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Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarter

Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarter

A record fine from the European Union over the Android operating system did little to dampen enthusiasm for Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The company announced a $3.2 billion profit for the quarter, and its stock rose 3.5 percent in after-hours trading.

YouTube Attacker’s Complaints Echoed Fight Over Ad Dollars

YouTube Attacker’s Complaints Echoed Fight Over Ad Dollars

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the woman the police said shot YouTube employees on Tuesday, protesting with members of People for the Ethical for Animals in 2009.

Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies

Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies

A virtual currency mining site in Gondo, Switzerland. Some large virtual currencies are distributed on a daily basis to computers helping to maintain the network, while some are created through so-called initial coin offerings.

Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration

Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration

At Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft employees posted an open letter on Tuesday protesting the software maker’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health

Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health

The Fitbit Flex band ($100) communicates with your phone wirelessly and automatically. 

Artificial Intelligence Is Now a Pentagon Priority. Will Silicon Valley Help?

Artificial Intelligence Is Now a Pentagon Priority. Will Silicon Valley Help?

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, has argued to President Trump that the United States is not keeping pace with the ambitious plans of China and other countries when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

Facebook Gave Data Access to Chinese Firm Flagged by U.S. Intelligence

Facebook’s logo at an internet conference in Beijing in April. The social network has struck data-sharing partnerships with at least four companies in China.

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

Overstock.com’s headquarters near Salt Lake City. The company’s research operation, OLabs, sits directly outside the chief executive’s office.

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Plastic crates moving along a conveyor at the Boxed fulfillment center in Union, N.J. Boxed announced Tuesday that it had sold a $110 million minority stake to one of Japan’s biggest retail chains, Aeon Group.

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.

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.

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

Tony Yoo, a financial analyst in Los Angeles, invested more than $100,000 of his savings last fall. At their lowest point, his holdings dropped almost 70 percent in value.

Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation

Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation

Google said “relevant videos” on the 39 YouTube channels that it deleted had 13,466 total views in the United States.

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Government officials, researchers and advertising executives have warned that microtargeting tools, like the kind Facebook offers, can be exploited to polarize and manipulate voters.

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

When a free version of the beloved 1990s PC game Dungeon Keeper came out on mobile this year, critics panned it for asking players to spend too much money to avoid long waits.

Good News: A.I. Is Getting Cheaper. That’s Also Bad News.

Good News: A.I. Is Getting Cheaper. That’s Also Bad News.

A drone made by a company called Skydio that can follow a person without human interaction
uses widely available parts and open-source software.


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