The moon landing was a giant leap for Silicon Valley
On July 20, 1969, the world watched as man set foot on the moon. But 50 years later, you can see the legacy of the Apollo missions in today’s tech. In fact, the mission to put a man on the moon was deeply tied to the birth of Silicon Valley. Today, we chart that path. Plus: “The Office” reruns as a cure for burnout and a conversation with the head of the Boston Fed.
Comic-Con turns 50
Will interest rates get cut more than the Fed is letting on? The new Toys R Us will focus on play spaces, not necessarily the actual toys. Plus, Comic-Com has come a long way over the last 50 years.
A return to the moon 50 years in the making
President Trump floats a new head for the Labor Department as the agency deals with more pressure to deregulate. “The Lion King” is among several remakes giving Disney rebranding opportunities. Plus, 50 years after the first moon walk, a look at how private enterprise will allow humans to go back.
Pizza for votes in Ukraine
From the BBC World Service… Brewer AB InBev is selling its Australian unit to pay down debt. We look at how politicians are using weird and wonderful ways to get out the vote in Ukraine. Plus, how the Apollo 11 mission inspired the next generation of space explorers.
The U.S. is talking, and the EU is regulating. Is any of it slowing down Big Tech?
This Friday’s “Quality Assurance” segment takes a deeper look at the different approaches the United States and European Union are taking to regulate Big Tech.