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A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

New York Times - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 11:00pm
The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.

As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile Up

New York Times - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 6:14pm
The ride-hailing giant said that excluding certain costs, its losses increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Amazon Invests in Rivian, a Tesla Rival in Electric Vehicles

New York Times - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 6:08pm
The deal is the latest example of how the auto industry is being reshaped by new technologies and nimble companies that have raced ahead of many traditional carmakers.

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It

New York Times - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 11:37am
The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.

IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure

Infomation week - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 9:30am
IBM is leveraging Kubernetes to enable its Watson AI to run on public clouds AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. The move signals a shift in strategy for IBM.

Bits: The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech

New York Times - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 8:15am
What kinds of companies will be the next so-called unicorns? A hint: Many of them won’t have much in common with Uber or Airbnb.

TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database

Infomation week - Sat, 16/02/2019 - 2:00am
When TaylorMade Golf spun off from Adidas, it had to separate all its operations, including IT, and used the opportunity to try the Oracle Autonomous Database.

‘Productive Meeting’ Between Amazon and Unions, Then a Shock

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 5:49pm
Labor groups aiming to organize a Staten Island warehouse were in talks with the company a day before it abandoned plans for a Queens headquarters.

Facebook Fine Could Total Billions if F.T.C. Talks Lead to a Deal

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 4:50pm
The social media company is in discussions with regulators over claims that it violated a 2011 consent decree regarding user privacy.

Amazon’s Retreat on New York City Headquarters Followed Unexpected Backlash

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 2:28pm
Its plan to build a sprawling complex in Queens in return for nearly for $3 billion in government incentives had come under fierce opposition from local lawmakers.

The Shift: For Once, Amazon Loses a Popularity Contest

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 12:52pm
Amazon’s pullout poses a challenge to one of the company’s bedrock beliefs: that being loved by customers is all that matters.

Little Red App: Xi’s Thoughts Are (Surprise!) a Hit in China

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 8:05am
Want to take President Xi Jinping’s wisdom with you wherever you go? A lot of Chinese people do. Or they’ve been told to.

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 8:00am
The Modi government’s plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said.

The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 6:00am
3D-printed and “smart” pharmaceuticals are making medical treatments more effective. But it may take years before the new devices reach most patients, if they do at all.

The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula

New York Times - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 4:37am
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a customizable algebraic equation.

Myth or Matter: Is There a DevOps Talent Shortage?

Infomation week - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 3:30am
Enterprises that hold out to hire DevOps unicorns may be overlooking worthwhile workers who are already available.

Are Your Metrics Real?

Infomation week - Fri, 15/02/2019 - 2:00am
The Internet is not fake, but protecting the value derived from online activity must account for social engineering. Here's why.

New Zealand Fears Fraying Ties With China, Its Biggest Customer

New York Times - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 10:34pm
The cancellation of a tourism initiative and the abrupt return of a Shanghai-bound Air New Zealand flight has many suspecting Chinese retaliation for a ban on the company Huawei.

Former Senior Apple Lawyer Charged With Insider Trading

New York Times - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 1:30pm
The former executive, who oversaw compliance with insider trading rules, was accused by the S.E.C. of profiting on nonpublic information.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Online Dating Scams Cost Americans $143 Million

New York Times - Thu, 14/02/2019 - 12:30pm
Careful out there. Scammers are robbing people who are looking for love online, and the problem is only getting worse.