A Director’s Apology Adds Momentum to South Korea’s #MeToo Movement

A Director’s Apology Adds Momentum to South Korea’s #MeToo Movement

Business February 20, 2018 0

Women’s rights advocates have long warned that male supervisors exploit the country’s command-and-compliance work culture, where an employee’s personal relationship with her bosses often determines her chances for promotion. Mr. Lee’s admission on Monday attested to the lasting nature of the problem. “This is a very bad thing that... Read more

How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t

Business February 20, 2018 0

“We do not believe permitting the sale of firearms on our platform is consistent with our values or in the best interests of our customers,” a spokesman for Square told me. The big financial firms don’t even have to go that far. For example, Visa, which published a 71-page... Read more

What Makes Public Radio ‘Very Personal’ Magnifies Its #MeToo Cases

Business February 19, 2018 0

These revelations may pose risks to the all-important bond that public media organizations form with their listeners, whom they also rely on for financial contributions. The stations already face the aging of their audiences, rising pressure from podcasts and streaming outlets, and a renewed proposal by the Trump administration... Read more
Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Business February 19, 2018 0

Rob Goldman, vice president for ads at Facebook, posted an eight-part thread on Twitter late Friday about his company’s role in Russian disinformation — and quickly caused a firestorm. In his messages, Mr. Goldman discussed the indictment of 13 Russians and three companies accused of carrying out a scheme... Read more

We Have Streaming Revenue, Too, Says NBC. And We Can Prove It.

Business February 19, 2018 0

Nielsen ratings, which measure the number of viewers who tune in for shows at the time of their broadcasts, are down for the networks yet again — 10 percent this season. NBC has responded by learning to make money from viewers who stream its programs — and now it... Read more

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

Business February 18, 2018 0

“This is now becoming more pervasive and touching more law enforcement divisions that deal with organized crime and violent crime on a local level,” said Jonathan Levin, the founder of Chainalysis, which has worked with several law enforcement agencies on virtual currency crimes. Mr. Levin’s company specializes in tracking... Read more

In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

Business February 18, 2018 0

There is no doubt that there are limits to state and local gun laws. Cities like Chicago and Baltimore, with rigorous gun laws, also have two of the highest murder rates in the country. The black market for illegal guns has thrived in those cities, with gang members and... Read more
‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James

‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James

Business February 18, 2018 0

Mr. Wade, in a tweet, said that Ms. Ingraham’s remarks underscored the way that racist speech has flourished under Mr. Trump. They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths. https://t.co/OwLSMHIG0m — DWade (@DwyaneWade) Feb. 16, 2018 “They use... Read more
To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Business February 17, 2018 0

Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, said the indictment laid bare how effectively Facebook could be turned against the country. Photo Russians used inflammatory posts and ads on Facebook ahead of the 2016 election. “Facebook built incredibly effective tools which let Russia profile... Read more

The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.

Business February 17, 2018 0

It may sound simplistic, but around the globe, companies are buying whatever it is that Mr. Neumann and his co-founder, Miguel McKelvey, are selling. WeWork has rapidly expanded to 20 countries, assembled a formidable executive team and attracted some 200,000 members. Big companies like JPMorgan Chase and Siemens are... Read more