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Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Just Turned Himself into a Congressional Piñata

The Facebook CEO went to Washington for the first time this year and let lawmakers take swings at him.
David Uberti
Liz Landers
Daniel Newhauser
2 days ago
uber

Uber Became Big by Ignoring Laws (and It Plans to Keep Doing That)

Uber says it will not comply with AB5, a new California law that would require it to classify drivers as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Jason Koebler
9.11.19
monopoly

'Ms. Monopoly' Erases the Woman Who Invented Monopoly

A woman came up with the idea for 'Monopoly,' but a man took credit and profited from it.
Eric Thurm
9.11.19
SURVEILLANCE

Amazon Is Looking More and More Like a Nation-State

Amazon is levying taxes on French businesses after France approved a tax on the tech giant.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.29.19
uber

We’re All Killing Uber Just By Using It

Uber lost another $5.2 billion this quarter and continues to lose money. For now, we're just getting subsidized rides from Silicon Valley investors.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.9.19
amazon

Amazon Is Celebrating Its Monopoly Power With Prime Day

You pay $119, Amazon loses money on the shipping, and together we build a monopoly.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.15.19
money-scams

People Are Finally Fighting Back Against the College Textbook Industry 'Scam'

Students who can't afford their course materials—along with a rogue professor—are taking on the system.
Allie Conti
5.22.19
Culture

Only One Thing Can Save the Kevin Hart 'Monopoly' Movie

Our hope lies with director Tim Story, the guy behind some of the funniest movies of the early 2000s.
Taylor Hosking
1.18.19
monopoly

Why the Brutal Death of IRL Retail Should Scare Everyone

Sears just became the latest giant to go under in the age of Amazon. This is getting creepy.
Matt Taylor
10.15.18
Late Capitalism

Jeff Bezos Is So Powerful He Basically Dictates the Minimum Wage Now

The Amazon CEO announced he's upping pay for his workers, which could force competitors to follow suit and bolster his own image, too.
Allie Conti
10.3.18
scams

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are Working on a Film Adaptation of the McDonald's Monopoly Scam

The 2001 court case that led to the downfall of a nationwide network of Monopoly sweepstakes fraudsters is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Danielle Wayda
8.6.18
Google

A $5 Billion Fine Will Not End Google’s Stranglehold on Smartphone Software

In order to license Android, phone manufacturers are subject to a rigid set of requirements meant to drive mobile search traffic to Google.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.18.18
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