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Can an Executive in Kansas Save Movie Theaters?

Most of the time, the 116-year-old movie theater business is rather humdrum. Tickets get sold. Images get projected onto screens, sometimes in 3-D. Every now and then, change-phobic cinema operators…

Google Shuts Loon Helium Balloon Project

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google’s parent company Alphabet is shutting down Loon, a high-profile subsidiary spun out from its research labs that used high-altitude helium balloons to deliver cellular connectivity from…

An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat

SYDNEY, Australia — In a major escalation, Google threatened on Friday to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government approved legislation that would force tech companies to…

Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google’s parent company Alphabet is shutting down Loon, a high-profile subsidiary spun out from its research labs that used hot-air balloons to deliver cellular connectivity from the…

What Internet Censorship Looks Like

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. We’ve seen the internet magnify the best and the worst of ourselves.…

Amid One Pandemic, Students Train for the Next

The project was awarded funding in early 2020, said Christine Marizzi, the chief scientist at BioBus. Weeks later, the coronavirus began to pummel the nation, and the team was forced…

‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump

After the presidential election last year, the Proud Boys, a far-right group, declared its undying loyalty to President Trump. In a Nov. 8 post in a private channel of the…

QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.

Followers of QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, have spent weeks anticipating that Wednesday would be the “Great Awakening” — a day, long foretold in QAnon prophecy, when top Democrats would…

President Biden’s Tech To-do List

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. President Biden is inheriting tricky tech questions including how to rein in…

Parler Tries to Survive With Help From Russian Company

Parler, the social network popular with Trump supporters, is trickling back to life. The social network went offline last week after Amazon booted it from its computer servers for not…