Adam & Eve and Us

In December 1867, Mark Twain was touring Jerusalem when he visited a room in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre identified as Adam’s tomb. He was overcome with emotion. “The fountain of my filial affection was stirred to its profoundest depths,” he wrote.

Goodnight, Miss Marple—Agatha Christie Is Taking a Dark Turn

LONDON—One character has his throat slit at a blood-spattered family reunion, another drinks hydrochloric acid served in a water glass and a girl poisons her grandfather because he won’t pay for ballet lessons.

Facebook, Rushing Into Live Video, Wasn’t Ready for Its Dark Side

On orders from Mark Zuckerberg, more than 100 employees at Facebook Inc. were put into what the company calls “lockdown” when they showed up for work one Thursday early last year.

Travis Kalanick’s uber-apology

“I MUST fundamentally change as a leader and grow up.” It is rare for the boss of a big technology firm to be so contrite. It is even more of a surprise to have Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, a popular ride-hailing company, go that far: he is one of the most pugnacious entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. “This is the first time I’ve been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it,” he added.

Indian Workers in U.S. Fear Trump H-1B Visa Crackdown

NEW DELHI—Santosh Pillai was wooed to work in the U.S. for his coding skills more than a decade ago and has built a good life in Cupertino, Calif. He considers it home and is awaiting approval for his green card—but is now worried his family could be forced to leave.

Snap IPO Tests Unsocial Network

Mark Zuckerberg says he created Facebook Inc. to make the world more open and connected. Twitter Inc.says it wants to give everyone the power to share ideas instantly.

Virtual-Reality Goggles Come With a Hitch: Real Reality

Philip Witten’s first trip to the virtual world came at a high price. The 21-year-old found himself fighting for his avatar’s life, immersed in a game on a friend’s virtual-reality device, in which he had to throw punches at oncoming attackers.

Artificial Intelligence Shows Its Hand

PITTSBURGH—Dong Kim is one of the best poker players in the world, but he has never played against an opponent quite like the one he just faced here.

How Immigration Uncertainty Threatens America’s Tech Dominance

Even before last Friday's executive order on immigration, lawyers told Tim Wilson not to bother hiring a Vietnamese national—an expert in “nanoscale structured material”—for a Silicon Valley startup.

How Uber and Airbnb Won

[J]eff Bezos never gave Brad Stone an interview for his best-selling biography of Amazon, “The Everything Store” (2013). But for “The Upstarts,” Mr. Stone has talked with all the key players at Airbnb and Uber to produce a fun, briskly told narrative that, unfortunately, labors under some burdens. Amazon launched in 1995—when some were still asking, what’s the internet?—and so Mr.

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