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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in 2007.

Bill Gates reveals the one thing his tech ‘rival,’ the late Steve Jobs, was always better at — enthralling an audience

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Gates talked about the late Apple cofounder's legendary ability to "mesmerize people to death."
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Uber is vowing to fight in court against the new California bill that threatens to turn its drivers into employees

Assembly Bill 5 "does not automatically reclassify any ride-share drivers from independent contractors to employees," Uber told reporters.

Apple is set to launch 3 new health studies using data from the iPhone and Apple Watch. Here’s what they plan to investigate.

The studies will examine women's heath, cardiovascular health, and hearing in partnership with academic and medical institutions.

California just passed a bill turning ‘gig economy’ workers into employees. Here’s what Uber and Lyft have said.

The ride-hailing giants say the decision qualifies existing law, hurts workers by removing flexibility, and will lead to customers paying more.

Roku is giving Sonos a run for its money with its new family of TV speakers — and it’s a brilliant business move

This week, Roku announced two new home-audio products: a Smart Soundbar, and a Wireless Subwoofer. In true Roku fashion, they're extremely affordable.

Slack’s service went down for about 2 hours last quarter — and it cost $8 million in sales

The collaboration software group awarded credits to users after it managed only 99.9% uptime last quarter, short of its 99.99% commitment.
Trump's tariffs are hurting 5 sectors of the economy.

Consumers, retailers, farmers, manufacturers, and tech firms are all getting clobbered by tariffs in Trump’s trade war

America's economy cooled more than expected last quarter — a sign of the toll the trade war is taking. Trump in a tweet blamed the companies themselves.

Dozens of technology companies have warned the Trump administration that more China tariffs would make electronics more expensive

The looming tariffs could raise the price of household electronics including cellphones and laptops.

Peloton says it’s facing a big challenge among fitness firms: people exercise more in the fall and winter

The connected-fitness startup earns 63% of its revenue between October and March due to holiday shopping, New Year's resolutions, and cold weather.

9 subtle ways technology is making humanity worse

Technology has become so ingrained in society that it's hard to remember what the world was like before it. That's not necessarily a good thing.