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One constant in Facebook’s corporate culture is the ruthless aggression when it comes to growth and competition. To take just one example: More than a decade ago, a young, upstart Facebook smashed a wage-fixing cartel that then had been imposed by older, more established tech companies and it tried to hire the best tech talent.
Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc have both sparked the ire of Donald Trump, but the social networks have taken nearly opposite approaches to politics and the president.
Twitter has taken the unprecedented step of adding fact-check warnings to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets that falsely called mail-in ballots “substantially fraudulent” and predicted a “Rigged Election”. On May 28, the president threatened to impose new regulation on social media companies or even to “close them down”.
Amazon Prime may not be so prime for a bit longer.
Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. So did workers in New York, Illinois and Minnesota.
If there was ever a good time for the robots-taking-over-jobs argument, this may be it. Not just because factory owners don’t want to pay for rising labour costs, but because workers don’t want to gather every day in petri dishes.
It’s no surprise to hear that retailers’ online sales are surging through the coronavirus pandemic. But would you guess that for some of the biggest winners, it’s their physical stores that gave those sales a boost?
Uber Technologies Inc was once a poster child for Silicon Valley’s unchecked ambition. As recently as this year, the company was promising to usher in a self-driving revolution and popularise flying cars.
Nearly half of Americans say they would not get in a self-driving taxi, according to a poll commissioned by the advocacy group Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.
The more I read and hear about what offices will be like as they reopen, the more dystopian it sounds: empty desks, no meetings, everyone keeping their distance from one another.