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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

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English


Episodes

Bernie Sanders Is Out—but He Transformed Campaigning For Good

4/10/2020
Over the course of two presidential campaigns, Sanders showed how effective a digital-first movement could be.

Duration:00:11:43

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

4/9/2020
Svelte, created by a graphics editor for the New York Times, has attracted a following among programmers who want their pages to load faster.

Duration:00:05:49

Delivery Apps Offer Restaurants a Lifeline—at a Cost

4/8/2020
Social distancing rules have reduced many eateries to delivery and take out. But apps like Uber Eats exact a 25 percent toll on their shrinking revenue.

Duration:00:07:27

A Wearable for Opioid Patients Gets Retooled for Covid-19

4/7/2020
It alerts staff when a patient’s condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week.

Duration:00:05:56

How Decades of Offshoring Led to a Mask Shortage in a Pandemic

4/6/2020
US companies have shifted production overseas, especially to China. We got cheaper products. But now we can't make vital health care supplies.

Duration:00:08:17

Energy-Saving AI Is Coming for Your Office Thermostat

4/3/2020
UC Berkeley's Costas Spanos thinks you should track your workers and hand over the lights and temperature controls to artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:05:01

Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find

4/2/2020
The social media giant gave $100 million to help local news during the pandemic, but still makes you hunt for trusted sources.

Duration:00:06:16

The Warren Campaign Is Gone—but Its Tech May Live On

4/1/2020
The team developed its own software to coordinate volunteers and synthesize voter data. Now, it’s posting the code to GitHub.

Duration:00:06:17

Amazon's New 'Essential Items' Policy Is Devastating Sellers

3/31/2020
Due to Covid-19, Amazon is only accepting certain supplies at its warehouses. Small businesses are already feeling the pinch.

Duration:00:07:01

The Threat of Covid-19 Disrupts the Disrupters

3/30/2020
Accelerators like Y-Combinator have had online programs, but the pandemic might force even its elite core program to go entirely remote for the first time.

Duration:00:08:51

While Many Restaurants Struggle, Here's How One Is Thriving

3/27/2020
The food service industry is facing pandemic-related layoffs and closings, but tech-savvy chef Eric Rivera is using online platforms to keep his business in the black.

Duration:00:09:05

We're Not Going to Run Out of Food—so Don't Panic Shop

3/26/2020
Food producers, distributors, and warehouse operators say supplies are plentiful, so long as stores can be restocked.

Duration:00:05:31

A Beach Town Wrestles With Cutting Its Economic Lifeline

3/25/2020
Health officials want to close beaches crowded with spring breakers to slow the spread of coronavirus. Local businesses fear the financial impact.

Duration:00:06:06

Coronavirus Disrupts Social Media’s First Line of Defense

3/24/2020
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all announced this week that thousands of content moderators are being sent home—leaving more of our feeds in the hands of machines.

Duration:00:10:26

Go Ahead, Stream All You Want. The Internet Is Fine—for Now

3/23/2020
Netflix is slowing streams in Europe in an effort to preserve bandwidth amid the pandemic. But US providers seem to be holding up to the surge in usage.

Duration:00:05:14

Coronavirus Exposes Workers to the Risks of the Gig Economy

3/20/2020
Drivers for Uber and Lyft in Seattle say demand for rides has plummeted, and they have few workplace benefits to fall back on.

Duration:00:06:48

Bill Gates Has Left the Board Room

3/19/2020
Microsoft's founder has been slowly inching away from his company. Now Gates has stepped down from the board seat he held for 44 years.

Duration:00:05:07

Google Will Make a Coronavirus Site—but Not Like Trump Said

3/18/2020
Google and the White House are working together now, but they're still not describing the same website.

Duration:00:06:34

Buy One of These Fonts—Then Decide If It's Your Type

3/17/2020
Digestive is a peculiar font. Its ornate, wiggly letters make it look a bit like calligraphy by aliens from outer space. But Digestive isn't just unusual in how it looks. It's also unusual in how it was sold. Thanks to Future Fonts, a platform for selling fonts that are still works-in-progress, Digestive was already gracing magazine covers, concert posters, and even perfume boxes, before designer Jérémy Landes considered it finished.

Duration:00:07:14

Python Is More Popular Than Ever

3/16/2020
Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

Duration:00:04:34