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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.

A Super-Simple Way to ­nderstand the Net Neutrality Debate
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A Super-Simple Way to ­nderstand the Net Neutrality Debate

It's one of the most important policy disputes that will determine the future of the Internet, and now President Obama has formally weighed in in favor of so-called ...

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car
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Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old's asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an...

How Jean Tirole's Work Helps Explain the Internet Economy
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How Jean Tirole's Work Helps Explain the Internet Economy

For anyone who has wondered how it’s possible to get so much stuff from web companies free or at too-good-to-be-true prices—whether Google searching, Facebook socializing...

The Google Formula For Success
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The Google Formula For Success

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses?

Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality
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Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality

Virtual reality is virtually here—although its first incarnation will come with short battery life, images that do not quite track eye movements and a tendency...

Google Is Target of European Backlash on ­.s. Tech Dominance
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Google Is Target of European Backlash on ­.s. Tech Dominance

A top German official called for Google to be broken up.

E-Sports Set Video Gamers Fighting For Real Money in Virtual Contests
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E-Sports Set Video Gamers Fighting For Real Money in Virtual Contests

A bewitching creature—half woman, half deer—battles a shaman and a sentient tree.
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