FROM Kara Swisher
What Silicon Valley wants from Donald Trump Silicon Valley stars met with the president-elect at Trump Tower today. The topic of discussion was reportedly jobs, but critics are calling the meeting a dog and pony show organized by Trump’s biggest tech supporter Peter Thiel. Most of the tech giants aren’t exactly chummy with the president-elect or his policies.
Verizon Buys Yahoo Telecom giant Verizon announced this morning that it wants to buy Yahoo for nearly $5 billion. This is the second fading tech company Verizon has purchased recently; last year, they acquired AOL. Why are they buying companies that were popular years ago, and how do we judge the tenure of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s much-ballyhooed CEO?
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.
LA cleantech's future, music photographer Mick Rock As President Trump embraces dirty fuels, what happens to LA's burgeoning cleantech industry? Start-up companies are planning for an uncertain future but staying optimistic. Veteran photographer Mick Rock defined a musical era. Now the camera has been turned on him. Mick Rock and Barnaby Clay talk about capturing glam and its legacy in Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.