Category: Business / Tech Culture

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
November 9, 2020

The Future of McDonald’s Is in the Drive-Thru Lane

The fast food chain is radically rethinking what the Golden Arches experience looks like, from a new loyalty program to more high-tech drive-thrus.

by Brian Barrett in Business
November 6, 2020

Social Media’s Dance With Donald Trump Is Getting Clumsier

Plus: The 2000 election, the fate of 3D printers, and a spiritual journey.

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
October 30, 2020

WFH or Work at the Office—More Tech Employees Can Now Choose

The “hybrid workplace” is Silicon Valley’s latest buzzword, as tech companies start giving people more options for how and when and where they get stuff done.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
October 23, 2020

The DOJ Is Fighting Google on a Shifting Battlefield

Plus: Facebook’s attempt at a search engine, China’s handling of Covid-19, and a slippery situation for the president.

by Steven Levy in Business
October 16, 2020

Clarence Thomas Wants to Rethink Internet Speech. Be Afraid

Plus: Auction theory at Google, a stalking cougar, and a proposal for breaking up big tech.

by Steven Levy in Business
October 14, 2020

Just as Tech Looked Serious About Diversity, Trump Intervenes

The Labor Department last week questioned Microsoft’s stated goal to double the number of Black leaders in the company.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
October 9, 2020

Does the House Antitrust Report Mean That Tech Is Evil?

Plus: a plan to break up Microsoft, anonymity on the internet, and a baffling balcony address.

by Steven Levy in Business