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Crazy Like a Box: Going Public Can Give Start-Ups Outsize Power

Crazy Like a Box: Going Public Can Give Start-Ups Outsize Power

“It’s great to be public,” said Aaron Levie, Box’s chief executive and co-founder, citing the unpredictability of the private funding market.

The Privacy Lawyer Giving Big Tech an $8.8 Billion Headache

The Privacy Lawyer Giving Big Tech an $8.8 Billion Headache

An anti-Facebook activist next to cut-outs of Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, outside the European Commission in Brussels last week. Litigation led by an Austrian, Max Schrems, accuses Facebook, Google, Instagram and Whatsapp of failing to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation.

When Thousands Filled a Hilton Ballroom to Ponder the Future of Bitcoin

When Thousands Filled a Hilton Ballroom to Ponder the Future of Bitcoin

Nibbles, chafing dishes and lanyards were in abundance at the conference, which was put on by CoinDesk, a news and data site.

Asking Siri to Play a Newscast

Asking Siri to Play a Newscast

Ask the Siri assistant, “Give me the news,” and the software offers up a National Public Radio newscast or the option to switch to other sources.

Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health

Wearable Devices Nudge You to Health

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

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

Facebook is making changes to its News Feed in an attempt to favor interactions with friends over what it calls “passive content” — videos or articles that ask a user to just sit back and watch or read.

U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans

U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans

The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty newsroom. The broadcaster is mostly restricted by law from promoting its content in the United States.

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

A Volkswagen T6 Transporter van being assembled in Hanover, Germany. Apple has signed a deal under which Volkswagen is to produce self-driving versions of the van to serve as shuttles for the tech giant’s employees.

How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune

How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune

The Winklevoss twins, Cameron (left) and Tyler, at their office in New York City. A bet on Bitcoin several years ago has grown into a fortune for the brothers.

What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

At the International CES show on Tuesday, Peloton unveiled a $3,995 treadmill. It includes a 32-inch screen for viewing the company’s on-demand fitness classes.

Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks

Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks

Tajrish Square in Tehran. Cybersecurity experts say they worry that the American departure from the nuclear deal with Iran could increase Iranian hackers’ attacks on United States targets.

Police Identify Woman Who Wounded 3 at YouTube and Killed Herself; Motive Is Unclear

Police Identify Woman Who Wounded 3 at YouTube and Killed Herself; Motive Is Unclear

Four people were injured in an attack by a woman at the YouTube headquarters on Tuesday, the police in San Bruno, Calif., said.

How Technology Transforms the World of Comic Books

How Technology Transforms the World of Comic Books

George Gene Gustines, an editor in graphics and video at The New York Times, has a comics room at home. He has been writing about comics for nearly two decades.

Keeping Coffee Off the Keys

Keeping Coffee Off the Keys

If you're lucky, a lid on your beverage can help stem the tide, but if liquid spills out, turn off the laptop immediately.

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

An update Apple is planning for its iPhone software would close a technological loophole that law enforcement agencies have exploited to gain access to information on those devices.

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

R.M. Harman, who goes by the nickname Auros, was at Prospect Park in Brooklyn last month to play Ingress. He traveled there from San Francisco.


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