Bethenny Frankel’s Dark Journey to Find Medical Masks

It was late March, with the coronavirus starting to peak in New York and hospitals already running short on supplies, when Bethenny Frankel, the entrepreneur and reality television star, received an email from a publicist offering her access to 500 million medical masks, or about..

Delayed Moves, Poolside Videos and Postmates Spon: TikTok Collab Houses Today

When Gianluca Conte, 20, a TikTok star with more than 2.4 million followers, left his home in Charlotte, N.C., on April 1 to move into a Los Angeles mansion with seven influencers, he didn’t expect to be largely confined to the property for months. Sure, California was under stat..

Poor Americans Face Hurdles in Getting Promised Internet

The people behind a nonprofit that helps workers at the famed Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky., had spotted a great opportunity.
With the city’s schools closed because of the coronavirus, some of the workers at the racetrack needed fast internet access for their child..

You Don’t Need Flying Cars to Save Lives

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Overwhelmed government bureaucracy and technology has failed Americans trying to apply for unemployment benefits or business loans.
But some government technology is holding up well in th..

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

Restricted to our homes for months now, many of us have been putting up with a persistent annoyance: a lousy internet connection.
When we are working, a video call with colleagues becomes pixelated, with delayed audio. When we are relaxing, movies and video games take ages to dow..

How the ‘Plandemic’ Movie and Its Falsehoods Spread Widely Online

Conspiracy theories about the pandemic have gained more traction than mainstream online events. Here’s how.

The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

SAN FRANCISCO — Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley investor, published a rallying cry last month that quickly ricocheted around the tech industry. In it, he placed the blame for America’s dismal response to the coronavirus on “smug complacency, this satisfaction with the status qu..

Tesla Owners Try to Make Sense of Elon Musk’s ‘Red Pill’ Moment

Owning a Tesla, the luxurious electric car, is a major liberal status symbol. It signals nothing more than good taste — the perfect balance of wealth with care for fossil fuels. But the man behind the brand is crafting a very different persona online that may now prove to be a ch..

A Little E-Commerce Has Big Ripples

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Online shopping is not as big a deal as you think, and it’s a much bigger deal than you think.
In the “meh” camp: While for some it can feel like e-commerce is the only commerce, American..

‘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..