InXile Entertainment is still working on VR despite Microsoft acquisition

InXile CEO and founder Brian Fargo confirmed their unrevealed open-world VR role-playing game and PSVR port of The Mage’s Tale are still on the way.
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GamesBeat Decides 102: Our secret plan to win E3 — don’t show up

Sony is skipping E3 2019, and we know why! OK. That's a lie. I don't know why I do that. I just think that maybe you'll like me if I know things.
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VR is leading us into the next generation of sports media

While the rest of the media landscape figures out exactly what the transformative power of VR means, sports are already showing us.
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Superstar cities have a big advantage in attracting high-paying jobs

How can the understudies best prepare themselves for a lucky break?


Borrowing by mobile phone gets some poor people into trouble

As mobile money spreads, so might the problem of overborrowing already seen in east Africa


The economy of the Philippines wobbles

The government wants to tame inflation and improve infrastructure


Hank Paulson and Wang Qishan illustrate a superpower divide

A 20-year relationship between the two is under strain


Thailand's largest private company outdoes its peers

CP Group offers everything from flights to pork steaks


A local chain may have cracked the Indian consumer

DMart is succeeding where giants such as Carrefour and Tata have struggled


America’s trade relations with its allies are extremely fragile

The EU’s trade commissioner is in Washington for tricky talks


America’s teenage juuling craze attracts regulatory ire

Juul makes concessions ahead of expected new rules from the FDA


Upheaval in the chemicals industry

A consumer and regulatory backlash threatens old business models


MTN faces angry regulators, US sanctions on Iran and civil wars

For South Africa’s telecoms champion it comes with the territory


Crossed lines in the boardroom

The inside tale of how Nokia lost a market it dominated


GamesBeat Decides 102: Our secret plan to win E3 — don’t show up

Sony is skipping E3 2019, and we know why! OK. That's a lie. I don't know why I do that. I just think that maybe you'll like me if I know things.


VR is leading us into the next generation of sports media

While the rest of the media landscape figures out exactly what the transformative power of VR means, sports are already showing us.


Hive taps a workforce of 700,000 people to label data and train AI models

Hive crowdsources data labeling to a network of hundreds of thousands of users, who perform tasks like classifying objects in images for monetary priz...


Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion releases summer 2019

Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy XIV's next expansion, Shadowbringers, is coming summer 2019.


Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene steps down

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene plans to leave to pursue investment and philanthropy. She will be replaced by former Oracle product chief Thomas Kurian.


Google’s AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy

Google researchers have developed an AI system that can grade prostate cancer cells on the Gleason system with 70 percent accuray.


Battlefield V’s RTX reflections sure are pretty

Forget Spider-Man 2, Battlefield V has the real puddle technology. EA, Nvidia, and Microsoft have turned on ray tracing and now the puddles are good.


How Oblong helped IBM build its ‘immersion rooms’ with giant displays

The IBM Watson Immersive AI Lab in Austin, Texas employs Oblong's g-speak spatial operating environment to turn "terabytes into insights."


ProBeat: Amazon’s HQ2 was a perfect bait and switch

Amazon's second headquarters (HQ2) is really just two new offices in Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia. This was the perfect bait and switch.


Gameband officially throws in the towel on crowdfunded wearable

Gaming wearable startup Gameband said it will not be able to deliver its promised wearables to its fans as originally promised.


MIT researchers show how to detect and address AI bias without loss in accuracy

MIT CSAIL researchers have developed methods to reduce bias in predictive AI without the loss of accuracy. Full results will be shared next month at N...


OpenAI and DeepMind AI system achieves ‘superhuman’ performance in Pong and Enduro

Researchers at Google subsidiary Deepmind and OpenAI have developed a system that achieves 'superhuman' performance on Pong and Enduro.


Planet Coaster celebrates second anniversary and 4 million toilets

Planet Coaster turns 2 years old.


Inca Games launches Tango: The Adventure Game

Latin American indie incubator and publisher company Inca Games announced it has launched Gualicho Games’ Tango: The Adventure Game.


AI Weekly: Microsoft’s conversational AI has come a long way since Tay

Microsoft's conversational AI has come a long way since its ill-fated Tay chatbot, and this week's announcements proved it.


How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual

Four strategies for navigating markets where bribery is rife.


The DeanBeat: The madness and sanity of Sony leaving E3

Dean Takahashi's latest DeanBeat column asks if it's insane of Sony to pull out of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or if E3 itself is insane.


