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How 'Desus & Mero' conquered late night
Jazmine Hughes,
The New York Times

It's nothing new for a popular podcast to make the leap to a television show or movie, but that's not stopping Showtime. This week, the network tapped Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, the stars of the Bodega Boys podcast, to host a weekly late-night show. The New York Times offers a look at how the comedic duo and what makes their work so unique.

Inside Atari's rise and fall
Jamie Lendino,

This excerpt from Lendino's book is an interesting read on one of the most iconic companies in gaming history.

The legend of Nintendo
Felix Gillette,
Bloomberg Businessweek

There's no denying the popularity of the Nintendo Switch, but it has also given the legendary company new life.

Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die
Mark Bergen,

An AI project may help Google break into the medical industry.

Here's what GitHub developers really think about Microsoft's acquisition
Tom Warren,
The Verge

GitHub is a passionate community, and The Verge spoke to a few developers to gauge the mood.