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April 9, 2021

The Clones Are Coming for Clubhouse

Plus: MySpace’s downfall, tech competition from China, and the particle going rogue.


by Steven Levy in Business
April 2, 2021

Every President Promises Broadband. Biden Might Deliver

Plus: A national failure, a software workaround, and an unusual survival technique.


by Steven Levy in Business
March 26, 2021

Here's What the Tech CEOs Wish They Could Say to Congress

Plus: The optimism of the early internet, the failure of Vine, and a cargo crisis.


by Steven Levy in Business
March 19, 2021

You Can Take My Copyright Out Of My Cold, Dead Hands

Plus: The birth of the Kindle, the afterlife of Hotmail, and the immortality of the cruise industry.


by Steven Levy in Business
March 12, 2021

Tim Wu and Lina Khan Can Now Put Antitrust Theories to Work

Plus: Facebook’s lobbying efforts, tech’s information overload, and a bear of a story.


by Steven Levy in Business
March 5, 2021

NFTs Are a Collective Hallucination—So What?

Plus: The man behind digital money, how to disseminate facts, and a union in the most unlikely of places.


by Steven Levy in Business
February 12, 2021

Optimizely’s Founder Wants to Augment Your Memories

Plus: The Obama campaign’s data wiz, the limits of content moderation, and a video filter gone awry.


by Steven Levy in Business
February 5, 2021

Jeff Bezos Doesn’t Have Time to Be CEO of Amazon

Plus: The shelf life of a tech executive, innovation in the Covid era, and a green new emailer.


by Steven Levy in Business
January 29, 2021

A Vaccine Enrollment Mess of Epidemic Proportions

Plus: The Healthcare.gov rescue, the year’s biggest game changer, and a wake-up call for Wall Street.


by Steven Levy in Business
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