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Five Key Moments From Snap’s I.P.O. Roadshow Video

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:42:23 GMT

Snap, the parent company of the popular messaging app Snapchat, posted a video aimed at investors as it readies for one of the most anticipated I.P.O.s of the year.As the parent company of Snapchat prepares for one of the most anticipated market debuts of the year, it tells its own story.

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Samsung Heir’s Arrest in South Korea Intensifies Calls for Cleanup

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:14:35 GMT

The de facto leader of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, at the Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, this week. His arrest on Friday highlighted once again the outsize influence of the largest family-run companies.South Korea grows tired of the power of its biggest companies, but critics worry that the tight links between business and politics will survive.

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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Letter From Zuckerberg and the Fall of PewDiePie

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:00:01 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief of Facebook, posted a 6,000-word essay on Facebook, about creating new kinds of governance.Farhad and Mike discuss the week’s biggest tech events, including Mark Zuckerberg’s founder’s letter and the fall of a YouTube star.

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Review: Tax Software: The Basics Work, but Peace of Mind Costs Extra

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:09:31 GMT

These programs have gotten much better, and are now selling added, and perhaps unnecessary, features. What’s next? Tax reviews over cocktails?

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Keeping It: How Mark Cuban Hangs Onto His Money

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:01:19 GMT

Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner, arguing a call during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in January.The outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks followed an out-there path toward wealth — and then took moves to protect it.

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Where the World’s Wealthiest Invest Their Billions

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:01:18 GMT

A look at 10 billionaires’ money reveals one thing the superrich have in common: a large amount of cash and liquid securities.

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Where the Billionaires Come From

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:01:15 GMT

Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich,” which was published in 1937 and became a self-help guide for everyday Americans seeking great wealth.More than half of the ultra-wealthy are self-made billionaires. The chance of joining their ranks remains incredibly slim.

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Future Tense: The Culture of Nastiness

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:25 GMT

Mean tweets. Vicious taunts. Crude TV. An uncivil war is raging in this country, and before you blame ... you know ... That Guy, take a look in the mirror.

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How the Nuclear Threat From North Korea Has Grown

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:17:21 GMT

Ryoo Yong-gyu, a director of earthquake and volcano monitoring in South Korea, spoke in Seoul about seismic activity on the Korean peninsula after a North Korean nuclear test in September 2016.The country's missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea's nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.

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The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:12:06 GMT

A My Friend Cayla doll in London in 2014. Germany is banning the doll over privacy fears.Germany has moved to pull the doll, Cayla, off shelves because of an insecure Bluetooth connection that hackers could use to eavesdrop on children who play with it.

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Tech Tip: What to Do When Windows Updates Fail

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:29:33 GMT

Microsoft’s service for keeping Windows current with the latest system patches can have problems, but troubleshooting might help those updates install.

Bits: Daily Report: Mark Zuckerberg’s Stand Against Isolationism

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:24:21 GMT

In a 5,800-word letter about Facebook’s mission on Thursday, the chief executive all but positioned himself as an opponent to some of President Trump’s beliefs.

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Bookends: Which Canonical Work is Frequently and Frustratingly Misread?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:41:20 GMT

Rivka GalchenRivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss which classic books are commonly misunderstood.

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Julian Assange’s Fate Could Be Decided by Ecuador’s Election

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:39:56 GMT

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London last year. He took refuge there almost five years ago.The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London years ago, but not all of the candidates wish to continue harboring him.

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Money, Power, Family: Inside South Korea’s Chaebol

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:12:26 GMT

The heads of South Korea’s most powerful companies appeared at a parliamentary hearing in Seoul in December as part of a corruption inquiry. The vice chairman of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, fourth from right, was arrested on Friday on bribery charges.The arrest of Samsung’s de facto top executive intensifies the spotlight on a group of families that enjoy immense economic and political power.

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Social Q’s: Family Planning ... for Your Phones

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:39:34 GMT

Also, a 13-year-old sleepover addict, Sudoku strangers on a train and a parental misunderstanding.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Bucking Tide, Takes Public Stand Against Isolationism

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:25:33 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, in September. On Thursday, he said in a 5,800-word letter that “progress now requires humanity coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.”In an update to the social network’s mission statement, the C.E.O. said that to achieve progress, people needed to come together “as a global community.”

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Tech Tip: Adding Facebook’s Birthday List to a Calendar Program

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:42:08 GMT

The social network offers a simple way to sync friends’ birthdays and other events to your regular datebook app.

Bits: Daily Report: Yahoo May Pay a Steep Price for Data Breaches

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:36:52 GMT

Verizon is poised to buy the fading internet pioneer, but hacking in 2014 and 2013 could shave close to $300 million off the purchase price.

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Notebook: YouTube’s Monster: PewDiePie and His Populist Revolt

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:28:12 GMT

How YouTube’s biggest star took a bizarre career turn, and what it tells us about the nascent politics of social platforms.

