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Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax59m Updated Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax
States have the authority to require online retailers to collect sales taxes, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, erasing a price advantage internet merchants have had in wooing consumers away from real-world stores.
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In Hitting China on Trade, Trump Is Seen Neglecting U.S. Emerging Industries1h 32m Updated In Hitting China on Trade, Trump Is Seen Neglecting U.S. Emerging Industries
A new report from the administration is a laundry list of complaints about Chinese efforts to support favored industries — but not a strategy for America to foster its own, economists say.
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Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee2h Updated Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee
Brian Krzanich, who resigned after violating Intel’s “non-fraternization policy,” will be replaced on an interim basis by the company’s chief financial officer.
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Art Review: This Artist Foresaw Our Digital Future in a Meadow of Dandelions4h Updated Art Review: This Artist Foresaw Our Digital Future in a Meadow of Dandelions
At the New Museum, Thomas Bayrle’s world of units, patterns, machines and pixelation merging with nature takes shape in a career-spanning survey.
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The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram5h Updated The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram
The subversive cadre of women over 60 prove that “old” is not what it used to be.
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AT&T Unveils $15-a-Month Video Service5h Updated AT&T Unveils $15-a-Month Video Service
The service, tentatively named WatchTV, aims to use a “skinny bundle” of channels to recapture some of the millions of cord-cutters who dropped cable and satellite television.
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Screen time harm to children is unproven, say experts5h Screen time harm to children is unproven, say experts
Researchers say World Health Organisation’s warnings over ‘gaming disorder’ are premature and say other factors affect child wellbeing
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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits over relationship with employee5h Updated Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits over relationship with employee
Tech firm says relationship was in violation of the company’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich is resigning after the company learned of a consensual relationship that he had with an employee. The company, one of the world’s largest makers of semiconductors, said that the relationship was in violation of the company’s non-fraternization policy.
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Intel C.E.O. Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee6h Updated Intel C.E.O. Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee
Brian Krzanich, who resigned after violating the company’s “non-fraternization policy,” will be replaced on an interim basis by the company’s chief financial officer.
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Internet firms are failing to tackle child abuse images, police chief says6h Internet firms are failing to tackle child abuse images, police chief says
National Crime Agency also reveals rise in sexual attacks on and interest in children Internet companies have the technology to stop most of the digital child abuse images circulating among paedophiles but are failing to do so, a senior police official has said. The National Crime Agency said on Thursday that internet service providers must do more, as it disclosed significant increases in sexual attacks on and interest in children.
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This Upstart Wants to Be the Grubhub of China (and the Yelp, and the Groupon, and the Kayak)6h Updated This Upstart Wants to Be the Grubhub of China (and the Yelp, and the Groupon, and the Kayak)
Meituan-Dianping defies easy comparison to a like company in the U.S., instead providing a range of services similar to those of Yelp, Groupon and Grubhub in a single app.
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Intel chief Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship7h Intel chief Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship
The company says Brian Krzanich is leaving because of "a violation of Intel's non-fraternisation policy".
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Intel C.E.O. Resigns After Relationship With Employee7h Intel C.E.O. Resigns After Relationship With Employee
Brian Krzanich, who resigned after violating the company’s “non-fraternization policy,” will be replaced on an interim basis by the company’s chief financial officer.
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John Oliver, Having Mocked Chinese Censorship, Is Censored in China7h John Oliver, Having Mocked Chinese Censorship, Is Censored in China
The name of the “Last Week Tonight” host became a banned term on the Weibo social media service after he took China’s human rights record and President Xi Jinping to task.
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Match Group Deepens Its Connection With Dating-App Hinge7h Updated Match Group Deepens Its Connection With Dating-App Hinge
Match Group Inc. has added Hinge to its stable of dating apps, acquiring a controlling stake in the Tinder-competitor that is popular with millennials.
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The man who was fired by a machine8h The man who was fired by a machine
When a machine decided Ibrahim Diallo no longer worked at his office there was little any human could do.
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Intel boss Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship8h Intel boss Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship
The company says Brian Krzanich is leaving because of "a violation of Intel's non-fraternisation policy".
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8h Tech Tip: Moving On From Picasa
Google’s old picture-editing program has been retired, but other free desktop or browser-based programs might be able to fill the void.
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Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos9h Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos
Big brands including Sony and Uniqlo had worked with Daryl Aiden Yow because of his online fame.
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Xbox steps back on VR plans10h Updated Xbox steps back on VR plans
There are "no plans" for virtual reality on Xbox One X after all, Microsoft confirms.
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Fake Fortnite Android apps spread across internet10h Fake Fortnite Android apps spread across internet
Security experts warns the fake apps look realistic but in fact only make money for scammers.
