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The Workologist: Getting Real About the Fantasy of a Fresh Start

While you’re at it, investigate what work opportunities may be available by adding a dose of low-key professional fact-finding to your exploration. Think through the skills and relationships you’ve built over time, and how they may apply in this setting. ...

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Common Sense: How a Money-Losing Snap Could Be Worth So Much

Snap “looks tremendously overvalued to me,” said Brian Hamilton, a co-founder of Sageworks, a financial analysis and valuation firm. Michael Nathanson, senior research analyst at MoffettNathanson, described Snap as a “field of dreams.” Even with rosy growth forecasts, “at $ ...

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Uber Said to Consider Changes to Employee Stock Compensation

Photo Uber headquarters in San Francisco. The company is said to be discussing how to make it easier for employees who leave to take their stock with them. Credit Eric Risberg/Associated Press Uber has lurched from one blow to its ...

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Nintendo Switch, and the Unconventional Hype for an Unusual Game Console

Nintendo ditched the usual playbook with Switch. E3 takes place in late spring, and new consoles usually go on sale either that fall or the subsequent one so they arrive in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Nintendo surprised everyone ...

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How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide

Uber’s use of Greyball was recorded on video in late 2014, when Erich England, a code enforcement inspector in Portland, Ore., tried to hail an Uber car downtown in a sting operation against the company. Continue reading the main story ...

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Tech Tip: Build Your Own Computer

Q. I have seen advertisements for those do-it-yourself computer kits for kids, but what can these machines actually do? Do they run Windows? A. The computer’s abilities depend on the type of build-your-own system kit you have. Some computer kits ...

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The New Workplace Is Agile, and Nonstop. Can You Keep Up?

The idea has been around for at least 15 years. It is used by the small tech company Twilio, for example, to turn out 40 changes to its product every day. But it wasn’t until recently that this sort of ...

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Modern Love: Catfishing Strangers to Find Myself

Using Pamela’s age and some of her defining features to create my new persona, I logged in to the chat room as “CharlottaDD35.” Then the messages came pouring in. I accepted an invitation to play billiards from Jarkko25. A screen ...

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Airline Used by Amazon Goes to Court as Pilot Strike Enters Day 2

Photo ABX Air cargo planes at its headquarters in Wilmington, Ohio. Pilots struck the airline on Tuesday to protest excessive flight assignments. Credit Al Behrman/Associated Press SEATTLE — A strike by airline cargo pilots that threatens to delay Amazon orders ...

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Tech Tip: Moving a Mac’s Photos Library

Q. I have a MacBook Air with a 128-gigabyte hard drive and have realized that it is fast filling up with high-resolution picture albums in the Photos app. I don’t use iCloud and don’t want to store my pictures online. ...

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