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Net Neutrality Has Officially Been Repealed. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

Net Neutrality Has Officially Been Repealed. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has long opposed net neutrality regulations, saying they impeded innovation.

Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing

Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing

Thomas M. Siebel, the chief executive of C3 IoT, works with multiple cloud computing companies.

Freed From the iPhone, the Apple Watch Finds a Medical Purpose

Freed From the iPhone, the Apple Watch Finds a Medical Purpose

Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, discussing the Apple Watch at a 2016 media event in San Francisco.

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

The Sweatcoin app uses an algorithm to verify users’ outdoor steps and issue points called “sweatcoins.” But the app often gives less credit than many people expect. When a reporter walked 3,559 steps, most of them outside, the app converted only 1,319 into sweatcoins.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

The inventor Nikola Tesla around 1896. Tesla died a poor man in 1943 at age 86, but thanks to Elon Musk and his electric car company, “now he’s getting his due,” a biographer said.

Uber’s Exit From Southeast Asia Upsets Regulators and Drivers

Uber’s Exit From Southeast Asia Upsets Regulators and Drivers

A Vietnamese Uber driver and his passenger in Hanoi, Vietnam. Uber’s sale of its Southeast Asian operations to its top competitor created a virtual monopoly in the region.

WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook Amid User Data Disputes

WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook Amid User Data Disputes

Jan Koum, who co-founded WhatsApp, had insisted that strong encryption be built into the messaging service.

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.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

The inventor Nikola Tesla around 1896. Tesla died a poor man in 1943 at age 86, but thanks to Elon Musk and his electric car company, “now he’s getting his due,” a biographer said.

Microsoft Urges Congress to Regulate Use of Facial Recognition

Microsoft Urges Congress to Regulate Use of Facial Recognition

Microsoft markets facial recognition software that can identify faces in photos. It can also detect facial features like hair color and emotions like anger or disgust.

The Latest Hot E-Commerce Idea in China: The Bargain Bin

The Latest Hot E-Commerce Idea in China: The Bargain Bin

Li Tianqiang with some of the items he bought from Pinduoduo, including an inflatable paddle boat, a fishing bag and a cherry-red motorized car for his young daughter. He said he has spent $1,000 — around two months’ income for him — on the site in the last two years.

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The disclosure that the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users was improperly harvested by the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has given privacy experts hope that the public will finally listen to them.

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role

Facebook called Courtney Davis, left, a telecommunications operator at the Police Department in Rock Hill, S.C., about a man who was live-streaming a suicide attempt, helping Sgt. Bruce Haire find him.

It Built an Empire of GIFs, Buzzy News and Jokes. China Isn’t Amused.

It Built an Empire of GIFs, Buzzy News and Jokes. China Isn’t Amused.

People working at Bytedance’s headquarters in Beijing. China’s top media regulator on Tuesday ordered the start-up to shut down its app for sharing jokes and silly videos.

How Amazon Benefits From Losing Cities’ HQ2 Bids

How Amazon Benefits From Losing Cities’ HQ2 Bids

Detroit was not chosen as a finalist for Amazon’s second headquarters, but its bid gave the company a peek at the kind of tax breaks the city was willing to offer.

Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

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.


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