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Nonfiction: Pet Projects of the New Billionaires

New York Times - Wed, 15/02/2017 - 1:00am
Two new books about tech culture — Alexandra Wolfe’s “Valley of the Gods” and Aimee Groth’s “The Kingdom of Happiness” — whisk readers around Silicon Valley like tourists in a celebrity-sighting van.

Toshiba’s Chairman Resigns as Its Nuclear Power Losses Mount

New York Times - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:39pm
The toll on the Japanese conglomerate reaches $6.3 billion as it examines whether executives circumvented internal controls to strike a costly deal.

Apple Tiptoes Into Producing Original Video but Plans to Pick Up Pace

New York Times - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:06pm
The technology giant said it would introduce its first two shows this spring. Others, including scripted dramas, are in the pipeline.

First Words: Is the ‘Anthropocene’ Era a Condemnation of Human Interference — or a Call for More?

New York Times - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:00pm
When some climate scientists began saying we’d entered a new epoch, they meant to draw attention to human effects on climate. Now, to their dismay, it’s become a tech call to arms for more disruption.

Banks Look to Cellphones to Replace A.T.M. Cards

New York Times - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 9:23am
Major banks are unveiling teller machines across the country that customers can gain access to with their phones. But the technology raises new security issues.

Bits: Daily Report: Why Retail’s Future Is in Seattle

New York Times - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 6:36am
Amazon has tried out numerous experiments in its hometown, cementing the city’s reputation as a hub for retail innovation.

Tech Tip: Leaving Twitter, but Not for Good

New York Times - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 5:34am
Twitter gives you 30 days to change your mind if you close your account, though you have to come back through the right door.

Itineraries: Hoteliers Comb the Ranks of Tech Workers to Gain an Edge

New York Times - Tue, 14/02/2017 - 5:04am
The hospitality industry is drawing on technology to connect with guests and enhance their stays, while data gives them insight into their operations.

Amazon’s Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle Streets

New York Times - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 2:03pm
The company is putting its stamp on the city with an expanding array of unconventional experiments in bricks-and-mortar sales.

Asian Tech Titans Take a Page From Trump’s Book

New York Times - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 12:48pm
Deal makers like Jack Ma have promised to make big investments and create plentiful jobs in the United States. Real, or “truthful hyperbole”?

Before You Take the Trip: How About a Virtual ‘Test Drive’?

New York Times - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 10:47am
Promotions featuring 360-degree videos have become an increasingly popular way for travel companies and tourism boards to entice clients.

Activism Hits Even the Less Flashy Tech Companies

New York Times - Mon, 13/02/2017 - 10:19am
Prompted by President Trump’s immigration order and in some cases their employer’s own past, workers seek to set limits on cooperation with the administration.

Spyware’s Odd Targets: Backers of Mexico’s Soda Tax

New York Times - Sun, 12/02/2017 - 6:50am
The first hints that the phones of nutrition policy makers were infected were strange messages from unknown contacts.