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This Company Is Helping Build China's Panopticon. It Won't Stop There 
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This Company Is Helping Build China's Panopticon. It Won't Stop There 

The lobby of SenseTime's Beijing office makes you feel a bit like you've stumbled into a Philip K. Dick novel.

Kai-Fu Lee Says U.S. Tech Companies Aren't Ready for Chinese AI
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Kai-Fu Lee Says U.S. Tech Companies Aren't Ready for Chinese AI

The chairman and chief executive officer ofSinovation Ventures says America's technology industry can't afford to underestimate the artificial intelligence companies...

Casinos Bet on Smoothie Slots, Desperate to Lure Millennials
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Casinos Bet on Smoothie Slots, Desperate to Lure Millennials

It's one of the big dilemmas facing the $70 billion U.S. casino industry—how to get people in their 20s and 30s to play slot machines as much as their parents or...

How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda
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How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda

Under fire for Facebook Inc.'s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship...

Satya Nadella on Ai, Sexual Harassment, and Microsoft's Soul
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Satya Nadella on Ai, Sexual Harassment, and Microsoft's Soul

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is putting his own stamp on the tech giant once led by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

This Company's Robots Are Making Everything, and Reshaping the World
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This Company's Robots Are Making Everything, and Reshaping the World

The headquarters of Fanuc sit in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, on a sprawling, secluded campus of 22 windowless factories and dozens of office buildings.

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs
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These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs

Just before Stefan Seltz-Axmacher offers a job to an engineer at Starsky Robotics Inc., a driverless trucking startup in San Francisco, he gives them the talk. ...

The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete
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The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete

Six days after Memphis voters went to the polls last October to elect a mayor and other city officials, a local computer programmer named Bennie Smith sat on his...

This Is Your Company on Blockchain
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This Is Your Company on Blockchain

You don't have to be an expert on digital currencies like bitcoin to be intrigued by the potential of the technology underlying them. Blockchain, as it’s called...

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult
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This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America's 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services.

Facebook's Really Big Plans For Virtual Reality
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Facebook's Really Big Plans For Virtual Reality

The office building on Facebook Way is in the unfinished style that honors materials like plywood, concrete, and steel.

The Mapping Expert Behind Pokémon Go
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The Mapping Expert Behind Pokémon Go

Over the past couple of weeks, the smartphone game Pokémon Go has more than doubled Nintendo’s share price and reintroduced the Pokémon Co.’s digital monsters to...

Advertisers Look to Harness Virtual Reality For Marketing Boost
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Advertisers Look to Harness Virtual Reality For Marketing Boost

A syringe-making machine built by Stevanato Group SpA of Italy runs 23 hours a day, churning out glass needles that can be filled with blood thinners, vaccines...

How Intel Makes a Chip
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How Intel Makes a Chip

Before entering the cleanroom in D1D, as Intel calls its 17 million-cubic-foot microprocessor factory in Hillsboro, Oregon, it's a good idea to carefully wash your...

The World's Top Economists Want to Work For Amazon and Facebook
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The World's Top Economists Want to Work For Amazon and Facebook

At an April meetup organized by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), a Facebook researcher named Michael Bailey showed his peers how somebody...

Crooks Are Using an International Messaging System to Rob Banks
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Crooks Are Using an International Messaging System to Rob Banks

The central bank of Bangladesh was the victim of one of the biggest bank heists of all time in February, when thieves made off with $81 million.

How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry
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How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel's Tech Industry

Unit 8200 is Israel's most mysterious agency. No one outside knows exactly how it operates, who works there, or how they learn.

The Satellite Industry Is Fueled By Your Need For Global Connectivity
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The Satellite Industry Is Fueled By Your Need For Global Connectivity

When Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies (known as SpaceX) set a rocket down on a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean on May 6, many cheered it as the latest...

Remembering Silicon Valley's First Giant, Intel's Andrew Grove
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Remembering Silicon Valley's First Giant, Intel's Andrew Grove

Silicon Valley is full of logical absolutists, people who will follow a line of argument wherever it goes, no matter what the human repercussions.

What Happens When the Surveillance State Becomes an Affordable Gadget?
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What Happens When the Surveillance State Becomes an Affordable Gadget?

When Daniel Rigmaiden was a little boy, his grandfather, a veteran of World War II and Korea, used to drive him along the roads of Monterey, California, playing...
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