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A messaging app won a cat-and-mouse game with the Russian government
The government wanted in, but Telegram’s founder said nyet.
• June 29, 2020
TikTok creators’ new dance move: flipping China censorship on its head
They’re filming virtual love letters with the Chinese flag, the national anthem, and hashtags like #ilovechina.
• June 18, 2020
On mute no more: Zoom gets a taste of international politics
The company blocked Tiananmen Square commemorations. US lawmakers got wind of it.
• June 15, 2020
Time limits on video games? A Japanese teen is taking the government to court
A regional government tried to limit video gaming. So Wataru fought back.
• June 12, 2020
Netflix is beating the US military in the ‘Space Force’ trademark race
In Europe, Mexico, and Australia, Netflix now owns legal rights to the name.
• June 10, 2020
Britain and Huawei square off over 5G
The UK’s deal with Huawei is looking shaky.
• June 9, 2020
India’s potential is irresistible for tech’s bigwigs
Amazon may take a $2B stake in one of the country’s largest telecom companies. Big Tech is racing to make its mark in India.
• June 5, 2020
TikTok’s new rival makes for a great side hustle
Killing time? Zynn will pay you to use its app.
• May 29, 2020
Pack your thermometers: Hotels are gearing up for new arrivals
Your next overnight stay is going to get weird.
• May 22, 2020
A beer shortage leaves Mexico with a case of sud sadness
Thirsty citizens are having a hard time commandeering a precious six-pack.
• May 11, 2020
Wanna know how life in isolation has changed us? Look at the electricity data
The secrets of everyone’s screwy schedules are revealed in the fluctuations of the power grid.
• April 23, 2020
Everyone is baking — and entrepreneurs are rising up to meet the demand
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
The worst sales promotion in history
Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall
How small business owners survived the Great Recession
New business ideas and the best way to capitalize.
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