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What is the best laptop drive for students?12h What is the best laptop drive for students?
James wants to know whether he should opt for an SSD or HDD to save his files on
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Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC12h Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC
The World Cup 4K HDR trial is being extended to Wimbledon - Sky Q viewers will also benefit.
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Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?13h Updated Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?
Like Facebook, but for fifth cousins, adoptive mothers and sperm-donor dads.
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Smartphone use in NSW schools could be restricted after review13h Smartphone use in NSW schools could be restricted after review
Victoria says it will stick with decisions being made by individual schools
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Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin18h Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin
Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself.
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Keg Trackers Keep Your Ale From Going AWOL20h Updated Keg Trackers Keep Your Ale From Going AWOL
Tech startups from the U.S. to Australia are developing sensors to help beer companies keep track of their kegs, which frequently go missing en route from brewery to bar and back again.
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O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out21h O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out
The phone company acts after mail is addressed to "Mr Isis Terroriste" and "Mr Getout Ofengland".
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Apple Plans to Stream Children’s Shows From Sesame Workshop21h Apple Plans to Stream Children’s Shows From Sesame Workshop
With 15 series underway, the tech giant moves closer to its streaming future. On Monday, one of its scripted shows is scheduled to start filming.
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Tech Fix: Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try.21h Updated Tech Fix: Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try.
Mozilla redesigned its browser to take on Google’s Chrome. Firefox now has strong privacy features and is as fast as Chrome.
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Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So23h Updated Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So
A branch of A.I. called deep learning has transformed computer performance in tasks like vision and speech. But meaning, reasoning and common sense remain elusive.
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Instagram launches long-form videos in bid to lure YouTube generation23h Instagram launches long-form videos in bid to lure YouTube generation
Videos of up to an hour are effort to pull young users away from rival, and to allow Facebook to sell more ads Instagram will increase its video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users, in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube. In the expansion, announced Wednesday, Instagram accounts with large audiences will be able to go as long as an hour. Video will be available through Instagram or a new app called IGTV. The video will eventually give Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, more opportunities to sell advertising.
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Apple, Sesame Workshop to Create Programming for Subscription Service23h Updated Apple, Sesame Workshop to Create Programming for Subscription Service
Apple is forming a partnership with Sesame Workshop to create children’s programming for its planned subscription video service.
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Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube23h Updated Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube
The social media service said a new video hub called IGTV would allow users to post videos up to an hour in length.
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Gawande to Head Health Venture of Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan24h Updated Gawande to Head Health Venture of Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan
Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon.com and JPMorgan Chase have appointed surgeon Atul Gawande as chief executive of their new partnership to address rising U.S. employee health-care costs.
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Tesla Alleges Former Employee Stole Confidential Data24h Updated Tesla Alleges Former Employee Stole Confidential Data
Tesla accused a former employee in a lawsuit of hacking into its computer system to steal company data and send it to an unnamed third party.
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State of the Art: How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities25h Updated State of the Art: How Tech Companies Conquered America’s Cities
Elon Musk is drilling tunnels, electric scooters command the sidewalks, and Amazon is throwing its weight around in Seattle. Welcome to the technocapitalist metropolis of the future.
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Instagram Unveils New Long-Form Video Hub25h Instagram Unveils New Long-Form Video Hub
Facebook’s Instagram launched a new hub for long-form video, the company’s latest attempt to compete with the likes of YouTube and Snapchat.
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Microsoft Distances ICE Contract From Family Separations as It Denounces Policy25h Updated Microsoft Distances ICE Contract From Family Separations as It Denounces Policy
Microsoft executives joined other tech leaders in denouncing the U.S. handling of migrant families but stopped short of heeding calls from some employees to end work with ICE over the agency’s role in separating children from their parents.
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After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash26h Updated After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash
How 727 photos taken in 29 minutes became an immersive 3D experience.
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Instagram clocks up one billion users26h Instagram clocks up one billion users
Instagram has said it now has more than one billion active users, less than a year after it reported reaching the 800 million mark.
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Instagram longer videos: How new IGTV feature will work28h Instagram longer videos: How new IGTV feature will work
IGTV allows users to create long-form videos in portrait mode that can be up to an hour long.
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Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan Pick Surgeon to Lead Health-Care Venture28h Updated Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan Pick Surgeon to Lead Health-Care Venture
Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon.com and JPMorgan Chase have appointed surgeon Atul Gawande as chief executive of their new partnership to address rising U.S. employee health-care costs.
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Tesla sues former worker for hacking29h Tesla sues former worker for hacking
Tesla says it has suffered "significant" damages as a result of the alleged theft.
