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The global technology industry is a powerful engine of innovation that drives the economy. It's also a collection of insular communities full of hidden projects, quiet rivalries, and uncomfortable truths. Join Bloomberg Technology's Brad Stone each week as he and the team's reporters uncover what actually happens behind closed doors.
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As news continues to break about Russia's attempts to influence and hack the U.S. election, this week we're re-airing an episode from 2016 about how …
Despite tremendous advances over the last decade, electric cars have yet to go mainstream. Even once Tesla ramps up production of its Model 3 cars, o…
In China, parents are desperately seeking good teachers for their children. A number of local tech startups are meeting that demand; one is even conn…
The year is 2005, the company is Apple. The iPod is a smash hit, but then-CEO Steve Jobs decides it's time to cannibalize the company's star product …
We hear a lot about the approaching end of the fossil fuel era. But as various companies work on wind and solar, there's a group of scientists quietl…
A sailor and a windsurfing champion are trying to crack your morning commute with a new kind of transportation device: a zero-emissions boat that loo…
Silicon Valley currently has a serious case of flying car fever, but this isn't the first time enthusiasm for these vehicles has gripped the industry…
Over the last few weeks, several woman have come forward with their accounts of being harassed in the tech industry. This week, Bloomberg Technology'…
One of President Donald Trump's biggest priorities is to bring manufacturing jobs home, and advances in industrial automation are making it cheaper a…
A few months ago, a startup called Meta started clearing out the computer monitors that sat on employees' desks -- asking them to instead use the com…
Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's software is everywhere in the U.S., keeping ordinary consumers as well as banks and power plants safe from cyber attacks…
In January, we brought you the story of a cyber weapons deal involving the government of the West African nation Mauritania. It was a deal that ultim…
A new generation of fitness gadgets is just starting to reach consumers, and they do so much more than track your activity -- they actually tell you …
One day, driving a truck could look pretty similar to a call center job. From a desk in an office, "drivers" will remotely monitor one or several tru…
On November 22, 2015, 47-year-old Victor Collins was found in a hot tub, apparently strangled and drowned. Investigators seized an Amazon Echo device…
Charles Chao knew his social media platform had potential. But the parent company of Weibo, often referred to as the Twitter of China, was getting sl…
Masayoshi Son is already one of the Japan's most successful businessmen, and now he's making his biggest gamble yet: To invest a record $100 billion …
In the U.S., free content -- whether that's cooking tutorials on YouTube or the latest news on Twitter -- is supported by advertising. In China, howe…
If you have young kids, you may already know the mobile game Talking Tom. What you might not know is that in January a Chinese hydrogen peroxide comp…
When Francisco Riordan suspected his company of breaking the law last year, he secretly reached out to government regulators. His actions set in moti…
After the U.S. elections in November, our favorite internet companies faced a torrent of criticism for not doing more to curb the spread of fake news…
We still think of Silicon Valley as the world's technology hub, but China's quickly catching up. For one, consider this stat: China has created as ma…
Remember Pinterest? Only a few years ago, the pinboard of the internet was one of the buzziest startups in Silicon Valley. Since then, the company's …
Around the world, people suffer from a genetic condition called hemophilia. Even with expensive and time-consuming treatments, simple injuries for th…
Tech companies face a harsh reality: You're only as good as your latest product. The scramble to identify and lure the best talent has taken recruite…
A crisis is brewing at the world's largest video service. YouTube has seen big advertisers from AT&T to Wal-Mart pull their ads off the platform over…
If you own an iPhone, chances are you've used Apple's App Store to buy and download apps. For years, while iPhones were flying off the shelves, Apple…
When Amazon opened a warehouse in the Minneapolis suburb of Shakopee last year, a thousand people got new jobs. In return, Amazon got millions of dol…
Do you ever spend time online watching people compete with each other at playing video games? Perhaps not (yet), but this pastime known as esports is…
When Jase Wilson launched his startup in Kansas City, Missouri, he didn't intend on leaving. But he struggled to get the funding he needed from local…
Ever since it was a tiny startup, Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has been based in the quirky, bohemian Los Angeles beach town of Venice. Now,…
In the past two years, Cuba has started rolling out public access to the internet. Wifi is now available through a network of hotspots-- but access i…
On his eighth day in office, President Trump signed an executive order banning the U.S. entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries. The mov…
More than 1.5 million people drive for Uber in cities all over the world. And yet, as the company finds new ways to make rides cheaper for customers,…
We still don't know what Trump's presidency means for the broader tech industry, but one thing is clear: He loves Twitter. On the one hand, a preside…
As cyber-spying gets ever more sophisticated, governments worldwide are rushing to get equipped with the most cutting-edge technology. This week, Blo…
It's something that just about every technology company says it wants to address -- diversifying its workforce. So why is the industry so full of men…
It's been a year full of surprising developments, from Brexit to the election of Donald Trump. This week we're bringing you our pessimist's guide to …
A lot of people in the tech industry have a fascination with defying death. But only a few of them are actually working on ways to achieve it. This w…
Computer animated movies are everywhere these days. But in 1995 when Pixar was preparing to release Toy Story, the public had never seen a fully comp…
Coding boot camps are everywhere these days, promising to arm you with the most highly sought skill in the modern economy: computer programming. Whil…
(Bloomberg) -- Now that the holidays are approaching, chances are you'll be doing at least some of your gift shopping on Amazon.com. But before you c…
On the night of the U.S. presidential elections, one of Facebook’s former product designers turned to Facebook to vent. His claim: The social media p…
Virtual assistants such as the iPhone's Siri are now everywhere, reading us the news, recommending restaurants and navigating a path to our jobs. But…
A handful of websites have launched in the U.K. over the last few years, allowing not only the rich but also the rest of us to invest in startups. Ho…
When Antonio Garcia Martinez was trying to raise money for his fledgling tech company, he worried that an honest pitch wouldn't get him the funds he …
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