Stories by Scott Rosenberg

What's next: How the online world reflects inequality

Illustration of Ben Franklin on a $100 bill wearing VR goggles
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Inequality doesn't end after everyone is connected to the internet, as the online world reflects offline disparities and introduces new factors.

Why it matters: A raft of new evidence shows the rise of the internet itself may have boosted inequality, and that how people use internet access may be just as — or more — important than the access itself.

New portrait of Facebook leadership under attack

Sheryl Sandberg in Capitol hallway
Sheryl Sandberg on Capitol Hill last year. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

As Facebook navigated security, privacy, and hate-speech controversies after the 2016 election, a new investigation from the New York Times found that the company pursued a "delay, deny and deflect" approach while top executives orchestrated a counterpunching campaign against critics, rivals and proponents of regulation.

The big picture: The Times report exposes the company to new criticisms from its employee base, more primed than ever to protest over the company’s political actions. Most striking for outsiders is the story’s depiction of CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg as evasive or sometimes asleep at the switch.

Apple unveils new iPad Pro and Air laptop

Apple presentation of new iPad pro
Screenshot: Apple event live stream

Apple announced upgrades to the iPad Pro tablet, along with long-awaited updates to the MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers, at a product event in New York Tuesday morning.

The big picture: Tuesday's event is a follow-up to last month's iPhone announcements and offers updates and refreshes to many of Apple's aging product lines for creative users.

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