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G.E.’s History of Innovation

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 3:09pm
Originally called Edison General Electric, the company mirrored the growth of industrial America from the steam age to the age of electricity and beyond.

How Uber’s Chief Is Gaining Even More Clout in the Company

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 1:26pm
Uber’s stock buyback deal requires workers to follow the “instructions of Travis Kalanick” on “any and all matters” submitted to a shareholder vote.

A Stagnant General Electric Will Replace C.E.O. Jeff Immelt

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 1:07pm
Mr. Immelt, who transformed G.E. over the past decade, jettisoning most of its once-huge financial business, will give up his post as chief executive on Aug. 1.

A Lifer at General Electric, John Flannery Is Named Chief Executive

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 12:07pm
In taking over from Jeffrey R. Immelt, Mr. Flannery will face the challenges of simplifying G.E.’s complex structure and lifting its lagging stock price.

Itineraries: Apps Soothe the Packing-Averse Traveler

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 8:59am
New mobile apps — including a virtual closet, detailed checklists and even a service that launders clothes and packs users’ bags — allow travelers to avoid last-minute stress.

Bits: Daily Report: Another Week of Uber News

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 5:10am
It’s been a headline-making year for Uber so far, and there’s more to come as the company prepares to release a report into its corporate culture.

Tech Tip: How to Use Google Image Search on the Go

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 4:52am
Google’s handy search tool for finding specific photos on the web works on smartphones and tablets, too.

Next up for CRM? Customer Retention Through Contextual Messaging

Infomation week - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 3:00am
The rapid evolution of CRM has initiated a rush of new marketing processes and practices; combining multi-channel messaging with analytics is a promising new direction.

Cash Faces a New Challenger in Zelle, a Mobile Banking Service

New York Times - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 12:01am
Taking on rivals like Venmo and Apple Pay, more than 30 major banks have created a network that allows users to instantly send money to one another.

Tech Fix: New iPad Pro Inches Toward Replacing PC, but Falls Short

New York Times - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 11:01pm
Apple’s newest tablet is faster, with a brighter screen and a higher refresh rate, but keyboard typing is still uncomfortable.

Toolmaker Adopts Amazon Greengrass for IoT

Infomation week - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 11:00pm
Stanley Black & Decker sees an expanded role for itself in the digital economy and is exploring how AWS Greengrass will enable it to launch new services.

Fujifilm-Xerox Venture Ousts Executives Over Accounting Trouble

New York Times - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 9:57pm
In corporate Japan’s latest black eye, an investigating committee said the joint venture overstated revenue by $340 million over a five-year period.

All the Ways Apple’s iOS 11 Will Change Your iPhone

New York Times - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 9:45pm
Apple debuted its new operating system last week. It will bring some big changes to your iPhone.

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS

New York Times - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 9:00pm
The Islamic State’s internet use has proved a more elusive target than missile systems or centrifuges, American officials say.

Uber Weighs Leave of Absence for Chief Executive

New York Times - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 1:03pm
The board is considering Travis Kalanick’s future and the recommendations of Eric H. Holder Jr.’s investigation into the company’s culture.

Head Start at Video Game Jamboree; Fed Expected to Raise Interest Rate Again

New York Times - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 1:00pm
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will show off new hardware and games in Los Angeles.

Former Amazon Warehouse Manager Sues for Overtime Wages

New York Times - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 11:31am
The suit accuses the company of improperly classifying a former shift manager in California as an employee exempt from overtime pay.

Dilemma for Uber and Rival: Egypt’s Demand for Data on Riders

New York Times - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 5:43am
Uber and Careem, its chief competitor in the Middle East, rejected the request, but it could soon be law — perhaps a recipe for sweeping surveillance.

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail

New York Times - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 3:01am
Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants — many based in Asia — quickly pop up.

Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: More Ugly News for Uber

New York Times - Sun, 11/06/2017 - 1:00am
Mike and Farhad discuss Uber, Apple and the week’s biggest tech news: Taylor Swift is back on Spotify.