These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy.
Beyond Silicon Valley
The next big battles in tech are happening outside the Bay Area.
- There’s only one body standing in the way of Google’s plan to kill third-party cookiesJune 12, 2021 • Quartz
- PULLED PLUGCan Nigeria still be a tech hub without Twitter?June 12, 2021 • Quartz Africa
- UPCOMINGThe highlights of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi’s IPO filing, in five numbersJune 11, 2021 • Quartz
How we spend
Consumers' preferences, priorities, and values are reshaping industries.
China is striving for global leadership, and has the economic clout to realize its vision.
- COUNTER-INTUITIVEEuropean companies have no intention of decoupling from ChinaJune 10, 2021 • Quartz
- WEAK SPOTSThese are what the US sees as its biggest weaknesses against ChinaJune 9, 2021 • Quartz
- BAD TIMINGA Chinese fashion site’s TGIF post went terribly wrong in the eyes of BeijingJune 7, 2021 • Quartz
Capitalism is just a collection of human decisions. We can change it if we want to.
The climate economy
Every industry can be part of the solution — or part of the ongoing problem.
- SPINNING IT UPThe US East Coast is set to become a green energy job powerhouseJune 14, 2021 • Quartz
- THE BATTLE CONTINUESThe death of pipelines like Keystone XL won’t save the climateJune 11, 2021 • Quartz
- SKIPPING THE BILLIt’s time for G7 countries to put up or shut up on climateJune 10, 2021 • Quartz
Future of finance
New technology is upending everything in finance, from saving to trading to making payments.
- PERKS AND RECREATIONCompanies look beyond free popcorn to butter up their retail investorsJune 12, 2021 • Quartz
- MASTER OF COINThe Coinbase IPO kicked off a new era in crypto—or did it?June 12, 2021 • Quartz
- QZ&AHow Africa could become a world leader in central bank digital currenciesJune 1, 2021 • Quartz Africa
How borders are drawn and enforced has far-reaching consequences, whether we live on either side of them or halfway across the world.
- MISSING OUTThe US is slipping as a tourist destination, and more than Covid is to blameJune 12, 2021 • Quartz
- LEAVING ON AN AIRPLANEHow the US easing travel restrictions affects France, Germany, and the United KingdomJune 9, 2021 • Quartz
- BREAKING THE INTERNET, LITERALLYA single company’s outage took down sites from the Guardian to Reddit—and us!June 8, 2021 • Quartz
Future of work
Automation, remote work, AI, and the gig economy are all dramatically changing the nature of work.
- HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?Indians working from home feel their employers don’t care about work-life balanceJune 11, 2021 • Quartz India
- MAJOR CHANGENearly half of all college students are now considering careers in health or scienceJune 4, 2021 • Quartz
- SETTING BOUNDARIESThe Naomi Osaka debate shows that athletes are not commoditiesJune 4, 2021 • Quartz
Cities have to accommodate more people, lessen their environmental footprint, and become more equitable.
- A MATTER OF SAFETYThe origins of Covid-19’s racial disparities lie in America’s prisonsJune 14, 2021 • Quartz
- WORTH A SHOTPhiladelphia is offering extreme vaccine incentives with help from Wharton economistsJune 9, 2021 • Quartz
- GROUND REALITYThe death counters: How journalists in Narendra Modi’s home state exposed India’s Covid-19 deceptionMay 27, 2021 • Quartz India