BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on why he bought HuffPost and why the New York Times can’t be “the paper of record”

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti. | Asa Mathat The Times’s subscription business is booming. But the BuzzFeed CEO has a critique. Jonah Peretti co-founded the Huffington Post, then left to start…

Big California donors want to fill Kamala Harris’s Senate seat with a woman of color

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met with Gov. Gavin Newsom over the Creek fire in California on September 15. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images What will Gavin Newsom do?…

How fake news aimed at Latinos thrives on social media

An attendee at a rally for Latina voters in Las Vegas in October. | Melina Mara/Washington Post via Getty Images Democrats are paying attention after a surprising number of Latino…

Spotify has 300 million users. It wants more of them to listen to podcasts.

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Gimlet’s Lydia Polgreen tells Peter Kafka about how her parent company Spotify plans to turn music listeners into podcast devotees. Spotify wants…

One of the few Black C-suite execs in tech is starting a firm to invest in Black, Latinx, and women entrepreneurs

Longtime Stitch Fix executive Mike Smith. | Stitch Fix Stitch Fix’s Mike Smith is leaving the online apparel retailer. Mike Smith is a versatile and well-respected executive in the e-commerce…

It took a pandemic to change the movie business

A scene from Wonder Woman 1984. | WarnerMedia Why you can see Wonder Woman 1984 at home on Christmas Day. On Christmas Day, you can see Wonder Woman 1984 in…

Covid-19 is turning urgent care centers into America’s favorite clinics

Urgent care centers are one of few places people can drop in for coronavirus tests without an appointment. | Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images In many places, urgent care is…

Conspiracy theories, explained

Amanda Northrop/Vox Americans are embracing dangerous conspiratorial beliefs, from QAnon to coronavirus denial. Eleanor’s dad loved science — or so she thought. Eleanor grew up listening to stories of the…

Inside the behind-the-scenes fight to convince Joe Biden about Silicon Valley

Joe Biden and Barack Obama meet with tech executives in the White House in December 2013. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Who will have a seat at the table? When it…

Twitter announces Fleets and audio spaces, two new things Twitter didn’t really invent

Twitter is working on new features that go beyond the public 280-character tweet. | John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The company that’s famous for being a public platform is…

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