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In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Lots of Self-Inflicted Wounds38m Updated In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Lots of Self-Inflicted Wounds
China intensified the tit-for-tat trade battle with the U.S., with antitrust regulators warning that they have “hard to resolve” concerns about Qualcomm’s planned $44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors, potentially creating a stumbling block for the deal.
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Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies2h Updated Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies
A group led by the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is proposing that some virtual currencies not be regulated as securities.
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How to Manage News in a Clampdown and Valuation Pains for Cryptocurrencies3h Updated How to Manage News in a Clampdown and Valuation Pains for Cryptocurrencies
Asia’s top tech companies are making some of the world’s most rapid advancements, creating a wave of innovation that is on display at D.Live Asia, The Wall Street Journal’s tech conference in Hong Kong.
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In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Companies Caught in Middle5h Updated In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Companies Caught in Middle
China intensified the tit-for-tat trade battle with the U.S., with antitrust regulators warning that they have “hard to resolve” concerns about Qualcomm’s planned $44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors, potentially creating a stumbling block for the deal.
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Why Do Parents Cheat at Family Board Games? To Lose as Fast as Possible6h Updated Why Do Parents Cheat at Family Board Games? To Lose as Fast as Possible
Traditional games are hot again, with mom and dad keen to pull children away from screens, but what happens when they go on and on and on?
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The Classroom of Tomorrow Takes its Cues From Tech Startups6h Updated The Classroom of Tomorrow Takes its Cues From Tech Startups
A school outside Pittsburgh transformed its library into an immersive learning space with a robotics area, 3D printer and indoor treehouse
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Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power6h Updated Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power
Lawmakers worry a proliferation of data centers lured by Iceland’s Nordic climate and the geothermal steam is threatening the environment and tourism.
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Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak7h Updated Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak
PwC, an auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook’s compliance with a federal consent decree, effectively gave the company a clean bill of health in a 2017 report on privacy controls.
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AT&T Chief Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger7h Updated AT&T Chief Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger
Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, defended his deal to buy Time Warner and said a combined company would be no different than those that already exist in Silicon Valley.
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Robo farmers7h Robo farmers
Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.
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A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit8h Updated A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit
Tax forms filed by OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to artificial intelligence specialists across the world.
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Are High-School Esports the Next Friday Night Lights?8h Updated Are High-School Esports the Next Friday Night Lights?
A top adviser for U.S. high-school athletics and activities has recommended schools adopt esports programs to go along with traditional after-school pursuits like football, music and debate.
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G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital9h Updated G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital
The industrial giant plunged into internet-era software with gusto. But it has trimmed back after finding that becoming a tech player is daunting and costly.
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In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Companies Are Caught in Middle11h Updated In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Companies Are Caught in Middle
The U.S. and China’s tit-for-tat measures have put tech firms at the center of an escalating trade fight, placing new constraints on the companies’ strategic plans and threatening their access to giant markets.
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It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong12h Updated It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong
The million-point record of Billy Mitchell, the subject of a 2007 documentary, has been thrown out, and Steve Wiebe, his rival, claims “sweet victory.”
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Test Run: Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel12h Updated Test Run: Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel
While travelers have long been able to set up airfare alerts, these apps go a step further in helping flexible travelers plan a last-minute trip.
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Social Platforms Must Accept More Scrutiny, Chinese Executive Says13h Updated Social Platforms Must Accept More Scrutiny, Chinese Executive Says
The Chinese government’s recent clampdown on news and entertainment app company Beijing Bytedance Technology forced a re-evaluation of how it managed content.
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Zelda? Pokémon? Spyro? Gamestruck players tweet their defining games14h Zelda? Pokémon? Spyro? Gamestruck players tweet their defining games
Under the trending Twitter hashtag #gamestruck4, video game fans have spent the day listing the four titles that defined their love of gaming. Some are predictable, others not so much It’s a question video game fans often discuss: which games have defined your life? Now that question has become a trending Twitter hashtag, and some familiar classics are emerging as the most widely inspiring experiences. It all started yesterday when streaming service
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Silicon Valley Is Into Bitcoin. It Wants to Keep Washington Out.14h Updated Silicon Valley Is Into Bitcoin. It Wants to Keep Washington Out.
Big Silicon Valley backers of cryptocurrencies are seeking a broad exemption from regulation, saying too much oversight would slow growth in the technology.
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Social Platforms Must Accept More Scrutiny, Bytedance Executive Says14h Social Platforms Must Accept More Scrutiny, Bytedance Executive Says
The Chinese government’s recent clampdown on news and entertainment app company Beijing Bytedance Technology forced a re-evaluation of how it managed content.
