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Start-Ups Braced for the Worst. The Worst Never Came.

SAN FRANCISCO — Getaround, a car sharing start-up, started the year by laying off 150 employees and scaling back some operations after it spent too much on a rapid expansion.…

Big Tech Makes Inroads With the Biden Campaign

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been critical of Big Tech, admonishing Facebook for mishandling misinformation and saying internet companies should lose a central legal protection. But his campaign…

Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers’ Worries About the Night Sky

Welcome to the age of the satellite megaconstellation. Within the next few years, vast networks, containing hundreds or even thousands of spacecraft, could reshape the future of Earth’s orbital environment.…

Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88

Frances Allen, a computer scientist and researcher who helped create the fundamental ideas that allow practically anyone to build fast, efficient and useful software for computers, smartphones and websites, died…

Trump’s Orders on WeChat and TikTok Are Uncertain. That May Be the Point.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s sudden decision late Thursday to restrict two popular Chinese social media services from the United States has created confusion about how broad the bans on doing…

What if Your Home Could Be Mobile, but Also You Could Park It?

ImageDrive anywhere. Do what you want. A promotional photo for the interior of Kibbo’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.Credit…via Kibbo What if the answer to “where to live now” is actually “lots of…

Trump Swings Against TikTok, WeChat

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The most honest explanation for the White House’s latest move is this:…

At Talkspace, Start-Up Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns

In 2016, Ricardo Lori was an avid user of Talkspace — an app that lets people text and chat with a licensed therapist throughout the day. A part-time actor in…

Targeting WeChat, Trump Takes Aim at China’s Bridge to the World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In China, WeChat does more than any app rightfully should. People use it to talk, shop, share photos, pay bills, get their news and send money. With…

Facebook Gaming Finally Clears Apple Hurdle, Arriving in App Store

For six months, Facebook tried to get Apple to approve its new Facebook Gaming app so it could be available in Apple’s App Store. Each time, Apple said no. This…