THE MURDER OF AISLINN MURRAY LOOKS LIKE A BIG OPPORTUNITY for Detective Antoinette Conway. She usually covers domestic disputes turned fatal, with clear perpetrators. This one is different. The victim in Tana French’s new novel, The Tre
- Oct 3 20161 minute
With a Little Help, You Too Can Write a Young-Adult Novel
KIRSTEN SALYER THE BOOKS WE READ WHEN WE’RE young have a special sort of power: they can inspire us to be brave and resilient (Matilda by Roald Dahl), take us on thrilling adventures (Divergent by Veronica Roth) and even introduce us to tragedy (The
- Dec 1 20152 minutes
How This Company Creates Instant Websites
Now, websites are as easy as drag-and-drop.
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
How Not To Regulate The Internet
The FCC’s new privacy rules are shortsighted and likely to do more harm than good
- Nov 13 20161 minute
For Mel Gibson, War Is (Very Bloody) Hell
How his true-life story of a hero-pacifist became his goriest movie yet.
- Jul 1 20153 minutes
The Truth About Facebook And Millennials
Reports of Facebook's demise among teens have been greatly exaggerated. Here, some marketing lessons from the kids and the unique ways they use their favorite undead platform.
- Jul 4 20161 minute
A New Fight Over Digital Music
ALEX FITZPATRICK MORE THAN 170 ARTISTS, INCLUDING Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney, are joining record labels, music publishers and others to urge Congress to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which in part protects Internet compani
- Jul 1 20161 minute
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- Oct 30 20161 minute
Where They Hang Out
Anyplace with Wi-Fi, for starters.
- Feb 1 20142 minutes
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now
The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
- Nov 7 20163 minutes
Is AT&T Buying A Big Dog To Get A Fancy Tail?
Mobile video is growing fast, but users mostly watch short clips | “You buy this enormous company and only ... utilize a small slice of it”
- Jul 18 20161 minute
132. Hamilton Is Hitting The Road
Some half a million theatergoers have already seen the hottest musical of the decade, shelling out hundreds of dollars for tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton sing and rap about our scrappiest Founding Father at the Richard Rod
- Nov 21 20162 minutes
Time For Some Traffic Problems On Netflix?
With Obama gone, the FCC’s web traffic rules will be vulnerable | “A legislative remedy now not only looks possible, but likely”
- Jun 6 20161 minute
Boys Do Cry, And That’s O.K.
SARAH BEGLEY IN THE WORLD OF MIDDLE-SCHOOL literature, the how-I-spent-my-summer novel is a genre, and the how-I-spent-my-summer-with-my-grandparents novel its subgenre—Richard Peck’s A Long Way From Chicago and Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons are cl
- Jan 1 20152 minutes
How This Company Made Its Customer Support 'More Human'
Fitocracy needed customer support for its 1.5 million users, so it took to the cloud, and business took off.
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
Bullies and Trolls
Once a bastion of democratizing free speech, the Internet in 2016 is more of a toxic wasteland.
- Nov 27 20167 minutes
Michael Chabon has written about superheroes and alternate histories. His new memoiristic novel required just as much imagination.
- Sep 4 20161 minute
Our Book Critic’s 5 Most Anticipated
Christian Lorentzen’s got these bookmarked.
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Make Chats With Chatbots Work
Who wants to chat with a chatbot? More people than you'd think, says Brian Heikes, VP of product at 3Cinteractive, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based mobile marketing company.Techies have long been talking about chatbots. And once Facebook announced this sprin
- Mar 1 20143 minutes
Why It's Time To Redesign The Way We Think About Office Space
New workplace trends include movable walls, outdoor spaces and sometimes no office at all.
- Jun 6 20162 minutes
Meet The Entrepreneur Working To Reinvent How You Connect To The Internet
ROUGHLY 3 OUT OF 4 VENTURE-BACKED STARTUPS FAIL, according to Harvard Business School’s Shikhar Ghosh, who studies young companies. Typically they falter because they can’t find a market, can’t compete or run out of funding. But it’s almost unheard o
- Oct 1 20143 minutes
8 Writing Rules For Entrepreneurs
Writing well is part habit, part knowledge and part giving a damn.
- Oct 3 20161 minute
IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THE KIND OF GRAVITY THAT WORDS had with a ferociously intelligent man like Mr. Albee, who died Sept. 16 at age 88. He chose them and ordered them meticulously—not only in his great works of drama like The Zoo Story, A Delicate Ba