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State of the Art: How Google Photos Became a Perfect Jukebox for Our Memories1h 55m Updated State of the Art: How Google Photos Became a Perfect Jukebox for Our Memories
Google Photos, introduced in 2015, has become one of the most emotionally resonant pieces of technology today. It is also shaping our narratives along the way.
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Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia Leaves a Real Estate Firm Poised to Cash In2h Updated Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia Leaves a Real Estate Firm Poised to Cash In
JBG Smith is the largest landowner in a Virginia area some have called a ghost town. That could change fast with Amazon’s new office plans.
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Social-Media Must Confront Downsides of Scale, Instagram Co-Founder Says4h Social-Media Must Confront Downsides of Scale, Instagram Co-Founder Says
Social media platforms have reached a crucial point where the executives overseeing them need to find ways to anticipate and block bad actors, Kevin Systrom says.
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Facebook Morale Tumbles, Along With Stock4h Facebook Morale Tumbles, Along With Stock
A survey found just 52% of employees were optimistic about Facebook’s future, down from 84% a year earlier. The darker mood comes amid a dropping share price and disclosures of privacy violations.
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Uber Posts Slower Sales Gains, Widening Loss Ahead of 2019 IPO4h Uber Posts Slower Sales Gains, Widening Loss Ahead of 2019 IPO
Results for the three months ending in September show that Uber is still growing quickly but is likely to be unprofitable for some time.
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Dell to Sweeten Deal for DVMT Tracking Shares4h Dell to Sweeten Deal for DVMT Tracking Shares
Dell Technologies plans to sweeten a $22 billion deal to buy out an affiliate and return to the public markets, five months after its initial proposal sparked shareholder opposition.
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Uber’s Losses Continue Ahead of Initial Public Offering4h Uber’s Losses Continue Ahead of Initial Public Offering
Uber, which is moving toward a public debut next year, said its net loss was more than $1 billion in the third quarter.
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How Amazon Picked HQ2 and Jilted 236 Cities4h Updated How Amazon Picked HQ2 and Jilted 236 Cities
For months, cities vied for Amazon’s second headquarters while some executives were realizing that no single place would fulfill its requirements. The long search, designed to showcase the company’s largess, has for some left a bad taste. “My heart’s broken today.”
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Dominating Retail? Yes. Reviving a City? No Thanks.4h Updated Dominating Retail? Yes. Reviving a City? No Thanks.
Amazon is not in the business of saving your hometown.
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New York City to Amazon: drop dead5h New York City to Amazon: drop dead
In Queens, opponents of second HQ say building plans bypass elected officials, will rip off taxpayers and harm neighborhood Politicians and advocates gathered in Queens on Wednesday to denounce a multibillion-dollar plan to bring
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Uber CEO Takes Wait-And-See Approach to Saudi Investment5h Uber CEO Takes Wait-And-See Approach to Saudi Investment
Uber Technologies CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he is taking a wait-and-see approach to allegations that the Saudi government—one of the company’s biggest shareholders—was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Tech Fix: What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday6h Updated Tech Fix: What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday
To help shoppers get started, here’s a cheat sheet of the products to track, and the ones to ignore.
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6h Updated New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon)
The Bay Area in California remains the nation’s high-tech epicenter. But New York’s tech work force has been growing impressively.
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Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims6h Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims
The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.
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For University of Minnesota, Chinese Tycoon’s Arrest Shines Light, Again, on Sexual Assault6h Updated For University of Minnesota, Chinese Tycoon’s Arrest Shines Light, Again, on Sexual Assault
The billionaire Richard Liu, who has denied wrongdoing, was in Minneapolis attending a relatively new and lucrative academic program when he was arrested.
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Up Next: A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk 6h Updated Up Next: A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk
Iddris Sandu has written code for Instagram and Twitter, and counts Barack Obama as a fan.
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Panel Warns China Tech Prowess Threatens U.S.7h Panel Warns China Tech Prowess Threatens U.S.
A commission convened by Congress warned that China’s tech-manufacturing strength threatens U.S. national security and advised U.S. agencies to be mindful of Chinese attempts to compromise government systems.
