8 Companies That Changed Their Names to Signal a Strategy Shift

Facebook said on Thursday that it was rebranding as Meta, taking a step to distance itself from the controversies it faces. How has this corporate strategy worked for other companies?

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Flying Car Makers Want to Build ‘Uber Meets Tesla in the Air’

Inside Silicon Valley’s 10-year quest to make soaring above a crowded city street as easy as calling an Uber.

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C.E.O. Pay Remains Stratospheric, Even at Companies Battered by Pandemic

While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.

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Electric Aircraft Start-Up Accuses Rival of Stealing Its Secrets

A lawsuit by Wisk, partly owned by the Google co-founder Larry Page, says two engineers took sensitive files before joining Archer.

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Google Antitrust Fight Thrusts Low-Key C.E.O. Into the Line of Fire

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.

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