By Annie Massa, Crystal Tse and Claire Ballentine
It was supposed to be a triumph for today’s memeified markets — a validation for all those amateurs who took on the Wall Street pros.
Instead, the public debut for Robinhood Markets Inc. turned out to be an embarrassment for the company…
By Jeff Green
The resurgent coronavirus and return of mask recommendations are hampering corporate America’s plans to get back to normalcy.
By Olga Kharif
Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday outside an office of Activision Blizzard Inc. in Southern California to demonstrate their support of a sexual harassment lawsuit and to protest the video game maker’s insufficient response.
Employees and other demonstrators gathered on the sidewalks at the corporate campus of…
By Jordan Fabian and Jennifer Epstein
President Joe Biden promised a “summer of joy” on July 4 as he declared America’s independence from Covid-19. Three weeks later that sense of victory is evaporating in the face of a resurgent pandemic.
The U.S. now faces a surge in cases fueled by…
By Annie Massa and Crystal Tse
For any company on the brink of going public, the final days before its trading debut can feel like a big balancing act.
Even by those standards, Robinhood Markets Inc. is walking a uniquely fine line.
The company behind the trading app that starred…
By Nico Grant
Google Cloud employees were baffled when they learned that their next boss would be Thomas Kurian, an executive who struggled to shepherd Silicon Valley mainstay Oracle Corp. into the promised land of internet computing.
It was November 2018 and the cloud division’s then-chief Diane Greene and Kurian…
By Matt Day
Amazon.com Inc.’s payments team is exploring letting customers use cryptocurrencies to pay for their orders — a development that’s roiling digital currency markets.
An Amazon job posting published online last week seeks a “Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead.” After Insider reported the existence of the posting…
By Gerry Smith
For Matt Hershberger, HBO Max isn’t just a streaming service. It’s a babysitter.
By Olivia Carville
Airbnb Inc. and Expedia Group Inc.’s short-term-rental unit Vrbo announced in June that they were partnering to share information about repeat “party house” offenders. What they didn’t agree on was sharing details about properties they’ve banned after violent crimes have occurred there.
By Jason Schreier
Blizzard Entertainment’s disastrous remake of the classic video game Warcraft III last year was the result of mismanagement and financial pressures, according to newly revealed documents and people with knowledge of the failed launch. The release also reflected Blizzard’s significant cultural changes in recent years, as corporate…