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Recent articles by Annie:

‘Monogamy Should Not Be the Default’: What a Dating App CEO and Her Tech Clientele Have in Common

Ana Kirova is a frequent user of her own dating app—but not without complications. As CEO of Feeld, which describes itself as “a dating app for exploration, curiosity and pleasure,” Kirova never knows when to divulge her role at the company to potential matches. “Should I say it outright?” she ... → Read More

Erika Nardini Isn’t Here to Apologize

The Barstool Sports offices are heard before they are seen. Raucous cheers and hollering permeate the elevator bank inside its Manhattan headquarters—the sound of an ever-rowdy 400-employee media company revving up for the day. Located on the second floor of a nondescript building a few blocks ... → Read More

Screentime: Investor Sarah Guo on Pairing Podcasts With Peloton and Why She Carries Her Phone ‘Naked’

After spending the past nine years as a partner at Greylock Ventures, Sarah Guo struck out on her own in June. Now she’s launching her own fund, Conviction, focused on early-stage tech investments (her notable bets at Greylock include Magic Eden, the leading Solana non-fungible token ... → Read More

‘100% in Office Every Day, Including Weekends’: The Rise of the Hard-Line Return-to-Office Policy

Among the 75,000 people at San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival on Sunday, August 7, were 10 co-workers from Merge, an enterprise platform that integrates human resources, payroll, recruiting and accounting systems. The group, with a few chosen plus-ones, gathered at noon on one ... → Read More

A Filmmaker’s Ode to Virtual Reality and the People Who Live in It

VRChat changed Joe Hunting’s life. Not only did the first-person virtual reality game serve as the setting for Hunting’s debut film “We Met in Virtual Reality,” but it also introduced the 23-year-old director, producer, writer and editor to his new girlfriend. (The Sundance-premiered ... → Read More

How BeReal Became NSFW: Photo-Snapping Gen Z Employees Create a New Privacy Worry for Employers

It was 2:37 p.m. on a Tuesday when new university grad Connor (not his real name) got the push notification on his iPhone: “It’s time to BeReal!” A full-time employee in the corporate offices of a major retailer, Connor took his cue from the red-hot social media app BeReal and shot a quick photo ... → Read More

‘All Rippers and No Skippers’: How Taylor Lorenz Became Part of the Story

On May 18, The Washington Post published a breaking news story about the Biden administration’s newly created and promptly attacked Disinformation Governance Board. The board was to be led by researcher and author Nina Jankowicz, who, The Post reported, “has been subject to an unrelenting ... → Read More

‘The Perfect Slot Machine’: TikTok’s Most Addictive Design Features Are Being Cloned Across the Internet

To the untrained eye, it’s hard to distinguish between a TikTok post and the videos you’ll find on Snack, a new video-based dating app. And there’s a very good reason for that. “When we came up with the idea for Snack,” said founder Kim Kaplan, who was previously an executive at Plenty of Fish, ... → Read More

Join now to view the Kids and Technology Survey

To better understand Silicon Valley’s complicated attitudes toward tech and parenting, The Information surveyed 1,053 subscribers (with 1,846 kids) about how they handle tech decisions with their own children. → Read More

How a Founder’s Childhood in India Inspired His Fight Against Climate Change

This is “My Life’s Work,” a series about the unique life experiences that influenced the careers of tech founders and executives. Interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity. After reading the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Shashank Samala saw a need to ... → Read More

Laurie Segall’s Memoir Confronts Tech Titans, Media Moguls and All Sorts of “Special Characters”

This is 10 Questions, in which we ask tech authors to pull back the covers on their recently released books. Interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity. “Putting out a memoir is like walking down the street naked. It’s scary and it’s vulnerable and—well, I don’t know if walking down ... → Read More

After Winning a Buffalo, N.Y., Startup Competition, a Founder Trades Sand for Snow

In this week’s Decamped, we chat with Scott Wayman, CEO and founder of Kangarootime, a software company for child-care centers and preschools. Wayman moved from Long Beach, Calif., to Buffalo, N.Y., after winning the 43North startup accelerator competition, but he’s relocating his company for ... → Read More

Caroline Spiegel’s Porn Revolution

Birds chirp and wind rustles through leaves—the sounds of early fall. “Man, it’s beautiful out here,” remarks a deep, crackly male voice. “All the trees, the green. The leaves are just starting to turn colors. “What are you looking at me like that for?” he continues, chuckling. “No, I know that ... → Read More

So You’re Moving to Wyoming—Here’s Your Tech-Scene Starter Kit

Once the Wild, Wild West (or, really, just a fancy ski destination), the state of Wyoming is now a popular relocation destination for tech and venture capital entrepreneurs lured there by wide open spaces and world-class skiing. Also, the lack of state income tax and a booming cryptocurrency ... → Read More

A Startup Founder Moved to Las Vegas for the Weather, Then Developed Political Ambitions

In this week’s “Decamped,” we chat with Madison Campbell, co-founder and CEO of Leda Health, a startup that gives sexual assault survivors free self-administered examination kits. Campbell recently resettled in Summerlin, Nev., a suburb of Las Vegas, and is in the process of moving her company ... → Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Release the First Photo of Their Daughter, Lili

See the first photos of Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor's new sister. → Read More

Caroline Kennedy Nominated as Ambassador to Australia

President Joe Biden just selected Kennedy, who was previously Ambassador to Japan, for the post. → Read More

Finished With San Francisco, a Founder Falls in Love With San Juan

This is “Decamped,” a new series in whichwe catch up with tech executiveswho’ve left major citiesfor less conventional locales.This week’s founderisGillian Morris, 35, founder of discount travel site Hitlist and current tech advisor, who moved from San Francisco to San Juan, Puerto Rico. → Read More

Princess Diana's Family Tree

Before you see Kristen Stewart in Spencer, brush up on Princess Diana’s family tree, which includes Audrey Hepburn, Prince Charles, Winston Churchill, and Lady Kitty Spencer. → Read More

Succession Season 4 News, Cast & Premiere Date, Spoilers

What we know about season 4 of HBO's TV show Succession, including the cast, premiere date, trailer, news, and more. → Read More