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Why did Jack Dorsey buy Jay-Z’s failed music service?

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, left; Tidal streaming service founder Jay-Z. | Victor Boyko/Getty; George Pimentel/WireImage A speculative explainer of the Square/Tidal deal that includes cryptokitties and Grimes. Here is…

SPACs, the investment term you won’t stop hearing about, explained

Lucid Motors is one of the many companies that is going public using SPACs. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Six questions about SPACs, answered. Forget the pandemic. Forget…

You got a vaccine. Walgreens got your data.

Walgreens is now giving out vaccines — and getting a few things in return. | Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images Retail pharmacies are now giving out Covid-19 vaccines, and…

Amazon’s next CEO defends the company against racial bias reports in an internal note

Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services and successor to Jeff Bezos. | Asa Mathat for Vox Media Andy Jassy was responding to allegations in a Recode investigation and…

Facebook is finally cracking down hard on anti-vaccine content. It is facing an uphill battle.

Facebook says it has removed 12 million pieces of content on its namesake app and Instagram for violating its rules on misinformation that could lead to “imminent physical harm.” |…

Jeff Bezos will spend $1 billion a year to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos will spend his next decade focused in part on the Bezos Earth Fund. | Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images The Amazon founder is slowly answering concerns from transparency…

Vox Quick Hits: The bite-sized daily podcast playlist

Zac Freeland/Vox Vox Quick Hits is a playlist of podcasts on news, science, politics, pop culture, and more — each 15 minutes or less. Welcome to Vox Quick Hits, a playlist…

This Democrat has a federal privacy bill Republicans might actually like

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) is ready to move on consumer privacy. | Zac Freeland/Vox Rep. Suzan DelBene is the first of several lawmakers to introduce necessary privacy legislation this year.…

NFTs, explained

A screenshot of Bitski, a Shopify-like storefront for creators to list and sell their NFTs. Artists, influencers, and the NBA are making millions from non-fungible tokens. Arc, a visual artist…

How your mobile carrier makes money off some of your most sensitive data

T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon all have personalized advertising programs that sell your data. | John Lamparski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images T-Mobile’s new personalized ad program is invasive — and common.…