Category: Business

April 18, 2019

Platforms Want Centralized Censorship. That Should Scare You

Opinion: Controlling the spread of insidious content online is extremely difficult—but combining efforts across platforms raise serious threats to free expression.

by Emma Llanso in Business
April 18, 2019

This Startup Could Sell You Crypto Tokens—With SEC Backing

Blockstack is proposing an unprecedented initial coin offering under an SEC rule that would allow it to sell shares to small investors.

by Gregory Barber in Business
April 18, 2019

Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet

A study finds that tech job listings are growing faster in established hubs, like Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Austin, than elsewhere, even as competition increases.

by Klint Finley in Business
April 17, 2019

In the 2020 Race, What Is the Value of Social Media Stardom?

Candidates like Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang are big on Twitter, but they still trail other Democrats when it comes to cash.

by Issie Lapowsky in Business
April 16, 2019

Apple and Qualcomm End Their Legal Beef and Drop Lawsuits

The two technology giants had just begun a trial in a convoluted dispute related to the way Qualcomm charges others to use its technology.

by Klint Finley in Business
April 16, 2019

TED 2019: Jack Dorsey Is Captain of the Twittanic

Twitter’s CEO continued his mea culpa tour at TED as the company announced it had finally started blocking abuse with AI.

by Emily Dreyfuss in Business
April 16, 2019

Google’s AI Experts Try to Automate Themselves

Google’s AutoML software uses machine learning to generate better machine learning. It competed last week against high-powered data scientists.

by Tom Simonite in Business
April 16, 2019

15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here’s how that turned out.

by Nicholas Thompson in Backchannel
April 15, 2019

TED 2019: I Promise Not to Roll My Eyes at Your TED Talk

When cynicism and ironic detachment are the dominant modes of social discourse, it can feel frankly transgressive to earnestly celebrate passionate people who are trying to change the world.

by Emily Dreyfuss in Business
April 12, 2019

Trump Vows Speedy Path to 5G, but Offers Few New Ideas

President Trump says the US “must win” the race to 5G. But a plan outlined by FCC Chair Ajit Pai is a modest expansion of existing programs.

by Klint Finley in Business