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Airlines Phasing Out Screens Because You Are All on Your Devices

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:11:16 GMT

The screens of in-flight entertainment systems on an Airbus A350 XWB.Shifting in-flight entertainment systems to streaming content over wireless systems can save money and space, though the rollout is expected to happen gradually.

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Snap Aims for Valuation of More Than $20 Billion in I.P.O.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:39:18 GMT

A Snapchat sign on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange last month.A revised filing on Thursday highlighted the messaging company’s ambitions for its stock market debut.

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Europe’s Tech Sector Shrugs Off Regional Uncertainty

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:00:21 GMT

Niklas Zennstrom, a founder of Skype who now runs Atomico, a venture capital firm, in December. On Thursday, he announced a new $765 million tech fund that will primarily be used to find fledgling European companies that can eventually compete on a global stage.Despite political problems and sluggish economic growth, the region’s start-ups and venture capitalists are investing big to challenge Silicon Valley’s dominance.

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Tech Tip: Caring for Smart Chip Cards

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:33:34 GMT

The newer type of credit and bank cards can be damaged in some of the same ways as their magnetic-stripe ancestors.

Bits: Daily Report: The Fate of Science Fairs

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:27:24 GMT

Intel’s plans to stop sponsoring the International Science and Engineering Fair raise questions on what role companies should play in promoting science fairs and education.

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Yahoo and Verizon Are Said to Be Near a Cheaper Deal

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:41:02 GMT

If completed, a revised agreement with Verizon would help Yahoo focus on finding ways to extract the value of its 15 percent stake in Alibaba and its 36 percent stake in Yahoo Japan.After the revelations of huge data breaches, the new terms would cut the price for Yahoo’s core internet business by close to $300 million, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

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Coming to Video Games Near You: Depressed Towns, Dead-End Characters

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:12:17 GMT

The new Night in the Woods is one of several video games in recent years to deal with the decline of working-class towns and a dismal economy.A new game, Night in the Woods, is one of several in recent years that have tapped into themes of the decline of working-class towns and economic despair.

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20th Century Fox Used Fake News to Publicize ‘A Cure for Wellness’

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:41:26 GMT

Mia Goth as Hannah in “A Cure for Wellness.” The film opens on Friday and has received mostly negative reviews.Many users thought articles on sites resembling city newspapers’ or were real exposés or scoops, like “Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort.”

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Trump Voters Show President They Can Complain on Twitter, Too

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:00:19 GMT

President Trump spoke to reporters on Air Force One during a trip this month to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.A Twitter account is curating what it calls the regrets of pro-Trump voters, but the reality is more complicated.

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Tech We're Using: Why I Still Love TiVo and How a Sous Vide Gadget Rescued Me

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:00:12 GMT

James Poniewozik, The Times’s chief television critic, demonstrates how to cook sous vide with the Joule.No ads on TiVo is a timesaver, and its interface is better than a cable box, James Poniewozik says.

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Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:30:14 GMT

Karan Jerath, winner of the 2015 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair, on campus at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday.The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.

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SoftBank of Japan Will Buy U.S. Private Equity Giant Fortress

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:44:28 GMT

Masayoshi Son, the founder of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank.The surprising acquisition of Fortress Investment Group highlights the immense ambitions of SoftBank’s brash founder, Masayoshi Son.

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Dubai Plans a Taxi That Skips the Driver, and the Roads

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:31:01 GMT

The Ehang 184 autonomous drone on display this week at the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The drone can carry one rider and a small suitcase.Pilotless drones, capable of carrying one passenger and a small suitcase, are set to begin buzzing above the United Arab Emirates city as early as July.

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What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:48:55 GMT

Walking from Mexico to the United States at the border crossing in San Ysidro, Calif.Before you travel, here’s some information on what border agents can and cannot do, along with recommendations from lawyers.

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Bits: Daily Report: Tech Spreads Further Into Hospitality and Banking

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:29:09 GMT

The social media command center of Taj hotels in Mumbai. The hotel group embarked a year ago on what one executive called ”a digital transformation journey.”For one industry, technology has allowed it to better serve customers. For the other, it has exposed some of the digital world’s perils.

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Tech Tip: When (and How) to Enable Safari Reader View

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:12:16 GMT

Apple’s browser for its Mac and iOS operating systems has handy controls for making your online reading experience more comfortable

Economic Scene: Can Immigration Hurt the Economy? An Old Prejudice Returns

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:04:57 GMT

A protest against President Trump’s immigration policy at a Milwaukee courthouse on Monday.An unsettling assertion that immigrants can erode social norms and productivity has a foothold in academic circles.

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Nonfiction: Pet Projects of the New Billionaires

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:00:01 GMT

Peter Thiel, venture capitalist.Two new books about tech culture — Alexandra Wolfe’s “Valley of the Gods” and Aimee Groth’s “The Kingdom of Happiness” — whisk readers around Silicon Valley like tourists in a celebrity-sighting van.

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