Category: Business / Tech Culture

May 22, 2019

Social Issues Raised by Amazon Investors Aren’t Going Away

Amazon’s shareholder resolutions on climate change and facial recognition technology didn’t pass. Here’s why they matter anyway.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
May 21, 2019

What Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019

Marvel at the median income at Google and Facebook, but remember: Reducing the pay of tens of thousands of people to a single number has its shortcomings.

by Scott Thurm in Business
May 20, 2019

Angry Nerd: Kickstarter Has Become No Fun at All

Unless you’re Kickstarting a promise to stop bugging me—or the end of capitalism—I’m not interested in your relentless notifications.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 20, 2019

Why Software Needs to Escape from San Francisco

Think of every city as a platform—each new platform opens up the possibility to explore new ideas. It’s time to give other platforms a chance to change the world.

by Clive Thompson in Business
May 16, 2019

Documents Suggest Google Did Not Investigate Major Leaks

Google has been known to fire employees for leaking company information. But it hasn’t investigated several recent high-profile leaks.

by Nitasha Tiku in Business
May 13, 2019

Technology That Could End Humanity—and How to Stop It

Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom says technology often has unintended consequences, and that we may have to choose between totalitarianism and annihilation.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 9, 2019

Melinda Gates Wants Tech to Wake Up to Women’s Empowerment

The co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation talks to WIRED about what international aid can teach Silicon Valley, and why you should put down your phone.

by Emily Dreyfuss in Business
May 3, 2019

We Launched a Paywall. It Worked! Mostly.

Here’s what we learned, including some surprises, in year one.

by Nicholas Thompson in Business
April 29, 2019

Feds Rule That One Company’s Gig Workers Are Contractors

The Department of Labor says workers for one company are sufficiently independent to be considered contractors, in a move that could ripple across the gig economy.

by Issie Lapowsky in Business
April 27, 2019

The Dispute Over Google’s Alleged Retaliation Intensifies

Google executives reportedly sent emails to coworkers of an employee, challenging her claim that she was demoted.

by Nitasha Tiku in Business