Isn’t it about time to meet the Democratic vice presidential candidate? Yes, yes it is. Here’s what we know so far about who is being considered as former vice president Joe Biden’s running mate in the lead-up to the Democratic National Convention and the 2020 presidential election: … [Read more...] about Who will Joe Biden pick for vice president? When will he announce? Here’s the latest
Facebook has always explained its strategic and policy decisions to the world outside the company in terms of their benefit to users, while directing attention away from the clear benefits those decisions hold for the advertising business. Internally, the company tells employees that its decisions are driven by its mission to connect the world, but that they simultaneously benefit the advertising business. This belief system starts with Mark Zuckerberg (who may honestly believe in this serendipity) and is circulated throughout the company. It makes it easier for Facebook’s employees to spend their days working for a company that enriches itself and its investors by harvesting the personal data of its users. The combination of that and the generous salaries they’re paid creates a good reason to stay. … [Read more...] about The narratives Facebook uses to keep its employees happy are crumbling
If you’ve talked to any parents lately, you know that things are rough. This week former vice president and 2020 Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden acknowledged the sturm und drang pounding caretakers this summer with a $775 billion proposal aimed at families, caregivers, and childcare providers, most of whom have seen their lives upended by the pandemic. He proposes: … [Read more...] about This is how Joe Biden’s policies would help parents, caregivers, and childcare workers
Then he landed in intensive care with COVID-19, and changed his tune: Today he released a video of himself sportily walking his dog while espousing exercise (“I’ve been steadily building up my fitness!”), all part of his new nationwide campaign to fight obesity. … [Read more...] about ‘I was too fat’: Boris Johnson brings Britain along on his health kick
Slack’s VP of communications and policy Jonathan Prince tells me his company believes Microsoft is presenting Teams as a comparable product to Slack, and bundling it with Microsoft 365 so that it seems free, in an attempt to keep businesses from taking a serious look at Slack. If Slack finds its way in the door of a Microsoft shop, it could mean trouble for Microsoft. The more time a business’s employees spend inside Slack and the tools it integrates with, the less essential Microsoft’s products may seem, and the harder it may be to keep customers paying for them. … [Read more...] about How Slack could reshape the entire Big Tech antitrust debate in the U.S.