Category: Business

December 1, 2021

Jack Dorsey’s Square Is Now Block

Payments company Square has a new name befitting its CEO’s blockchain obsession.


by Steven Levy in Business
December 1, 2021

These Startups Deliver Groceries Fast—Without Gig Workers

Facing a tight labor market and even tighter schedules, some companies are hiring employees, with benefits.


by Aarian Marshall in Business
December 1, 2021

More Companies Offer Fertility Benefits. It’s Only the Beginning

Employer support for staff who wish to freeze their eggs has great potential—but broader support for parents still lags behind.


by Megan Carnegie in Business
November 30, 2021

The Escapist Fantasy of NFT Games Is Capitalism

In blockchain-based video games like Axie Infinity, wealthier players are becoming bosses in a flourishing international labor market.


by Cecilia DAnastasio Gian M. Volpicelli in Business
November 30, 2021

Europe Went Bananas for Gorillas. Then Its Workers Rose Up

The delivery app raced to a $1 billion valuation, promising to transform a problem-prone industry. Striking riders say it’s no different from its peers.


by Morgan Meaker in Business
November 29, 2021

Jack Dorsey Was the Soul of Twitter

The quirky CEO announced his departure on Monday. His record at the company is mixed but his impact is undeniable.


by Steven Levy in Business
November 29, 2021

Tamarya Sims Is on a Quest for Land

Sims is in the vanguard of young land stewards who embrace farming not just as a means of production, but to cultivate sustainable relationships with the natural world.


by Melanie Canales in Business
November 29, 2021

What Is Web3, Anyway?

Gavin Wood, who coined the term Web3 in 2014, believes decentralized technologies are the only hope of preserving liberal democracy.


by Gilad Edelman in Business
November 29, 2021

Frances Haugen Still Thinks People Should Work at Meta

The face behind the Facebook papers tells how she became Mark Zuckerberg’s nightmare—and thinks people can still make a positive impact at the company.


by Steven Levy in Business
November 29, 2021

Online Courses That Are Actually Worth Taking

Here’s how to navigate the avalanche of web learning—and find classes that can help with your work and life.


by Nicole Kobie in Business