Category: Business / Tech Culture

January 10, 2020

A New Law for Gig Workers Reaches Beyond Ride-Hail Drivers

AB 5 was designed to support Uber and Lyft contractors. But it also leaves therapists, truckers, and psychologists struggling to understand their new role.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
January 7, 2020

A Big Union Wants to Make Videogame Workers’ Lives More Sane

The Communications Workers of America is targeting workers at gaming companies, who work 80-hour weeks during “crunch” times.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
December 26, 2019

The 2010s Killed the Cult of the Tech Founder. Great!

Ten years ago, the entrepreneur-savants running Silicon Valley were treated like royalty. Now we know just how badly their bright ideas can backfire.

by Steven Levy in Business
December 26, 2019

Everything and Nothing Is a Tech Company Now

Money and mania fueled a mad scramble for firms to claim the coveted t-word this decade.

by Paris Martineau in Business
December 11, 2019

The Gospel of Wealth According to Marc Benioff

The Salesforce founder has donated a fortune to right capitalism’s wrongs, and he thinks his fellow billionaires should too. Why can’t we just be grateful?

by Chris Colin in Backchannel
December 9, 2019

Disparity in Tech Jobs, Green Monday Deals, and More News

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by Alex Baker-Whitcomb in Business
December 9, 2019

For Tech Jobs, the Rich Cities Are Getting Richer

Five coastal cities—San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, San Diego, and Boston—gained the lion’s share of lucrative “innovation industry” jobs from 2005 to 2017. 

by Gregory Barber in Business
December 5, 2019

Larry, Sergey, and the Mixed Legacy of Google-Turned-Alphabet

With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back (again!), Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now in charge of Alphabet—and its dysfunction.

by Steven Levy in Business
December 3, 2019

Larry Page and Sergey Brin Hand Over Alphabet’s Reins

Google chief Sundar Pichai is now also the CEO of Alphabet, but Page and Brin aren’t totally out of the picture.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
December 2, 2019

Would You Pay Someone $40 to Keep You Focused on Work?

I procrastinate. I get distracted. This San Francisco startup wants to help me (and everyone else) by coaching its clients through their to-do lists.

by Louise Matsakis in Business