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State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:24 GMT

In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.

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Dream City?: Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:32:43 GMT

A rendering of the Sidewalk Labs vision for a new waterfront development in Toronto.Here’s an opportunity to develop “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” but will humans be put first?

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In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:37:34 GMT

Manhattan’s West Side is one of the neighborhoods that New York City is pushing as a possible location for Amazon’s second headquarters.To land Amazon’s second headquarters, the city is playing up its tech talent pool and infrastructure, but the cost of doing business is steep.

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Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:32:51 GMT

At the top of PolitiFact’s front page last week, a display ad served by Google promoted a fake news story that said Melania Trump was leaving the White House. It linked to a faked version of Vogue’s site.Google placed ads linking to blatantly bogus stories on Snopes and PolitiFact, sites created precisely to dispel such falsehoods.

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Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:42:22 GMT

Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor at The Times, trying on virtual reality technology at a V.R. event this month.Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality, traces The Times’s push into V.R. and other visual technologies.

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Tech Tip: Using New Space-Saving Photo Files

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:33:39 GMT

With the latest updates for its Macs and mobile devices, Apple has added support for new image and video formats while keeping things compatible.

Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:01:13 GMT

Lee Kun-hee, Samsung’s patriarch, leaving a court in Seoul, South Korea, in 2008. The police are now investigating whether he misappropriated company funds to renovate his family’s home.Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

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How Many People Watch Netflix? Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:01:46 GMT

Gaten Matarazzo, left, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp in the original Netflix series “Stranger Things.”The ratings company is using audio-recognition software to crack a closely guarded trade secret.

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Feature: How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:05:55 GMT

Do the volunteers behind Unicode, whose mission is to bring all human languages into the digital sphere, have enough bandwidth to deal with emojis too?

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After Drone Hits Plane in Canada, New Fears About Air Safety

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:22:27 GMT

Marc Garneau, Canada’s transport minister.Pilots are filing reports of drones flying too high on a weekly, almost daily basis, despite new rules and fines.

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Google Maps Pulls Calorie-Counting Feature After Criticism

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:13:16 GMT

Google said the calorie feature would be removed from its map app.The app told users how many calories they would burn by walking instead of driving, but was criticized as dangerous to people with eating disorders.

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Tech Tip: Moving the Windows 10 Taskbar by Hand

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:50:23 GMT

Like previous versions of the system, Windows 10 lets you move the taskbar to where you want it.

Google’s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:26 GMT

The Pixel 2, the new flagship phone from Google that goes on sale Thursday.Google’s new Pixel 2 phone is clearly impressive, according to our reviewer. But whether that makes the device worth buying is another matter.

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Netflix Says It Will Spend Up to $8 Billion on Content Next Year

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:24:10 GMT

Netflix will soon release the second season of “Stranger Things.” The streaming service plans to invest more in original programming.The company beat expectations by adding 5.3 million subscribers in the third quarter and said it would ramp up its spending on original content.

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Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley-Style

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:23:45 GMT

Kimbal Musk at Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, where one of his Next Door restaurants opened in September.Trying to improve the nation’s diet, he’s hatching food projects the way his brother, Elon, launches rockets — and drawing some friendly fire.

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As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:53:55 GMT

An internet cafe in Beijing. In the weeks leading up to a major party congress that opens on Wednesday, China’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, has issued a raft of new regulations.It censors online expression, but it has also taken a hard line against fake news, hacking and deception.

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Justices to Decide on Forcing Technology Firms to Provide Data Held Abroad

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:41:48 GMT

Servers at the Microsoft data center in Dublin. The technology company’s suit with the Justice Department stemmed from a drug investigation in which prosecutors wanted emails of a suspect that were stored on a server there.The Supreme Court will decide whether prosecutors can force Microsoft to turn over emails held on a server in Ireland, and in another case, whether American Express violated antitrust laws.

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Tech Tip: Leaping Into a System Upgrade

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:26:22 GMT

Even if you’ve skipped the past few Mac operating system updates, you can go right to macOS High Sierra if your computer meets the requirements.

#MeToo Floods Social Media With Stories of Harassment and Assault

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:52:14 GMT

The actress Alyssa Milano urged people to acknowledge on social media if they had experienced sexual harassment or assault.Many women, as well as men, are using the hashtag to show the prevalence of sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein accusations.

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Mediator: As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:32:40 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, and his fellow mavens of social media regularly offer to be more “transparent.” But people are starting to see through that.We’re giving away a lot more information than we’re getting from Mark Zuckerberg and his friends.

