Sebastian Herrera, Wall Street Journal

Sebastian Herrera

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Houston, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Sebastian:

Masks Fog Up Glasses. The Solutions Are Weird

Far-sighted Americans turn to shaving cream, straws and spit to deal with steamy spectacles. → Read More

Facebook Cancels Gatherings With 50 or More People Through June 2021

Facebook is canceling all gatherings with 50 or more people through June 2021, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a post outlining a cautious return for the social media giant from the coronavirus disruption. → Read More

Coronavirus Updates: China GDP Plummets in First Quarter

As the coronavirus pandemic roils markets and upends business, The Wall Street Journal is gathering in one place all the latest news and insights on the impact on investors, companies and economies. → Read More

Fired Amazon Warehouse Workers Accuse Company of Retaliation, Which It Denies

The tech giant has fired at least three employees and reprimanded several others who say they were singled out after pushing for better working conditions during the pandemic, a contention the company denies. → Read More

EBay Names Walmart Executive as Its New CEO

EBay named Jamie Iannone its new chief executive, bringing an industry veteran to the helm of the e-commerce pioneer as it tries to reignite growth in a tumultuous period. → Read More

Amazon Has Hired 80,000 Workers Amid Soaring Demand During Coronavirus Outbreak

The tech giant has quickly ramped up hiring and plans to introduce more safety gear and precautions after warehouse workers and other hourly employees pressed the company to do more to protect them. → Read More

Coronavirus Misinformation Lives Online, Despite Efforts to Stamp It Out

Facebook and other tech giants have vowed to fight misinformation related to the coronavirus epidemic on their platforms. Yet even as they remove millions of fraudulent posts, listings and other content, conspiracy theories and false information continue to proliferate online → Read More

Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Tackle Climate Change Chief Executive Jeff Bezos says he is committing $10 billion to start a new fund to fight climate change, the biggest philanthropic move to date for the world’s richest man. → Read More

Amazon’s Value Tops $1 Trillion Following Strong Holiday Quarter

Amazon is poised to become the fourth U.S. company to close at a value of $1 trillion after besting retail rivals in the crucial holiday period and signing up a wave of new customers to its Prime service. → Read More

Amazon’s Rising Shipping Costs in Focus Again: What to Watch

Investors will be watching the company’s world-wide shipping costs as the company releases fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes Thursday. → Read More

Tech Giants’ New Appeal to Governments: Please Regulate Us

Sensing new regulation is coming, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and others are moving to shape policy discussions, calling for new laws on a range of issues—even as some have already resisted certain measures. → Read More

Scooter Startup Lime Exits a Dozen Markets, Cuts Jobs

Electric scooter-rental startup Lime is laying off roughly 14% of its workforce as it pulls out of a dozen markets in the U.S. and abroad, the latest downscaling in an unprofitable industry. → Read More

Sonos Sues Google, Alleging Theft of Speaker Technology

Wireless-speaker maker Sonos has accused Google in a lawsuit of stealing its technology and infringing on its patents, escalating tensions between the once-close partners. → Read More

Apple Hires Ex-HBO Boss Richard Plepler to Build Out TV+ Lineup

Former HBO Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Plepler signed an exclusive production deal with Apple’s new TV streaming service, a five-year deal that underscores the tech giant’s growing ambitions in entertainment. → Read More

Uber, Postmates Sue California Over Gig Law, Escalating Fight

The companies sued California to challenge legislation that could force them to treat their drivers as employees, the latest escalation in a battle over the new law set to take effect in the new year. → Read More

How Amazon’s Shipping Empire Is Challenging UPS and FedEx

Amazon’s recent breakup with shipping partner FedEx illustrates how far the e-commerce giant has come in creating its own delivery network. Here is a look at the company’s vast shipping empire. → Read More

Amazon’s Two-Day Shipping Standard Slips for Some on Prime Day

Shoppers faced longer-than-expected delivery times during Amazon’s Prime Day event, as purchases flooded the company’s site. → Read More

The One Amazon Prime Day Deal That Walmart and Target Can’t Match

Amazon uses the annual July sales event to sign up Prime members, adding a revenue stream that others don’t have, → Read More

Amazon Adds Rite Aid Locations to Package Delivery Network Inc. is adding another option for customers to get packages from the online retailer: picking them up at Rite Aid drugstores. → Read More

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Finds Self on Receiving End of Fake Video

An altered video of CEO Mark Zuckerberg has surfaced on the social-media company’s Instagram app, where he appears to question his company’s data practices. → Read More