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Zenefits Chief Quitting and Is Said to Consider Trump Transition Team

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:14:35 GMT

David O. Sacks, the chief executive of Zenefits, said little about why he was changing roles beyond saying that Zenefits was in a good position.David O. Sacks, who was charged with turning the embattled start-up around, is said to be possibly joining Donald J. Trump’s transition team.


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Meitu of China, Built on the Selfie, Could Be Worth $5.23 Billion in I.P.O.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:33:56 GMT

Angelababy, an actress who has endorsed Meitu’s smartphones, is also known for her look, which many users aspire to recreate in their photographs.The company, known for its beauty-enhancing app and phones made for self-portraits, plans to raise up to $710 million with its listing in Hong Kong.


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Financial Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:50:59 GMT

So-called fintech companies, which take deposits, make electronic payments or lend money, will be able to apply for bank charters from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.



3 Months After Explosion, SpaceX Plans to Launch Rocket Bearing Satellites

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:02:39 GMT

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded during the test firing of its engines at a launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sept. 1.The launch hinges on approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is reviewing SpaceX’s investigation of the Sept. 1 launchpad explosion.


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State of the Art: While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:55 GMT

Snap started with a new idea, of pictures that can be seen for only a short time, but it has since branched out.Once known for its disappearing messages, Snap, the parent of Snapchat, has moved into news and, with Spectacles, consumer devices.


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Trying Snap’s Spectacles: Live With the Look, Enjoy the View

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:11 GMT

If you can pull off the look, Snapchat Spectacles will help you capture video while remaining in the moment.Spectacles, the video-recording sunglasses released by the company behind Snapchat, are among the most compelling tech gadgets of recent years.


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Preoccupations: Don’t Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead.

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:37:41 GMT

Patrick Gillooly of Monster takes issue with Cal Newport, who recently urged professionals to quit social media. Mr. Gillooly says the career benefits far outweigh the pitfalls.


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Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: More Debate Over Facebook’s Role in Media

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:30:02 GMT

Questions continue to swirl over Facebook’s handling of fake news stories and a tool it created that could potentially be used to censor content in China.



Command Z: On the Internet, to Be ‘Mom’ Is to Be Queen

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:23:09 GMT

When teenagers (and those of us who talk like them) call celebrities and their besties ‘Mom’ — explained.


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Airbnb Ends Fight With New York City Over Fines

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:38:37 GMT

Airbnb supporters at a rally outside City Hall in New York last year.The short-term room rental service settled a lawsuit it had filed over a state law that it said could have deterred hosts and impaired its revenues.


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Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:25:41 GMT

The headquarters of Aixtron, a maker of semiconductors, in Herzogenrath, Germany.The White House’s intervention could set the stage for President-elect Donald Trump to take a tougher stance on foreign deals.


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Ads Show Up on Breitbart and Brands Blame Technology

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:20:30 GMT

A Macy’s banner ad on the Breitbart website.How does a progressive company find itself pitched on a hard-right website? A third-party ad network is using consumer data and targeting technology.


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Bits: Daily Report: Malware Damages Aviation Systems in Saudi Arabia

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:47:56 GMT

Just a month ago, someone managed to cripple whole chunks of the internet by attacking one company. There’s little reason to think it can’t happen again.


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Tech Tip: The Built-In Accessibility Features of iOS

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:42:28 GMT

Apple’s software comes with several features to make the technology work for all users.



Modern Love: After a Breakup, an App to Help Breathe, Then Run

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:49:08 GMT

Jilted by her longtime boyfriend, a woman considers trusting intuition over rationale. If only she could figure out what intuition is.


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Corner Office: Abe Ankumah of Nyansa: Are You a ‘First Principle’ Thinker?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:25 GMT

Abe Ankumah, chief executive of Nyansa.Mr. Ankumah, chief executive of the network analytics software company, says he looks for people who can solve a problem by breaking it down to its essence.


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Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: ‘Primitive Technology’

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:00:02 GMT

For all the virtuosic craftsmanship on display in these YouTube videos, the real draw may be the absorbing peace of watching the Man quietly go about his work.For all the virtuosic craftsmanship on display in these YouTube videos, the real draw may be the absorbing peace of watching a man go about his work.


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Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe, Dies at 91

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:49:48 GMT

Stephen W. Dunwell, left, and Erich Bloch with a model of an IBM computer that was announced in 1960.In 1964, he transformed computing with the System/360, the foundation for the modern operating system that would host various software programs.


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CBS Adds N.F.L. Games to Streaming App

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:17:32 GMT

John Elway, the executive vice president of football operation for the Denver Broncos holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy at the January 2016 A.F.C. Championship game.The move is seen as a boon to the $6-a-month app, as N.F.L. games are among the most popular programming on the network.


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Cyberattacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Harming Aviation Agency

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:21:42 GMT

A version of Shamoon, the virus that hit Middle Eastern energy companies in 2012, was used in mid-November to attack government agencies.



Bits: Daily Report: Snapchat Defies Silicon Valley, and Its Algorithms

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:14 GMT

Snap started with a new idea, of pictures that can be seen for only a short time, but it has since branched out.Can a non-Bay Area internet company besides Amazon become a giant? Investors are betting Snapchat is on its way to finding out.


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Critic's Notebook: The Far Right Has a New Digital Safe Space

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:56:08 GMT

The white nationalist leader Richard B. Spencer, who has been suspended from Twitter, mentioned the new social network Gab as an alternative.Gab, a social media network built like a hybrid of Twitter and Reddit, bans very little and has become a conservative bunker of sorts.


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GoPro, the Action Camera Maker, Plans 200 Layoffs

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:47:43 GMT

An image from a surfing video made with a GoPro Hero4 Silver camera.The cutbacks are aimed at reducing operating expenses and focusing on the company’s core business. The company’s president is also departing.


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Critic’s Notebook: We Need a Miracle on 34th Street

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:15:03 GMT

Scores of seasonal window displays once graced the city’s great retailing corridors, but only a few stalwarts remain. Blame that Grinch, the internet.



Skin Deep: ‘Instagram Face’: Is It the End of Good Makeup?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:02:16 GMT

Amanda Steele, foreground, with the model June Downs while preparing for the Rebecca Minkoff show in September.From selfies for pay to sponsored content, social media has changed the cosmetics game for good.


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Streaming: Why Netflix Lets Movie Lovers Down, and What to Do About It

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:00:20 GMT

From left, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo in “Stranger Things.”Sure, there’s choice via streaming. But, really, how much?


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Tech Fix: How Not to Overpay on Black Friday? Let the Web Be Your Guide

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:51:49 GMT

Despite what the ads say, the overwhelming majority of deals on the day after Thanksgiving are duds.


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Vast Group of New Video Games and Hardware Jostle for Holiday Attention

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:45:25 GMT

A customer tries out a first-person shooter game using the new virtual reality system on PlayStation 4.Recently introduced game consoles are breaking the usual new-product cycle, while interest grows in virtual reality titles.


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Tech Tip: Add Folders to the Mac’s Sidebar

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:48:11 GMT

If you do not see shortcuts to the computer’s Pictures, Music or other standard folders when you open a Finder window, you can add them yourself.



Tech Tip: Skip the Phish on the Menu

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:26:28 GMT

Fake messages claiming to be from Amazon are one of the many tactics online thieves use to try and get your financial information.