Scott Thurm

Scott Thurm


Business Editor @WIRED; ex-@WSJ

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The Real Reason the American Economy Boomed After World War II

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Taiwan's TSMC is one of the world's biggest chipmakers, and Chinese hackers are attacking via @wired 

For now, at least, Uber is a food delivery company that also loses money on rides. via @AarianMarshall 

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Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’ via @wired 

Trump's executive orders on TikTok and WeChat could wind up hurting US companies (we're looking at you, Apple) via @lmatsakis  @willknight 

Restaurants are closing and ghost kitchens are opening. There may be just as much food available, but the impact on the community is far from a wash via @AarianMarshall 

Since the pandemic began, everyone raced off at top speed, but in different directions, producing incompatible, unusable, or incoherent results—if they got results at all. via @jetjocko 

The WH plan to free up some spectrum for #5G  may actually help via @willknight 

Biden apparently will announce his VP pick at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington. For me, that summons memories of the 1983 Bethlehem Steel shareholder meeting, the first I ever covered

TIL: The US has roughly as many security cameras per capita as China! Increasingly, they're also used for police surveillance via @sidneyfussell 

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Read this lede several times, slowly, to absorb the impact. Even then, it's hard.

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Google says it will ban fake-news sites from using AdSense, which could crimp revenue on those sites. Story coming to @WSJ 

When Facebook introduced Messenger Kids, it said the app had been vetted by an advisory board of child-health experts. It didn't say that most of the members of the board had received financial support from Facebook. Nice digging by via

“One of the directives we've gotten very clearly from Sundar is to build deeper relationships with conservatives,” Google's head of US public policy to angry staffers in March after the co sponsored a conservative political gathering via

Three users, same search, very different results, even in incognito mode. But Google insists it only personalizes results in a tiny percentage of searches. What gives? via

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Wow. Microsoft is within 5% of its record high - from December 1999. via @srussolillo 

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Thanks to social distancing, the cubicle is making a comeback via @willknight 

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