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Magic Leap Hires Top Microsoft Executive as C.E.O.

SAN FRANCISCO — Magic Leap said on Tuesday that it had hired Peggy Johnson, a top executive at Microsoft, to be its chief executive, as the troubled augmented reality headset…

What Does Simp Mean?

The word “simp” isn’t new. In fact, it’s pretty old. But it has been dragged into fresh popularity. In the same way that older songs can find new audiences on…

Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s two top executives, met with civil rights groups on Tuesday in an attempt to mollify them over how the social network…

With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races

On a Friday evening in late June, three women in matching blue-and-white Hoka running shoes leaned over a starting line at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, Ariz., each with one hand…

Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results

Richard Dobatse, a Navy medic in San Diego, dabbled infrequently in stock trading. But his behavior changed in 2017 when he signed up for Robinhood, a trading app that made…

A Fashion Model For the Moment

How to have a fashion show during a pandemic is one of the immediate questions facing designers this week, as what would have been the couture runway season is replaced…

The Tech Giants’ Invisible Helpers

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. My friends, I vow to make you care about internet cables and…

What Counts as a Streaming Hit? A Start-Up May Have Answers

Nielsen has umpired television’s winners and losers since the medium was new. Who won the West Coast? Who lost in late night? For decades, the entertainment industry has relied on…

How to Buy Tech That Lasts and Lasts

When we buy a gadget these days, we rarely assume that it will endure. We expect to play a video game console only for as long as companies make games…

Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.

In April, Norway released a smartphone app, Smittestopp or “stop infection,” that records users who come into close contact for more than 15 minutes and sends alerts if they have…