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European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google
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European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google

In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate...

Data-Crunching Is Coming to Help Your Boss Manage Your Time
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Data-Crunching Is Coming to Help Your Boss Manage Your Time

You might be at work, but that hardly means you are working.

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
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With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...

As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding For Career Change
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As Tech Booms, Workers Turn to Coding For Career Change

After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.

When a Company Is Put ­p For Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too
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When a Company Is Put ­p For Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too

The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company "respects your privacy."

Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?
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Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?

Pim Koeslag designs and fabricates some of the world's most complicated mechanical timepieces.

Behind the Downfall at Blackberry
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Behind the Downfall at Blackberry

Ever since Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-chairmen and co-chief executives of BlackBerry, neither has spoken much in public about the once-dominant...

Case Against Google May Be ­ndercut By Rapid Shifts in Tech
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Case Against Google May Be ­ndercut By Rapid Shifts in Tech

The antitrust case against Google filed by European Union regulators on Wednesday will inevitably draw comparisons to the long-running prosecution of Microsoft,...

Jay Edelson, the Class-Action Lawyer Who May Be Tech's Least Friended Man
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Jay Edelson, the Class-Action Lawyer Who May Be Tech's Least Friended Man

When technology executives imagine the boogeyman, they see a baby-face guy in wire-rim glasses. His name is Jay Edelson.

If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?
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If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?

Let me hazard a guess that you think a real person has written what you're reading. Maybe you're right. Maybe not.

To Bring Virtual Reality to Market, Furious Efforts to Solve Nausea
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To Bring Virtual Reality to Market, Furious Efforts to Solve Nausea

Few technologies have generated more attention than virtual reality, which promises to immerse people in 3-D games and video.

Pentagon Shops in Silicon Valley For Game Changers
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Pentagon Shops in Silicon Valley For Game Changers

A small group of high-ranking Pentagon officials made a quiet visit to Silicon Valley in December to solicit national security ideas from start-up firms with little...

Hoping Google's Lab Is a Rainmaker
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Hoping Google's Lab Is a Rainmaker

Google's research arm, Google X, is called the company's Moonshot Factory. One reason the company picked the word "Moonshot" was to remind people to tackle big...

New Rules in China ­pset Western Tech Companies
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New Rules in China ­pset Western Tech Companies

The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to...

Need Some Espionage Done? Hackers Are For Hire Online
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Need Some Espionage Done? Hackers Are For Hire Online

A man in Sweden says he will pay up to $2,000 to anyone who can break into his landlord’s website.

Innovators of Intelligence Look to Past
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Innovators of Intelligence Look to Past

Inside the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, known as AI2, everything is a gleaming architectural white.

Hacked vs. Hackers: Game On
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Hacked vs. Hackers: Game On

Paul Kocher, one of the country's leading cryptographers, says he thinks the explanation for the world's dismal state of digital security may lie in two charts.

To Lure Young, Movie Theaters Shake, Smell and Spritz
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To Lure Young, Movie Theaters Shake, Smell and Spritz

Having tried 3-D films, earsplitting sound systems and even alcohol sales in pursuit of younger moviegoers, some theater chains are now installing undulating seats...

Gregarious and Direct: China's Web Doorkeeper
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Gregarious and Direct: China's Web Doorkeeper

When a major Chinese-American Internet conference convenes in Washington on Tuesday, a middle-aged Communist Party propaganda chief will be seated amid a room full...

Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama's Immigration Order
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Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama's Immigration Order

Silicon Valley's constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them.
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