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User-generated content platforms like Roblox and Minecraft are in ‘good position’ during pandemic

Game studios have been in a unique position since the beginning of the pandemic. Many other industries have faced huge hardship, with local governments ordering nonessential business to close in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The game industry, especially the owners of user-generated content platforms like Roblox and Minecraft, are in a good […]

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SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund had a no good, very bad year in 2019, but was still in the black overall. Here’s why experts are still struggling to make sense of it.

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Review: It’s a wonderful afterlife in The Good Place’s bittersweet finale

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) takes charge of a new experiment. NBC/Universal The subjects: Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), John (Brandon Scott Jones), Brent (Ben Koldyke), and “Linda” (Rachel Winfree). NBC/Universal The original Soul Squad: Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Eleanor, Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto). NBC/Universal Janet (D’Arcy Carden) dons a white tux for the welcome party. […]

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The 2019 Good Tech Awards

Two years ago, I started what has become one of my favorite annual traditions. Instead of a year-end column rounding up all the dubious and objectionable things technology companies did over the last year — a true fish-in-a-barrel assignment — I highlighted some examples of “good tech.” I wanted to give kudos to the kinds […]

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A Harvard Business School professor says that it might be a good idea to shut down Facebook or Google for ‘a day or a week in order to show that it is democracy that rules here’

Shoshana ZuboffTill Rimmele/Getty Images Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School and author of works including “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” is this year’s Axel Springer Award winner. Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer, sat down with Zuboff to talk about her work on the internet economy. Axel Springer is Business Insider’s parent company. […]