Matthew Wille

Instagram wants to help us help others thanks to a user's request
Matthew Wille
The updated AMA text in Stories is the latest in Instagram’s COVID-19-related updates.
Coronavirus
SoftBank is pulling the plug on its $3.3B WeWork investor buyout plan
Matthew Wille
Most of that money would have gone to ex-CEO Adam Neumann and other top investors.
Tech
Amazon held packed hiring events at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak
Matthew Wille
The company says it has since changed its practices. But harm may have already been done.
Culture
YouTube is still full of fake COVID-19 cures and bogus mask sales
Matthew Wille
Two internet advocacy groups found dozens of videos with misinformation and fake sales.
Culture
T-Mobile and Sprint officially merge, with new CEO at the helm
Matthew Wille
And with that, we're down to three big cellular carriers in the U.S. Will this be good for consumers?
Tech
UberEats will begin delivering groceries in Paris with plans to expand
Matthew Wille
The partnership will bring much-needed essentials to customers while filling in Uber's profits. Talk about a win-win.
Culture
Amazon fired a Staten Island worker who organized a walk-out protest
Matthew Wille
The company claims the employee was fired for refusing to self-quarantine. He disagrees.
Coronavirus
Houseparty is offering a huge bounty to dig up information on a ‘smear campaign’ against it
Matthew Wille
Some users claim their Netflix, Spotify and other accounts were hacked after downloading the video-calling app.
Coronavirus
Airbnb pledges $250 million to reimburse hosts for COVID-19 fallout
Matthew Wille
The company has come under pressure from guests and hosts alike who've been left out of pocket as travel bans ramp up and appetite for travel evaporates.
Coronavirus
New York's attorney general wants Zoom to explain its approach to privacy
Matthew Wille
Zoom is rapidly gaining in popularity but how the company handles user data is still worrying opaque.
Tech
Sega's little-known driving safety game from the '80s has been saved by preservationists
Matthew Wille
It was originally intended for young children to learn about road safety. Now anyone can play it.
Gaming
Defcad, a website for 3D-printed gun blueprints, is back online
Matthew Wille
Positioned as a defense of personal freedoms, the site enables people in the U.S. to download designs for deadly weapons and freely share them.
Tech
Facebook invests $25 million in local news, directs $75 million toward worldwide ad buy
Matthew Wille
The investments are almost nothing from the $500 billion company.
Culture
The U.S. government is analyzing phone location data to plan coronavirus response
Matthew Wille
This ‘anonymous’ data-sharing sets a dangerous precedent — and the project is unlikely to help.
Tech
Startups might be excluded from the COVID-19 stimulus plan
Matthew Wille
A head-counting rule might exclude startups from the federal government’s bailout. That could prove disastrous for startups and those that rely on them.
Culture
Natural Light — yes, the beer company — paid my monthly student loan bill
Matthew Wille
We’ve reached the point in our dystopia where brands are better at providing assistance than the government.
Coronavirus
MIT is developing open-source, $100 ventilators in response to COVID-19 shortages
Matthew Wille
The manual ventilator is already being tested by the FDA. Hopefully it will be approved quickly enough to save lives.
Coronavirus
Google blocks variations of 'Chinese virus' from Gboard's predictive text
Matthew Wille
Though the full list of 'bad words' is somewhat ridiculous, adding these phrases could actually be helpful.
Tech
Google Podcasts launches on iOS with a UI overhaul
Matthew Wille
After two years of being an Android exclusive, Google is releasing its podcast app into the wild.
Tech
Yelp has added a GoFundMe button to help support local businesses
Matthew Wille
The companies will also match user contributions up to a cumulative $1 million.
Coronavirus