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For Uber, a Quiet Investor Becomes a Sudden Thorn

Benchmark, a venerable Silicon Valley start-up investor, is caught in a bitter public brawl with Uber’s co-founder, Travis Kalanick. It’s an unusual position for the firm......»»

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The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

China’s Alibaba and Tencent have rocketed this year to become global investor darlings, inching up on Facebook and Amazon, as their sway in China grows......»»

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A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.

Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute......»»

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Tech Tip: Creating PDF Files on Your Phone

Recent versions of the Android and iOS mobile operating systems let you make your own PDF files from emails, web pages and more......»»

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As Alibaba’s Profit Surges, Its Shares Catch Up With U.S. Online Giants’

Investors are beginning to value the e-commerce giant and Tencent, its rival, on par with Facebook and Amazon as their sway in China grows......»»

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Hackers Briefly Take Over HBO Twitter Accounts

Although the damage appeared limited to a few taunting posts, it came after a string of deeper, but apparently unrelated, breaches......»»

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A Chinese Video Game Rakes In Cash — and Draws Young Rule Breakers

Amid political pressure, Tencent’s popular Honor of Kings added limits on how long young people can play, but fake accounts and other workarounds have proliferated......»»

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Using YouTube as an Accelerant for Video Games

Getting YouTubers or Twitch streamers to share their thoughts on a new game can have a powerful effect on its success......»»

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Tech We’re Using: The Technology Our Personal Finance Columnist Trusts His Money With

The Times’s Your Money columnist on his favorite finance apps, the gadgets he would love to dream into existence and his Spotify singalong sessions......»»

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China’s Online Giants Back $12 Billion Deal to Shake Up State Firm

Tencent and Alibaba are among private companies that will take stakes in China Unicom, as part of an effort to overhaul bloated state-run companies......»»

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Tech Tip: Getting Microsoft Word to Call You by Your Real Name

If you find that Microsoft Office programs have grabbed the wrong name to use for your document comments, you can correct the record......»»

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Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW in Race to Make Self-Driving Cars

The alliance, which also includes Intel and Mobileye, could help Fiat Chrysler catch up in new technologies and fend off competitors from Silicon Valley......»»

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A Chinese Video Game Rakes in Cash — and Draws Young Rule Breakers

Amid political pressure, Tencent’s popular Honor of Kings added limits on how long young people can play, but fake accounts and other workarounds have proliferated......»»

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In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

For the first time, an actual witness has emerged in the hack of the Democratic National Committee, and he has been interviewed by the F.B.I......»»

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State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass

Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas......»»

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Can Artificial Intelligence Fly a Plane?

Microsoft is building an autonomous glider guided by artificial intelligence, part of an effort to help machines make decisions when faced with uncertainty......»»

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Microsoft Teaches Autonomous Gliders to Make Decisions on the Fly

Microsoft is building gliders that adapt to surprises. The goal is to teach autonomous vehicles of all sorts to deal with uncertainty the way humans do......»»

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‘Hamilton’ Tries New Sales Method to Battle Bots and Scalpers

The show is the third on Broadway to declare that it will use Verified Fan, the Ticketmaster technology that scrutinizes potential ticket buyers......»»

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Uber Agrees to Privacy Audits in Settlement With F.T.C.

The ride-sharing giant agreed to strong privacy scrutiny after a federal investigation into its data protections......»»

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The Shift: This Was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Came Charlottesville.

Discord, a chat app for video game players, became a digital home for the alt-right before deciding to ban their chat rooms on Monday......»»

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