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The U.S. Is Writing a New Digital Doctrine

Russia’s war in Ukraine has pushed the U.S. into a new era in defense of both cybersecurity and the open internet.
July 13, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 1 comment
Art Shutterstock; Mike Sullivan

The Big Contradiction at the Heart of the Tech Downturn

Sure, the public markets are grim. But venture capitalists still have plenty of money to invest, and the smart ones will be on the hunt for good deals.
July 6, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 16 comments
Art by Haejin Park

A Girl Killed Herself. It Took TikTok Six Months to Remove Her Account.

The teenager’s mother filled out webform after webform. Meanwhile, the girl’s posts from a mental health facility racked up thousands of views.
June 29, 2022 9:05 AM PDT · 5 comments

The Question Plaguing Connected TV: Who’s Watching?

Advertisers, streaming services, and device makers need to work together, but they're retreating to their walled gardens.
June 24, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 2 comments
Illustration by Josh Brill

What Venture Investors Get Wrong About China

The government crackdown on the private tutoring industry was an object lesson in the need to pay attention to policymakers.
June 21, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 4 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His

Independent studies suggest the share of fake, spam and bot accounts is far greater than Twitter’s 5% estimate, and some accounts may face “shadow bans.”
June 16, 2022 8:00 AM PDT · 7 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms

Social media companies have the power to promote the truth and defeat lies. But they aren’t using it.
June 2, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 9 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

Five Ways Web3 Companies Will Have to Adapt to Survive

The next few months—at least—will be darker in crypto land.
May 27, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 8 comments
2022 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City. Photo by Getty

The Upfronts Model Isn’t Dead Yet

Why in-person deal making still matters, even with ad-supported Netflix and Disney+ entering the scene.
May 25, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
Art by Mike Sullivan

VR Is Failing the Very People It Could Benefit Most

Virtual experiences can help users transcend their physical limitations—but only if those users can access them.
May 19, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 1 comment
Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Rupert Murdoch. Photos by AP; Bloomberg. Art by Mike Sullivan

Meta and Alphabet Should Get Used to Paying for News

The two tech giants are gearing up for another fight as Canada takes up Australia-style legislation to protect journalism.
May 16, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 6 comments
Clockwise from top left: Netflix employees walk out in support of transgender employees; Disney employees and demonstrators rally against Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill; Google employees protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations; Activision Blizzard employees protest the company's response to a sexual discrimination lawsuit. Photos by Bloomberg; AP

When Rights Are on the Line, Words Aren’t Enough

With the Supreme Court apparently on the brink of overturning Roe v. Wade, employees want to know their companies will protect them.
May 11, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 6 comments

How Elon Musk’s Twitter Could Boost State Censorship

Part of respecting free speech is resisting the law when necessary.
May 5, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 6 comments
Photos by Bloomberg. Art by Mike Sullivan.

Netflix’s Best Advertising Bet Won’t Require Software

Let the other streamers invest in precision-targeted digital ad delivery. The old network TV model may be a better fit for the market leader.
April 22, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 7 comments
Art by Haejin Park

Pretty LinkedIn Profiles Are Overrated

Success is impossible without risk, and taking risks means making mistakes.
April 6, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 15 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

We Need a 911 for the Metaverse

Reporting harassment and abuse in virtual reality should be a reflex, not a puzzle.
March 30, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 1 comment
Illustration by Jesus Escudero

Congress’s Big Antitrust Bills Have a Problem: The Happy Customer

Conflicting political crosscurrents are making it impossible to protect competition in ways that also protect consumers.
March 23, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 4 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

A Vibe Shift Is Brewing in Streaming

Are Disney and HBO missing it with their pivot to ads?
March 18, 2022 9:00 AM PDT
Illustration by Jesus Escudero

Web 2.0 Investors Aren’t Cut Out for the Web3 World

Getting ready for the decentralized web will require more than a change in mindset.
March 16, 2022 9:00 AM PDT · 10 comments
Illustration by Danielle Davis

Can Hybrid Work Create a More Diverse Workforce?

Yes—if employers put in the work to get there.
March 9, 2022 9:00 AM PST · 2 comments