Alexa’s new Wake-on-LAN feature turns on smart devices over local networks

Amazon's Wake-on-LAN Controller can power on smart devices over a local Wi-Fi or ethernet network and is supported by devices from VIZIO, LG, and Hise...


The Benefits of Laughing in the Office

Research shows it’s good for you and for office culture.


Rural Innovation Initiative aims to help small towns get funding for remote work spaces

The Rural Innovation Initative, led by a former Google executive, will help small towns develop a strategy for attracting more remote and digital jobs...


AMD’s Radeon RX 590 review-in-progress — Your next upgrade

If you are planning to upgrade your graphics card this holiday, AMD has a card that should deliver what you want. It runs hot, but it's a 1080p60 cham...


For Better Retail Promotions, Ask These Questions

Make discounts and special offers pay off.


How to Work for a Boss Who Has a New Idea Every 5 Minutes

Tactfully rein in an excitable manager.


The Great Virginia Grape Heist

And other tales of agricultural banditry


Upcoming money events that might be of interest to GRS readers

A lot of things have changed in the world of money since I founded Get Rich Slowly in April 2006. Nowadays, for instance, there are many more opportun...


Dysfunctional Teams

Is your teamwork not working? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Amy Edmondson, a professor at Harvard Business School. They talk t...


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Health Systems Need to Completely Reassess How They Manage Costs

Operating margins decreased by 39% from 2015 to 2017.


Survey: Remote Workers Are More Disengaged and More Likely to Quit

Fewer face-to-face interactions leads to less commitment.


How to Leave a Job You Love

Reflect on what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown.


Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be (Ep. 358)

It began as a post-war dream for a more collaborative and egalitarian workplace. It has evolved into a nightmare of noise and discomfort. Can the open...


What China talks about when it talks about stimulus

Excesses from its 2008 push limit options today


The oil price swings dramatically

Blame the turmoil on American policy


Communicating Your Succession Plan with Customers, Clients, and Shareholders

When you’re a CEO, questions about your retirement are unavoidable.


Uber Prepares to Go Public, and China’s Social Credit System

Youngme, Mihir, and Felix discuss how much Uber is worth as it prepares to go public, before debating China’s controversial Social Credit system. They...


Convincing CEOs to Make Harassment Prevention a Priority

How to make the case.


How Our Careers Affect Our Children

It’s the quality of time parents spend with their children, not the quantity.


Research: Whistleblowers Are a Sign of Healthy Companies

When there aren’t any, it’s time to worry.


Fiology: The online encyclopedia of financial independence

Fiology is a brand-new site that I believe will interest many Get Rich Slowly readers. It's an attempt to gather in one place related articles about a...


The ‘Madman’ Behind Trump’s Trade Theory

Peter Navarro—a business-school professor, a get-rich guru, a former Peace Corps member, and a former Democrat—is among the most important generals in...


Why Management History Needs to Reckon with Slavery

Caitlin Rosenthal, assistant professor of history at UC Berkeley, argues there are strong parallels between the accounting practices used by slavehold...


What Stan Lee Knew About Managing Creative People

The creative giant was also a great boss.


Why It’s Easier to Make Decisions for Someone Else

The bigger picture is clearer when it’s not about us.


Containing the Latest Ebola Outbreak

Unless the strategy for responding is adjusted, the disease could spiral out of control.


How We Help Employees Pay Down Student Loans and Save for Retirement at the Same Time

Giving them cash isn’t necessarily the best approach.


5 Ways Smart People Sabotage Their Success

In-depth thinking isn’t the solution to every problem.


How to retire early: Early retirement by the numbers

More and more, I'm meeting people who want to know how to retire early. There's been a lot of buzz in the media lately about early retirement, and tha...


Biosimilar drugs promise to slash health-care costs in rich countries

The world's top-selling drug now faces biosimilars that are 80% cheaper


Why don’t Americans save?

A new report from the Center for Financial Services Innovation says that only 28% of Americans are financially healthy. And it reinforces something we...


Can an Industrial Giant Become a Tech Darling? (Ep. 357)

The Ford Motor Company is ditching its legacy sedans, doubling down on trucks, and trying to steer its stock price out of a long skid. But C.E.O. Jim ...


