We Need a New Term for Video Games

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Everyone is trying to get us to come out — or stay in — and play. Seriously. Peloton, Netflix, Zoom, TikTok, Amazon, Apple and

FTX, Cryptocurrency Leader, Moves to Curb High Risk Trades

A popular cryptocurrency exchange announced on Sunday that it was curbing a type of high-risk trading that has been blamed in part for sharp fluctuations in the value of Bitcoin and the casino-like atmosphere on such platforms globally. The move by the

Disinformation for Hire, a Shadow Industry, Is Quietly Booming

In May, several French and German social media influencers received a strange proposal. A London-based public relations agency wanted to pay them to promote messages on behalf of a client. A polished three-page document detailed what to say and on which platforms

Biden’s Antitrust Team Signals a Big Swing at Corporate Titans

WASHINGTON — President Biden has assembled the most aggressive antitrust team in decades, stacking his administration with three legal crusaders as it prepares to take on corporate consolidation and market power with efforts that could include blocking mergers and breaking up big

What the Fight Over Facebook Misses

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The president of the United States and one of America’s most powerful companies are like spouses stuck in an argument over dirty socks: They’re

Silicon Valley’s Best Pandemic Ever

On March 13, 2020, Glenn Kelman, the chief executive of the online real estate broker Redfin, was biking to work when he got a call from Henry Ellenbogen, a longtime investor in Redfin who had started his own fund. At Harvard, Mr.