Category: Business

November 14, 2019

Pinterest Has a New Plan to Address Self-Harm

The company has gotten better at removing distressing content. Now it wants to help users feel better.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
November 13, 2019

Google Is Basically Daring the US to Block Its Fitbit Deal

The company’s moves into health data will test how serious antitrust enforcers are about privacy issues.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
November 13, 2019

GitHub Finally Has Its Own iOS and Android Apps

First launched in 2008, the open source hub is launching its first apps for iOS and Android.

by Klint Finley in Business
November 13, 2019

Microsoft Sends a New Kind of AI Processor Into the Cloud

An innovative chip from Graphcore could push artificial intelligence applications to greater heights.

by Will Knight in Business
November 12, 2019

Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

As US leaders dither, President Xi Jinping vies for the technological future of finance.

by Kevin Werbach in Business
November 12, 2019

Meet the Immigrants Who Took On Amazon

How a group of Somalis became leaders in the fight to change a tech behemoth.

by Jessica Bruder in Business
November 12, 2019

Google Is Slurping Up Health Data—and It Looks Totally Legal

Tech giants can access all of your personal medical details under existing health privacy laws. The question is how else that data might get used.

by Gregory Barber Megan Molteni in Business
November 11, 2019

Can AI Built to ‘Benefit Humanity’ Also Serve the Military?

Microsoft’s $10 billion Pentagon contract puts the independent artificial-intelligence lab OpenAI in an awkward position.

by Tom Simonite in Business
November 9, 2019

Ben Horowitz on a Murder, Genghis Khan, and Corporate Culture

If he simply told companies that new employee orientation programs were valuable they would blow him off. So he resorts to violence.

by Paris Martineau in Business
November 9, 2019

Slack’s Stewart Butterfield on Making Workers More Productive—or Not

The CEO spoke with WIRED’s editor in chief about the pros and cons of replacing in-person workplace conversations with messaging software. 

by Louise Matsakis in Business