Saturday, March 6, 2021

Technology

The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting

Not all bots are the job-destroying kind. Holly Uhl, a technology manager at State Auto Insurance Companies, said that her firm has used automation to do 173,000 hours’ worth of work in areas like underwriting and human resources...

Tesla’s Stock Tumbles Amid Sales Worries and Market Volatility

“Tesla has really benefited from that halo of, ‘It doesn’t really matter how many vehicles we sell this year or how much cash we burn,’” said David Whiston, a Morningstar analyst. “It’s all been, ‘Where are we going...

Sports Are the Internet’s Secret Key

Who wins the internet: pros or amateurs? One point that Ed made in our conversation is that Facebook has had a change of heart about the wisdom of veering into the lane of Netflix or Disney and paying top...

A Leading Critic of Big Tech Is Expected to Join the White House

His role, with a focus on competition policy, will be a new one in the National Economic Council. Mr. Wu will also focus on competition in labor policy, such as noncompete clauses enforced by companies, and concentration in...

Reddit Hires First Chief Financial Officer as It Prepares for I.P.O.

For years, Reddit represented a kind of return to the message board era of the internet, where people gathered to discuss topics as varied as makeup and video games. It dabbled in different models and occasionally generated controversy,...

The World Needs Syringes. He Jumped In to Make 5,900 Per Minute.

To increase efficiency, Mr. Nath relies on a syringe design by Marc Koska, a British inventor of safety injections, and its ability to produce all of the components in-house. Hindustan Syringes makes its needles from stainless steel strips...

Fixing What the Internet Broke

The hard part, though, is not necessarily making policies. It’s enforcing them when doing so could trigger a backlash. 2) Internet companies should tell us what they’re doing and why: Big websites like Facebook and Twitter have detailed guidelines...

The Era of Audio Creators Has Arrived

“Every single one of us is getting multiple requests from brands, agencies, studios, organizations,” said Francesca Hogi, 46, a creator in Los Angeles with over 323,000 followers on Clubhouse. “We’re getting approached by other creators who see we’re...

Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

New York has about 128 million square feet of industrial space, far less than many smaller cities. Indianapolis, whose population is just one-tenth that of New York’s, has nearly double the space. Chicago is the nation’s leader with...

Colleges That Require Coronavirus Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works

By the end of the semester, however, only about one-third of the 1,200 students on campus were scanning the bar codes. Ethan Child, a Bridgewater senior, said he had scanned the QR codes but also skipped them when...
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Democrats Want a Stronger Edge in the Senate. Ohio Could Be Crucial.

And few states, in the Midwest or beyond, have the symbolic resonance of Ohio, which for decades served as a political bellwether and...

DeSantis Is Ascendant and Cuomo Is Faltering

That’s left Democrats facing charges of hypocrisy when it comes to Mr. Cuomo, who is now accused of sexually harassing several younger women....

In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

The bill that passed the House would limit voting to at most one Sunday in October, but even that would be up to...

The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting

Not all bots are the job-destroying kind. Holly Uhl, a technology manager at State Auto Insurance Companies, said that her firm has used...