Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want? Advertisement Supported by As the office chat start-up prepares to go public, some of us are still figuring out how available we want to be — and whether it’s O.K. to ping the C.E.O. ByJohn Herrman June 19, 2019 Slack is coming for your job. The workplace chat company, more than $7 billion at the time of its last funding round, is going public this week. It claims to already have more than 10 million daily users and, in its listing prospectus, bills itself as the answer to bloated inboxes everywhere. This is all very exciting, if you’re Slack. But most of us aren’t quite there yet. The company says it has 88,000 paying customers — a sliver of a sliver of the world’s desk-and-phone-bound office workers, and … [Read more...] about Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want?
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May 22, 11:55 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 05/22/19 AT 11:55 PM In the midst of the ongoing furor over his leadership as Tesla’s market value tanks, CEO Elon Musk has appointed someone who tweeted about a fat sheep last year as the company’s new social media manager.The lucky social media user in question is Adam Koszary, whose current job is to manage the social media campaigns for the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) in Berkshire in the United Kingdom.On Tuesday, Koszary tweeted he’ll be Tesla’s new social media manager starting July.“So I have more news: I'm no longer moving to the Royal Academy. Instead, I'll be Tesla's Social Media Manager from July,” tweeted Koszary.Koszary has a five-word tweet and a black-and-white photo of a hefty sheep (it looks like a ram with curved horns) to thank for his good fortune. On April 9, 2018, Koszary … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Hires Meme Maker As Tesla’s Social Media Manager
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Welcome to TrumpTok, a Safe Space From Safe Spaces Advertisement Supported by On TikTok, there’s always a rally, and expressing support for the president makes for good content. ByJohn Herrman May 13, 2019 The biggest American social networks predate the presidency of Donald J. Trump, some by more than a decade. All were changed by Mr. Trump’s arrival to power, joining many other Each social network has expressed its intention to be a place where people can gather, communicate and act. Their shared surprise at what it actually meant to find themselves at the center of American politics was, if we’re being generous, a failure of imagination. In 2018, just two years into the declared era of “America First,” Musical.ly, a lip-syncing app popular with young teenagers that had … [Read more...] about Welcome to TrumpTok, a Safe Space From Safe Spaces
They want more housing density, taller buildings, apartments on top of apartments, street-level retailers and tap rooms in residential areas, and public transit to connect it all. They dream of building better bike lanes. The e-scooter thing works for them. With a mantra of “upzoning,” or “denser, taller, faster, more,” they just might be YIMBYs. That’s YIMBY — as in “yes in my back yard”: advocates for urban redevelopment who prefer pedestrian-friendly streets and sidewalks over large parking lots. RELATED: In St. Paul planning, walkers come first, drivers last They have turned their backs on suburban-style housing and retail designed for cars, but embraced prospects for a 100-unit apartment building next to a transit station near their home. You could say they’re the opposite of a NIMBY — as in “not in my back yard.” Then there are the NUMTOTs. Never heard of them? The “new urbanist … [Read more...] about YIMBYs — ‘yes in my back yard’ — challenge St. Paul housing, biking, status quo
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Arts Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Arts | A Real-World Battle Over Dancing Avatars: Did Fortnite Steal the Floss? Supported by ByElizabeth A. Harris Jan. 11, 2019 In 1973, the performer Hugo Zacchini sued Scripps‐Howard Broadcasting after one of its news programs aired his entire act on television — an act in which he shot himself out of a cannon at an Ohio county fair and landed in a net 200 feet away. The case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, which found in his favor, saying, essentially, that if someone could watch the whole thing on television, why would they bother to get off the couch and see it in person? Today, a new set of cases is nudging the legal boundaries of who controls certain performances. This dispute centers on dancing avatars in Fortnite Battle Royale, one of the biggest video games in the world, and whether … [Read more...] about A Real-World Battle Over Dancing Avatars: Did Fortnite Steal the Floss?