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Why the World Fell for FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried

Back in April I paid $12 to “attend” a virtual event with 30-year-old crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried. Around 45 other people registered for the Zoom, which was hosted by Manny…

Max Levchin’s War on Credit Cards

Photograph: Karen Santos Max Levchin isn’t anti-credit, he really wants you to know. He’s anti-credit card. There’s a big difference. He will talk about credit cards endlessly, and he’ll skillfully bring…

Pager’s App Gives Screenshots Superpowers. That’s Just the Beginning

Chances are your phone’s camera roll is filled with tons of screenshots. Most captured intentionally, some conceived by the soft fumbling of your fingers on your phone’s buttons. And if…

How to ‘Quiet Quit’ Elon Musk’s Twitter

And for the love of God, don’t blindly take voting advice from Elon Musk. Take a Walk on the Decentralized Side Twitter may be much smaller than other social media…

Hinge Will Try to Thwart Scammers With Video Verification

Match Group, which operates one of the world’s largest portfolios of dating apps, will soon add a new profile verification feature to its popular dating app Hinge. The feature is…

Meta Quest Pro VR Headset: Price, Specs, Details

Jenga was just one of many games and experiences I tried at Meta’s Reality Labs headquarters in Burlingame, California, last week. I stretched my face in ways that would put…

I Uncovered an Army of Fake Men on Hinge

Whaling also said that many of the company’s apps ask users to take profile photos within the app itself, so that automated tools can compare the images with the person’s…

Peloton Row (2022): Price, Details, Release Date

Peloton’s rowing machine, one of the company’s worst-kept secrets of the past two years, is coming soon. Not too soon—it will ship sometime in December, and the company isn’t sharing…

Slack Reconsiders the ‘Green Dot’ Status Update

Rayl is coy when it comes to describing exactly what this landing page would look like or how it would work. It’s reasonable to think that more details might be…

‘Date Me’ Google Docs and the Hyper-Optimized Quest for Love

Olsson didn’t really promote her Date Me doc, but Chana Messinger, a teacher and blogger, tweeted it out in March 2021, saying, “I love this genre of thing: people putting…

Slack and Zoom Hacks You Need: Soft Return, Leave Meeting, Schedule Send, Huddle

If you’re a desk worker, you’re two and a half years into WFH at least some of the time or most of the time. Your remote office setup is dialed…

No One Cares About My Framed NFT Art

Stephen Curry wiggles his shoulders on my kitchen counter. No one cares, not even the most devout Curry fans. Occasionally a friend asks what it is, this never-ending loop of…

Meta Raises the Prices of Its Quest VR Headsets by $100

Meta, née Facebook, may be one of the most influential and ambitious companies in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to broader economic woes. On the same day…