This week was a bit of a blur. Since returning from India, I have been in catch up mode, which has allowed me to focus less on the social web and more on my inbox. Luckily, there has been a nice stream of recommendations from friends and fellow reading enthusiasts. Here are seven stories I recommend for the weekend.
- Coming, the collapse of radio’s iHeartMedia: Wow, seems like this company has a lot of problems, thanks to changes in the radio landscape. [MediaLife Magazine]
- Jostling for Djibouti: A tiny country in the Horn of Africa is a hot bed of international intrigue and superpower games. [Financial Times]
- The Magic Man: A profile of Nike CEO Mark Parker and how he makes swoosh laugh all the way to the bank. [Surface Magazine]
- Are we 20 years away from “designer babies?”: Hank Greely, a law professor at Stanford University and author of new book, The End of Sex and The Future of Human Reproduction, shares his thoughts. [Stanford]
- Can a video game company tame toxic behavior?: Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends is trying hard with the help of scientists, but it has a big mountain to climb. [Nature]
- The violin thief: Philip Johnson was a musical prodigy till he sold a very expensive and rare violin. Rest is a story perfect for a Netflix special. [The Washington Post]
- The Voyeur’s Motel: This is an excerpt from Gay Talese’ forthcoming book, about a motel owner who spied on his guests having sex. [The New Yorker]
Here are two pieces I wrote this week:
- In the future we will photograph everything and look at nothing. [The New Yorker]
- Cockroaches, Unicorns, Startups. Enough already.
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