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It’s Not Too Late for Tech Companies to Spill Their Secrets

Amid a hailstorm of criticism from governments and the public, restoring trust means releasing data.
Dec. 20, 2021 9:00 AM PST · 1 comment
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Let’s Open Big Tech’s Financial Black Box

Some companies have individual divisions that dominate their respective markets. Disclosure requirements haven’t kept pace with that scale.
Dec. 16, 2021 9:00 AM PST · 1 comment
Art by Mike Sullivan

AWS Is Too Big to Fail

As we saw last week, when the backbone of the internet breaks, huge segments of the global economy become paralyzed.
Dec. 15, 2021 9:00 AM PST · 6 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

Got Whistleblowers? Good.

Internal unrest can lead to corporate crackdowns—or innovative growth. Leaders must decide what future they want to create.
Dec. 9, 2021 9:00 AM PST · 3 comments

Pay Transparency for Gig Workers? Yes, It’s Possible.

The FTC’s warning about misleading earnings promises could lead to a healthier future for companies and users.
Dec. 1, 2021 9:03 AM PST · 2 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

Let Crypto Regulate Itself

The industry needs oversight, but federal regulators aren't the ones to offer it.
Nov. 15, 2021 9:26 AM PST · 9 comments
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New York, Miami and the Future of Crypto Cities

Playful rivalries aside, there are plenty of reasons for urban mayors to court the blockchain and its enthusiasts.
Nov. 11, 2021 9:09 AM PST · 1 comment
Art by Mike Sullivan

Book Excerpt: How Kleiner Perkins Missed Out on Tesla—and Why That’s OK in the Long Run

In an excerpt from his new book, "Speed & Scale," investor John Doerr explains why electrifying our transportation is key to solving the climate crisis.
Nov. 4, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 5 comments
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AI Weapons Need Human Safeguards

A former intelligence watchdog warns that the vast funding asymmetry between AI development and oversight is putting the U.S. in danger.
Oct. 25, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 1 comment
Illustration by Jesus Escudero

How to Keep Kids Safe Online? Ask Videogame Designers

Instead of trying to keep kids out of toxic online spaces, we should be building ones where they can thrive—something savvy gamers are already doing.
Oct. 12, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 5 comments
Illustration by Danielle Davis

Instagram Isn’t the Only Social Media That’s Hurting Girls

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat—they’re all damaging young psyches, and have been for years.
Oct. 8, 2021 9:00 AM PDT · 4 comments
Josh Brill

What Congress’s Antitrust Proposals Miss

Mobile device makers feel compelled to enter into exclusivity agreements with Google on search and other services, reinforcing the tech giant’s market power.
July 8, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
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Why the Smart Money Is Headed to Europe

More people than ever before are seeing Europe, rather than the U.S., as the best place to invest.
May 7, 2021 6:01 AM PDT · 3 comments
Illustration by Mike Sullivan

Apple’s New Privacy Policy Tests the Limits of Its Platform Power

Can Apple contain the widespread unhappiness among app publishers over its broad new privacy rules?
April 6, 2021 9:02 AM PDT · 29 comments
Illustration by Mike Sullivan

What Comes After Radical Candor

It’s bad for business to not acknowledge and fix the injustices in our workplaces.
March 23, 2021 9:01 AM PDT · 9 comments
Illustration by Josh Brill

Take a Hard Look at the Nondisclosure Agreement

Current NDAs are out of touch with most companies’ professed values. Business leaders could easily rectify that, and California may soon require it.
March 10, 2021 10:01 AM PST · 3 comments
Illustration by Jeremie Claeys

Content Alone Will Kill the Creator Economy

Creators should study closely the network effects behind the biggest tech companies’ success.
March 1, 2021 6:02 AM PST · 15 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

Data Is the New Sand

Our individual data is just not that valuable. Acknowledging that can guide how we think about its misuse.
Feb. 24, 2021 6:01 AM PST · 35 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

China Is Winning the Digital Currency War With the U.S.

China aspires to control the world’s reserve currency. In a world where most payments are digital, this is a pretty scary scenario.
Feb. 11, 2021 9:02 AM PST · 9 comments
A Google worker protest in 2018. Photo by AP

Why Tech Employees Stay

Despite the scandals and unethical behavior that have come to light at some tech companies, pressures—beyond financial incentives—keep people anchored in their jobs.
Feb. 2, 2021 6:01 AM PST · 9 comments