Stories by Axios Video

The loneliness epidemic: Singles turn to matchmakers for help

People are lonelier than ever. And they’re turning to matchmakers — both digital and human — to find companionship.

The big picture: One study found that over half of dating app users reported feeling lonely after swiping. But by 2040, 70% of people are expected to meet through dating apps.

Go deeper: Our special report on the future of dating

Postcard from Davos

The most important global issues are discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos — but most people don’t get a chance to attend. Here is a chance to step into the goings-on.

Quick take: The world order is shifting. From the strong Chinese presence to CEOs grappling with public anger, attendees said this year’s conference felt different.

Go deeper: Read the full Davos Special Report

Indie bookstores flourish in an Amazon world

It turns out that even Amazon can't automate a community.

The big picture: As Amazon fueled the collapse of chain bookstores, independent bookstores were quietly thriving. In the last 10 years, independent bookstores have grown by nearly 50% across the country, from 1,651 to 2,470 stores.