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Opinion

Opinion: A Proposed Law Would Break the Internet

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a law that would break the internet as we know it. Dressed up in legalese as a ban on “self-preferencing” by large platform companies, the effect would be to make the internet much less useful and valuable to all of us. Whatever you may think of big tech,

eCommerce

Which eCommerce niches are on the rise?

The ongoing pandemic has affected almost every single aspect of our lives; the way we work, eat, exercise, shop, etc. Some businesses are struggling to exist, while others saw an opportunity to rise. For example, it’s noticeable how online shops taking over the market, and blockchain-based eCommerce platforms represent a new step in eCommerce’s evolution.

Technology

From Zoom to Quibi, the tech winners and losers of 2020

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. In many ways, 2020′s pandemic-induced isolation threw our dependence on technology into overdrive, snipping away at our real-life connections while bringing digital relationships to the fore. But for every life-changing Zoom,

Economy

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled their Manhattan offices. CEO Jay Bregman planned to call them back soon — as soon as New York was safe again. Within weeks, he’d changed his mind. Bregman broke his company’s lease and

Opinion

Opinion: Will a COVID-19 Tax on America’s Super Rich Help or Hurt?

Progressives call it “social justice.” Opponents call it “looting.” But what would the practical economic effects be of a “COVID-19 tax” on America’s super rich? Progressive senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont have proposed “The Make the Billionaires Pay Act.” The bill calls for a one-time tax on billionaires who supporters

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