Jennifer Lawrence takes on Theranos and more of the top stories in tech
It was a big week. You might have missed something.
In 2016 America, it would seem, presidential candidates are selected from reality shows and corporate fraud is litigated solely in the cinemas. Adam McKay, cowriter and director of The Big Short (as well as Wakefield favorite Step Brothers), is tackling the ongoing drama at Theranos for his next feature. Yesterday Deadline reported that Jennifer Lawrence will play embattled founder Elizabeth Holmes in the project.
Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You
We chided you about changing your LinkedIn password on Monday. Looks like you might want to change your Twitter password as well – passwords for 32 million Twitter accounts appear to have been hacked.
Self-Driving Cars Are So 2015
Google cofounder Larry Page has reportedly invested $100 million in not one, but two different flying car startups, Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk.
Show Me the Money
Where’s the economic payoff from all this supposed tech efficiency, The New York Times asks. And maybe these startups aren’t actually creating any good jobs, Harvard Business Review posits.
Planning to Sell Your Printer?
You might want to reconsider. Meet the Massachusetts man who spent more than six years and over $10,000 in legal fees after selling a $40 used printer online.
Especially Impressive When You Consider How Few People Use Bing
Researchers at Microsoft have demonstrated they can identify Bing users with pancreatic cancer, even before those users have been diagnosed.
Sure, the Golden State Warriors look untouchable. But for many in the Bay Area, they’ve become yet another object lesson in how tech money ruins everything.
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