The U.S. secretary of state and the Chinese president kept away from contentious issues even as North Korea defiantly showed off a new missile engine.
 Over the past few years we’ve seen a lot of anger. We’ve seen a seemingly sane country cut itself off from mainland Europe and we’ve seen a seemingly beneficent border police force turn angry. We’ve heard that immigrants steal our jobs, kill our people, and bring in drugs and terror. This is wrong. On the pro-side we know that immigrants, as a whole, commit less crime… Read More
Germans saw Ms. Merkel’s first visit with Mr. Trump with a pragmatism similar to the chancellor’s, but his remarks 24 hours later pointed to differences on policy.
 That’s why over the past few years, Spotify has been pushing five different paths to putting pressure on the labels to cut it a better royalties deal. They all hinge around the idea of making the labels need Spotify as much as it’s historically needed them. When Spotify launched in 2008, it had no power in the relationship since it had so few listeners. It needed to raise over… Read More
Pyongyang’s ground jet test came while Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is in Asia for talks on how to limit the development of the North’s nuclear and missile programs.
 Google plans to give its advertising clients more control over where their ads appear on YouTube and the Google Display Network, which posts advertising to third-party websites.It announced the move in a blog post from its European business after major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared against offensive content, such as videos promoting terrorism or anti-Semitism.The U.K. Read More
Tenants and activists are banding together to protest rising rents, forced evictions and rampant real estate speculation.
 For websites we had Google. For videos, YouTube. For products, Amazon. For general reference, Wikipedia. For Gifs, Giphy. Well when VR and AR devices become mainstream, imagine all the new types of content that will be out there to explore. How will we find what we’re looking for in a brave, new, 3D world? In an interview for Flux, I sat down with Sophia Dominguez, co-founder and… Read More