Get started with App.net.

  Sign up now  
quartz
    The biggest upset in the history of team sports just happened [qz.com] And so it was a fairytale ending to the Premier League soccer season. Leicester City FC is the champion of England—even though the team wasn’t…
    quartz
      Larry Wilmore proved just how uncomfortable white people still are with race [qz.com] This year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner made one thing clear: Sometimes it’s good to feel uncomfortable. Measured by that standard alone, the remarks from US…
      quartz
        Apple’s stock is on its worst slide in nearly two decades [qz.com] Apple has been having a rough few days. Last Tuesday, it reported a fall in quarterly sales for the first time in 13 years. And…
        quartz
          HBO’s Silicon Valley is hilarious—but the tech bubble it depicts is terrifying [qz.com] In its first two seasons, HBO’s Silicon Valley did a pretty excellent job of lambasting the tech and business culture of the Bay Area. But…
          quartz
            Taking a “gap year” before college is a British tradition that’s becoming a big trend in the US [qz.com] US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announced yesterday (May 1) that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University. That wasn’t parti…
            quartz
              Google Chrome is now the undisputed champion of the web browser world [qz.com] Microsoft has long been the reluctant choice of world wide web-viewers, but today it has finally been dethroned by Google’s Chrome as the world’s most…
              quartz
                Brazil just shut down WhatsApp for roughly 100 million people—again [qz.com] Brazilians have been shut out of WhatsApp for the second time in less than six months after officials at the Facebook-owned app failed to deliver…
                quartz
                  Incredible heat could make whole swaths of North Africa and the Middle East uninhabitable within a few decades [qz.com] The Middle East and North Africa are already some of the hottest places are Earth. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia daily high temperatures can exceed 40…
                  quartz
                    The revolutionary idea that sex should feel good for teen girls too [qz.com] Americans have made a lot of progress in the way they teach and talk about sex. Virginity is losing its sacred status: according to a…
                    quartz
                      How to get a cheap airfare, according to a guy who sets the prices for American Airlines [qz.com] Getting a cheap airline fare has become an art form, with websites that predict spikes in prices to the day, and theories abounding online about…
                      quartz
                        “Clearly meant to mislead”: The complaint filed against Starbucks for putting too much ice in iced drinks [qz.com] A reasonable customer would not wait for a scoop of ice cream to melt before eating it. That’s one of the arguments lawyers have made…
                        quartz
                          “Game of Thrones” just violated the last sacred rule of television [qz.com] This story contains plot details from the most recent episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones doesn’t much care for the unwritten rules…
                          quartz
                            If you’d bet on the ‘Netflix of Africa’ five years ago, you’d have made a 3,000% return [qz.com] As Nigeria’s tech space has matured over the last few years, it has drawn the attention—and money—of curious investors. But there have been questions with…
                            quartz
                              It doesn’t matter if Craig Wright is bitcoin’s inventor [qz.com] An Australian entrepreneur claimed today (May 2) that he is bitcoin’s inventor, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. The Australian, Craig Wright, has written an extensive blog…
                              quartz
                                Hulu will offer cord-cutters traditional TV “channels” to flick through next year [qz.com] You’ll soon be able to channel surf on Hulu just like you can on TV. The streaming-video platform is reportedly planning a new service that…
                                quartz
                                  “You broke trust”: Activists are shaming the Guggenheim on its own facade [qz.com] In 2008, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City commissioned artist Jenny Holzer to project some nice poetry on its newly restored façade. Now the…
                                  quartz
                                    Corruption is making Kenya’s rainy season much more dangerous [qz.com] Rains pounded the Kenyan capital of Nairobi over the weekend, exposing the city’s sorely lacking infrastructure. A six-story house that should have been demolished years…
                                    quartz
                                      It still costs more to send money to Africa than anywhere else [qz.com] For many Africans, remittances are hugely important. Money sent by relatives abroad often represent a significant income source. This importance also extends to countries as…
                                      quartz
                                        Iran’s new parliament will have more women than clerics [qz.com] Iran’s new parliament will have more women than clerics for the first time since before the 1979 Islamic revolution when it is sworn in later…
                                        quartz
                                          An Australian “nobody” claims to be the inventor of bitcoin—but no one knows for sure [qz.com] Craig Steven Wright, a computer scientist with a doctorate in theology from Queensland, Australia, claimed today (May 2) to be the inventor of bitcoin, the…