Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair. Former Columnist, The New York Times. Author of Hatching Twitter & upcoming book about The Silk Road. And a dad.

What Pokémon Go Explains About Silicon Valley-and Mankind

vanityfair.com — Yes, the world has gone mad. I'm not talking about Brexit, Donald Trump, or Vladimir Putin. Nor am I alluding to the N.R.A., David Cameron's cat, Larry, or the (potential) global end of populism. I'm referring, instead, to the insanity surrounding the new augmented-reality game .

How the Media Screwed Up the Fatal Tesla Accident

vanityfair.com — Saturday, May 7, was yet another tragically fatal day on American roadways. A woman in Chicago ran a red light, killing one person and sending six others to the emergency room. On Florida's east coast, not far from Jacksonville, a car flipped on I-95 and killed four more people.

Are We at the Start of a Tech World War?

vanityfair.com — During this past year, various theories have been posited to suggest that our current political mood might foretell a reckoning so dark that it could eventually spiral into a veritable international crisis-some terrifying World War III doomsday scenario. Some of these hypotheses have been undeniably hysterical, for sure.

Jack Dorsey's Vision for Turning Chaos Into Conquest

Obama Dreams of Silicon Valley as Periscope Takes Over Congress

vanityfair.com — In the latest of our weekly series, the Hive's tech correspondents Nick Bilton and Maya Kosoff discuss the news of the week and the people behind tech's biggest companies. Maya Kosoff: And we're back! Let's kick off this week's installment with the news of Elon Musk's electric-car company trying to buy Elon Musk's solar-energy company.

Five Best Ideas of the Day

How ISIS Became the World’s Deadliest Tech Start-Up

vanityfair.com — War is nothing new for Americans. It is estimated, in fact, that the United States has been embroiled in a conflict for some 222 of the past 240 years, or more than 90 percent of its very life as a nation.

Nick Bilton on the Future of Twitter

vanityfair.com — On Monday morning Twitter's stock was on the cusp of a 52-week low, hovering at around $14, when the news broke that one of the most boring companies in the technology industry (Microsoft) was buying one of the other most boring companies in the technology industry (LinkedIn).

The Dark Arts of Twitter, Peter Thiel, and a $700 Juicer

vanityfair.com — In the first of a weekly series, the Hive's tech correspondents Nick Bilton and Maya Kosoff will discuss the news of the week and the people behind tech's biggest companies. Maya Kosoff: O.K.! Let's start with Twitter, which just lost Jeff Seibert, the head of its consumer product division.

My Dinner with Peter Thiel

vanityfair.com — "Lunch?" one of my co-workers at The New York Times asked me via chat. "No thanks," I replied. "I'm not eating lunch today. I was invited to a dinner at Peter Thiel's house tonight. Saving my appetite for the glorious meal."
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Jul 26, 2016

Pretty amazing that these two people might both grow up to be President. https://t.co/B0ciPrUrD2

Jul 26, 2016

Mesmerizing long-exposure pic of the lighting storm in NYC tonight. https://t.co/VRlNyI0ODw

Jul 23, 2016

LA looks like Mordor from the nearby brush fires with a layer of ash over the city. Very apropos after the RNC. https://t.co/src0HSn6T4

Jul 20, 2016

Court says imposing sentences via video-chat is inhumane. "We are dealing not with machines, but with human lives.”  http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/07/15/court-imposing-sentences-via-videoconferencing-is-inhumane 

Jul 19, 2016

"Good artists copy, great artists steal." — M̶i̶c̶h̶e̶l̶l̶e̶ ̶O̶b̶a̶m̶a̶ — Melania Trump

Jul 19, 2016

No, but Michelle Obama did invent the arrangement of those particular words in the English language.  https://twitter.com/thehill/status/755417927172648960 

Jul 18, 2016

Come on CNN! You can totally sit a few more pundits on the floor, and one or two on Anderson Cooper's shoulders. https://t.co/JiT83lrOkM

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