Category: Business / Tech Culture

September 24, 2021

A New Book Chronicles the Art of the Thiel

Plus: Inside an early Facebook funding meeting, how units of measurement got so messed up, and a mission for mankind.


by Steven Levy in Business
September 17, 2021

It’s Time to Talk About Facebook Research

Plus: Adam Mosseri on News Feeds, remote drivers for cars, and a pickle for Greenland.


by Steven Levy in Business
September 10, 2021

Can AI—and a Personal Assistant—Cure Burnout for Moms?

Plus: Nest’s original vision, a vaccine-weary public, and catastrophic business as usual.


by Steven Levy in Business
September 3, 2021

Chicago Claims DoorDash and Grubhub Misled Customers on Fees

The city capped commissions on restaurant deliveries amid the pandemic, but it says the apps added new fees and marketed deceptive promotions.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
August 27, 2021

The Architects of the Metaverse Need to Read the Virtual Room

Plus: Ten years of Apple without Steve Jobs, thoughts on the Apple Watch, and a baby bird’s worst nightmare.


by Lauren Goode in Business
August 20, 2021

Can Tech Ethics Be Learned—or Is Society Doomed?

Plus: An anniversary for Marc Andreessen, a new way to have even more meetings, and a call for an unlikely comeback.


by Lauren Goode in Business
August 13, 2021

OpenAI's Codex Makes Coding As Easy As Talking to a Smart Speaker

Plus: The early days of programming, an existential investigation, and bipartisanship before our very eyes.


by Steven Levy in Business
August 6, 2021

The SMART Health Card Is Not a Vaccine Passport—Kinda

Plus: The man behind the cryptographic technique, the danger in calculating risks, and fries worth a small fortune.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 30, 2021

The World Is Suffering from Champlain Towers South Syndrome

Plus: Round one with Mark Zuckerberg, the appointment of Lina Khan, and a new type of weather nightmare.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 23, 2021

The FAA Brings Jeff Bezos Back Down to Earth

Plus: New Shepard’s dildo design, my seat on a private space flight, and the hearing that broke Fauci.


by Steven Levy in Business