Category: Business / Tech Culture

March 27, 2020

During a Pandemic, the Big Event Is No Events

Plus: Revisiting the birth of Alphabet’s Loon, a defense of colorful language, and a faulty warning in Hawaii.

by Steven Levy in Business
March 24, 2020

Amazon’s New ‘Essential Items’ Policy Is Devastating Sellers

Due to Covid-19, Amazon is only accepting certain supplies at its warehouses. Small businesses are already feeling the pinch.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
March 24, 2020

While Many Restaurants Struggle, Here’s How One Is Thriving

The food service industry is facing pandemic-related layoffs and closings, but tech-savvy chef Eric Rivera is using online platforms to keep his business in the black.

by Joe Ray in Business
March 20, 2020

Has the Coronavirus Killed the Techlash? 

Plus: Larry Page’s predictions on regulation, Elon Musk’s brain chip, and an unthinkably bad day for Utah.

by Steven Levy in Business
March 16, 2020

The ‘Surreal’ Frenzy Inside the US’ Biggest Mask Maker

Prestige Ameritech typically makes 250,000 masks a day. Now it’s manufacturing 1 million daily, and turning away orders for 100 million more. 

by Paris Martineau in Business
March 13, 2020

Twitter and Facebook Must Not Allow Trump’s Covid-19 Lies

Plus: Jack Dorsey’s own words, the value of anonymity on the internet, and hard times for monkeys.

by Steven Levy in Business
March 12, 2020

As Covid-19 Spreads, Listen to the Stock Market—for Now

Falling share prices say the economy, and corporate profits, will worsen. But stocks will likely rebound before skies clear. 

by Zachary Karabell in Business
March 6, 2020

The Alternate Universe Where Facebook Bought Twitter

Plus: Jack Dorsey’s dual role, a new generation of productivity software, and a grim week in news.

by Steven Levy in Business
February 29, 2020

Being Happy at Work Is Simply Not Enough

That anxiety has spawned an onslaught of books: Some try to convince you that your job can get better, while others argue that the machines will simply take them all away.

by Duff McDonald in Business
February 24, 2020

Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture Everywhere

Why does every damn place—even old-school corporate offices—have to be fun and full of foosball?

by Arielle Pardes in Business