Uber’s HR chief steps down after reportedly ignoring racial discrimination complaints

The head of human resources at Uber has stepped down from her position, following a series of workplace scandals that have rocked the Silicon...

Batteries have a dirty secret

Energy storage (batteries and other ways of storing electricity, like pumped water, compressed air, or molten salt) has generally been hailed as a “green”...

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all...

The rise of rage in social media politics, in one chart

Politics is all the rage on social media. Literally. According to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center, people are increasingly responding to Facebook...

The streaming era is ignoring classic movies. Twitter is helping keep...

“It just took off like lightning,” Jennifer Dorian says. The “it” in question is a Twitter meme that became all but ubiquitous when it spread...

Amazon will deliver live Christmas trees this year. 5 Christmas tree...

Amazon will sell full-size Christmas trees for the first time this year, following a successful test run with mini trees last year, the Associated...

Amazon wants to take over every aspect of shopping. Next up?...

Amazon launched a new section of its site called Amazon Storefronts on Monday morning, a space that looks remarkably like the handmade e-commerce giant...

The $120-billion reason we can’t expect Facebook to police itself

This week, we got a glimpse of why tech giants like Facebook and Twitter appear so reticent to clean up their platforms. As they...

The controversy over Mark Zuckerberg’s comments on Holocaust denial, explained

With more than 2 billion users stretching across every continent and country, Facebook supports a larger community than any nation-state on earth, but it...

Facebook has already detected suspicious activity trying to influence the 2018...

Someone is trying to influence the midterm elections by sowing divisions among Americans on social media, according to Facebook — though the company won’t...

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