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WSJ News Exclusive | Disney Eliminates Its Metaverse Division as Part of Company’s Layoffs Plan
The unit, once seen as developing a new form of storytelling, had about 50 employees
The Metaverse Is Quickly Turning Into the Meh-taverse
Disney and Microsoft both closed projects tied to the metaverse this month, while Facebook parent Meta focuses on artificial intelligence.
The Contradictions of Sam Altman, AI Crusader
The CEO behind ChatGPT navigates the line between developing artificial intelligence on the cutting edge and pushing technology to dystopia.
The Secret History of AI, and a Hint at What’s Next
Artificial intelligence is already a big part of our daily lives.
Europe to ChatGPT: Disclose Your Sources
Proposed legislation would require developers to list copyright material used in generative artificial-intelligence tools.
The Wall Street Journal on Advertising
Ad Firms Predict Slower Advertising Growth for 2023
Consumer-packaged goods and finance marketers could see flat ad spending in 2023, while entertainment, travel and betting will enjoy tailwinds, according to a forecast from media investment firm…
The Wall Street Journal on Business
That Plum Job Listing May Just Be a Ghost
In an uncertain economy, companies post ads for jobs that they might not really be trying to fill.
WSJ News Exclusive | Disney Proposal to Restructure, on McKinsey’s Advice, Triggered Uproar From Creative Executives
Tension boiled over plans to take control of marketing and other decisions away from content chiefs at Disney.
The Wall Street Journal on Career
If Your Co-Workers Are ‘Quiet Quitting,’ Here’s What That Means
Some Gen Z professionals are saying no to hustle culture. “I’m not going to go extra.”
Can You Get Ahead and Still Have a Life? Younger Women Are Trying to Find Out
Women assessing their careers say they are determined to advance while keeping work-life boundaries intact.
The Wall Street Journal on Chess
Computers Revolutionized Chess. Magnus Carlsen Wins by Being Human
Chess engines were supposed to make classical chess more predictable. Instead, they made the most inventive player of all time more creative.
The World Chess Championship Is Happening. Magnus Carlsen Is Playing Poker Instead.
While his rivals battle for the title in Kazakhstan, the highest rated grandmaster of all time spent a night calling bluffs instead of pushing pawns.
The Wall Street Journal on Crypto
The Risky Business of Sam Bankman-Fried
The FTX founder’s approach to risk fueled his rise to the top of the crypto world. Then came the catastrophic fall.
Andreessen Horowitz Went All In on Crypto at the Worst Possible Time
Partner Chris Dixon, who was one of the earliest evangelists for the blockchain technology powering cryptocurrencies, says he has “a very long-term horizon.”
The Wall Street Journal on Facebook
Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show
Its own in-depth research shows a significant teen mental-health issue that Facebook plays down in public. Part 2 in a series offering an unparalleled look inside the social-media giant’s failings—and…
The Wall Street Journal on Media
Facebook Knows It Encourages Division. Top Executives Nixed Solutions.
The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users and how it might address the resulting harms, then largely shelved the research.
People Are Sick and Tired of All Their Subscriptions
Consumers are rethinking their relationship to subscriptions—and so are companies.
The Wall Street Journal on Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin
Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has bought large sums of bitcoin that are now worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is relocating his home and personal investment firms to Los Angeles from San Francisco and scaling back his involvement in the tech industry, people familiar with his…
The Wall Street Journal on Retirement
Cut Your Retirement Spending Now, Says Creator of the 4% Rule
The combination of high inflation and high market valuations could require revisions to the retirement rule-of-thumb.
What to Know About RMDs and Retirement Planning
People planning for retirement need a game plan for required minimum distributions. Do it right, and they’ll keep more savings in their pockets—and less in the government’s.
The Wall Street Journal on Women
The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave—Men Pushed Them Out
Women filled computer-programming jobs in the U.S. and U.K. after World War II, but as government and business professionalized programming, the decline of female coders began.
Why I Was Fired by Google
James Damore says that his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn’t be tolerated in the company’s ‘ideological echo chamber.’
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The Age of Emotional Overstatement
From social media to job applications, the pressure to declare our feelings in public is turning us into gushing adolescents.
The NASA Engineer Who Made the James Webb Space Telescope Work
Greg Robinson, whose boss calls him “the most effective leader of a mission I have ever seen,” turned a $10 billion debacle into a groundbreaking scientific undertaking. Every moonshot is the result…
Two Philosophers Found Purpose in the World of Work
For Ludwig Wittgenstein and Simone Weil, deep thought and physical labor belonged together.
Saying Goodbye to My Parents’ Library
Finding new homes for a cherished collection of rare books brings back a family’s complicated love affair with reading.
The Ragtag Army That Won the Battle of Kyiv and Saved Ukraine
Citizen volunteers teamed up with soldiers to turn the tide in the most consequential European battle since World War II.
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