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Asking Siri to Play a Newscast

Asking Siri to Play a Newscast

Ask the Siri assistant, “Give me the news,” and the software offers up a National Public Radio newscast or the option to switch to other sources.

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

Timnit Gebru led the research effort at Stanford University that analyzed 50 million images and location data from Google Street View, the street-scene feature of the online giant’s mapping service.

Uber and Waymo Settle Trade Secrets Suit Over Driverless Cars

Uber and Waymo Settle Trade Secrets Suit Over Driverless Cars

Travis Kalanick, the former chief executive of Uber, leaving Federal District Court in San Francisco this week after testifying in the trial pitting the ride-hailing company against Waymo, the driverless car unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores, including this one in West Bend, Wis., where Peggy Wiedmeyer made a purchase last week.

F.B.I. Clash With Apple Loosed a Torrent of Possible Ways to Hack an iPhone

F.B.I. Clash With Apple Loosed a Torrent of Possible Ways to Hack an iPhone

James B. Comey Jr., F.B.I. director. The government said earlier it had no way to get into a terrorist’s phone without Apple’s help.

AT&T Chief Says It Made a ‘Big Mistake’ Hiring Michael Cohen

AT&T Chief Says It Made a ‘Big Mistake’ Hiring Michael Cohen

Randall L. Stephenson, the chief executive of AT&T, said “hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake.”

Groups in Myanmar Fire Back at Zuckerberg

Groups in Myanmar Fire Back at Zuckerberg

A half-dozen civil society groups in Myanmar said in an open letter on Thursday that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, had mischaracterized the social network’s efforts to detect hate speech in their country.

What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data

What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data

Facebook’s user data extends far beyond the basic biographical information that most share. Facebook also tracks users on other sites and apps, collects so-called biometric facial data and allows marketers to target people who express an interest in certain health conditions.

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

Cecilia Kang covers technology and regulatory policy in Washington. “My contacts are very particular about how we communicate, so I have about half a dozen apps I use regularly for interviews,” she said.

Apple’s WWDC 2018 Live: Apple Still Wants to Be Different

Apple’s WWDC 2018 Live: Apple Still Wants to Be Different

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, opens the company’s annual conference for developers in San Jose, Calif. on Monday.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

The start-up Spacious has turned 25 restaurants, including the Milling Room in Manhattan, into a co-working space during the day.

Chinese Tech Giant on Brink of Collapse in New U.S. Cold War

Chinese Tech Giant on Brink of Collapse in New U.S. Cold War

ZTE’s logo on a building in Shanghai. The firm said it had ceased “major operating activities” after the Trump administration banned it from using components made in the United States.

How Amazon Benefits From Losing Cities’ HQ2 Bids

How Amazon Benefits From Losing Cities’ HQ2 Bids

Detroit was not chosen as a finalist for Amazon’s second headquarters, but its bid gave the company a peek at the kind of tax breaks the city was willing to offer.

Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Top Lawmakers Before Hearings

Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Top Lawmakers Before Hearings

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, leaving a meeting with Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, on Monday in Washington.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Steve Mollenkopf, the chief executive of Qualcomm, which the Trump administration shielded from a hostile takeover bid. Months later, Mr. Mollenkopf is waiting for China to weigh in on a $44 billion deal with NXP.

Twitter Has Good News for Once: Its First Quarterly Profit

Twitter Has Good News for Once: Its First Quarterly Profit

Twitter had posted a loss in every previous quarter since it went public in 2013.


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