TikTok Ban Close. Is it Constitutional?

The courts would likely allow restricting a Chinese data mining operation popular with American teenagers.

Thursday Tabs

Some of these have been piling up for a while.

DOJ Suing Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anticompetitive practices in one of the most competitive of markets.

The Enshittification of Google?

Has the search goliath gotten worse?

US vs. Google

The Justice Department claims the search giant abused its power.

John Warnock, 1940-2023

The Adobe cofounder who revolutionized printing is gone at 82.

The Future of Streaming TV

The current business model is collapsing. It’s about time.

Cash Apps Aren’t Banks!

Who knew?

The Changing Nature of the Internet

Why Google isn’t AltaVista.

Montana Bans TikTok

Who knew they got cell reception?

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Fee-For-Service Cars?

Will consumers put up with monthly fees on top of hefty sticker prices?

Writers on Strike

They’re fighting for fair treatment. They’ll likely lose.

Digital Blackface!

Inventing outrage in an already outrageous world.

There’s No Whisky in this Mouthwash?!

It turns out that the candy flavored booze at the grocery store isn’t even bourbon.

Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever to Lose $200 Billion

But did he ever really have it?

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded

Michael Barone on out-migration from some Blue states.

The NFL is Taking Over

The biggest entertainment product in America is getting bigger.

Banning Trump From Office

The January 6 Committee recommends invoking the Insurrection Clause.

Omnibus Bill Has Everything But the Kitchen Sink

A 4155-page, $1.65 trillion dollar budget deal has been reached.

What Now for Stacey Abrams’ Model?

Her emphasis on turnout has helped other Democrats but she’s a two-time loser.

Trump’s Rhetoric and the GOP’s Test

Spoiler alert: the GOP has already failed this test multiple times.

University of California TAs and Postdocs on Strike!

A showdown over wages could upend the apprenticeship arrangement that has long characterized graduate education.

Apple Not Happy About USB C Mandate

The company is begrudgingly complying with the EU’s requirement.

Escalating the China Trade War

Biden is following Trump’s lead but doing it more competently.

A Spotify for News

Publishers and consumers want very different business models.

Google Builds Blog Troll

The company’s new AI technology looks awfully familiar.

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Working at the Office Ain’t Woke!

People are resisting going back to the office.

EU Tries to Regulate Social Media

Brussels has gotten ahead of Washington in regulating mostly American-based Internet companies.

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The Unexpected Impacts Of A “Better Technology”

An example of when better isn’t better.

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The End of Passwords?

One of the great annoyances of the Internet is slowly going away.

West Shamed Into Action

Actions deemed unthinkable days earlier are suddenly mandatory.

Nostalgic for Nostalgia

Is the past still the past?

The Economics of Streaming

The industry is changing rapidly.

The Dreaded Green Bubble

Apple’s iMessages and teen chic.

Beatles ‘Get Back’ Documentary

A long peek at history in the making.

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Everyone’s a Virologist Now

Is media coverage of experts’ struggles to understand COVID helpful?

Yale Can’t Take a Joke

A party invitation going terribly wrong.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

Douthat Misses the Point on Hungary

Hungary is part of a broader global trend, but the real issue isn’t Hungary, it is the Americans who praise Hungary.

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Biden’s ‘Promoting Competition’ Order

The President announced a whopping 72 initiatives to rein in corporate power and lower prices.

The Economics of Long Tail News

There’s got to be a better way.

G-7 Approves Corporate Tax Floor

A major first step to solving a longstanding global issue.

Eric Carle, 1929-2021

The author of beloved children’s books is gone at 91.

Amazon Wins EU Tax Haven Case

For now, at least, it can shift millions of its earnings to Luxembourg.

Apple Saving the Environment by Being Cheap

A credulous report on the tech giant’s altruism.

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Judging Presidents and Presidencies

We tend to focus on the wrong qualities in our early assessments.

US Should Have Federal Vaccine Passport

There are legitimate ethical and liberty questions but they’re outweighed by the benefits.

Amazon Killing Libraries?

The quasi-monopoly power of the world’s largest bookstore is problematic. Maybe.