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Spotify IPO shows how its streaming losses saved the music world

The recording industry is making money because Spotify built itself into a giant that doesn't turn a profit.<p>"If you've got to pull something out of the gutter, it's going to cost a lot."<p>Jordan Bromley, music lawyer at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Money

The Long Strange Trip to Turn 'Molly' Into a $100 Million Pharmaceutical Medicine

Since 1986, Rick Doblin has worked to get MDMA-assisted psychotherapy approved as a safe treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Phase 3 clinical trials are set for this summer.<p>Ask Rick Doblin why he's on a 30-year mission to get MDMA--the party drug commonly known as "Molly" or …

Mental Health

The full list of 128 US products targeted by China’s retaliatory tariffs

China has made its first move in what now looks like a trade war with the United States, following its warning on Mar. 23. In retaliation for newly announced US tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, China will impose tariffs on 128 US goods, effective today.<p>According to a list published by …

Pipelines

Villanova's Dominance Proves the Power of a Well-Built Program

<i>This story appears in the April 9, 2017, issue of</i> Sports Illustrated<i>. Subscribe to the magazine here.</i><p>This was supposed to be a college basketball …

College Basketball

The 2018 MLB Preseason Power Rankings

It seems like just yesterday that Carlos Correa hijacked the Houston Astros’ World Series celebration with a ring ceremony of his own. But the 2018 …

Baseball

Cambridge Analytica’s Alexander Nix: Bond villain, tech genius or hustler?

LONDON — The British press and parliamentarians — and his own former employees — are divided over how to characterize the mysterious, plummy, exquisitely tailored Alexander Nix, founder of the now infamous Cambridge Analytica, the London data-munchers who boasted they helped Trump win election and …

Cambridge Analytica

Shatter, Batter, Wax: How Cannabis Extracts Come to Be

Some time around the mid-aughts, folks in the weed industry began to notice a shift in the market. Pot smokers were <i>smoking</i> less, and dabbing …

Cannabis

How a Virus Spreads Through an Airplane Cabin

Traveling by plane greatly increases our chances of getting sick, or so many of us are wont to believe. To be fair, it’s not uncommon to come down …

Public Health

Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

Sexual Harassment
Box Office

Olivia de Havilland, 101, awaits 'Feud' appeal decision with 'patience and forbearance'

Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland is awaiting an appellate court’s decision on her “Feud” lawsuit with “patience and forbearance,” the 101-year-old actress said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.<p>The two-time Oscar winner’s case against FX Networks and Ryan Murphy Productions …

Twitter is the latest tech giant losing its security chief

A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed that the company's chief information security officer Michael Coates, who joined in 2015, is leaving. As first reported by the <i>The Verge</i>, he announced the move internally three weeks ago and is leaving to start his own company.<p>There's a lot of attention on …

Fed lifts rates, signals tougher stance as economy strengthens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and forecast at least two more hikes for 2018, highlighting its growing confidence that tax cuts and government spending will boost the economy and inflation and spur more aggressive future tightening.<p>In its first …

Economy

Zuckerberg: Data controversy a ‘breach of trust’ with Facebook users

In a TV interview about Cambridge Analytica, the Facebook CEO also says his company is open to ad regulation.<p>Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said Wednesday he is willing to testify to Congress following revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked on President Donald …

An Exclusive Look Inside adidas’ Incredible Sneaker & Clothing Archive

In Herzogenaurach, Germany, the adidas archive is carefully temperature and humidity-controlled. After we enter, the head of adidas’ History …

Women at Work: 'Pre-Apprenticeships' Boost Female Construction Workers

Sara Glascock, an electrician’s apprentice, stands at her job site at the San Francisco International Airport. For women, breaking into construction …

Barack Obama

Section 230: A Key Legal Shield For Facebook, Google Is About To Change

<b>Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET</b><p>It's 1995, and Chris Cox is on a plane reading a newspaper. One article about a recent court decision catches his eye. This moment, in a way, ends up changing his life — and, to this day, it continues to change ours.<p>The case that caught the congressman's attention involved …

Internet

What They Owe: The Many Faces of American Debt

What does American debt look like? For six years, photographer Brittany M. Powell—who went through bankruptcy herself in 2011—has been finding indebted people through Craigslist, word of mouth and community organizations, shooting their portraits and asking them how much they owe—and how they feel …

Personal Finance

27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

Cooking

Here Are 911 Transcripts of Some of the Times Apple Employees Walked Directly Into Glass Walls

Last month, reports emerged that Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino, California—which hosts roughly 13,000 employees behind around 3,000 …

San Francisco

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

Inside Ryan Seacrest’s Extremely Weird and Embarrassing Oscars Night

Ryan Seacrest, immersed in scandal over sexual-assault allegations, decided to present E!’s Oscars red-carpet coverage. Sadly for him, big-name …

Celebrity News

Vortecon Kinetic Desk Toy

Price: ~$32+ | PledgeLooking for a cool alternative to fidget spinners? This metal desk toy spins smoothly on its leather base to reveal a hypnotic …

Cool Stuff

​Broadband breakthrough: Buyers will get minimum speed guarantee before they buy

And if their broadband speed drops below the promised level, they can quit without penalty.<p>Broadband buyers will get a better idea of the real-world …

The scramble to keep schools safe

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced last week that the statewould invest $500 million to protect its schools with metal detectors, bulletproof glass, …

Guns

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Meet The Golfer Who Could Smash The PGA Tour Driving Record

Tune into any PGA Tour event, and it won’t be long before the broadcast team comments on Dustin Johnson’s can’t-miss power off the tee.<p>This is for …

Golf

Kacey Musgraves Has a Surprise for Nashville

Musgraves lives in a modest two-bedroom home, built in the thirties, in a gentrified Nashville neighborhood. The centerpiece of her living room is a …

How Cities Are Divided By Income, Mapped

Three types of visualizations show the stark economic disparities in U.S. cities.<p>In Philly’s Center City live its richest residents—those who can pay the premium for that walkable, amenity-rich, green neighborhood. But just across the river, blocks away from the lush, expanding campuses of the …

Income Inequality

California's housing crunch has turned liberals against one another

On one side are liberals who are against further construction and development; on the other are liberals who want more affordable housing and shorter commutes.<p>BERKELEY, Calif. — A median-priced one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco rents for nearly $3,300 a month. In the Silicon Valley community …

Housing