Category: Business

July 6, 2020

Seattle’s Uber and Lyft Drivers Make $23.25 an Hour—or $9.73

Two studies reach very different conclusions about ride-hail earnings, as city officials consider setting a minimum wage.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
July 6, 2020

Tech Confronts Its Use of the Labels ‘Master’ and ‘Slave’

Companies and programmers are re-examining how technical terms are used amid Black Lives Matter protests. But some worry the changes are empty symbolism.

by Elizabeth Landau in Business
July 2, 2020

5G Was Going to Unite the World—Instead It’s Tearing Us Apart

Divisions over technical standards and the role of China’s Huawei are jeopardizing the rollout of superfast connections.

by Will Knight in Business
July 1, 2020

What Disbanding the Police Really Meant in Camden, New Jersey

Since the city overhauled its force in 2012, reported crimes fell, but electronic surveillance increased. Some community activists are unhappy.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
July 1, 2020

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – July 2020

This month’s focus is on Maria Ressa, the editor of the news website Rappler, who was convicted of cyber libel in the Philippines last month.

by Wired Staff in Business
July 1, 2020

In These Factories, Inspector Robot Will Check Your Work

Artificially intelligent camera systems look for defects and misplaced parts in many industries. The coronavirus pandemic makes them extra useful.

by Will Knight in Business
June 30, 2020

Smartphone Apps Are Now a Weapon in International Disputes

India bans 59 Chinese apps weeks after border skirmishes killed 20 Indian soldiers. Russia and Brazil have previously blocked apps for their own reasons.

by Tom Simonite in Business
June 29, 2020

Social Media Drops the Hammer on Team Trump

Reddit and Twitch are the latest companies to take action against the president and his supporters, as platforms re-evaluate and reinforce hate speech policies.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
June 29, 2020

An Infrastructure Arms Race Is Fueling the Future of Gaming

As videogame companies increasingly shift to the cloud, data centers have taken on outsized importance.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
June 28, 2020

An Ohio City’s Campaign Got More People to Buy Electric Cars

In just three years, Columbus managed to exceed its goal of more than 3,200 new BEVs and plug-in hybrids .

by Jonathan M. Gitlin Ars Technica in Business