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Enshittification just keeps happening

Cory Doctorow coined “enshittification” in January. We’re watching it happen in real time.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 13, 2023
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After years of building pricey playgrounds, Big Tech recalibrates

Major building plans are on pause, but banana stands are a go.

Jacob Cohen • June 23, 2023

Is eBay’s brief renaissance over?

The site has pivoted from auctions to ESG.

Mark Dent • February 24, 2023

Can Netflix be a lifestyle brand?

The company is partnering with the likes of Bumble, while also making it harder for people to watch.

Samir Javer • February 7, 2023

All rise: Emoji have entered the court

Emoji messages are being entered as evidence in court, but interpretations vary.

Sara Friedman • February 2, 2023

What the past year of tech lobbying looked like

Apple really hit the gas.

Jacob Cohen • January 25, 2023

Why are there so many tech layoffs?

Cheap money is out, and companies hired lots of people during the pandemic.

Mark Dent • January 24, 2023

TikTok’s new plan to avoid getting banned in the US

The app will consider letting Oracle and others police its algorithm.

Mark Dent • January 17, 2023

Meta, Microsoft team up on map nonprofit

Microsoft, Meta, and Amazon are all partners in a collaborative, interoperable map project.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 16, 2022

Apple’s big changes, courtesy of the EU

Due to the EU’s Digital Markets Act, Big Tech companies like Apple will have to make some changes.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 15, 2022

Musk says he’s going ‘to war’ with Apple

Here’s why he’s picking a fight.

Jacob Cohen • November 29, 2022

TikTok’s swooping in to grab laid-off talent

But is the move a business need or a reputational one?

Jacob Cohen • November 17, 2022

Amazon set for largest layoffs in company history

From a billionaire’s charitable pledge to impending layoffs, what happened?

Jacob Cohen • November 15, 2022

The big bet Big Tech got wrong

“I got this wrong” — Tech CEOs everywhere.

Jacob Cohen • November 10, 2022

Slowing cloud spend has investors spooked

Companies are spending less on cloud computing, the ultimate sign of belt tightening.

Rob Litterst • October 31, 2022

What to know about the Taiwan chip situation

The world put all its chips in one basket — now it’s trying to decentralize.

Jacob Cohen • October 25, 2022

Everyone wants to be TikTok, and TikTok wants to be everyone

As companies work to copy TikTok, the platform is giving them a taste of their own medicine.

Jacob Cohen • October 13, 2022

Is Zuck too early to the metaverse?

Meta’s betting it all on virtual reality, but it may be too early.

Rob Litterst • October 12, 2022

What the heck is an anti-perk?

Perks that require an office visit don’t carry the same weight that they used to.

Rob Litterst • September 28, 2022

Clearview offers its controversial tech to lawyers

Clearview will offer its controversial tech, typically only available to law enforcement, to public defenders.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 20, 2022

The next mafia TV show is about… PayPal?

We’ve seen shows about WeWork, Uber, and Theranos. Is the “PayPal Mafia” next?

Jacob Cohen • August 31, 2022

What’s up with Twitter’s whistleblower?

Things are getting interesting before the Musk-Twitter showdown in October.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 24, 2022

Why Big Tech wants to be in your car so badly

What happens when we can do stuff in cars other than driving?

Jacob Cohen • June 16, 2022

Internet Explorer is done exploring

The hottest tech products from the early 2000s are gone.

Rob Litterst • June 16, 2022

Is the FAANG era over?

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google have seen better days.

Rob Litterst • May 2, 2022

The trouble with TurboTax

The FTC and Sen. Elizabeth Warren say TurboTax has been tricking taxpayers into paying for tax prep for years.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 18, 2022

Could WhatsApp be the next social media giant?

A new Community feature could help the app usher Meta into the next era of social media.

Rob Litterst • April 18, 2022

Digits: Spotify in years, kosher food, and goo-goo gaga

Plus: Baby formula shortages and Georgia’s film tax credit.

Jacob Cohen • April 18, 2022

Why do companies do stock splits?

Breaking down why the biggest players in tech are making their stock cheaper.

Rob Litterst • April 13, 2022

The West Coast looks east for hiring

43% of West Coast tech company jobs are now listed outside of the region.

Jacob Cohen • March 1, 2022

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