Category: Business / National Affairs

May 25, 2021

A New Antitrust Case Cuts to the Core of Amazon’s Identity

The Washington, DC, attorney general claims that the company obsessed with satisfying customers is actually screwing them.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
May 7, 2021

Epic v. Apple and the Plan to Avoid ‘Looking Like the Baddies’

This week’s antitrust trial against Apple reveals in new detail how the Fortnite developer aimed to take on the industry’s titans.


by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
May 6, 2021

Everything You’ve Heard About Section 230 Is Wrong

These hallowed 26 words shield internet companies from being held responsible for what people post and share. But the web’s most sacred law is a false idol.


by Gilad Edelman in Backchannel
May 4, 2021

One Question Will Probably Decide the Epic-Apple Lawsuit

It’s all about how you define the market.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
May 4, 2021

Gummy Bears and Candy Bars Are Casualties of the Pandemic

Shopping online means fewer unplanned purchases. Manufacturers and retailers are testing tactics to bring impulse buying to the web.


by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 3, 2021

A Border Town Confronts the Reality of Police Surveillance

Chula Vista police have deployed drones and other tech. Now residents are pushing back, after reports that data was shared with immigration authorities.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
May 2, 2021

Josh Hawley’s ‘Big Tech’ Book Overthrows the Tyranny of Reality

The senator’s new book is an assault not just on Big Tech, but on basic facts of US history.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
April 22, 2021

Why Lawmakers Are Interested in Apple’s and Google’s 'Rents'

You can’t understand the app store debate without knowing a crucial piece of antitrust jargon.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
April 19, 2021

Union Says Amazon Violated Labor Law in the Alabama Election

Amazon defeated the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s bid to represent workers at one warehouse. The union claims the company fought dirty.


by CaitlinHarrington in Business
April 12, 2021

Antitrust and Privacy Are on a Collision Course

Facebook is being sued for weakening data protections. Google is being sued for strengthening them. Can that paradox be resolved?


by Gilad Edelman in Business