Implications for U.S. tech companies as EU eyes AI regulation

Feb 19, 2020
The EU wants to be sure there’s human oversight of artificial intelligence, and that AI systems use high-quality data.
European Commission vice president in charge for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova shakes hands with Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels, on Feb. 17, 2020.
Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images
Workplace Culture

Will the 2020s bring an end to the era of open offices?

Dec 31, 2019
Blamed for everything from decreased productivity to increased flu cases, the majority of workers hate them, a survey says.
Collaboration or constant distraction? Google employees work in an open office in Berlin in January.
Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images

The year in the tech economy

Dec 30, 2019
That was challenging. Now for tech's next act...
In 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg influenced our discourse, our privacy, our ideas about speech — free or otherwise — and our spending habits.
Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

WhatsApp's first foray into e-commerce

Nov 8, 2019
Facebook is hoping a new shopping feature might lead to a new revenue stream.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Where does Twitter's decision to ban political advertising leave its peers?

Oct 31, 2019
Twitter's Jack Dorsey says the ban is designed to fight misinformation. Will other CEOs join him?
Leon Neal/Getty Images

Zuckerberg offers an olive branch on Libra

Oct 23, 2019
The Facebook CEO is trying to woo lawmakers and regulators to approve his digital currency.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook in Washington, DC, in 2018.
Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Another partner abandons Facebook's cryptocurrency

Oct 14, 2019
Travel firm Booking Holdings has pulled out of the Libra Association as companies involved in the digital currency face increased regulation.
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Invest in Marketplace today

Ask not what Marketplace can do for you, but what you can do for Marketplace.

Pushback may delay Facebook's digital currency plans

Sep 30, 2019
Facebook has to convince regulators and potential users its currency plans are credible.
Facebook announced details about Libra, its planned digital currency, in June.
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Senate subcommittee considers whether giant tech companies have too much power

Sep 18, 2019
Do giant tech companies require more oversight?
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
How We Survive

Climate change impacts are coming to Big Tech's doorstep

Sep 16, 2019
How prepared are Apple, Google, Facebook and other firms for risks like sea level rise?
Sylvia Li

We’re here for you.

As COVID-19 reshapes our economy, our newsletter will help you unpack the news from the day.