The First Person to Get Elon Musk’s Neuralink Brain Chip
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
20h ago
Elon Musk’s Neuralink is on a mission to enable humans to communicate with computers using their thoughts. Now they have successfully implanted their device in a human.. WSJ's Rolfe Winkler explores the new technology and speaks to Noland Arbaugh, Neuralink's first participant. Further Reading: - Elon Musk’s Neuralink Shows First Patient Using Its Brain Implant  - Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets FDA Green Light for Second Patient, as First Describes His Emotional Journey  Further Listening: - Elon Musk's 'Demon Mode'  - Elon Musk on 2024 Politics, Succession Plans and Whether AI Wi ..read more
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Paris Hilton and Carter Reum on AI, Parenting and “Creating the Next Disney”
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
2d ago
Paris Hilton and her husband, VC investor Carter Reum, talk about "strict" parenting, the importance of A.I. and the huge economic value of her spoiled airhead persona. Ryan Knutson sat down with the couple at The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival.  To watch the video, check out the episode on Spotify. Further Reading: -Paris Hilton’s Business Empire Is Getting a Makeover Further Listening: -The Business of Dua Lipa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Years After Surfside Collapse, Florida Condos Are In Crisis
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
3d ago
Florida condominium buildings are undergoing inspections after the state set new requirements for how often the structures are put to the test. WSJ's Deborah Acosta explores how costs in one building have climbed to over $134,000.  Further Reading: - New Florida Law Roils Its Condo Market Three Years After Surfside Collapse  - Florida Condo Owners Brace for New Inspection, Reserve Requirements  Further Listening: - Who's in Charge of Fixing Miami's Aging Condos?  - The Mixed Signals from the Collapsed Condo's Past  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f ..read more
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Why Israel and Hamas Could Be Headed Into a Forever War
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
4d ago
Seven months into the war, Hamas is far from defeated. The Islamist militant group is using guerrilla tactics and a vast underground tunnel network to evade Israeli forces. WSJ’s Jared Malsin reports on how the group’s resilience is stoking fears in Israel that it is walking into a forever war. Further Reading: -Hamas Shift to Guerrilla Tactics Raises Specter of Forever War for Israel  -ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Hamas Leader Sinwar  -Israel War Cabinet Member Sets Ultimatum and Threatens to Quit Government  Further Listening: -A Deadly Strike on Aid W ..read more
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Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 2: Bank Breakers
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
5d ago
As demand for the new class of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs skyrockets, one thing has stood in the way of many people trying to access them: cost. With a price tag around $1,000 a month for U.S. patients and many insurance companies refusing to cover these drugs for weight loss, patients are often turning to alternatives. In episode two of “Trillion Dollar Shot,” we look at the roadblocks to making these drugs more affordable, concerns that their high cost will negatively impact U.S. insurance systems, and the sometimes risk-laden options people are turning to in desperation. Listen: Trillion Dol ..read more
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Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 2: Bank Breakers
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
6d ago
As demand for the new class of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs skyrockets, one thing has stood in the way of many people trying to access them: cost. With a price tag around $1,000 a month for U.S. patients and many insurance companies refusing to cover these drugs for weight loss, patients are often turning to alternatives. In episode two of “Trillion Dollar Shot,” we look at the roadblocks to making these drugs more affordable, concerns that their high cost will negatively impact U.S. insurance systems, and the sometimes risk-laden options people are turning to in desperation. Listen: Trillion Dol ..read more
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The Life of One of Wall Street’s Greatest Investors
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
1w ago
Jim Simons pioneered a revolution in financial trading, embracing a computer-oriented, quantitative style in the 1980s well ahead of Wall Street. Following Simons’ recent death, WSJ’s Gregory Zuckerman unpacks his legacy from financial algorithms to philanthropy.  Further Reading: -How Did Jim Simons’s Firm Make $100 Billion? He Told His Secrets to Our Reporter  -Jim Simons, a Pioneer of Quantitative Trading, Dies at 86  -The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution  Further Listening: -Charlie Munger: Curmudgeon, Sage and Investing Legend&n ..read more
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Live from Seattle: A Weird Economy + Election = ??
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
1w ago
If the upcoming presidential election could be summed up by a song, what would it be? And will voters cast their ballots based on a bright future or a gloomy one? In a live-taping before an audience at the Cascade PBS Ideas Festival, Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson sat down with WSJ political reporter Molly Ball to discuss these topics and more. To watch the video, check out the episode on Spotify. Further Reading: -Biden and Trump, In Two Speeches, Speak to Two Visions of America  -Arizona is Booming, But Restless Voters Feel Downbeat About Economy Further Listening: -Trump Allies Draft ..read more
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Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 1: Birth of a Blockbuster
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
1w ago
Before Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound, there was Lotte Bjerre Knudsen. In the 1990s, the young scientist at the Danish drug company Novo Nordisk was trying to unlock the key to a new technology for treating Type 2 diabetes. To her bosses, Lotte’s project, which focused on a hormone called GLP-1, looked like a distraction.  But as Lotte fought to save her diabetes project from the chopping block, she couldn’t have imagined how much of an impact her breakthrough would have. Her work would pave the way for a hit drug called Ozempic. And it would unleash a new class of blockbuster d ..read more
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North Korea’s Propaganda Mastermind
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by The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
1w ago
For six decades, one man has been largely responsible for creating North Korea’s propaganda machine: Kim Ki Nam. He served all three North Korean dictators and is the architect of many of the myths that have helped to keep the Kim family in power. Last week, Kim Ki Nam died at the age of 94. WSJ’s Timothy Martin reports on his controversial legacy.  Further Reading: -The Original Mastermind Behind North Korea’s Cult-of-Personality Propaganda Dies  -Kim Jong Un’s New Look Is More Man Than Superhuman  Further Listening: -How North Korea’s Hacker Army Stole $3 Billion in Crypto&n ..read more
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