Category: Business

February 17, 2019

This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud

HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers.


by Klint Finley in Business
February 16, 2019

The Pentagon Needs to Woo AI Experts Away From Big Tech

Opinion: Without more DOD investment, there just aren’t enough incentives to lure talent away from high-paying jobs with great benefits into a life of public service.


by Amy Webb in Business
February 16, 2019

The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

As unease with Big Tech grows, some prescribe a slower, less viral online existence. “Eat independent sites, mostly not Facebook.”


by Nitasha Tiku in Business
February 15, 2019

With HQ2, New York and Amazon Played a Zero Sum Game—And Everyone Lost

With the HQ2 split, New York lost a chance for a more diverse economy. Amazon lost a chance to engage with critics. And in it all, America lost out too.


by Zachary Karabell in Business
February 15, 2019

Personal Data Collection: The Complete Wired Guide

Information about you, what you buy, where you go, even where you look is the oil that fuels the digital economy.


by Louise Matsakis in Business
February 14, 2019

Amazon Won’t Build Its HQ2 in New York City

The company says it will no longer build its highly anticipated office in Queens after the deal faced backlash from politicians, taxpayers, and activists.


by Louise Matsakis in Business
February 14, 2019

India Is Cracking Down on Ecommerce and Free Speech

Following China’s lead, India is restricting some sales by global ecommerce companies, and weakening protections around online free speech.


by Paris Martineau in Business
February 14, 2019

The AI Text Generator That’s Too Dangerous to Make Public

Researchers at OpenAI decided that a system that scores well at understanding language could too easily be manipulated for malicious intent.


by Tom Simonite in Business
February 14, 2019

What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

Direct democracy! Universal basic income! Fascism!? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.


by Darren Loucaides in Backchannel
February 14, 2019

The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Scrambling Telecom Politics

Democrats have often opposed telecom mergers, but some prominent Democrats support T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of Sprint.


by Klint Finley in Business