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Before a Deal, Amazon Had to Know: Could Cuomo and De Blasio Get Along?7h Updated Before a Deal, Amazon Had to Know: Could Cuomo and De Blasio Get Along?
After meeting with the governor and mayor, Amazon decided the men could put aside their differences, and it began to iron out a package worth over a billion dollars.
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‘Do people like me?’ Why we ask Google unanswerable questions8h ‘Do people like me?’ Why we ask Google unanswerable questions
From the meaning of life to whether we are good in bed, we expect the search engine to be omnipotent What question do you wish Google were able to answer? If the survey
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How to Tell if Those Black Friday Deals Are Actually Worth Buying8h Updated How to Tell if Those Black Friday Deals Are Actually Worth Buying
Black Friday and Cyber Monday mean hundreds of online deals, discounts, and in-person doorbusters, but these tips will help you tell which ones are really worth your money.
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A $2 Billion Question: Did New York and Virginia Overpay for Amazon?8h Updated A $2 Billion Question: Did New York and Virginia Overpay for Amazon?
The states offered tax credits, rebates and other incentives to lure the online retail giant and 25,000 jobs. Neighboring states offered even more.
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Amazon’s New York Home Qualifies as ‘Distressed’ Under Federal Tax Law9h Updated Amazon’s New York Home Qualifies as ‘Distressed’ Under Federal Tax Law
The Long Island City site was designated as an “opportunity zone,” an incentive created by President Trump’s tax bill to help low-income areas attract investment.
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Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest 10h Updated Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest
Eager candidates offered name changes, helipads and even cactuses to entice the company into setting up shop.
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From Pac-Mania to Fortnite fever: are video games becoming more addictive?11h From Pac-Mania to Fortnite fever: are video games becoming more addictive?
When children spend their parents’ cash on Fifa players, it’s easy to believe games are ruthlessly engineered to extract money. But that’s not the whole story
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Once-Worthless Radio Waves Get New Life in Spectrum Auction11h Once-Worthless Radio Waves Get New Life in Spectrum Auction
The FCC will begin the first of two auctions for extremely high-frequency spectrum licenses, raising cash from a type of radio wave considered worthless before 5G technology.
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Can the tech sector thrive outside London?11h Can the tech sector thrive outside London?
An appetite for collaboration is helping clusters across the north of England to flourish - but there are also key issues holding them back
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Spyro Reignited Trilogy – the joy of replaying a childhood favourite13h Spyro Reignited Trilogy – the joy of replaying a childhood favourite
Three of the greatest family games from the original PlayStation era have been updated and improved for modern kids – and nostalgic children of the 90s Before he was a member of the
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Snapchat mines teen users with Friendship Profiles14h Snapchat mines teen users with Friendship Profiles
Snapchat has launched a new feature with a focus on friendships in a bid to take on rivals like Facebook and Instagram.
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US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers14h US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers
The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses.
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Gamer admits hoax call that led police to fatally shoot man15h Gamer admits hoax call that led police to fatally shoot man
A gamer in the US has pleaded guilty to making a hoax call that led to a man being shot dead by police.
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Future of Tech: Smarter Cameras Will Transform Everyday Life17h Updated Future of Tech: Smarter Cameras Will Transform Everyday Life
Advances in intelligent-camera systems could end up making lenses more central to people’s lives inside and outside the home.
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Semiconductor Chiefs Cast Doubt on Report of Malicious Chips in Global Supply Chain18h Updated Semiconductor Chiefs Cast Doubt on Report of Malicious Chips in Global Supply Chain
Top executives from two semiconductor firms said a hack described in a recent report that purportedly involved Chinese spies infiltrating the hardware supply chain seemed unlikely but not impossible.
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Tavares Strachan Teams With SpaceX to Launch Satellite-Sculpture Into Orbit19h Updated Tavares Strachan Teams With SpaceX to Launch Satellite-Sculpture Into Orbit
The object, made of 24-karat gold, honors Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American to train as an astronaut.
