Behind SVB's collapse were a whole lot of texts on messaging groups

Mar 17, 2023
Chatter among the bank's depositors on social media and texting groups may have exacerbated its demise.
Bank runs of the 1930s happened slowly, because we banked and communicated differently then.
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Tech companies around the world depend on Ukrainian workers. Now they're trying to help them.

Mar 3, 2022
Ukraine has become essential to global tech. Now companies are relocating employees and dealing with disrupted communications.
People wait to board an evacuation train in Kyiv, Ukraine's capital. The Russian invasion is forcing companies that rely on Ukrainian technology services to activate contingency plans.
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AT&T reports fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday

Jan 25, 2017
Communications giant loses some mobile customers, but gains streaming subscribers.

The $34 billion deal from two companies you’ve likely never heard of

Oct 31, 2016
There's another telecommunications deal that could affect the way you go online.
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Fighting fire with tweets: California uses social media to save lives

Oct 21, 2016
Getting accurate information onto the website and social media — and satisfying the public’s voracious appetite for news — requires an army of public information officers in the field.
The Loma Fire burns in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains in September. The fire would consume more than 4,000 acres—seven square miles—before it was fully contained in October.
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Line debuts about 30 percent higher than initial price

Jul 14, 2016
The largest IPO of the year has just launched.
This photo taken on July 12, 2016 shows a customer entering the Line Friends shop in Tokyo's Harajuku district. Japan-based messaging app Line kicks off a dual New York-Tokyo stock listing later on July 14, 2016 after one of the year's biggest initial public offerings. The company, looking to expand on booming popularity among smartphone users in Asia, priced its shares at a top-of-the-range 3,300 yen (32 USD), suggesting strong demand for the sale. 

Line cuts to front of money queue for messaging apps

Jul 14, 2016
The app was developed by a Korean company, is huge in Japan and is betting big here.
Messaging app Line could be the year's biggest IPO.

For public good, not for profit.

Giphy CEO Alex Chung: 'We're gonna make a ton of money'

Oct 21, 2015
How one of the top gif websites in the world plans to be the Google of gif ads.

Climate change: how to talk about bad news

Apr 24, 2014
Talking about global warming makes people's heads explode. It's a tough subject.

Skype makes an international call, phone companies get paid

Feb 18, 2013
The free internet phone service has grabbed a huge chunk of the market for international calls.