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How Big Tech Won the Pandemic

How Big Tech Won the Pandemic

How Big Tech Won the Pandemic How Big Tech Won the Pandemic This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. In the early months of the pandemic in the United States, businesses were closing or were thrown into chaos. Millions of people shut their wallets as they were shut in. …

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‘A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech

‘A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech

‘A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech ‘A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech In the Great Recession more than a decade ago, big tech companies hit a rough patch just like everyone else. Now they have become unquestioned winners of the pandemic economy. The combined yearly revenue of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook is …

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Apple AirTag Review: A Humble Tracker With Next-Generation Tech

Apple AirTag Review: A Humble Tracker With Next-Generation Tech

Apple AirTag Review: A Humble Tracker With Next-Generation Tech Apple AirTag Review: A Humble Tracker With Next-Generation Tech On the outside, Apple’s new AirTag looks like a ho-hum product that we have all seen before. It’s a disc-shaped tracking gadget that can be attached to items like house keys to help you find them. But inside, the story gets far …

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To Understand Tech, Look Beyond the C.E.O.s

To Understand Tech, Look Beyond the C.E.O.s

To Understand Tech, Look Beyond the C.E.O.s To Understand Tech, Look Beyond the C.E.O.s This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. To understand what’s happening in the world, we need to understand the (mostly) men who rule over global technology superpowers. But I also wish those leaders were less …

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Tech Firm Bars Political Discussion at Work: Live Updates

Tech Firm Bars Political Discussion at Work: Live Updates Tech Firm Bars Political Discussion at Work: Live Updates Here’s what you need to know: “Every discussion remotely related to politics, advocacy or society at large quickly spins away from pleasant,” Jason Fried, Basecamp’s chief executive, wrote in a blog post.Credit…Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Basecamp, a company that makes productivity software, said …

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Can Tech Make the Roads Safer?

Can Tech Make the Roads Safer?

Can Tech Make the Roads Safer? Can Tech Make the Roads Safer? This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. When the pandemic kept people at home more in 2020, Americans drove far fewer miles than usual. But more people died on the roads. Our roads are dangerous, particularly for …

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Why Europe Is Hard on Big Tech

Why Europe Is Hard on Big Tech

Why Europe Is Hard on Big Tech Why Europe Is Hard on Big Tech This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Europe is the global capital of tech backlash. The authorities there have taken tech companies to task over dodging taxes, stalking our data, crushing competition and letting people …

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Seven House Republicans pledge to take no donations from major tech companies.

Seven House Republicans pledge to take no donations from major tech companies.

Seven House Republicans pledge to take no donations from major tech companies. Seven House Republicans pledge to take no donations from major tech companies. A group of seven House Republicans said on Wednesday that they would no longer take donations from major tech companies or their top executives, a sign of the growing distance between some conservatives and big business. …

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Why Is Big Tech Under Assault? Power.

Why Is Big Tech Under Assault? Power.

Why Is Big Tech Under Assault? Power. Why Is Big Tech Under Assault? Power. This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Big technology companies are still misdiagnosing why they have so many enemies. Mark Zuckerberg this week told interviewers that people and institutions who are losing control in the …

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Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers

Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers

Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers The past year has crushed independent restaurants across the country and brought a reality to their doors: Many were unprepared for a digital world. Unlike other small retailers, restaurateurs could keep the tech low, with basic websites and maybe Instagram accounts with …

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