Marcus Wohlsen

Senior Editor for Wired magazine

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Senior Editor for Wired magazine and author of Bio Punk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life; former reporter for Associated Press

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H-1B visas allow skilled foreign workers to come to the US. Many of those visas go to tech workers in Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley slams Trump's travel ban

H-1B visas allow skilled foreign workers to come to the US. Many of those visas go to tech workers in Silicon Valley.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The day after Thanksgiving has been the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, Black Friday saw sales of $2.4 billion -- a 24% increase over the year before.

Will Amazon Thwart Black Friday Retailers?

The day after Thanksgiving has been the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, Black Friday saw sales of $2.4 billion -- a 24% increase over the year before.

from To the Point

Facebook and other social media have become sources of news — and also of satire, which is often false, even though it reads like news.

Can Facebook Crack Down on Fake News without Silencing Satire?

Facebook and other social media have become sources of news — and also of satire, which is often false, even though it reads like news.

from To the Point

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