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Facebook Drops Stock Reclassification That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 1:03pm
The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.

Uber Loses License to Operate in London

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 12:45pm
London’s transportation agency criticized Uber’s corporate culture, the latest setback for a company that has faced an array of controversies this year.

Editorial: Facebook’s Belated Awakening

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 12:18pm
As social media companies wield greater power in the political system, more safeguards are needed.

State of the Art: On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 10:33am
Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.

Tech Tip: Resolutions for the Big (and Small) Screens

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 4:49am
Many online services now offer three levels of picture quality for videos, but be sure to choose the best one for your device.

Strategies: The Best Investment Since 1926? Apple

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 3:35am
Apple has generated more wealth for shareholders than any other of the top 50 companies, which account for 40 percent of stock market wealth.

I Rebuilt My Professional Network from Scratch; What I Learned

Infomation week - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 2:30am
With a career path that has led from a tech role to venture capital investing, Mark Minevich shares advice for other career changers.

Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 2:25am
The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November’s presidential election.

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants

New York Times - Sat, 23/09/2017 - 1:00am
Apple’s Watch has a bug, Facebook might be undermining democracy, and Amazon is telling us how to make bombs. Tech news is weird right now.

The Shift: Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

New York Times - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 11:38am
A series of scandals have opened up the possibility that the company may have created something it can’t fully control.

Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation

Infomation week - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 6:00am
Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you don't want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.

An IT Pro Takes the Dive into Deep Learning

Infomation week - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 3:00am
IT professional Rich Casselberry experimented with deep learning using online tools and came away with interesting results.

Tech Tip: Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App

New York Times - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 1:53am
While its current desktop app for Windows and Mac is headed off into the sunset, Google has new apps for backing up and syncing files online.

Cybersecurity Becomes a Career Choice

Infomation week - Fri, 22/09/2017 - 1:00am
Young people can't ignore the news. Data breaches are everywhere and they're beginning to realize that it's up to them to keep our personal and national information private.

Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths

Infomation week - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 11:00pm
As with other emerging tech concepts, big data and analytics are haunted by myths.

S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 8:32pm
The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 4:35pm
The Silicon Valley start-up Aeva is developing new sensors that could significantly improve how autonomous vehicles see the road.

Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 4:00pm
The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 4:00pm
The new, new, new age is all about “defragging our nervous systems.”

Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 1:46pm
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, promised “more human review and oversight” to make sure offensive terms aren’t used to target ads.