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How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won29h How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won
After 145 million Americans’ financial information was exposed last year, some of them won cases against the credit reporting agency in local courts.
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How Phone Companies Share Your Data30h Updated How Phone Companies Share Your Data
Carriers like Verizon Communications and AT&T get requests for their customers’ whereabouts from all sorts of places. How they handle them depends on who is asking.
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Tech We’re Using: By Subway, Bus and Uber in New York, With Twitter and Other Apps in Hand30h Tech We’re Using: By Subway, Bus and Uber in New York, With Twitter and Other Apps in Hand
Technology is helping to solve transit issues, even if progress seems slow. Emma G. Fitzsimmons, who covers New York City transit for The Times, lays out how.
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Largest Cellphone Carriers to Limit Sales of Location Data30h Largest Cellphone Carriers to Limit Sales of Location Data
The change is being made after the system was used to track people without their consent.
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Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company31h Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company
Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have appointed surgeon Atul Gawande as chief executive of their newly formed partnership to address U.S. employee health-care.
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This Chinese Big Data Firm Seeks a Big New York IPO32h This Chinese Big Data Firm Seeks a Big New York IPO
Shenzhen-based data aggregation company Jiguang is looking to raise $300 million, which could value it at between $1.5 billion and $2 billion.
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Council demanded payment card details via email32h Council demanded payment card details via email
A London local authority requested security codes among other details be sent via a Word document.
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32h Tech Tip: How to Organize Firefox Bookmarks
The Bookmarks Library window gives you a tidy place to sort, file, rearrange and otherwise manage the shortcuts to your favorite places on the web.
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33h Updated Verizon, AT&T, Sprint to Cut Off Data Providers After Customer Locations Were Revealed
Verizon Communications, AT&T and Sprint pledged to stop sharing customer locations with two data brokers after at least one company revealed individuals’ whereabouts without their consent.
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YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote33h YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote
Such platforms could have to seek licences for videos after European parliament action YouTube stars from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran could be in line for big paydays after the video giant lost a crucial vote in Brussels over new copyright laws that will force it to pay billions of dollars in fees for users watching music videos. For years the music industry has argued that YouTube
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BT fined for five million spam emails34h BT fined for five million spam emails
BT fined for sending nearly five million emails promoting three charities to customers.
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Music industry wins key vote in YouTube copyright battle34h Music industry wins key vote in YouTube copyright battle
Such platforms face having to seek licences for music videos after European parliament vote YouTube stars from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran could be in line for big paydays after the video giant lost a crucial vote in Brussels over new copyright laws that will force it to pay billions of dollars in fees for users watching music videos. For years the music industry has argued that YouTube
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Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb Loses More Than $30 Million in Hack34h Updated Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb Loses More Than $30 Million in Hack
The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said it had temporarily halted withdrawal and deposit services after the cyber attack. Bitcoin fell about 2% immediately after the disclosure.
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Russian Trolls Weigh In on Roseanne Barr and Donald Trump Jr.34h Updated Russian Trolls Weigh In on Roseanne Barr and Donald Trump Jr.
With U.S. midterm elections approaching, Russian trolls found ways to remain active on Twitter well into 2018 trying to rile up the American electorate.
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Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds34h Updated Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds
Fewer than a quarter of those living in rural areas use a smartphone for banking, regulator finds.
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Xiaomi Shelves China Share Sale34h Updated Xiaomi Shelves China Share Sale
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi postponed a widely anticipated share sale in mainland China, saying it would proceed first with an initial public offering in Hong Kong in the coming weeks.
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Advertisers Look to Voice Assistants as the Next Marketing Platform35h Advertisers Look to Voice Assistants as the Next Marketing Platform
Advertisers are using the smart devices to reach customers who have an aversion to traditional ads.
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The Future of Digital Marketing in a Data-Privacy World35h The Future of Digital Marketing in a Data-Privacy World
Tougher regulations and rising distrust have companies scrambling to figure out how to create stronger ties with their customers.
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Should the U.S. Follow Europe in Imposing Stricter Data-Privacy Regulations?35h Updated Should the U.S. Follow Europe in Imposing Stricter Data-Privacy Regulations?
Supporters say it’s time to counter tech companies’ widespread collection of personal data. Opponents say generic regulations aren’t the most effective way to do that.
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Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration41h Updated Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration
Microsoft workers objected to the company’s work with immigration authorities, part of a wave of outrage over the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
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AT&T in Talks to Acquire AppNexus for About $1.6 Billion41h Updated AT&T in Talks to Acquire AppNexus for About $1.6 Billion
AT&T is in talks to acquire AppNexus, a deal that would give the telecom giant a foothold in digital ad sales as it seeks to challenge Google and Facebook.
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