Category: Business

May 14, 2021

The Apple Designer You’ve Never Heard of Is Making Noise

Plus: The iPod’s cultural importance, the fate of Loon’s balloons, and the price of an SNL appearance.


by Steven Levy in Business
May 14, 2021

Live Audio Apps Lure Creators With Money and Promises

Talk is cheap, unless you’re an in-demand content creator for platforms like Clubhouse and its many clones.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
May 13, 2021

GameStop FOMO Inspires a New Wave of Crypto Pump-and-Dumps

Thousands of would-be investors are joining Discord groups that promise big earnings by manipulating the crypto market.


by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
May 13, 2021

When a Pipeline Goes Down, Tanker Trucks Come to the Rescue

But driving millions of gallons of gas around the country is trickier than you might think.


by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 13, 2021

The Chip Shortage Is Driving Up Tech Prices—Starting With TVs

Some high-end televisions already cost 30 percent more than they did last summer. As the crunch continues, expect more gadget prices to spike.


by Will Knight in Business
May 13, 2021

AI Shows ExxonMobil Downplayed Its Role in Climate Change

According to a new paper, the company’s own research showed that human activity was a contributor, but public statements suggested otherwise.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
May 13, 2021

It’s True. Everyone IS Multitasking on Their Video Calls

A Microsoft study finds just how often remote workers multitask during videoconferences—especially when the group is large and the meeting runs long.


by Khari Johnson in Business
May 12, 2021

Help! A Male Colleague Thinks I’m Scary

Whose problem is it when men are intimidated by women at work?


by Megan Greenwell in Business
May 12, 2021

DeepMind Wants to Use AI to Transform Soccer

The Alphabet-owned company is working with Liverpool to bring computer vision and statistical learning to the high-stakes world of sports.


by Amit Katwala WIRED UK in Business
May 11, 2021

Biden Makes a Deal With Uber and Lyft in the Name of Vaccines

Despite his unease with the ride-hail business model, the president needs help getting more Americans to vaccination sites to meet his July 4 deadline.


by Aarian Marshall in Business