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5 challenges of doing college in the metaverse

Sep. 14, 2022 4:37 pm

5 challenges of doing college in the metaverse

"Metaversities" are a thing. This form of virtual learning can offer plenty of benefits, this academic writes, but also brings significant costs, data privacy concerns and other considerations.
Will the Inflation Reduction Act actually reduce inflation? An economist explains

Aug. 18, 2022 4:50 pm

Will the Inflation Reduction Act actually reduce inflation? An economist explains

Plus: How will the corporate minimum tax work? And how will IRS enforcement generate the expected revenue?
Tech firms face more regulation after moves to stop ‘killer’ acquisitions — but innovation could also be under threat

Jul. 27, 2022 12:25 pm

Tech firms face more regulation after moves to stop ‘killer’ acquisitions — but innovation could also be under threat

M&A deals are likely to face greater scrutiny in the US and EU following a recent expansion of competition regulators’ powers.
Why are so many big tech whistleblowers women? Here’s what the research shows

Jun. 9, 2022 1:32 pm

Why are so many big tech whistleblowers women? Here’s what the research shows

The short answer is: "It’s complicated," write these scholars.
Can you truly own anything in the metaverse?

May 13, 2022 1:22 pm

Can you truly own anything in the metaverse?

A law professor explains how blockchains and NFTs don't protect virtual property.
Australia is investigating a digital currency, or e-dollar, but its benefits seem slight and the risks to privacy large

May 6, 2022 3:10 pm

Australia is investigating a digital currency, or e-dollar, but its benefits seem slight and the risks to privacy large

As the United States considers its own digital currency, here's a look at the concept's possible practicality.
Even Google agrees there’s no going back to the old office life

Apr. 28, 2022 12:42 pm

Even Google agrees there’s no going back to the old office life

When the tech giant softened its historical opposition to remote work, it followed international trends indicating hybrid work is here to stay.
Do poison pills work? A finance expert explains the anti-takeover tool that Twitter hopes will keep Elon Musk at bay

Apr. 22, 2022 1:07 pm

Do poison pills work? A finance expert explains the anti-takeover tool that Twitter hopes will keep Elon Musk at bay

Here's why the corporate strategy has been effective at warding off unsolicited offers — at least until now.
Amazon, Starbucks and the sparking of a new American union movement

Apr. 8, 2022 12:33 pm

Amazon, Starbucks and the sparking of a new American union movement

Change is afoot, this labor scholar writes. But labor law reform is essential if this movement is to continue.
New data-sharing requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a big step toward more open science

Apr. 1, 2022 1:58 pm

New data-sharing requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a big step toward more open science

And potentially, higher-quality research. The benefits of greater openness in science have been borne out; here's what's new.