Big Tech Vs. Big Privacy Lawsuits

Jay Edelson grew up poor among rich kids outside Boston. He seethes at the recollection of other boys smashing their $200 tennis rackets he could not afford, and of his parents scolding him for trying…

Calculating Quantum Computings Future

In 1982, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman conceived of an ultrapowerful calculator that relies on microscopic particles to operate. He called his idea a “quantum” computer, referring to the laws that govern nature at a…

This Is What Googles First Smart City Will…

Inside Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is a group called Sidewalk Labs, an initiative inside the company that “imagines, designs, tests, and builds urban innovations to help cities meet their biggest challenges.” Building exterior. Picture Plane…

Will Your Stock Choke If Your Companys Too…

You don’t have to watch Gillette’s recent commercial for long to realize it’s no typical shaving ad. There are no shots of blades gliding through lather or water splashing on a freshly trimmed face. Instead,…

In Brexit, Could Ireland Wear the Crown?

It was supposed to be a good year for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. In January, for the first time since 2007, the Irish government—which was so savaged by the global financial crisis of 2008 that it…

Google’s Hope and Dreams In India

It is already dark in the New Delhi suburb of Noida on a night in December when I arrive at the home of one of the biggest YouTube stars in all of India. Yet the…

The Tragic Side of Tide Pods

Bella Mancillas is standing on her head. For an 8-year-old to be exuberantly goofing off, performing cartwheels and splits while grownups are talking, is nothing out of the ordinary. But as her mother, Katie Mancillas,…

How Great Design Could Fix the Worlds Wicked…

Founded in 1991, the global design firm IDEO has created radical and useful products ranging from Apple’s computer mouse to insulin-delivery systems for Eli Lilly. The firm has also become perhaps the best-known practitioner of…

The Audacity of Howard Schultz

Former longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has nailed countless product rollouts over the years. He is, after all, the man who introduced America to pumpkin spice lattes, made the frappuccino a household name, and persuaded…

Google Debuted AR Navigation in Maps For Some…

In May, Google announced plans to bring artificial reality navigation to Google Maps. Today, those plans become a reality—at least for a handful of Google Maps users. Google started rolling out AR Maps on Monday…

Moët Hennessy Eyes China As the Next Frontier…

Maxence Dulou—a native of Bordeaux who has worked at vineyards in Chile, South Africa, and France’s Burgundy region—wanted to take part in the creation of a new wine. In 2012, he found himself doing so—in…

Why Your Phone Battery Dies in Cold Weather

If you’re caught outside—heaven forbid!—in this week’s polar vortex, an Arctic air spillover numbing North America, your phone might act peculiar. Indeed, you may notice the battery life of your handset take a hit. If…

Fortunes Blue Ribbon Companies 2018

These 56 companies appeared on at least four of our nine most rigorous 2018 annual rankings—the Fortune 500, Global 500, 100 Best Companies to Work For, Change the World, Future 50, World’s Most Admired Companies,…

4 Stocks That Could Soar Under New CEOs

In recent years, few corner offices have had doors that revolved as fast as Mattel’s. The toymaker has replaced its CEO three times since 2015—most recently last April, when former Google executive Margo Georgiadis stepped…