A new commissioner at America’s main securities regulator causes a buzz

Hester Peirce has given a series of speeches about the downsides of government intervention


An Italian budget showdown underlines the need for euro-zone reform

The bloc’s greatest weakness is not its spending, but its politics


Investment platforms vie to capture a share of global remittances

It’s coming home


The 1MDB saga reaches Goldman Sachs

Criminal charges for Goldman employees and a Malaysian financier


The benefits gap between high and low earners is widening

Non-wage compensation is rising. But not everyone benefits


Naughty investment banks win more IPO business

When vice is virtue


American farmers grapple with falling prices and sinking incomes

Donald Trump’s trade war may do lasting damage to American agriculture


Why house prices in global cities are falling

Housing in the posher parts of global cities has become a distinct asset class


India’s banking system is flirting with a Lehman moment

The collapse of a shadow bank has sparked fear and financial contagion


Amazon’s “second headquarters” may be no such thing

Instead of one additional base outside Seattle, it is eyeing two


The growth of microbrands threatens consumer-goods giants

Often the giants’ best and only response is to acquire them


China’s internet titan has had a bruising 2018

Its boss, Pony Ma, has shaken things up in time for its 20th anniversary


European companies will struggle to defy America on Iran

Firms face both US sanctions on Iran and European instructions to flout them


Billboards are an old but booming ad medium

Innovations developed by online advertisers are working for billboards


What we talk about when we talk about risk

Everybody’s financial situation — age, income, saving rate — is different. But every retiree, early or late, aspiring or actual, has the same, simple ...


LeVar Burton on Pursuing the Priesthood Before Acting

Before Roots, Star Trek, and Reading Rainbow, the actor had chosen to devote his life to the Catholic Church.


Inside jobs: What do people do all day?

Last week, I found myself revisiting the fantastic Inside Jobs project from The Atlantic. Atlantic staffers interviewed 103 American workers from all ...


The Blackfeet Brain Drain

Some Native kids who leave to pursue education find themselves stuck between a longing to help their community and the lack of viable employment back ...


J.D. on the Adulting podcast: Learn to control what you can control

While tidying up and decommissioning my old Money Boss website, we found a couple of treasures that deserve to be shared here at Get Rich Slowly. This...


An American ban defangs a nascent Chinese chip champion

Fujian Jinhua could have become too vital in America’s military supply-chain


Watchdogs are worrying about a booming corporate-credit market

The Fed’s ex-boss joins those expressing concern


HBO will lead AT&T’s challenge to Netflix

Time Warner’s crown jewel must scale up while maintaining quality


Guinea’s bauxite boom is helping China but failing locals

China has promised the west African state a loan double the size of its GDP


The Haunting Possibility of Alternative Lives

The author Elizabeth Kolbert on why she went into journalism and the myriad futures she imagined for herself


Big Tech’s sell-off

The shares of the world's tech giants have sunk. Wobble or wipeout?


General Electric powers downwards

Larry Culp confronts old blunders that could stymie his future plans for GE


China hopes a big new expo will fix its reputation for protectionism

A trade show for everything from Sri Lankan cinnamon to American cars


Better by design

Companies can make work far easier for disabled employees, if they want to


Time is more valuable than money

It's a GRS tradition! Each year on Halloween, I publish a story about planning for death. Usually these are general articles about estate planning. Th...


America’s Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356)

We all know our political system is “broken” — but what if that’s not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful indu...


Should you pay off your mortgage early?

My friend Amy recently wrote with an interesting dilemma. “Should I pay off my mortgage early?” she wonders. Amy has a high-paying job and has managed...


Paul Volcker’s Guide to the Almighty Dollar

The former chairman of the Federal Reserve has three fundamental rules: stable prices, sound finance, and good government.


Insecure’s Natasha Rothwell on Finding Her Path to Hollywood

The actress talks about first jobs, switching schools, and finally telling her parents about her dream of acting


The best of both worlds: How to find quality products without spending a lot of money

Our recent three-part discussion on choosing quality over price has been interesting. (If you missed it, here's part one, part two, and part three.) I...


Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview

A conversation with the iconic singer-songwriter, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “How to Be Creative.” The post Extra: Elvis Costello Full...


The boots theory of socioeconomic unfairness

When I wrote about my $80 pajamas, I never imagined it'd spark a three-part series of articles. Yet here we are. On Monday, I wrote about why I chose ...


The Amazon Selling Machine

The e-commerce company has so much information about us that it’s become expert at shilling us things we didn’t even know we needed. No wonder its adv...


Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)? (Ep. 355)

Family environments and “diversifying experiences” (including the early death of a parent); intrinsic versus extrinsic motivations; schools that value...


Buy it for life: Choosing quality over price

Note: This is a substantial re-write of an article I first published more than twelve years ago. (Yikes, I'm old!) I've opted to keep some of the olde...