Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber on Thursday laid off roughly 185 people from its Postmates division, or about 15 percent of Postmates’ total work force, said three people with knowledge of the actions, as the ride-hailing giant consolidates its food delivery operations to

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Amazon wrote to President Biden on Thursday offering to assist with communication and technology. Microsoft is opening up its largely empty office campus as a vaccination center as part of a broader partnership with the State of Washington. Starbucks is assigning workers

What Internet Censorship Looks Like

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. We’ve seen the internet magnify the best and the worst of ourselves. Abdi Latif Dahir, who writes about East Africa for The New York

Can an Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters?

Most of the time, the 116-year-old movie theater business is rather humdrum. Tickets get sold. Images get projected onto screens, sometimes in 3-D. Every now and then, change-phobic cinema operators get excited about an innovation. The armrest cup holder, for instance, was

‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump

After the presidential election last year, the Proud Boys, a far-right group, declared its undying loyalty to President Trump. In a Nov. 8 post in a private channel of the messaging app Telegram, the group urged its followers to attend protests against

How to Make Data Privacy Real

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The U.S. government last week settled with an app that lets women track their periods over claims that it shared its users’ health information

QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.

Followers of QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, have spent weeks anticipating that Wednesday would be the “Great Awakening” — a day, long foretold in QAnon prophecy, when top Democrats would be arrested for running a global sex trafficking ring and President Trump

President Biden’s Tech To-do List

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. President Biden is inheriting tricky tech questions including how to rein in powerful digital superstars, what to do about Chinese technology and how to

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