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IMF says governments could set up their own cryptocurrencies24h IMF says governments could set up their own cryptocurrencies
Christine Lagarde praises rebel technology as ‘safe, cheap, and potentially semi-anonymous’ Governments should consider offering their own cryptocurrencies to prevent the systems becoming
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The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news25h The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news
Why face-mapping technology designed to improve TV dubbing is raising fears about fake news.
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Festive advertisers dump TV for online media25h Festive advertisers dump TV for online media
TV ad spend expected to fall by almost £44m in final quarter, despite overall rise UK advertisers are cutting almost £44m from their TV ad campaign budgets in the run-up to Christmas, as a shift in focus to targeting shoppers on digital media could give Google, Facebook and YouTube a bumper festive season. As the annual Christmas advertising battle hots up – Burberry’s campaign featuring Matt Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and Naomi Campbell the latest to be unveiled – TV companies are feeling the squeeze.
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Critic’s Notebook: Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?25h Updated Critic’s Notebook: Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?
Amazon promises tens of thousands of new jobs, but should we expect more than that?
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Amazon, Google Poised for Race to Hire High-Tech Talent26h Amazon, Google Poised for Race to Hire High-Tech Talent
Amazon.com and Alphabet’s Google plan to recruit thousands of employees in New York City, pitting the two behemoths against each other and other businesses for already-scarce talent.
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Alphabet Unit Plans to Launch Driverless Car Service in Coming Months26h Alphabet Unit Plans to Launch Driverless Car Service in Coming Months
The head of Alphabet’s Waymo unit said it plans to launch its first commercial self-driving car service in the next two months and expects businesses to be among its biggest customers.
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Barry Rand, Barrier-Breaking Chief Executive, Is Dead at 7426h Updated Barry Rand, Barrier-Breaking Chief Executive, Is Dead at 74
After being passed over at Xerox, he became one of the few African-American chief executives of a Fortune 500 company when he took control of Avis.
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U.S. Fights China for Influence in Asia, One Project at a Time28h U.S. Fights China for Influence in Asia, One Project at a Time
The U.S. has a new strategy aimed at ramping up investment in Asia to vie with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s overseas infrastructure-building spree, as Beijing grapples with setbacks to its sprawling program.
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What Is Amazon Getting From New York City and Virginia?28h What Is Amazon Getting From New York City and Virginia?
Take a closer look at the communities where Amazon will set up—and the incentives offered to get the e-commerce giant to move in.
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SoftBank Investment Boosts WeWork Valuation to $45 Billion28h SoftBank Investment Boosts WeWork Valuation to $45 Billion
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has committed $3 billion to WeWork in a deal that values the company at about $45 billion, a major infusion of new funding by WeWork’s largest investor.
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Amazon Has Over 10,000 Employees Working on Alexa, Echo28h Amazon Has Over 10,000 Employees Working on Alexa, Echo
Amazon.com has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and the Echo devices it powers, the executive in charge of the business said Tuesday.
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Why Did Facebook Fire a Top Executive? Hint: It Had Something to Do With Trump29h Updated Why Did Facebook Fire a Top Executive? Hint: It Had Something to Do With Trump
Palmer Luckey, co-founder of virtual-reality pioneer Oculus, was ousted after his political activity sparked a furor within the social-media giant and Silicon Valley. His firing was one of the earliest political spats of the kind that is now roiling the technology industry.
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Cyber firm quits Moscow over Russian hacking fears30h Cyber firm quits Moscow over Russian hacking fears
Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab is moving key parts of its business out of Moscow in a bid to address the risks arising from its exposure to the Russian intelligence services.
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Palantir Has a $20 Billion Valuation and a Big Problem: It Keeps Losing Money31h Updated Palantir Has a $20 Billion Valuation and a Big Problem: It Keeps Losing Money
The Silicon Valley unicorn, a data-analysis giant that’s inching toward an IPO, has been run like a scrappy startup, including lavish perks. CEO Alex Karp is now under pressure to remake the business, including bringing an end to what’s known inside the company as “Palantir Entitlement Syndrome.”
