Blanc & Otus News Snapshot

What happened in tech this month? Look no further than this blog! We’ve compiled a list of what we think are the most impactful stories to come out in tech this April below:

  • The Atlantic tells why there is a 25 million-book modern library of Alexandria sitting in a Google database somewhere, and why you aren’t allowed to access it.
  • The New York Times featured an in-depth look at Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Definitely a must-read following an eventful past few months for the company!
  • Did those ear buds you looked at this morning on Amazon change prices when you got home from work? According to Jerry Usem at the Atlantic, that is to be expected with online shopping, and more is coming.
  • Does Facebook want to record your thoughts? The Wall Street Journal investigates the secrets of “Building 8.”
  • Forget the flying cars from Uber. Bloomberg has the scoop on Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s supposed dreams to become a WW1 bomber courtesy of one “enormous dirigible.”
  • The Economist looks at the ongoing effort to create true voice imitation software, and its potential downsides.
  • Yahoo explains why it might be impossible for Facebook to prevent more Facebook Live controversies.  

Happy weekend reading!

CultureCharles Ayers