Selected clips from Quartz, The Economist, Fast Company, The Globe & Mail, Foreign Affairs, The Phnom Penh Post and others.

ESSAYS & INTERVIEWS

Detroit’s auto show has reached the end of the road

Tesla going private is the ultimate Silicon Valley move

QZ&AMISH: The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

Theranos and Zenefits are a feature, not a bug, of Silicon Valley

Tesla’s earnings story is a religious war 

Elon Musk may not be the narcissist Tesla needs right now

Thje Joy of Missing Out: Google wants you to use its products less so it doesn’t end up like Facebook

Tesla’s earnings call yesterday was a piece of performance art

Tesla was always a bet on Elon Musk—and now it’s even more of one

Q&A: Tony Blair says politicians are hopelessly unprepared for the next Industrial Revolution (membership)

Unbreakable encryption

Make Them Pay: How to calculate what BP owes America (Foreign Policy)

REPORTING / TECH POLITICS AND POLICY

Trump’s meeting with Silicon Valley’s elite was a naked power play, and they lost

Silicon Valley is a political force, or five of them (membership)

Silicon Valley can escape regulation from Washington but not the world (membership)

What you need to read to understand Silicon Valley’s politics (membership)

The US is about to exclude the next generation of immigrant entrepreneurs

Your friends’ voting history and party are public. This app will show you

What will happen now that net neutrality is gone? We asked the experts

American companies are bracing for a new kind of “natural disaster”: a mean tweet from Donald Trump

James Damore is proving the alt-right playbook can work in Silicon Valley

What will happen now that net neutrality is gone? We asked the experts


REPORTING/ STARTUPS AND CULTURE

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well.

Tesla going private is the ultimate Silicon Valley move

Silicon Valley executives are hiring philosophers to teach them to question everything

Silicon Valley VCs will not be riding to the rescue of the midwest’s startups anytime soon

“He’s kind of perfect for the job”: Obama hints at a future in VC, and Silicon Valley is salivating

Truckers think automation won’t take their jobs for 40 years. Silicon Valley strongly disagrees.

Product Hunt was acquired and venture capital may never be the same again

Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were right

REPORTING / DATA

See how passionate your congressional district is about net neutrality

Silicon Valley is awash with Saudi Arabian money. Here’s what they’re investing in.

The Founders Index: A rising generation of female entrepreneurs in the US

Tesla is not cool. Just ask Hip Hop and R&B

We’ve tracked all of Musk’s tweets since 2015. It’s never been like this.

What it will take to get Republicans and Democrats to agree on global warming    

REPORTING / WOMEN IN TECH

The gender wage gap is between married men and everyone else

The Founders series

The portrait of a founder as a young man is finally coming to an end

Quartz analyzed the top female founders to understand why their companies are worth just 20% of men’s

The Founders Index: A rising generation of female entrepreneurs in the US

REPORTING / MOBILITY

How Florida became the most important US state in the race to legalize self-driving cars

Automakers may have completely overestimated how many people want electric cars

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Tesla owners are being “ICE-ed” out of charging stations by trucks

Tesla’s entire future depends on the Gigafactory’s success, and Elon Musk is doubling down

Even if Elon Musk doesn’t run Tesla, he has a plan. Sorry, 24 plans.

Nine countries say they’ll ban internal combustion engines. So far, it’s just words.

Early-1900s EVs were marketed to women because gas cars were too complicated

This electric scooter mayhem sounds just like when cars were first introduced

US utilities have finally realized electric cars may save them

San Francisco prepares to be the first major city to nix parking requirements

REPORTING / ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

California is taking a cooling off period after generating too much energy from the sun

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

Tropical rainforests have a soundtrack. Recording it may save them.

video: Puerto Rico eyes building the energy grid of the future

We may have answered the Fermi Paradox: We are alone in the universe

What it will take to get Republicans and Democrats to agree on global warming  

Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic (FastCompany)

Kill The Myth: Incandescent Bulbs Are Not Banned (FastCompany)

A New Way To Aid The Poor: Ask Them To Pay (FastCompany)

A New Approach To Bird Conservation: Create Pop-Up Habitat Where And When It’s Needed (FastCompany 2014)

The U.S. Has Passed “Peak Meat,” The Rest Of The World Is Just Getting Started (FastCompany)

How To Defuse The Population Bomb: Soap Operas (FastCompany)

Tracking Wildlife With Nothing But Blood-Filled Flies (FastCompany)

A Park The Size Of Connecticut Is Being Carved Out Of The Great Plains (FastCompany)

Ethiopian Kids Hacked Their Donated Tablets In Just Five Months (FastCompany)

A Farm That Extends Deep Into The Sea Is Trying To Create Ocean Vegetarianism (FastCompany)

Cassava Beer: A Frosty New Brew To Pull African Farmers Out Of Poverty (FastCompany)

Would You Drink Treated Sewage Water? Trick Question--You Already Are (FastCompany)

OVERSEAS

Another tsunami, and again, no official warnings (Christian Science Monitor 2006)

Indonesia stares down another volcano (Christian Science Monitor, 2006)

The poor still battle for land rights (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Election time spurs boom in illegal logging (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Landgrabs loom for Mondolkiri minorities (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Work for all is still a dream for many (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Defections seen alienating voters (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Eco-tourism: rocky road ahead for reefs (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Going against the flow? Power and politics on the Mekong (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

'Everything comes from mindfulness' - Ghosananda (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Rampant trafficking raises specter of US sanctions (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Cyclo Center regulars fear future (Phnom Penh Post, 2003)

Forestry monitor under govt attack (Phnom Penh Post, 2002)

Opposition political grouping condemns NEC  (Phnom Penh Post, 2002)

Villagers set to lose in development drive  (Phnom Penh Post, 2002)