Category: Business / Computers and Software

September 14, 2019

You Too Can Make These Fun Games (No Experience Necessary)

Games built with the open source tool Bitsy are often more like stories. Our writer created one in two hours.

by Klint Finley in Business
September 9, 2019

China Has an Ecommerce Giant You’ve Never Heard Of

Pinduoduo draws shoppers outside China’s big cities with low-priced goods. It trails only Alibaba in number of users, and has a larger market cap than eBay.

by Kyle Mullin in Business
September 4, 2019

What Recession? Low Interest Rates Could Mean Tech-Fueled Growth

Opinion: As in the Industrial Revolution, tech is powering an economy that can produce more, at lower cost.

by Zachary Karabell in Business
August 26, 2019

Ask the Know-It-Alls: How Do Machines Learn?

Don’t get swept away by the hype: Machine learning doesn’t make computers anything like people. No matter how “smart” they get, they still need us.

by Tom Simonite in Business
August 20, 2019

Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It

How open source projects reveal technology’s free rider problem.

by Zeynep Tufekci in Business
August 6, 2019

Attention Apple Retro-Heads: Claris is Back!

Apple revives the original name of its software subsidiary, which it abandoned in 1998. The rebranded Claris also is acquiring an Italian software company.

by Klint Finley in Business
July 31, 2019

When Open Source Software Comes With a Few Catches

Smaller open source developers are fighting back against tech giants like Amazon using their code in commercial services.

by Klint Finley in Business
July 3, 2019

Intel’s New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic

Jim Keller, who joined Intel last year after stints at AMD, Apple, and Tesla, says Moore’s law isn’t dead, but needs a new, broader interpretation.

by Tom Simonite in Business
June 20, 2019

Investors Love Slack—for Now

Slack shares rose nearly 50 percent in their debut. It’s the latest successful stock offering for a maker of business software.

by Klint Finley in Business