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A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT

The account @TrumpsAlert keeps track of the Twitter activities of President Trump, his wife, three of his children and his adviser Kellyanne Conway.Twitter bots are winning fans by formatting President Trump’s posts to look like official statements, or tracking the accounts he and his inner circle follow.

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Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:49:38 GMT

Jim Jehle, 66, a senior project manager, meets with his mentor, Nicole Mancino, 27, the director of marketing, at Sachse Construction’s office in Detroit. The company paired 10 executives with junior workers.As businesses chase evanescent market trends, young workers are being pulled into programs to give advice to the top ranks of their companies.

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Amazon Turns on the Charm Amid Criticism From Right and Left

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:32:46 GMT

A job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn. In Washington, Amazon is sharing a message of job creation.After years of relying on a no-frills lobbying operation, Amazon is spreading its message far and wide in the nation’s capital.

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Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:38:28 GMT

The Hestan Cue cookware system, on display at the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle. It uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with an app and cooking equipment to prepare food.At the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, they talked of appliances that plan, shop, advise — and leave little room for the joy of cooking.

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China Seeks Small Stakes in, and More Sway Over, Online Firms

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:49:46 GMT

Internet and social-media platforms have become an increasingly popular source of news as smartphones have come to permeate every aspect of daily life in China.The government’s partial ownership of two small internet companies suggests a new strategy by Beijing to control what people say in the digital realm.

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Bits: Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:48:09 GMT

Israeli spies watched the Russians spy on Americans through the systems of Kaspersky Lab, an internet security company. Here a Kaspersky employee walks behind a glass wall at the company’s headquarters in Moscow.In this week’s tech news roundup: How Israeli spies watched Russian spies watch Americans. Also, Facebook’s Russia problem continues.

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Tech Tip: How to Get Cortana to Keep Track of Your Favorite Teams

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:00:11 GMT

Microsoft’s virtual assistant can round up all the news for your favorite sports teams, as long as you tell the software the ones you root for.

Corner Office: Bryan Roberts of Venrock on Seeing Problems as Opportunities

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:08:16 GMT

Bryan Roberts, a partner at Venrock.A partner at a venture capital firm says that if people spend their life avoiding problems, they will never get anything done.

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Twitter Users Split on Boycott Over Platform’s Move Against Rose McGowan

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:44:15 GMT

Twitter users are going silent on Friday to protest the locking of Rose McGowan’s account.Many people said they were staying off the social media platform on Friday to protest the temporary locking of Ms. McGowan’s account. Others criticized the boycott as ill conceived.

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Richard Branson’s Virgin and Hyperloop One Transit Pods Become Fast Friends

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:58:40 GMT

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, in Hong Kong this year. Mr. Branson has invested in the high-speed transit start-up Hyperloop One.The company, now called Virgin Hyperloop One, is developing high-speed transit technology in hopes of rolling out its levitating pods by 2021.

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Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:18:42 GMT

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, speaking on Thursday in Pittsburgh, where he announced the Grow With Google program.Amid a big-tech backlash, the Silicon Valley giant announced funding over five years to nonprofits that help prepare workers for the digital economy.

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How Facebook’s Ad System Works

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:36:21 GMT

A Facebook page called Secured Borders, believed to be linked to Russia, offered a stream of commentary criticizing liberals.Facebook rewards catchiness, and the unique nature of the social network’s ads may have aided Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:06:42 GMT

Facebook, Google and others positioned themselves as bettering the world. But their systems and tools have also been used to undermine democracy.American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.

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Sheryl Sandberg Blitzes Washington in P.R. Push for Facebook

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:11:46 GMT

“Things happened on our platform in this election that should not have happened,” Sheryl Sandberg said of activity linked to Russia on Facebook.Ms. Sandberg visited Washington, acting as the tech giant’s chief ambassador while trying to contain a spiraling public relations crisis.

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Tech Tip: Have a Group Chat on an iPad

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:28:51 GMT

Apple’s FaceTime software doesn’t yet support more than one-to-one video calls, but other compatible apps let you chat with a several people at once.

Rose McGowan’s Twitter Account Locked After Posts About Weinstein

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:26:24 GMT

Rose McGowan in 2015. “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE,” she wrote on her Instagram page.The actress shared a screenshot saying she had been blocked from posting for 12 hours. Twitter said one of her tweets had violated its privacy policy.

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