Rishi Iyengar, Foreign Policy

Rishi Iyengar

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rishi:

Biden Short-Circuits China

The latest U.S. moves undermine China’s ability to import, manufacture, and export the semiconductors that run the world. → Read More


Twitter shareholders vote overwhelmingly in favor of Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover deal

Elon Musk may be fighting tooth-and-nail to get out of his deal to buy Twitter, but the social media company's shareholders plan to hold him to it. → Read More


Amazon has no plan to make workers return to the office, CEO Andy Jassy says

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy isn't looking to force the company's workers back into the office anytime soon. → Read More


We played 'Stray,' everyone's favorite new cat-centric video game. It's purrfection

This week, two of the most passionate communities online — gamers and cat lovers — collided with the release of a new video game that lets you play as an adorable orange tabby cat. → Read More


The balance of power is shifting in the tech industry

For much of the past decade, tech companies have showered their corporate employees with money and lavish perks to attract and retain talent in a hyper-competitive industry. That dynamic only kicked into overdrive the past couple of years amid a pandemic-fueled boom for tech products and services. → Read More


Microsoft says it will support employees who want to unionize

Microsoft is leaving the door open to employees who want to form or join a union. → Read More


Sheryl Sandberg to step down as COO of Facebook-parent Meta

Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as chief operating officer of Facebook-parent Meta, the company confirmed on Wednesday. → Read More


EA Sports will end its video game partnership with FIFA

Electronic Arts and its subsidiary EA Sports will end a three-decade partnership with FIFA — global soccer's governing body — the gaming company announced on Tuesday. Starting next year, the hugely popular FIFA video game franchise will be known as "EA SPORTS FC." → Read More


Amazon stock plunges as company reports nearly $4 billion loss

Amazon reported a significant loss in the first three months of the year, sending the company's stock plunging. → Read More


Why WhatsApp wants to convince Americans to stop sending text messages

Since the start of this year, a series of advertisements have appeared on television screens and billboards across the United States, with ominous warnings to texters. → Read More


The digital Iron Curtain: How Russia's internet could soon start to look a lot like China's

Like much else about the country, Russia's internet has long straddled East and West. → Read More


US braces for Russian cyberattacks as Ukraine conflict escalates. Here's how that might play out

The standoff between the United States and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine has so far mainly played out on diplomatic and economic fronts. → Read More


The key moments from Elizabeth Holmes' trial

After nearly four months of court proceedings in one of the most high-profile tech trials in recent memory, Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty on four out of 11 federal fraud and conspiracy charges. → Read More


Jury in Elizabeth Holmes trial fails to reach a verdict for second straight week

The high-profile criminal fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes will officially resume in 2022. → Read More


Facebook has language blind spots around the world that allow hate speech to flourish

For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted his mission to connect the entire world — and his company has come closer than perhaps any other to fulfilling that lofty goal, with more than 3 billion monthly users across its various platforms. But that staggering global expansion has come at a cost. → Read More


Facebook apps stop working for some users days after massive outage

Just days after several of its major services went down for about six hours, Facebook is suffering another outage. → Read More


Twitch confirms major data breach

Twitch has experienced a major data breach, the game streaming service confirmed on Wednesday. → Read More


What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes

It was an eventful week in the closely-watched trial of Elizabeth Holmes, with witnesses who included scientists, medical professionals, a patient and even the former US Secretary of Defense laying out how the promise of Holmes' blood testing company Theranos fell apart. → Read More


Former Defense Secretary James Mattis invested $85,000 in Theranos and let Elizabeth Holmes take his blood

James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company's founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes. → Read More


Activision Blizzard employees accuse company of unfair labor practices

Activision Blizzard employees have filed a complaint accusing the gaming company of unfair labor practices, alleging that it unlawfully cracked down on their organizing efforts that took place in the wake of widespread harassment and discrimination allegations. → Read More