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State of the Art: How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:00:19 GMT

Tiffany Lo who helped launch BuzzFeed’s food videos during a shoot of a shredded chicken dish.Those overhead food videos that you watch and watch? BuzzFeed’s Tasty has mastered the format to become one of the world’s most popular content producers.


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SpaceX Is Now One of the World’s Most Valuable Privately Held Companies

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:18:28 GMT

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on July 5.Elon Musks’s rocket company raised $350 million in new financing, raising its valuation to about $21 billion.


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Tech Fix: Google’s New Parental Control App Has a Flaw: Puberty

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:32:42 GMT

The company’s Family Link software for managing children’s Android phones can be undone the instant a young user turns 13.


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Foxconn Says It Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin, Adding 3,000 Jobs

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:44:01 GMT

President Trump with Terry Gou, the chairman of the Taiwanese electronics supplier Foxconn, at the White House on Wednesday, where the company announced plans for a new plant in Wisconsin.White House officials highlighted President Trump’s negotiations with the world’s largest contract electronics maker, to secure the project, which they said would represent a $10 billion investment.


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Newsbook: 3 Books That Delve Into What Work Means to Us

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:20:03 GMT

The workplace is evolving, as is our relationship to it. These three novels explore how work interacts with our personal lives.


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Tech Tip: Why One Antivirus Program Is Better Than Two

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:39:12 GMT

Multiple antivirus applications generally do not coexist well together on the computer because they need to monitor the same areas of your system.



Bits: BuzzFeed Is Turning Food Videos Into a Profit Empire

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:33:09 GMT

Ben Kaufman, who oversees BuzzFeed’s Product Lab, checking the app and eyeing a steak being cooked by Alexis deBoschnek.Tasty has been so profitable through its brand-sponsored videos that it is now turning its digital food machine into real-world products.


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Move Over, Bill Gates. Jeff Bezos Gets a Turn as World’s Richest Person.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:59:48 GMT

Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.A bump in the price of Amazon shares was enough to move Mr. Bezos, briefly, above Mr. Gates, the Microsoft co-founder.


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Bitcoin Exchange Was a Nexus of Crime, Indictment Says

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:03:25 GMT

Alexander Vinnik was escorted by police officers as he arrived at a courthouse in Greece.Alexander Vinnik, of Russia, was accused of being the mastermind behind a black market Bitcoin exchange, which helped launder billions of dollars.


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The Year of the Goat

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:02 GMT

Jax and Chibs enjoy Popsicles at Goats of Anarchy, a goat sanctuary in Annandale, N.J.This lowly farm animal has become the hot new pet, not to mention a ubiquitous presence on Instagram.


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Facebook’s Profit and Revenue Surge, Despite Company Predictions of a Slowdown

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:23:00 GMT

Facebook executives have been cautioning investors that the social-networking giant’s growth might start to slow. The latest earnings report suggests that hasn’t happened yet.



Digital Artist Yung Jake Scores With Emoji Portraits

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:21:26 GMT

Yung Jake, a Los Angeles creator whose real name is Jake Patterson, developed a show of three-dimensional “Emoji Portraits” that opened this week at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton, N.Y.Darling of YouTube and the art world circuit, he hits his stride with pointillist celebrity portraits made from emoji.


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Bits: The Surprising New PC Innovator? Microsoft

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:38:21 GMT

A company known for its software and its failure to make good gadgets is making advances in personal computers. Consider the ingenuity of the Surface Studio big-screen desktop.


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Tech Tip: Packing Google Maps, but Not an Internet Connection

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:40:21 GMT

Thanks to the app’s ability to download interactive maps, you can still see where you’re going without having to be online.



Ask The Wirecutter: The Technology Behind Good Coffee

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:25:21 GMT

The Baratza Virtuoso, a $230 coffee grinder, delivered nearly identical results as a $2,700 grinder.After rigorous testing of brewing and grinding equipment for coffee, here are the results.


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State of the Art: How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:00:18 GMT

For years, Apple was the innovative leader in personal computers. Not anymore.


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The Breakdown: Want a Job, Mate? Amazon Is Hiring Aussie Speakers

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:50 GMT

Echo speakers that are about to be shipped out.The American tech behemoth may be seeking to tailor its widely used voice recognition system to an Australian audience.


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Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Sold

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:44:39 GMT

The Roomba 980 from iRobot, which was released in 2015. Some of the company’s robotic vacuums collect spatial data to map users’ homes.iRobot, the company that makes the Roomba robotic vacuum, is considering selling the mapping data the devices collect to a company like Google or Amazon.


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SoftBank Said to Consider an Investment in Uber

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:32:52 GMT

The Japanese technology and media giant, which owns stakes in several of Uber’s competitors, is also considering putting money into the American ride-hailing service.



