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Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company

Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company

President Trump’s attacks on Amazon and its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, have opened the door for the company’s critics.

Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur

Uber’s Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur

An Uber self-driving car on 5th Street in San Francisco in March 2017. Uber stopped testing its autonomous vehicles in the city earlier this year.

A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

Wen Shengjian, 14, of Dongying, China, said he knew the names of Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but “I don’t need them.”

Uber Claims to Have Changed. A London Judge Will Decide.

Uber Claims to Have Changed. A London Judge Will Decide.

An anti-Uber billboard driven around London by the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association. Starting Monday, a judge will hear Uber’s appeal of the loss of its operating license in the city.

Silicon Valley Warms to Trump After a Chilly Start

Silicon Valley Warms to Trump After a Chilly Start

Tech companies have slowly grown more comfortable with President Trump, who was initially a target of Silicon Valley criticism. Chief executives including Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos met with the president in June.

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

R.M. Harman, who goes by the nickname Auros, was at Prospect Park in Brooklyn last month to play Ingress. He traveled there from San Francisco.

IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?

IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?

An IBM Watson display at the International CES electronics trade show this month. Watson, the company’s A.I. technology, has been retooled as dozens of different services.

Amazon Pauses Huge Development Plans in Seattle Over Tax Plan

Amazon Pauses Huge Development Plans in Seattle Over Tax Plan

Amazon’s glass spheres in Seattle are part of a wave of development in the city by the company. Amazon is the city’s largest employer with more than 45,000 local workers.

Facebook and Twitter Expand Peek Into Who’s Behind Their Ads

Facebook and Twitter Expand Peek Into Who’s Behind Their Ads

The headquarters of Facebook, which announced on Thursday that every Facebook page would have a tab called “Info and Ads.” Twitter said Thursday that it was introducing an Ads Transparency Center.

Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus

Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus

New York University students in a cryptocurrency course taught by David Yermack, a business and law professor. He had to find a bigger lecture hall for the 225 who signed up.

Cisco Chief Executive’s New Mantra: Simplify Computer Networks

Cisco Chief Executive’s New Mantra: Simplify Computer Networks

Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s chief executive since 2015, has been pushing for simpler and smarter computer networking systems, both to reduce operating costs and to head off security threats.

Top Tech Companies Met With Intelligence Officials to Discuss Midterms

Top Tech Companies Met With Intelligence Officials to Discuss Midterms

Top tech companies met with intelligence officials to discuss the midterm elections on May 23 at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Another Huge Security Flaw

Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Another Huge Security Flaw

Two security flaws linked to the chips that underpin most of the world’s computers has the even the biggest tech companies worried.

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook has been trying to counter charges that not enough is being done to stamp out fake news and disinformation on the social media platform.

Facebook Says It Deleted 865 Million Posts, Mostly Spam

Facebook Says It Deleted 865 Million Posts, Mostly Spam

Facebook published numbers for the first time detailing how much and what type of content it removes from the social network.


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