Category: Business / Tech Culture

June 28, 2020

An Ohio City’s Campaign Got More People to Buy Electric Cars

In just three years, Columbus managed to exceed its goal of more than 3,200 new BEVs and plug-in hybrids .

by Jonathan M. Gitlin Ars Technica in Business
June 26, 2020

What Apple’s Silicon Chips Suggest About Its Future

Plus: A grand philosophical theory of products, why the internet isn’t considered a utility, and reports of darker skies ahead.

by Steven Levy in Business
June 24, 2020

Why Slack’s CEO Doesn’t Want to ‘Kill Email’

The company’s new Slack Connect feature will let up to 20 organizations share “channels” between them—but don’t say goodbye to your inbox just yet.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
June 19, 2020

eBay’s Harassment Campaign Didn’t Happen in a Vacuum

Plus: Meg Whitman’s experience with angry commenters, technology’s double-edged sword, and the wrath of the primates.

by Steven Levy in Business
June 12, 2020

Citizen Isn’t Here to Be Your Free-Speech Platform

Plus: The birth of digital maps, the timeline for self-driving cars, and a recalculation of doomsday.

by Steven Levy in Business
June 7, 2020

Covid-19 Opens the Door for Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay

Uber, Lyft, and others have agreed to pay people who’ve missed work because of the virus. Seattle is on the cusp of making it law in that city.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
June 5, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg Is an Arbiter of Truth—Whether He Likes It or Not

Plus: Facebook in its early days, reasonable speech on the internet, and an overdue decision in Philadelphia.

by Steven Levy in Business
May 29, 2020

Trump, Twitter, and the Failed Politics of Appeasement

Plus: The origins of Section 230, the future of cities, and the tipping point for rats.

by Steven Levy in Business
May 29, 2020

Everyone’s Ordering Delivery, but Apps Aren’t Making Money

With dining rooms closed, more people are using Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. But the services face a challenge to satisfy both consumers and restaurants.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 28, 2020

Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want a Promotion

Companies like Facebook and Twitter expect many employees to work far from headquarters after the pandemic. That calls for a change in corporate cultures.

by Tom Simonite in Business