‘Way Too Late’: Inside Amazon’s Biggest Outbreak

Therese Kelly arrived for her shift at an Amazon warehouse on March 27 to find her co-workers standing clustered in the cavernous space. They were awaiting a buildingwide announcement, a rarity at the complex known as AVP1. Over a loudspeaker, a manager told them what they had fe..

Disney’s Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, Becomes TikTok C.E.O.

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, resigned on Monday to become the chief executive of TikTok, the app for making and sharing short videos that has exploded in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr. Mayer, 58, will also serve as..

SoftBank in Crisis Amid Record Losses

TOKYO — His flagship tech fund is losing money. His company just posted billions in losses. And a key ally, the Chinese technology mogul Jack Ma, stepped aside.
Yet Masayoshi Son, the exuberant chief executive of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, mustered another spirited defen..

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Brain

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To understand the world, you need to understand Mark Zuckerberg. I’m serious.
That’s because Zuckerberg rules absolute over Facebook, a product that helps shape what billions of people be..

Rooms by the Hour for People Weary of Quarantine

Netflix. Peloton. Charmin. These are well-known brands benefiting from the quarantine lifestyle. Here’s one you’ve never heard of: Globe. Its target customer is all of us who are really annoyed with the people we live with.
Founded in June 2019 by Emmanuel Bamfo, 30, and Eric Xu,..

Coronavirus Contact Tracing Jobs Are on the Rise

When Jessica Jaramillo calls someone to talk about the coronavirus, she usually starts with something like this:
“Hi, my name is Jessica. I’m calling on behalf of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. I’m part of a contact-tracing team, and our job is to reach people who..

Now More Than Ever, Facebook Is a ‘Mark Zuckerberg Production’

SAN FRANCISCO — On Jan. 27, at a regularly scheduled Monday morning meeting with top executives at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg turned the agenda to the coronavirus. For weeks, he told his staff, he had been hearing from global health care experts that the virus had the makings of a..

U.S. Is Said to Plan to File Antitrust Charges Against Google

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is planning to file antitrust charges against Google as early as this summer, said two people with knowledge of the situation, in what would be one of the biggest antitrust actions by the United States since the late 1990s.
The Justice Departme..

U.S. Delivers Another Blow to Huawei With New Tech Restrictions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration issued a new rule Friday that will bar Huawei and its suppliers from using American technology and software, a significant escalation in the White House’s battle with the Chinese telecom giant and one that is likely to inflame tensions with B..

Amazon Makes No Promises on Bezos Testimony

Amazon responded to lawmakers on Friday who demanded that its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, testify as part of a congressional antitrust investigation.
The company told lawmakers in a letter that it would be happy to send someone. It never, however, mentions Mr. Bezos in the three..