Tech companies’ use of dual-class share structures to keep control in the hands of founders and other insiders gives a handful of people power over enormous swaths of American life.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is compelling viewing – but why have there been more films about Steve Jobs alone in the past 30 years than about successful female entrepreneurs?
What world will tech billionaires move us towards if they believe that humans are fundamentally dangerous?
Recent anti-racism protests have spurred dozens of companies to vow to diversify their workforces, yet big tech’s efforts to do so since 2014 show promises aren’t enough to overcome the real problem.
Investment in tech businesses is crumbling but the winners are eyeing up the losers.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain’s feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
There are more efficient ways to stop addictions than fasting from rewards.
SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
Halloween is yet another holiday that has become a mere ritual of America’s very conspicuous consumption.
Mark Zuckerberg may try to minimise their concerns, but Facebook moderators and other online workers are beginning to organise for their own protection.
Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
WeWork’s uncertain future reflects how investors have wised up to the hype around Silicon Valley start ups.
New technologies and services aren’t creating irreversible damage, even though they do generate some harms. Preemptive bans would stifle innovation and block potential solutions to real problems.
Facebook and Neuralink are developing interfaces to link our brains to computers, with serious ethical issues.
Alarm bells should ring over a global currency that is run by an exclusive club that serves its investor-owners, not the public good.
US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech’s growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
Astronomic valuations for non-profitable companies are popular in Silicon Valley but how are they calculated and what do they reflect?
Elizabeth Holmes conformed to a myth of entrepreneurial success. This was ultimately her downfall.
Despite the growing role of data and technology in the world economy, there are very few rules to govern digital trade.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.