Comcast requires office workers to return to Center City three days a week starting in September

Comcast, one of Philadelphia’s largest employers, is bringing its remote workers back into the office next month. Starting Sept. 12, all Comcast employees in the U.S. will be required to come in at least three days a week, Technical.ly reported. That means about 8,000 workers will be returning to Comcast’s two Center City skyscrapers. The … Read more

Zoey Deutch plays wanna-be influencer looking for internet stardom in ‘Not Okay’

The new movie, “Not Okay,” is a comedy involving a tragedy, a satire on social media, and a cautionary tale about life online. Zoey Deutch plays a woman who feels invisible. So she decides to use those skills to attract some attention for herself, faking a trip to a writers’ retreat in Paris and posting … Read more

TikTok and the Fall of the Social-Media Giants

Last month, Blake Chandlee, TikTok’s president of global business solutions, was asked if he was concerned about competition from existing social-media networks like Facebook. Chandlee, who spent more than twelve years at Mark Zuckerberg’s company before moving to TikTok, dismissed the idea. “Facebook is a social platform. They’ve built all their algorithms based on the … Read more

Meta sees first ever quarterly drop, misses estimates

Meta Platforms Inc has issued a gloomy forecast after recording its first-ever quarterly drop in revenue, with recession fears and competitive pressures weighing on its digital advertisement sales. Shares of the Menlo Park, California-based company were down about 4.6 percent in extended trading. The company said on Wednesday it expects third-quarter revenue to come in … Read more

‘The Most Hated Man On The Internet’

(CNN) — “The Most Hated Man on the Internet” faces a bit of a logistical problem: How to visually represent the kind of photos that were posted by the “revenge porn” site IsAnyoneUp.com without invading people’s privacy all over again. Creatively tackling that, the producers deliver a highly watchable if salacious three-part docuseries, fueled by … Read more

More than 1.6M California households enrolled in affordable broadband program, White House says

More than 1.6 million households in California have signed up for broadband internet credits through the Affordable Connectivity Program — a provision of the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed last year — since the introduction of GetInternet.gov in May, according to the Biden administration. More households have enrolled in the program in California — 1,604,402 — … Read more

The Writer Dmitry Bykov on Putin’s Russia, the Land of “Most Free Slaves”

Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Google | Wherever You Listen Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter of the best New Yorker podcasts. Dmitry Bykov was a force in Russian cultural life; now he’s effectively in exile, probably for as … Read more

City of Toronto eyeing ways to reduce reliance on Rogers after outage

The City of Toronto has already begun looking at ways to reduce its reliance on Rogers after the telecommunications provider suffered a nationwide outage that lasted most of Friday. The outage affected everything from city wading pools to televised meetings, building security systems, and traffic light operations in some parts of the city. Toronto police … Read more