Tech Tip: Finding Your Roots, Free

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:30:20 GMT

Subscription-based genealogy sites offer plenty of convenience for the price, but you don’t always have to pay to research your family history online.



Bits: Daily Report: Alphabet Kicks Off Tech Earnings Season

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:28:21 GMT

Google offices in Cambridge, Mass. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is facing antitrust cases.A record $2.7 billion fine hurt Alphabet’s bottom line last quarter, but it was a financial footnote for Google’s parent company.


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It’s Late and You’ve Got the Munchies. Lyft and Taco Bell Have an Idea.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:04:49 GMT

A Lyft driver mid-trip in San Francisco. This week, Lyft passengers around a Newport Beach, Calif., location can request rides that incorporate a stop at a Taco Bell drive-through.The fast-food chain is testing a program in which riders using Lyft can request a stop at a drive-through during late-night rides home.


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Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:50:49 GMT

Jowan Osterlund of Biohax with one of the company’s implantable microchips. Three Square Market, a company in Wisconsin, is partnering with Biohax to offer the chips to employees.Employees at a Wisconsin technology company are volunteering to have microchips implanted in their hands to make unlocking doors and paying for food easier.


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For Alphabet, a Record Fine Is Both a Footnote and a Warning

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:42:58 GMT

Google offices in Cambridge, Mass. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is facing antitrust cases.Not many companies could brush off a $2.7 billion hit. Nonetheless, the fine represents a regulatory threat that could continue to grow.


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Young Digital Artists, Anxious About ... Technology

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:25:23 GMT

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo with Ashley Zelinskie’s “Human Code” at Sotheby’s.An exhibition at Sotheby’s in New York betrays a broad generational anxiety about the technological future and the role of humans in it.


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Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:57:37 GMT

Despite the decision to end active development of the classic Paint program, Microsoft has for years bet big on design with features and devices like the Surface, featured here.One of the first applications for Windows will no longer be actively developed, the company said, pushing the program closer to being discontinued.


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Bits: Daily Report: A Venture Capitalist and His Famous Father

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:55:07 GMT

David Horowitz raised his son, Ben, around radical movements like the Black Panther Party.Ben Horowitz is one of the most influential tech investors of his generation. His father is influential, too. But in a very different way.


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Tech Tip: Using Your Phone to Scan Pictures of Prints

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:53:22 GMT

Many sophisticated apps can capture images of photo prints and create good-quality digital versions that take up much less space in the closet.



Sensing Weakness, Uber’s Asian Rivals Make $2.5 Billion Play

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:09:13 GMT

The ride-hailing company Grab is competing with Uber for dominance in Southeast Asia.With a new funding round, the Southeast Asian ride-sharing company Grab is doubling down as Uber seeks new leadership.


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Review: Steve Jobs of Apple, Tech Visionary, Has Glitches as an Opera

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:04:06 GMT

Edward Parks as Steve Jobs in “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” running through Aug. 25 at the Santa Fe Opera.The much-in-demand composer Mason Bates and the librettist Mark Campbell have given Jobs’s thorny life a sappier, more stale arc.


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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Meal Kits, Lyft and ‘Despacito’

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:00:01 GMT

A Blue Apron meal kit. Amazon edged a toe into the trendy meal kit delivery space this week, and soon after Blue Apron’s recently public stock price began to sink.Should every company create its own self-driving program? Mike and Farhad debate.


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Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:00:25 GMT

Bozoma Saint John, the chief brand officer of Uber, this month at the company’s offices in San Francisco.Bozoma Saint John, the marketing star who’s worked with Beyoncé, Apple and more, brings humanism, Instagram savvy and Chanel to the beleaguered brand.


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One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:00:26 GMT

David Horowitz at his house in Camarillo, Calif. He moved from a leftist ideologist to a supporter of the Trump administration.Ben Horowitz is helping define the modern tech age. His father shaped the ’60s radical left — before taking a hard right turn. Family chats get interesting.


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Silicon Valley Giants Confront New Walls in China

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:00:14 GMT

The Jiaming Center in Beijing, where LinkedIn has its Chinese offices.The recent struggles of Apple, LinkedIn and Facebook show why the number of tech companies willing to have a try in China is dwindling.


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Abuses Hide in the Silence of Nondisparagement Agreements

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:51:21 GMT

Babak Nivi, left, a founder and board member of AngelList, in 2011 with his fellow co-founder, Naval Ravikant. Mr. Nivi has no role at the company and is no longer a board member, AngelList said, but it would not say when or why he left the board.Often used at tech companies, nondisparagement agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts and legal settlements.


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Blackstone and CVC Bid for British Payments Processor Paysafe

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:54:58 GMT

As more people shop online, large businesses and financial companies are looking at buying the companies that process payments.