Has the NFT Bubble Popped Already? Market Data Suggests New Deals Might Be DOA

An average NFT sold in April is 70% cheaper than in late February. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 16 days ago

Corporations Like Nike Paid $0 Federal Tax in 2020 While CEO Pay Soared

Trump-era tax cuts and CARES Act both helped large corporations achieve negative effective tax rates. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 19 days ago

Next Job Interview May Be with a Robot–Whether You Realize It or Not

Major companies such as Hilton and Unilever have used AI interview software, and an estimated 83 percent of US companies use some form of AI in their HR processes. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 month ago

Why Is This Canadian Foreign Minister 'Proud' of Her Family's Nazi Past? (2017)

Chrystia Freeland honors the memory of her grandfather, editor in chief of a Nazi newspaper that described Poland as ‘infected by the Jews’ | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 month ago

Privilege and Inequality in Silicon Valley

When it comes to both life and startups, the cards stacked against poor people. The window of opportunity is perpetually closed. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 months ago

A Question: Why Does Quora Exist?

If there’s one thing I hate more than Alex Trebek acting like he knows the answers to the questions on Jeopardy, it’s Quora, the place where narcissistic technology hangers-on go to dress up dumb i… | Continue reading


@observer.com | 5 months ago

Poor little rich girls: The ballad of Sara and Clare Bronfman and NXIVM (2010)

Poor Little Rich Girls: The Ballad of Sara and Clare Bronfman | Continue reading


@observer.com | 5 months ago

Tracking Elon Musk’s $56B Tesla Bonus: When’s He Getting That Cash?

The Tesla CEO has gotten nearly $80 billion richer in 2020. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 5 months ago

Directed by John Ford: 35 Movies, and a Lifetime, in One Weekend (1999)

When asked which directors he liked best, Orson Welles famously said, “I like the old masters … by which I mean John Ford, John Ford and John Ford.” The comment continued: “With F… | Continue reading


@observer.com | 6 months ago

Elon Musk’s Earth-to-Earth Rocket Design Will Be Used to Deliver Weapons for DoD

Elon Musk first proposed using rockets for Earthbound transportation in 2017. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 6 months ago

How LSD, Nuclear Weapons Led to the Development of Facial Recognition

Sixty years ago, the first version of facial recognition technology was developed by Woody Bledsoe, with research funded by the CIA. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 7 months ago

Tim Ferriss Became the ‘Oprah of Audio’ (2016)

I wanted to interview Tim to get him to explain how exactly the hell this all happened. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 7 months ago

How Elon Musk Made $88B During a Historic Economic Crash

Elon Musk is only $10 billion away from Bill Gates. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 7 months ago

SpaceX and Amazon Are Making Space Crowded and Dangerous with So Many Satellites

There are thousands of dead and active satellites floating in Earth’s orbit. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 8 months ago

Google Invests $4.5B in Indian Company Owned by Asia’s Richest Man

Google formed a $10 billion India fund on Monday and struck the first deal two days later. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 9 months ago

Internet mob justice can easily destroy innocent lives

Lives have been ruined by those who have been wrongfully accused of misdeeds on social media. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 9 months ago

Astronaut Launched by SpaceX Goes Out for a Spacewalk

Two astronauts walked outside the ISS main lab for six hours. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 9 months ago

JCPenney Paid Top Execs Bonuses Before Firing Workers

JCPenney furloughed majority of store workers and skipped two recent debt payments. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 11 months ago

Whole Foods Secretly Upgrades Tech to Target and Squash Unionizing Efforts

Data collected by Whole Foods suggests that stores with low racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to unionize. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 11 months ago

Andrew Yang Proposes $2k Monthly Stimulus for Duration of Covid-19

“In the absence of this kind of stimulus, you will see unthinkable things happening.” | Continue reading


@observer.com | 11 months ago

Bill Ackman Scored a 10k% Return Amid Coronavirus Market Meltdown

Bill Ackman is a vocal advocate for imposing a 30-day nationwide shutdown to combat COVID-19. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Guys, Here’s What It’s Like to Be a Woman

You have no idea what you’re doing. Not when it comes to sex and dating and women, anyway. Don’t beat yourself up about it though, because it’s not your fault. Your culture has fa… | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

The Oldest Copy of the First Illustrated Book Has Been Discovered in Egypt

Called ‘The Book of Two Ways,’ it provides detailed instructions and ancient cheat codes for navigating the afterlife. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Virtual reality improves cows mood and increases milk production

Experts (in cow anxiety) noted a reduced anxiety and improved emotional mood in the herd that was adorned in VR goggles. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Elon Musk’s ‘Pedo Guy’ Trial Shows the Depth, Danger of His Own Mythos

The big problem with this wealth-fueled Elon Musk mythos is that Elon Musk is also susceptible to its spell. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Google’s Fitbit acquisition will help it compete with Apple

Google still needs to work on design. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Would a Real AI Hide Its Super Intelligence in Fear of Being Destroyed?

