A Stunt Turns Deadly for a Couple Seeking YouTube Fame

By MATT STEVENS June 29, 2017 Over the past several weeks, Monalisa Perez of Halstad, Minn., and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, began their quest for YouTube fame by creating and posting videos of mostly harmless pranks: Mr. Ruiz climbing onto a tenuous tree branch...

Robot Revolution: Amazon’s Move Signals End of Line for Many Cashiers

Robot Revolution By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER June 17, 2017 Imagine this scene from the future: You walk into a store and are greeted by name, by a computer with facial recognition that directs you to the items you need. You peruse a small area — no chance of getting lost or...

Holberton, a Two-Year Tech School, Emphasizes Diversity

The specialty school, started by two tech entrepreneurs, has no upfront tuition and provides job opportunities in Silicon Valley industries looking for talent.

Market Value: Angry Over Zillow’s Home Prices? A Prize Is Offered for Improving Them

Market Value By NICK WINGFIELD May 24, 2017 SEATTLE — It’s one of the oldest tricks in an internet company’s playbook. Concoct a tool that gives the public new statistics on something — the quality of a restaurant or a toaster, say. Then watch visitors flock to the...

Social Media Is Not Contributing Significantly to Political Polarization, Paper Says

Researchers at Brown and Stanford Universities found that the growth in political polarization was most significant among the people least likely to be online.