Category: Business / Tech Culture

July 30, 2021

The World Is Suffering from Champlain Towers South Syndrome

Plus: Round one with Mark Zuckerberg, the appointment of Lina Khan, and a new type of weather nightmare.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 23, 2021

The FAA Brings Jeff Bezos Back Down to Earth

Plus: New Shepard’s dildo design, my seat on a private space flight, and the hearing that broke Fauci.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 16, 2021

The Rocket Billionaire Who Hated Space Tourism

Plus: a lifelong love of the cosmos, future dispatches from West Texas, and routinely unprecedented weather events.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 14, 2021

Why Do Some Crimes Increase When Airbnbs Come to Town?

Tourists neither commit nor attract crimes. But a study finds that violent offenses rose in neighborhoods where more homes were converted to short-term rentals.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
July 9, 2021

5 Years After Pokémon Go, It's Time for the Metaverse

Plus: The biggest idea of 2016, the ethics of synthetic data, and a blaze on the Gulf of Mexico.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 2, 2021

You’ll Be Shocked by What’s in My Twitter Feed

Plus: The Twitternomics of promoted posts, Google’s updated code of conduct, and North America’s changing climate.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 1, 2021

Help! How Do I Accept That I’m Burned Out?

In her final column, Megan lays down some hard truths about work exhaustion.


by Megan Greenwell in Business
June 25, 2021

The Unfortunate Punkonomics of Cryptocurrency

Plus: The early days of digital cash, the slow death of IPv4, and social distancing in the Black Sea.


by Steven Levy in Business
June 23, 2021

Help! How Do I Make My Workplace More Diverse?

Megan offers advice for casting your net—because there’s no excuse for a hiring pool where everyone looks the same.


by Megan Greenwell in Business
June 18, 2021

A Quick and Dirty Agenda for Congress to Curb Big Tech

Plus: A fair-use summit with Girl Talk, how to explain consciousness, and a pre-summer bake.


by Steven Levy in Business