Side startups: Founding a business while working remotely somewhere else

Shari Rose is working on her own SEO company while doing SEO full time for someone else. Her full-time job involves helping dentists in California, but her new business, Blurred…

How Trump changed Facebook – Vox

At one point in time, Facebook’s relationship with politicians was relatively uncontroversial. But after the 2016 US elections, everything changed. Early in the campaign, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump tested the…

ACs, climate change, and the future of cooling tech

Amid a growing number of heat waves, air conditioners have become a lifeline. Because these appliances are critical to keeping people cool — and protecting them from dangerously hot weather…

Axios used ad money from Facebook and other tech companies to help sell for $500 million

Axios is an against-the-grain success story: a five-year-old media startup, backed by venture capital, that succeeded journalistically and financially. Which is why it has been able to sell itself for…

See how big the Kansas abortion referendum failed in 4 charts

On Tuesday, an unprecedented number of Kansans voted against a constitutional amendment that would have allowed lawmakers to end abortion protections. That’s a big win for women’s rights, but the…

After the crypto crash comes the SEC crackdown

It’s been a rough couple months for some people who’ve had it easy for a long time. A growing number of cryptocurrency operations may finally be facing some consequences for…

The newsletter boom has died down but the format isn’t going away

Remember when newsletters were hot? This was all the way back in 2020 and 2021: Big Name Writers were leaving Well-Known Publications to start one-person publishing operations, and some of…

Exclusive: Leaked internal memo reveals Amazon’s anti-union strategies

In June 2021, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the most powerful unions in the world, published a “special resolution” about Amazon, labeling the tech giant “an existential threat”…

What happened when Facebook bought Instagram and transformed the photo-sharing app

When Facebook made a bid to buy Instagram in 2012 for a record-setting $1 billion, many people thought Mark Zuckerberg was making a mistake. But purchasing Instagram turned out to…

Google pushes its Chrome cookie ban back again, to 2024

Google is once again delaying its big plans to stop its Chrome browser from tracking you. Its long promised move to block third-party cookies will now begin in the second…