Author: Arielle Pardes

November 22, 2019

Google Employees Protest to Fight for the ‘Future of Tech’

A group of 200 Googlers gathered outside the company’s San Francisco office Friday as tensions between management and employee activists show no sign of letting up.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
November 22, 2019

Twitter’s ‘Hide Replies’ Option Gives Users More Control

The option, now available everywhere, is supposed to help nudge Twitter in a less toxic direction.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
November 19, 2019

Every Startup Needs to Prepare for Its Downfall

Silicon Valley lives in denial, so nobody plans for the inevitable.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
November 14, 2019

Pinterest Has a New Plan to Address Self-Harm

The company has gotten better at removing distressing content. Now it wants to help users feel better.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
November 7, 2019

Even in an Existential Crisis, WeWork Continues to Grow

At a party celebrating the launch of WeWork’s newest Food Lab, the company’s bigger problems seemed far away.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
November 4, 2019

Facebook’s Logo Gets a Facelift

Today’s brand redesign is supposed to remind you that “Facebook” is a family of apps, with a future beyond Big Blue.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
October 30, 2019

See, Facebook? Twitter Proves You Can Ban Political Ads

Twitter has decided to ban all political ads on its platform, while Facebook continues to allow even ones that lie.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
October 24, 2019

The Internet Is for Everyone, Right? Not With a Screen Reader

Blind users have been fighting for a more inclusive web for over 20 years. Are lawsuits like the one against Domino’s going to make a difference?


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
October 16, 2019

Tired of Jetlag? The App Timeshifter Will Help Reset Your Clock

Timeshifter cribs NASA-backed science to help you recalibrate your biorhythms after switching time zones.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear
October 9, 2019

A Computer Model From Facebook AI Research Group Can Offer You Styling Tips

A new machine learning model suggests small tweaks to your outfit, points to the future of algorithm-based fashion advice.


by Arielle Pardes in Gear