What is something worth ? A building, a pen, a stock, a cryptocurrency, gold, Intellectual property, any asset? Valuing something we own has always been more art than science.
More than a decade ago, Wired editor Kevin Kelly wrote an essay called "1,000 True Fans” predicting that the internet would allow large swaths of people to make a living off their creations,...
Like a Third World dictator who betrays not one iota of weakness until the very moment he is shipped off to exile in Gstaad, Donald Trump is showing no signs of being daunted by the widespread...
Every year, tens of millions of Americans collectively lose billions of dollars to scam callers. Where does the other end of the line lead?
Stock market bubbles and crashes are good for neither Wall Street nor Main Street.
Americans are told to give their all—time, labor, and passion—to their jobs. But do their jobs give enough back?
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For over four years, a pump-and-dump Discord channel has scammed millions from unregulated cryptocurrency markets — and it’s only growing stronger
Millennials were shunning plastic and supposedly wary of consumer debt. Affirm's Max Levchin saw a way to repackage buying now and paying later for younger folks—and it's made him a billionaire.
Barak Govani ran a clothing store on LA's famed Melrose Avenue. Then earlier this year he made a big bet on Amazon that he now regrets.
Restaurants are struggling all right. Hospitality experts believe that more than one thousand may have closed since the beginning of the pandemic and it’s clear the plight of the industry is...
Gamestop shares are set to rally 70% this morning when trading starts, and AMC shares opened up 300%, extending a run that has perplexed market observers, irked hedge funds, and generally made...
The billionaire says the current stock market is reminiscent of the first dot-com boom. He also shares his thoughts on vaccine tourism, Donald Trump and platform moderation.
A Times investigation found that the Florida-based armored truck company concealed missing money from the banks.
Teen spending hit its lowest levels in two decades, according to a new survey, as teens spent less money on food, concerts and events during the coronavirus pandemic, and worry about the economy...
“We could do so much cool stuff.”
The CEO, who splits his time between two companies, delegates most major business decisions in part so he can pursue his personal passions—including an intense curiosity about others. His...
In a landmark antitrust complaint, the Justice Department is targeting a secretive partnership that is worth billions of dollars to both companies.
The long read: Britain’s leading ice company makes five billion cubes a year, filling everything from cocktail glasses to ice baths. Now it faces its toughest challenge – for what is ice without a...
Robinhood's trading app uses features commonly found in video games and casinos to make investing more fun, which also obscures the real risks involved.
The world's biggest 24-hour online shopping event requires a monumental effort to deliver all the goods.
The next time you are considering purchasing a big-ticket item, it might be worth paying attention to the salesperson's facial hair.
A tale of a botanical mystery, colonialism, and savvy marketing.
In an excerpt from a new collection of his writings, Amazon’s CEO says that his secret is making fewer, better decsions—and thinking three years out.
“I’m more than just my store,” my father told me. And yet, for nearly his entire adult life, all of his decisions had argued the opposite.
New research reveals the short-term gains and long-term costs.
An FDA whistleblower's documents tell of approval of antipsychotic drugs that lack efficacy and increase risk of death
Technology IPOs draw massive investor and media attention, sometimes raising billions of dollars. But do tech IPO returns match up with the hype?
Investors fleeing the stock market just prior to President Obama's White House tenure missed a 26% return in 2009, and a 22% gain in 2017 for those sellers...
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