How a small florist in Oakland, Calif., navigated a minefield of rules to sell on the make-or-break Mother’s Day weekend.
Daisuke WakabayashiIt's a hard time to be running a small business these days. For florists, deemed nonessential businesses, it's especially tough. We followed one small shop in Oakland for Mother's Day, usually one of their busiest days of the year.
The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it.
Daisuke WakabayashiAs the covid-19 conspiracy theories flooded in from anti-vaxxers to Qanon to right-wing groups, I noticed one common thread: Bill Gates. The billionaire philanthropist is the new George Soros, a villainous bogeyman, and the star of many wild falsehoods 1/x
Daisuke WakabayashiHere's some background to go along with our story on the proliferation of Gates conspiracy theories. He has always been a target for misinformation because of his work with vaccines and genetically modified crops. That's exploded w/ the coronavirus 1/x
Though ad sales at the two companies are expected to be down, they are likely to fare better than smaller peers and publishers.
Daisuke WakabayashiGoogle and Facebook's ad business has been resilient through the years -- especially weathering one controversy after another in recent years -- but they are wilting under the weight of the coronavirus. Story w @tiffkhsu@MikeIsaac
The site from Google’s sister company, Verily, was rolled out to two Northern California counties in hopes of guiding people to local virus testing.
Daisuke WakabayashiThe Verily/Google screening website for COVID-19 went live last night. It's limited to people in two NorCal counties. The rollout has left a lot of people puzzled about what it's screening for and concerned about possible privacy implications. Our story
After Jared Kushner liked the idea, President Trump inflated the concept. The disconnect is the latest example of the president exaggerating or making wholly inaccurate statements about his administration’s response.
Daisuke WakabayashiHow did a Bay Area pilot project to find COVID-19 testing locations get sold as the nationwide Google testing website central to President Trump's efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus ? Story w @shearm
A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive...
Daisuke WakabayashiBig shout out to @ConorDougherty and his book Golden Gates (out today) about America's housing crisis. It is so good and so timely. I am insanely jealous. Conor is a greater writer and makes the book sing. Go buy it!