In a landmark antitrust complaint, the Justice Department is targeting a secretive partnership that is worth billions of dollars to both companies.
Jack NicasApple and Google are fierce rivals -- and crucial partners.
Google pays Apple $8B to $12B a year, its single biggest payment to anyone. That accounts for 14% to 21% of Apple’s profits.
And now that deal is in jeopardy.
Our story on their unlikely union
The police actually can unlock phones. And, no, it’s not the worst thing ever for cybersecurity.
Jack NicasI spoke with @ShiraOvide about the encryption debate and how this uncomfortable workaround might just be the best possible option for all sides.
(Though it’d be a lot better if law enforcement was more transparent.)
At least 2,000 law enforcement agencies have tools to get into encrypted smartphones, according to new research, and they are using them far more than previously known.
Jack NicasNEW: Newly obtained records shows that law enforcement regularly breaks into encrypted phones.
That’s because at least 2,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies have tools to get into locked phones and extract their data, far more than previously known.
Two real estate investment trusts advised by Ashford Inc. tapped into Paycheck Protection Program funds through a Ritz Carlton in Atlanta and other luxury hotels.
Jack NicasBennett, a major Trump donor, then used the sites to lobby for stimulus funds to help his struggling business.
Weeks later, his company received about $70 million in stimulus loans -- the single largest recipient of money intended for small businesses.
A nationwide operation of 1,300 local sites publishes coverage that is ordered up by Republican groups and corporate P.R. firms.
Jack NicasNEW: A network of 1,300 websites targeting small towns and cities across the U.S. is built not on traditional journalism, but rather propaganda ordered up by Republican groups and P.R. firms.
A nearly yearlong investigation by @daveyalba and me
Basic firefighting techniques have changed little in decades — but fires themselves are now changing as the world warms, complicating an already perilous profession.
Jack NicasHow do you fight a fire that is miles long? Water and chemicals from the sky, and bulldozers, adzes, chain saws and the boots of thousands of firefighters on the ground.
A fascinating look at the front lines of the fires from @jswatz
A fire destroyed much of Phoenix, Ore., leaving people to wonder whether the town can rise from the ashes. “There’s nothing to sift through,” one resident said.
Jack NicasI was sent to Phoenix, Ore., a town that has seen maybe more destruction from fire than any other this year.
But when I arrived, officials had blocked entry. Searching for a way in, I started to think there wasn't one.
Then a yellow school bus pulled up.
Apple is the first U.S. company to reach $2 trillion in value, capping a staggering ascent that began in the pandemic.
Jack NicasApple just became the first U.S. company to hit a $2 trillion valuation.
What's most stunning: Apple added $1 trillion in value over the past 21 weeks, while the global economy shrank faster than ever before in the coronavirus pandemic.
The latest on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
Jack NicasFacebook surely is hurting given the ad boycotts, right?
Nah. Profits nearly doubled to $5.2 billion.
Jack NicasAmazon sales were up 40% and its profit doubled (!) to $5.2 billion, blowing away Wall Street expectations in a way that makes you wonder whether Wall Street knows what it's talking about.
The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the facts.
Jack NicasBezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai have sharpened their arguments on why their companies aren’t too powerful.
We took a critical eye to those defenses, and explained the facts.
Here’s your handbook to Big Tech’s showdown with Congress today
After Airbnb and ClassPass began selling virtual classes because of the pandemic, Apple tried to collect its commission on the sales.
Jack NicasNew: When the pandemic forced gyms to close, ClassPass switched to selling virtual fitness classes.
Then Apple called: Because the classes were now online -- versus at a local gym -- Apple was entitled to a 30% cut.
Jack NicasTim Cook was just asked about our story yesterday on Apple demanding a 30% cut from Airbnb & ClassPass after they moved to selling virtual classes because of the pandemic.
@RepJerryNadler asked: Isn't this pandemic profiteering?
Apple has repeatedly denied Facebook’s new Gaming app from appearing in its App Store, citing its own rules.
Jack NicasApple has rejected another high-profile app that it also happens to compete with: Facebook's new gaming app.
Apple said it had a "store-like interface." Facebook made changes in a bid to comply. Apple rejected it five times.