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Test Run: Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 9:00pm
While travelers have long been able to set up airfare alerts, these apps go a step further in helping flexible travelers plan a last-minute trip.

Tech We’re Using: Following the Trail of Online Ads, Wherever It Leads

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 3:35pm
Sapna Maheshwari, who covers advertising for The Times, discusses how she tracks the online ads that track us.

Time Warner C.E.O. Testifies That AT&T Merger Is Needed to Battle Silicon Valley

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 2:53pm
Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner’s chief executive, said on Wednesday in federal court that the company is an underdog against Amazon, Netflix and others.

Amazon Reboots the Studio Where ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘E.T.’ Were Made

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 2:53pm
The tech giant has moved its entertainment division into Culver Studios, a 14-acre site where “Gone With the Wind” was also filmed.

Comcast Bid 16% More Than Disney for 21st Century Fox, Filing Shows

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 1:50pm
Although its rebuffed proposal was higher on a per-share basis, Comcast didn’t offer protection if a deal was blocked, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Facebook’s Current Status With Advertisers? It’s Complicated

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:57am
Marketers have long had a symbiotic relationship with the social network. But user concerns about data has companies taking a harder look at how they work with Facebook.

Maryland Schools May Tell Children When It’s Time to Log Off

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:16am
The state is the first to pass legislation requiring education officials to develop health and safety guidelines for digital devices.

Huawei and ZTE Hit Hard as U.S. Moves Against Chinese Tech Firms

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 6:21am
The U.S. and China are threatening a global trade war as they look to protect their most advanced industries.

Tech Tip: Locking Up Your Lock Screen

New York Times - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 1:00am
If your Windows 10 lock screen changes daily or slows you down in getting to your desktop, you can change its behavior.

Corner Office: Marissa Mayer Is Still Here

New York Times - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 9:43pm
The former Yahoo chief is renting Google’s original office, where “there’s a lot of good juju,” and planning her next act. She just won’t say what it is.

Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Virtual Currency Plans

New York Times - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 3:02pm
The data firm was hoping to do its own so-called initial coin offering and quietly helped promote other companies in the unregulated industry.

Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases

New York Times - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 8:14am
The justices heard arguments about whether to overrule a 1992 decision that shielded many internet retailers from having to collect sales taxes.

Economic Scene: Facebook Is Creepy. And Valuable.

New York Times - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 5:55am
To protect the public without overreacting, the issue for legislators and regulators to weigh is how much the data-driven ecosystem is worth to us.

Supreme Court Tosses Out Microsoft Case on Digital Data Abroad

New York Times - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 5:44am
A closely watched clash between federal prosecutors and Microsoft fizzled after Congress enacted a new law last month.

Tech Tip: Declining Android’s Automatic Correction Help

New York Times - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 1:00am
Google’s smartphone software includes a set of tools to help you type — but if they trip you up, turn them off.

Huawei, Failing to Crack U.S. Market, Signals a Change in Tactics

New York Times - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 7:07pm
The Chinese telecom giant, which has been dogged by concerns about its ties to Beijing, dropped its top Washington liaison and other American employees.

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone

New York Times - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 6:45pm
Everyone from pro photographers to amateur shutterbugs are using phones to shoot video projects. Here’s how you can get started.

Chinese Social Media Site Reverses Gay Content Ban After Uproar

New York Times - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 12:53pm
Sina Weibo vowed to scale back a “cleanup” campaign, but some gay rights advocates demanded an apology.

Chinese Tech Company Blocked From Buying American Components

New York Times - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 12:42pm
The Trump administration said Monday that it was halting exports from the United States to ZTE Corporation, a blow to one of China’s best-known firms.

Robots Ride to the Rescue Where Workers Can’t Be Found

New York Times - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 11:39am
Fast-growing economies in Eastern Europe have led to severe labor shortages, so companies are calling in the machines.