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Silicon Valley Is Into Bitcoin. It Wants to Keep Washington Out15h Silicon Valley Is Into Bitcoin. It Wants to Keep Washington Out
Big Silicon Valley backers of cryptocurrencies are seeking a broad exemption from regulation, saying too much oversight would slow growth in the technology.
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Cryptocurrency Firms, Investors Seek Exemption From SEC Oversight16h Updated Cryptocurrency Firms, Investors Seek Exemption From SEC Oversight
Big Silicon Valley backers of cryptocurrencies have sought a broad exemption from oversight they say would slow coin growth.
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Amazon buys exclusive UK rights to US Open tennis tournament16h Amazon buys exclusive UK rights to US Open tennis tournament
Five-year $40m deal will give 100 million Prime subscribers access to grand slam event Amazon has struck a $40m (£30m) deal for the exclusive UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, as the US firm looks to add to its 100 million Prime subscribers. Amazon, which is in talks with the Premier League to potentially stream matches from 2019 to 2022, has struck a five-year deal starting with this summer’s tournament at Flushing Meadows in New York.
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Amazon Prime Has More Than 100 Million Members16h Updated Amazon Prime Has More Than 100 Million Members
More than 100 million people globally are now paying for Amazon Prime, a sign of how Amazon.com Inc. has used the service to evolve from an online marketplace that struggled with profitability into an e-commerce powerhouse.
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Why Tech Titans Are Betting on India, in 14 Charts16h Why Tech Titans Are Betting on India, in 14 Charts
India, the world’s last major untapped tech market, is drawing billions in investments as internet heavyweights prepare to cash in when hundreds of millions of people get access to the Web.
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Six billion cockroaches bred for potions at AI-controlled farm17h Six billion cockroaches bred for potions at AI-controlled farm
Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions".
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Qualcomm Cuts Jobs to Boost Profit17h Qualcomm Cuts Jobs to Boost Profit
Chip maker Qualcomm began laying off employees, pursuing a promise to investors to boost profit by shedding $1 billion in expenses.
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17h Tech Tip: Protecting Privacy Inside and Outside the House
The incognito and private browsing modes built into most modern browsers shield your online activity at home — but maybe not to the rest of the world.
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What’s the best email service that doesn’t scan emails for ad-targeting?18h What’s the best email service that doesn’t scan emails for ad-targeting?
Jim doesn’t want his emails scanned for targeted ads, but while there are ways to avoid it, surveillance-based advertising is rife What’s the best free email service provider that does not scan or use the data in your emails for advertising?
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Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws18h Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws
A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.
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Will Democrats be bold and pledge to break up tech monopolies? | Ross Barkan19h Will Democrats be bold and pledge to break up tech monopolies? | Ross Barkan
Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple have accrued so much power, it has damaged American democracy For those Democrats who dream of being president, it’s no longer safe to play it safe. We live in a dangerous, unstable time in a democracy that is far from healthy. Many of the forces corroding it precede Donald Trump, despite progressives who would tell you otherwise – this entire century, so far, has been a misery for many Americans.
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Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law19h Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law
Company moves responsibility for users from Ireland to the US where privacy laws are less strict Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally. In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the EU from its international HQ in Ireland to its main offices in California. It means that those users will now be on a site governed by US law rather than Irish law.
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Tesla factory to be investigated over safety concerns19h Tesla factory to be investigated over safety concerns
California base faces claims of unreported injuries as it struggles to roll out Model 3 Tesla is facing an investigation by Californian safety regulators into reports of serious injuries at its factory in Fremont, California, where it is struggling to scale up production of its Model 3 mass-market electric car. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on Wednesday it had begun an inspection on Tuesday, a day after the
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Amazon Prime passes 100m subscribers mark19h Amazon Prime passes 100m subscribers mark
Service which includes video and music streaming edges closer to Netflix’s 125 million subscribers Amazon has revealed that it has more than 100 million subscribers of its Prime service, which bundles free shipping with video and music streaming services and other perks to keep shoppers locked into its brand. Jeff Bezos, its chief executive, revealed the subscription numbers in his annual letter to shareholders. The service, which costs users £79 in the UK or $99 in the US a year, was first launched 13 years ago as a way of fostering customer loyalty.
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TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again20h TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again
TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.
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Rampaging wage slaves and Marie Antoinette – the pick of avant-garde festival games21h Rampaging wage slaves and Marie Antoinette – the pick of avant-garde festival games
An edible board game and a trickster goose were among offerings at London’s Now Play This experimental games showcase Now Play This is an exhibition of experimental game design and a regular feature of the annual London games festival.
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Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Patients with a Blood Disorder21h Updated Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Patients with a Blood Disorder
Researchers successfully used an experimental gene therapy developed by biotech company Bluebird Bio Inc. to reduce the number of blood transfusions needed in people with beta-thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder.
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