The Promise of Antibody Treatments for Covid-19

The Promise of Antibody Treatments for Covid-19

“We need vaccines,” immunologist Jacob Glanville says. He knows about combating infections; the fast-talking, curly-haired former Pfizer staff scientist has spent years searching for a universal flu vaccine, and his San Francisco-based startup Distributed Bio spearheads a variety of vaccination projects. As one might expect, his team is working diligently to find biopharmaceutical tools to…

What Is Clubhouse, and Why Does Silicon Valley Care?

What Is Clubhouse, and Why Does Silicon Valley Care?

Kurt Schrader, the CEO and cofounder of Clubhouse, knew that Clubhouse had become Silicon Valley’s idée fixe when, in early May, his Twitter mentions became flooded with people desperate to get on the app. But Schrader’s Clubhouse, a project management tool, is not the Clubhouse that’s suddenly in demand. That would be Clubhouse, a new…

Sundar Pichai Says Google Doesn’t Plan to Go Entirely Remote

Sundar Pichai Says Google Doesn’t Plan to Go Entirely Remote

Sundar Pichai’s job wasn’t particularly easy before Covid-19. The 47-year-old CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet (he assumed the latter post from cofounder Larry Page in December 2019) was already dealing with antitrust allegations, employee unrest, and a feeling that, as a trillion-dollar behemoth dominating global search and advertising, the company’s mojo as…

Quarantine Has Transformed Not-TV Into Essential TV

Quarantine Has Transformed Not-TV Into Essential TV

Every Saturday night for the last two months, the most compelling TV has played out on Instagram Live. Verzuz, a song-battle series started by producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, is one of the driving engines behind appointment viewing under lockdown. Already, T-Pain has squared off against Lil Jon. Nelly and Ludacris have traded regional pop…