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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.

    Doctors and Nurses Take to TikTok to Fight Covid Myths

    Doctors and Nurses Take to TikTok to Fight Covid Myths

    “We can treat only one patient at a time, but if we can get a message out there that can hit thousands or hundreds of thousands, then we can change their thoughts.”

    • 7 min
    Uber Pledges to Go All-Electric, but It Doesn't Own the Cars

    Uber Pledges to Go All-Electric, but It Doesn't Own the Cars

    The ride-hail company joined rival Lyft with a “Green” pledge. It's counting on incentives to encourage drivers to switch to battery power. 

    • 8 min
    Access to Telemedicine Is Hardest for Those Who Need It Most

    Access to Telemedicine Is Hardest for Those Who Need It Most

    Older patients and other vulnerable populations tend to need more medical care, but it’s often difficult for them to get online for remote visits.

    • 8 min
    TikTok Is Paying Creators. Not All of Them Are Happy

    TikTok Is Paying Creators. Not All of Them Are Happy

    Users say the platform’s new Creator Fund is opaque and riddled with problems. The company says it’s listening.

    • 7 min
    AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again

    AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again

    A former world champion teams up with the makers of AlphaZero to test variants on the age-old game that can jolt players into creative patterns.

    • 8 min
    Startup Perks Go Remote—and Take a More Inclusive Approach

    Startup Perks Go Remote—and Take a More Inclusive Approach

    Tech companies are swapping on-campus gourmet chefs for free snack deliveries, but they're also stepping up childcare support and mental health services. 

    • 8 min

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