Why TIME Is Launching a New Newsletter on the Metaverse

A version of this article was published in TIME’s newsletter Into the Metaverse. Subscribe for a weekly guide to the future of the Internet.

It’s hard to go online these days without seeing someone yelling about the metaverse, whether in rapture or derision. Depending on whom you ask, it’s the inevitable future of the Internet or a billionaire’s fligh…

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Why Deplatforming Trump and Parler Won’t Fix Long-Term Damage

If democracy is a river, or a forest, or a pristine meadow, then social media platforms are a factory spewing toxic pollutants into it. Even if you block the new effluent, the pollution that has already escaped won’t just go away. It needs to be cleaned up.

That’s the analogy used by Whitney Phillips, one of the world’s leading experts on the rise of the far right online…

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Why Willie Mays Still Matters

Willie Mays represents so much, for so many.

He brought a certain joy and whimsy to the game of baseball, which during Mays’ heyday in the mid-20th century was the dominant sport in America. He was a true sports superstar, embraced by all swaths of America, at a time when many Black Americans still suffered under the awful indignities of Jim Crow.

And as revealed in Say He…

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The Beijing Opening Ceremony Leaned Into Politics

In the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China has insisted on keeping politics and sports separate. When the U.S. and allies announced a diplomatic boycott of the Games, China said the Olympics should not be used as “a stage for political posturing and manipulation.”

But as the Games formally kicked off on Friday, it was clear that Chinese officials were not pla…

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India’s Zee pops 10% on report the $10 billion merger with Sony is being revived

The deal, announced more than two years ago, was perceived as crucial for the survival of the companies in a highly competitive market.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Shares of India's Zee Entertainment jumped more than 10% on Tuesday after a report that its $10 billion merger with Japanese tech giant Sony could be revived.

The Economic Times, an Indian news publication, reported…

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Judge rejects AstraZeneca’s challenge to Medicare drug price negotiations

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Activists protest the price of prescription drug costs in front of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2022.Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images

A federal judge on Friday rejected Astra…

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Cigna aims to cap employer insurance plan spending on weight loss drugs

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Injection pens of Novo Nordisk's weight-loss drug Wegovy are shown in this photo illustration in Oslo, Norway, Nov. 21, 2023.Victoria Klesty | Reuters

Cigna on Thursday said it will limit how much health plans and employers spend on weight loss d…

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Ford sales jump 10.5% in February, led by gains in hybrids and EVs

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A 2022 Ford Motor Co. Maverick compact pickup truck during the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images

DETROIT – Ford Motor's U.S. sales jumped 10.5% last month compared with Februar…

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JetBlue, Spirit end merger agreement after losing antitrust suit

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A JetBlue Airways plane sits on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 31, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty Images

JetBlue Airwa…

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Live Dealers Changing The Face Of Online Casino Gambling

Casino gambling problem(s) can affect many people throughout exciting world of with easy flip open access to casino gambling everywhere, including over the web. These problems seem to finding worse over time, when you see the internet trends persons searching for that term “gambling addiction”.

Before doing anything else, first away the laws and rules of a state or country of …

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