The Year in Tech Empires

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. Big Tech got bigger-er and stronger in 2021. The empires of technology also appeared…

Supply Chain Problems Mean Buying a Car Sometimes Takes a Plane Ride

When Rachael Kasper started shopping for a new car in August, she had her heart set on a Ford Escape plug-in hybrid. The problem was that Ford hasn’t made many…

Brands Find TikTok a ‘Sunny Place’ for Advertising

Ever since young Americans began their exodus from commercial television to streaming services and social media, advertisers have searched for the digital equivalent of home shopping channels, a place online…

Jurors end deliberations for a second day in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes.

Jurors ended deliberations for a second day on Tuesday in the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos. Ms. Holmes, who has pleaded not…

The Tech I Want in 2022

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. I want robots that will do my laundry and clear my clutter, but that’s…

Lawmakers Urge Tech Companies to ‘Mitigate Harm’ of Suicide Website

“Google’s hands are not tied, and it has a responsibility to act,” he wrote. In an email to The Times, Lara Levin, a spokeswoman for Google, declined to comment on…

SpaceX Reports 132 Covid Cases at Headquarters in California

At least 132 employees at SpaceX’s Southern California headquarters tested positive for the coronavirus, according to information posted on a Los Angeles County website. It was the highest number of…

The New Get-Rich-Faster Job in Silicon Valley: Crypto Start-Ups

OAKLAND, Calif. — When Sandy Carter left her job as a vice president of Amazon’s cloud computing unit this month, she announced in a LinkedIn post that she was joining…

Webb Telescope Approaches Launch, With an Eye Toward Cosmic Origins

There are only a few times in the history of a species when it gains the know-how, the audacity and the tools to greatly advance the interrogation of its origins.…

Meta wants researchers to help it avoid user information ending up on the web

The social media giant announced Wednesday that it is expanding its bug bounty program — which offers rewards for helping identify and fix vulnerabilities in its apps — to include…