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January 21, 2021

Alphabet Is Grounding Loon—but Won't Call It a Failure

Plus: The moonshot’s launch, health care for the maskless, and a new era’s inaugural meme.


by Steven Levy in Business
January 15, 2021

Facebook Can’t Fix What It Won’t Admit To

Plus: Zuckerberg’s community manifesto, how to hold platforms accountable, and an accidental admission in Congress.


by Steven Levy in Business
January 8, 2021

A Trump Ban Is Easy. Fixing Facebook and Twitter Will Be Hard

Plus: Dorsey in the Trump administration’s early days, how to define privacy, and chaos in the Capitol.


by Steven Levy in Business
December 4, 2020

Apple’s Covid Response Was Extremely Apple

Plus: A patented pizza box, polarization on Parler, and a sad update.


by Steven Levy in Business
November 20, 2020

The Tenuous Promise of the Substack Dream

Plus: The threat of blogs, the balkanization of social media, and a new record for America’s mayor.


by Steven Levy in Business
November 13, 2020

Why Just Zoom When You Can Bend Reality?

Plus: The rise of desktop publishing, the legal fate of the Trumps, and a mix-up for the ages.


by Steven Levy in Business
October 30, 2020

Quantum Computing Is Bigger Than Donald Trump

Plus: 2016 election reactions, the president’s health care, and a wrestling match over Section 230.


by Steven Levy in Business