Yesterday, Redditors on r/Futurism discussed the possibility of an AI computer being so intelligent and self-aware that it realizes its own intelligence is the biggest risk to its existence. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son Is ‘Embarrassed’ About WeWork and Uber Investments

“Recently, I’ve been telling founders to ‘know your limit,'” Son said. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

The Washington Post’s Most Valuable Asset Is Now Its Software, Thanks to Bezos

Bezos has distanced him from editorial decisions, but he has been diligently involved on the tech side of the Washington Post. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Amazon’s Answer to Gun Violence: Ban Ads for Books About Ending Gun Violence

By ending all weapons advertising—lethal and non-lethal alike—tech platforms are cutting off the chance to reshape a hidebound industry. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

A Lunar Space Elevator Is Feasible and Inexpensive, Scientists Find – Observer

Researchers estimate that the project will cost a few billion dollars, which is “within the whim of one particularly motivated billionaire.” | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Shopify Overtakes eBay as Second Biggest Shopping Site After Amazon

And the shopping platform has plans to take on Amazon next. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Amazon Has a Nuclear Option Against Walmart and Other Competitors

At some point in the retail industry, someone must make a big move that will severely disrupt other retailers. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Tesla Sent to Space Completes Sun Orbit, May Eventually Crash into Earth

Planetary scientists estimate that the car will eventually crash into Earth, Venus or the sun. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Impossible Foods Investor Backs Beanless Coffee Startup Atomo – Observer

“We will be a coffee that is around for the next 100 years,” Atomo co-founder Jarret Stopforth told Observer. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

The New Wave of Tech Founders Can Cure the Industry’s Ageism Problem

The sooner the industry confronts and corrects biases, the sooner it’ll realize the possibilities to come. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Amazon Isn’t Invincible: Here’s What Could Signal the Company’s Demise

Regardless of how invincible a company or how entrenched an industry, there is always a weakness that can be exploited. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Tim Cook’s Message to 2019 Graduates: ‘My Generation Has Failed You’

“We spent too much time debating, too focused on the fight and not enough on progress.”  | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

China Takes Back Giant Pandas from San Diego Zoo Amid Bitter Trade War

Bye now, America! | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Bottoms Up: The Ballmer Peak Is Real, Study Says (2012)

Is booze for programmers like spinach for Popeye? The Ballmer Peak, a reference to Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, holds that imbibing alcohol improves cognitive ability, up to a point–a variatio… | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

AptDeco CEO Reham Fagiri Shares Creepy Story That Led to Her Startup

“I thought, why is Craig’s List still a thing?” | Continue reading


@observer.com | 1 year ago

Jeff Bezos’s War With National Enquirer Involves a Huge Spy Scandal

Amazon’s CEO has opened the door to an espionage scandal that threatens to rock the nation’s capital and beyond. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 years ago

‘Flyover Tech’ Is All the Rage at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Investment Conference

Experts weigh in on the 20 hottest health companies in between the coasts. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 years ago

Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime (2016)

The artist recalls one of history’s most famous performances: that time he stole a painting from a Berlin museum. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 years ago

Driving versus Flying: The Debate Is Settled (1998)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that flying by commercial airline is a much safer form of travel than driving. So how to explain that queasiness in your gut every time the plane gets in line… | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 years ago

Are E-Books Finally Over?

In a world where we do everything online, independent bookstores are on the rise, while ebook sales are on the decline. Does this mean that the verdict is finally in on ebooks? Have we chosen the p… | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 years ago

Could Blockchain Put an End to Stolen Art Sales?

On the wild frontier of art authentication, there’s a new sheriff in town: blockchain. | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 years ago

Inside the World of Big-Money Bridge

A 20-something man played bridge with three old ladies this past Columbus Day. They played at the Honors Bridge Club on East 58th Street, where the median player age is well north of 70 and the air… | Continue reading


@observer.com | 2 years ago