Uber for Everything

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. One of the technology industry’s big bets is that once a company is good at transporting one thing, it should be able to do

Russian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals

Russian news outlets connected to election disinformation campaigns in the United States have set their sites on a new target: convincing Spanish-speaking countries that the Russian coronavirus vaccine works better than its American competitors, according to researchers and State Department officials. The

On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real

“TikTok is so carefree, why not have a little fun with it?” Watters said. “Highlighting these comments also exerts a little pressure: Talking to dancers this way is not OK, and perhaps you could be exposed for that kind of behavior, too.”

Paris Hilton Has a Podcast, With a Twist

Podcasting holds a strong allure for would-be media disrupters and visionaries. In the still-developing medium, they see wet clay, capable of being molded into an ideal vessel for long-form narrative journalism or fiction or game shows or musicals or memoir. Add Paris

What Comes Next For Amazon Without Jeff Bezos?

Sucharita Kodali, an e-commerce specialist at the research firm Forrester, told me that Amazon might now focus even more on AWS and fighting its muscular competitors in cloud computing, as well as technology-heavy parts of the company like digital advertising and hardware

Parler C.E.O. Says He Was Fired

John Matze, the chief executive of the embattled social media platform Parler, said on Wednesday that he was fired last week. Mr. Matze, 27, who co-founded the site in 2018, said in an interview that he was not given an explanation for

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