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Society & Culture
How the pandemic broke Nextdoor
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, lots of people are turning to Nextdoor for help. That’s not always what they find.
6 min
How Covid-19 hurt department stores
Many malls and department stores will never reopen
8 min
Offices will never be the same
The work-from-home revolution is here to stay, and even if you do go back to the office, it may look very differen
8 min
How Instacart’s harsh ratings system hurts groc...
A New York City Instacart shopper and deliverer explains how livelihoods depend on a ratings system that must change.
8 min
This 28-year-old billionaire wants to give away...
A conversation with Sam Bankman-Fried, an entrepreneur who donated $5 million to support the Biden campaign.
11 min
How influencers monetize every aspect of their ...
There are lots of ways to make money as an influencer and content creator, but is the influencer economy becoming dystopian?
6 min
We don't have enough computer chips
President Biden has issued an executive order to address the global semiconductor shortage
6 min
Project Maven
Google's Project Maven was the opening shot in a battle between employees and management over the future of the company.
10 min
Peter Thiel backs Hillbilly Elegy author for Se...
The billionaire investor who wants to rebuild the Republican Party just made a $10 million bet on author J.D. Vance.
8 min
Facebook says it’s tackling the antivax movemen...
Can Facebook ever be an authority figure in the fight against Covid-19?
9 min
Want a vaccine? Walgreens wants your data first.
So you’ve made a Walgreens account to make a vaccine appointment. What are they going to do with your data?
7 min
Why a JPEG sold for $69 million
One NFT sold at auction last week for $69 million. Others have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
5 min
Biden’s antitrust brain trust
Tim Wu has joined Biden’s National Economic Council, while Lina Khan will reportedly be nominated to the Federal Trade Commision
6 min
Dr. B: the website to go to for extra vaccines
Dr. B is a new vaccine waitlist for leftover vaccines.
9 min
What is a SPAC?
What are SPACs? And why do we keep hearing about them?
7 min
When the free streaming trials end
Paramount+ enters the streaming service pool, but is it too late in the game? Recode's Rani Molla explains.
6 min
Google quits cookies
Google calls its strategy “privacy-first.” Is it?
5 min
How the pandemic changed social media habits
Twitter and Instagram usage rose significantly. TikTok’s average monthly visits grew by 576%.
5 min
Why Biden’s backing an Amazon warehouse union d...
What the president’s pro-union message means
8 min
Facebook bans Myanmar’s military
Facebook banned Myanmar’s military. What does that mean for social media and democracy?
9 min
The Phone Wars
Apple and Google were once friends, but that changed with the rise of iOS and Android.
9 min
Amazon’s race problem
Internal data obtained by Recode indicate that Black Amazon employees are promoted less frequently and are rated more harshly than non-Black peers
9 min
The Project for Good Information
The project is led by Tara McGowan, who’s successfully raised money from Silicon Valley’s biggest political donors for past political startups.
9 min
The biotech vaccine ingredient in high demand
How the government is trying to speed up production of essential vaccine ingredients
5 min
Can billionaires save newspapers?
If a billionaire investor can’t save a local newspaper, can anyone save them?
8 min