By DANIELLE IVORY and DIANE CARDWELL February 22, 2017 SolarCity, the nation’s leading installer of rooftop solar panels and a renewable energy darling, has pitched its value to investors on a simple premise: Once customers sign up to lease a system, they will make payments to the company month after month for at least 20 years…. Continue reading
By NATHANIEL POPPER February 22, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — In 2011, Brett King was promoting his book, “Breaking Banks,” and creating a start-up that he hoped would do to the banks what Amazon did to the retail industry and Facebook did to media. “We had grand ideas of being the Facebook of banking, and… Continue reading
February 22, 2017 By BRIAN X. CHEN Shopping for a phone plan can be as daunting as picking a health insurance package. The rates and options constantly change, and it feels impossible to make simple comparisons between carriers. Case in point: The best phone plans we recommended a year and a half… Continue reading
February 22, 2017 By J. D. BIERSDORFER Q. I am a writer and ideas for stories come to me at the most inopportune times. I usually end up making voice memos on my iPhone, but in the end I really need to transcribe them to text. Is there an effective and efficient… Continue reading
Is such a thing even possible? Farhad Manjoo, despite his love of social media, set out to avoid news about the president. It was not easy.
February 22, 2017 Ask The Wirecutter By DAMON DARLIN Shopping for consumer electronics can get overwhelming. The staff of The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, product review websites owned by The New York Times, do the hard work of narrowing down the options. We spoke with Lauren Dragan, the headphone editor, about —… Continue reading
February 22, 2017 Farhad Manjoo STATE OF THE ART I spent last week ignoring President Trump. Although I am ordinarily a politics junkie, I didn’t read, watch or listen to a single story about anything having to do with our 45th president. What I missed, by many accounts, was one of the… Continue reading
By VINDU GOEL February 21, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — Faced with unknown costs related to two huge data breaches, Yahoo and Verizon Communications announced Tuesday that they had agreed to shave $350 million from the price that Verizon would pay to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses. The two companies said they would also share… Continue reading
February 21, 2017 By J. D. BIERSDORFER Q. How do websites know I’m using an ad blocker with my browser? A. Ad-blocking extensions for desktop and mobile systems detect the advertisements a website is trying to display and stop the browser from downloading them. The software has become more popular as sites… Continue reading
The social media darling is expected to be tech’s next big winner on Wall Street. Will the land of sun, surf and movies finally have its Google moment?