Features & Scoops

How Shein Beat Amazon at Its Own Game — And Reinvented Fast Fashion (2021)

Corner Stores Are the New Darlings of the Tech Industry (2021)

Union Leaders in Japan Say Amazon Is Weaponizing “Performance Improvement Plans” To Weed Them Out (2021)

New Documents Shed Light on Amazon’s Controversial Africa Headquarters (2021)

9 Amazon Workers Describe the Daily Risks They Face in the Pandemic (2020)

Walmart Employees Are Out to Show Its Anti-Theft AI Doesn’t Work (2020)

Amazon Employees Will Walk Out Over the Company’s Climate Change Inaction (2019)

How a Facebook Group for Sexual Assault Survivors Became a Tool for Harassment (2018)

Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes ‘Internally Viral’ (2017)

China

How the West Got China’s Social Credit System Wrong (2019) (a collaboration with Public Radio International)

A Patent Filed by China’s Central Bank Shows the Country Hasn’t Given Up on Crypto Trading (2021)

The Cutthroat War To Dominate China’s Grocery Delivery Industry (2021)

China Is Home to a Growing Market for Dubious “Emotion Recognition” Technology (2021)

Does TikTok Really Pose a Risk to US National Security? (2020)

Amazon

Why Amazon Really Built a New Warehouse on the US-Mexico Border (2021)

Amazon Takes a Swipe at PayPal’s $4 Billion Acquisition (2020)

These Trump Socks Went Viral—and a Nightmare on Amazon Began (2019)

Amazon Warns Customers: Those Supplements Might Be Fake (2019)

This Wasn’t Even Amazon’s First Bear Repellent Accident (2018)

TikTok

The Sneaky Way TikTok Is Connecting You to Real-Life Friends (2021)

TikTok Owner ByteDance Is Building an International Shopping Platform (2021)

The Year of TikTok (2020)

Behind Bars, but Still Posting on TikTok (2020)

On TikTok, Teens Meme the Safety App Ruining Their Social Lives (2019)

On TikTok, There is No Time (2019)

TikTok Finally Explains How the ‘For You’ Algorithm Works (2020)

Essays & Oddities

Mackenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder (2019)

Why I Love My Teeny-Tiny Knockoff Nokia (2019)

The Ringification of Suburban Life (2019)

At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms (2019)

What Would Really Happen If Russia Attacked Undersea Internet Cables (2018)

Why So Many People Make Their Password ‘Dragon’ (2018)

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes (2017) (Made into a video.)

Ghana’s First Microbrewery Is Changing the Way Beer Is Made in Africa (2016)