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Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 12:32pm
Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

Europe Renews Offensive on Silicon Valley With Tax Reforms

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 12:31pm
A new set of proposals presented by officials in Brussels seek to tax technology companies differently, but risk being seen as an effort to target American tech giants.

Toshiba Reaches Tentative Deal to Sell Microchip Unit

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 10:20am
The board of the Japanese conglomerate is close to an agreement with a group of investors led by Bain Capital, although details must still be finalized.

Amazon ‘Reviewing’ Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 9:56am
A British television news report said that the online retailer’s algorithms were automatically offering items that could be used to create an explosive device.

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 9:32am
Date night without your iPhone? That’s now doable with the new cellular Apple Watch, which for the first time can be untethered from your smartphone. Here’s our review.

Tech We’re Using: Avoiding Cameras While Training the Lens on Food

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 8:25am
Pete Wells, The Times’s restaurant critic, discussed how he avoids cameras to protect his identity and how technology has transformed the dining scene.

The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation

Infomation week - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 7:30am
Three industry leaders took the stage at SAS Analytics Experience and provided broad perspectives on how far we've come in analytics over the last 10 years and where we are today.

Tech Tip: Getting Social With Waze

New York Times - Thu, 21/09/2017 - 1:23am
The traffic app is great at giving directions and rerouting around jams, but it also includes features for drivers when they’re not on the road.

Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

New York Times - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 4:01pm
The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.

The iPhone 8 Reviews: What the Critics Say

New York Times - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 9:01am
Reviewers considered the phones a modest upgrade over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but several suggested waiting for the iPhone X.

Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite

Infomation week - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 8:00am
As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.

An Earthquake Hits and Angelenos Shelter on Twitter

New York Times - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 6:24am
It may have been mild and standard, but it happened in Los Angeles. So, naturally, earthquake was a trending topic on Twitter by early Tuesday.

IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth

Infomation week - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 6:00am
There may be evidence that the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.

Book News: YouTube Star Hank Green Will Publish His First Novel Next Year

New York Times - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 5:34am
Following in the footsteps of his older brother, the best-selling novelist John Green, Hank Green will publish his first novel with Dutton.

Tech Tip: Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online

New York Times - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 3:55am
Even if you kill a Twitter post from your timeline, a search engine may give it a second life until it updates its index files.

TrueAbility Aims to Reinvent IT Certifications

Infomation week - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 2:00am
In an age of cloud computing and rapidly emerging technologies it's time for new approaches to IT certifications.

State of the Art: The iPhone 8: A Worthy Refinement Before the Next Generation

New York Times - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 11:00pm
Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a ring of familiarity. But the phones may feel like a solid upgrade from older models because of their new processor.

High Tech Meets High Art in a 3-D Opera

New York Times - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 7:48am
Michel van der Aa’s “Blank Out,” at the Park Avenue Armory, brings together a live singer onstage and another who appears only in a 3-D film.

Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018

Infomation week - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 6:00am
While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.