‘How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?’: The Painful Financial Fallout of the Larry Nassar Case

Jan. 24, 2018, Rachael Denhollander walked into a Michigan courtroom to speak about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child from Larry Nassar. She was the last in an extraordinary procession of nearly 150 women to offer an impact statement at the sentencing hearing of the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor. […]

Meet the A.I. Landlord That’s Building a Single-Family-Home Empire

Erin Burrus has endured some misfortune in recent years: After a cancer diagnosis, she lost her home to foreclosure. Today she’s healthy again, and a stable job in sales has helped her mend her finances. “I’m climbing my way back up,” says Burrus. One symbol of her stability is the two–bedroom home she shares with […]

The Fall and Rise of VR: The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real

Paul McCartney made his modest contribution to the future of virtual reality with a little help from a bike mechanic. The unlikely union of the Beatles great, a bike-shop employee in Palo Alto, and a promising if underachieving technology is the accomplishment of Scott Broock, once an enterprising executive with a fledgling camera company called […]

The Wing Lands in Boston and Finds an Advertising Double Standard

All The Wing was trying to do was “mute the mansplainers” and start a conversation! But recently the company found itself in a fix when two subway station ads for their soon-to-open Boston location were rejected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for containing “political issues or matters of public debate.” The controversial statements […]

Here’s How the United Technologies-Raytheon Merger Could Make Life Even Harder for Boeing

President Trump, activist investor Bill Ackman, and antitrust experts are just a few of the parties that have expressed concern about the proposed all-stock merger-of-equals between United Technologies and Raytheon. It would create an aerospace-and-defense powerhouse with combined revenue of $74 billion. But should Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company with $101 billion in annual […]

This CEO Is Disrupting Consumer Packaging to Fight the Garbage Crisis

Tom Szaky, the founder and CEO of TerraCycle, is known for recycling the unrecyclable–cigarette butts, chewing gum, diapers–but last year, as he watched the business model for recycling crater (in part because it’s not profitable to recycle many of the new, lighter, more flexible plastics), he had an epiphany. Recycling was a way to manage […]

The Race Is on to Build a Better Battery

At first glance, all seems serene on a spring morning at the research-and-development campus of SK Innovation, one of Korea’s biggest industrial conglomerates. The campus sits in Daejeon, a tidy, planned city an hour’s high-speed-train ride south of Seoul that the national government has built up as a technology hub. Dotting SK’s rolling acres are […]