Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

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Past articles by Joshua:

China’s iPhone Factory Stumbles Give India a Chance to Swoop In

Manufacturers are concerned about relying on Beijing, and New Dehli is emerging as a primary alternative. → Read More

A Billion-Dollar Crypto Gaming Startup Promised Riches and Delivered Disaster

Axie Infinity’s vision of a “play-to-earn” video game has crumbled, and the company behind it now tells the players who bought into the hype it was never about the money, anyway. → Read More

Crypto’s Fall, in Three Charts

Investors are changing their behavior as the bottom falls out of the market. → Read More

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Offshoot Is Now a Unicorn

Projects to build highways for self-driving vehicles and smart grid applications are well underway. → Read More

Web3, Silicon Valley’s New Obsession, Looks a Lot Like Its Last One

Crypto enthusiasts are pitching a decentralized internet. The investors backing their companies have other ideas. → Read More

The Guy Wants to Build a Utopian Megalopolis

“Let the people own the land!” says Marc Lore. “But in a capitalistic way.” → Read More

Afghanistan War Turns a U.S. Military Startup Into a Unicorn

Shield AI initially made drones to protect ground troops, but it has raised $210 million to expand to larger aircraft in more complicated situations. → Read More

Don’t Sue Me Like That: Anatomy of a Copyright Troll

How rock photographer Larry Philpot perfected a perfectly legal way to extract settlements from his images of Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, and more. → Read More

A 23-Year-Old Coder Kept QAnon Online When No One Else Would

Nick Lim provides tech support to the U.S. networks of White nationalists and conspiracy theorists banned by the likes of Amazon. → Read More

Online Extremism Expert Says Far Right Has Adapted ISIS Playbook

SITE Intelligence’s Rita Katz on the growing threat of a “more radicalized and dangerous” underground in America. → Read More

Relentless Hacking Is Turning All of Us Into Data Nihilists

No matter how hard we try to defend ourselves, in cyberspace the attackers always have the advantage. → Read More

Joe Biden Gives Big Tech a Different Kind of Washington Problem

The president-elect isn’t offering a repeat of the Obama administration’s Silicon Valley embrace. → Read More

QAnon High Priest Was Just Trolling Away as a Citigroup Tech Executive

Jason Gelinas lived a normal suburban life with a plum Wall Street gig. He also ran the conspiracy theory’s biggest news hub. → Read More

Trump Ads Will Take Over YouTube’s Homepage on Election Day

(Bloomberg) -- In the immediate run up to the U.S. presidential election and on Election Day, the homepage of YouTube is set to advertise just one candidate: Donald Trump.The president’s re-election campaign purchased the coveted advertising space atop the country’s most-visited video website for early → Read More

Warren Is Drafting U.S. Legislation to Reverse ‘Mega Mergers’

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is drafting a bill that would call on regulators to retroactively review about two decades of “mega mergers” and ban such deals going forward.Warren’s staff recently circulated a proposal for sweeping anti-monopoly legislation, which would deliver on a presidential → Read More

Google Wants to Do Business With the Military—Many of Its Employees Don’t

Inside the tech giant’s defense dilemma. → Read More

Why E-Scooters Are on the Rise, Along With Injuries

It’s been less than two years since the first crop of stand-up electric scooters for rent were dumped on a city sidewalk, but they can now be found around the world. Startups including Bird, Lime, Skip and Spin allow riders to locate and unlock scooters with an app. → Read More

Mercedes Thieves Showed Just How Vulnerable Car-Sharing Can Be

After Car2Go eased its background checks, 75 of its vehicles were stolen in one day. → Read More

Mercedes Thieves Showed Just How Vulnerable Car-Sharing Can Be

April 15, a Monday, should have been sleepy this year for the Chicago team at Car2Go, a car-sharing service that automaker Daimler AG introduced more than a decade ago. → Read More

Scooter start-up Bird ditches its gig economy mechanics

The Bird scooter rental company has begun abandoning its practice of paying independent contractors a per-vehicle rate to fix its scooters in several cities, and says it is expanding in-house repair facilities. → Read More