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Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks31h Updated Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks
The company said it would start giant expansions in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, Va.
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Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project32h Updated Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project
As a company owned by the world’s richest man prepares to transform Long Island City, tenants of the Queensbridge Houses worry that they’ll be left behind.
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AT&T CEO Criticizes White House Over Handling of CNN Reporter Jim Acosta32h Updated AT&T CEO Criticizes White House Over Handling of CNN Reporter Jim Acosta
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson fired back at the White House over its decision to suspend the press credentials of a CNN correspondent, saying officials had ignored established procedures in a way that appeared to violate press-freedom protections.
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Alphabet CFO Expects Google to Double New York Staff Over Next 10 Years32h Alphabet CFO Expects Google to Double New York Staff Over Next 10 Years
Alphabet’s Google plans to double its workforce in New York City to more than 14,000 employees over the next 10 years, CFO Ruth Porat said.
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First 5G cities in UK named by EE32h First 5G cities in UK named by EE
The UK's big cities will be the first to get the futuristic mobile technology, says mobile operator.
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Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data33h Updated Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data
For years, Facebook struck deals that gave device makers access to troves of user data. A disclosure to Congress details the company’s lax oversight of those partnerships.
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Amazon HQ2: tech giant splits new home across New York City and Virginia33h Amazon HQ2: tech giant splits new home across New York City and Virginia
Company said it will split second headquarters for 25,000 people in Queens and northern Virginia, near Washington DC Amazon has said it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City’s Queens borough and in northern Virginia, near Washington DC, ending a year-long bidding war for a $5bn second headquarters that will now be split in two.
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Hot fuzz: why has the world gone mad over Pokémon Detective Pikachu?36h Hot fuzz: why has the world gone mad over Pokémon Detective Pikachu?
The live-action film trailer has become an overnight sensation – thanks to a mix of unsettlement, nostalgia and Ryan Reynolds This week, Warner Bros released the first trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, a live-action Pokémon film due for release in May. At the time of writing, the trailer has been viewed 10m times on the official YouTube channel alone, and tens of millions more via Facebook and Twitter. Vice declared the trailer “
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Apple Supplier Foxconn Posts Third-Quarter Profit Jump37h Apple Supplier Foxconn Posts Third-Quarter Profit Jump
Foxconn posted a 18.3% rise in third-quarter profit from the same period last year after its biggest customer, Apple, posted record profit that was buoyed by a combination of higher iPhone prices and strong app-store sales.
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Google Internet Traffic Is Briefly Misdirected Through Russia, China37h Updated Google Internet Traffic Is Briefly Misdirected Through Russia, China
Google services were temporarily unreachable for some users after some traffic intended to reach the web giant was rerouted through other networks.
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Tencent Earnings: What to Watch37h Tencent Earnings: What to Watch
Chinese tech giant Tencent is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings after the market closes in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know.
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Toshiba CEO Looks to Reward Foreign Shareholders37h Toshiba CEO Looks to Reward Foreign Shareholders
Toshiba’s chief executive said his plan to lift operating profit quickly and buy back shares would reward the foreign investors who provided a lifeline last year.
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Hitman 2: Sean Bean on being killed in video game38h Hitman 2: Sean Bean on being killed in video game
The actor plays a so called "elusive" target which only appears for a short period of time.
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At War: The U.S. Army Is Trying to Develop New Land Mines — Ones That Don’t Harm Civilians39h At War: The U.S. Army Is Trying to Develop New Land Mines — Ones That Don’t Harm Civilians
The Army has been working on a new model of antivehicle mines that could reduce the threat posed to civilians, if it works the way the service hopes.
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Apple Shares Sink After iPhone Suppliers Lower Outlooks39h Updated Apple Shares Sink After iPhone Suppliers Lower Outlooks
Apple shares sank further Monday, as investors’ worries deepened about sales of new iPhones after two key suppliers for the device cut their earnings projections for coming months.
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Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia for Its HQ2 Locations44h Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia for Its HQ2 Locations
New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Amazon.com Inc.’s second and third headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
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