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OneZero is partnering with Big Technology, a newsletter and podcast by Alex Kantrowitz, to bring readers exclusive access to interviews with notable figures in and around the tech industry.

This week, Kantrowitz sits down with Box CEO Aaron Levie. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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When a Facebook video of doctors sharing bad coronavirus information reached 20 million people last week, you could almost predict the reaction. The company’s critics seemed shocked, pointing out it had made little progress since a similar video — Plandemic — went viral in May. They put forth the standard…


Silicon Valley is defined by contradiction: It’s at once a massive economic engine, a wellspring of popular technology that promises to unite the world — and a powerful driver of discord and inequality. …


The Facebook “like” sign is seen at the entrance to the company’s main campus in Menlo Park, California (October 23, 2019). Photo: Josh Edelson/Getty Images

Facebook may be an online platform, but its physical presence is firmly rooted in Menlo Park, California, where its sprawling headquarters and iconic “1 Hacker Way” address are emblematic of the company’s past and future. …


Google employees work in the Berlin office on January 22, 2019. Photo: Carsten Koall/Stringer/Getty Images

Turn on the news or dial in to an all-staff meeting and you’ll hear talk of “returning to normal.” Resuming, restarting, emerging, like a bear from hibernation, crawling out of our caves, yawning, stretching, and looking for toilet paper and soap.

The lockdown’s impact on your workplace varies depending on…


Amazon workers protest in Shakopee, Minnesota. Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Few companies are benefiting from Covid-19 as much as Amazon. Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man and Amazon is now larger than Walmart, so big that Elizabeth Warren, during her presidential campaign, argued for breaking up Amazon due to the fact that it now controls nearly 50% of all…


Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo: AFP/Stringer/Getty Images

2020 was supposed to be the year that automated robotaxis took over the world. But instead of the year in which we can finally enjoy our robotaxi rides, this year has become the one in which much of the world’s economy ground to a halt because of an organism we…


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By Sara Harrison

After hovering at around $10 consistently, the price of a five-pound bag of Nishiki medium grain rice shot up to $30 on Amazon.com in March and hit a peak of $59.99 at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, according to the Amazon price tracker Keepa. …


Dear Friends,

I imagined I’d have multiple last drinks with my Uber co-workers, but they will have to wait.

Six years ago today, Thuan Pham (Uber’s CTO) called me and proposed that Uber acquire my company, Moop, and I could kick-start the Amsterdam office with my friends. We grew our…


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Bua Vanitsthian says she’s always been passionate about food. In 2019, Vanitsthian, a forensic economist and professional bikini athlete, opened Chicken as Cluck, a fried chicken restaurant on the edge of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.

It’s not a restaurant in any conventional sense, however. As a “ghost kitchen,” the…

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