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Qualcomm Scraps $44 Billion NXP Deal After China Inaction

Qualcomm Scraps $44 Billion NXP Deal After China Inaction

Qualcomm has been awaiting regulatory approval from China to complete its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors.

Mark Zuckerberg Has a Message: Facebook Will Keep Building

Mark Zuckerberg Has a Message: Facebook Will Keep Building

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, addressed the company’s F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. He expressed a commitment to protecting users’ data.

Card Data Stolen From 5 Million Saks and Lord & Taylor Customers

Card Data Stolen From 5 Million Saks and Lord & Taylor Customers

The Saks Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. The theft of credit and debit card numbers from customers of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor adds to the retailers’ already formidable challenges.

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

A Rohingya Muslim woman at a displacement camp in Myanmar. Facebook has been accused of facilitating attacks on the Rohingya in the country by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech on its platform.

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

Free Video Games Say Pay Up or Wait, Testing Players’ Patience

When a free version of the beloved 1990s PC game Dungeon Keeper came out on mobile this year, critics panned it for asking players to spend too much money to avoid long waits.

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

The Sweatcoin app uses an algorithm to verify users’ outdoor steps and issue points called “sweatcoins.” But the app often gives less credit than many people expect. When a reporter walked 3,559 steps, most of them outside, the app converted only 1,319 into sweatcoins.

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

The new Salesforce Tower is visible from just about everywhere around San Francisco.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us

Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 has new features like the ability to convert the phone into a personal computer. It also has a bold new starting price: $999.99.

Google’s Parent Company Spends Like It’s Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads

Google’s Parent Company Spends Like It’s Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, spent big in the first quarter on new data centers and services aimed at businesses.

A Wrinkle in Time Keeping

A Wrinkle in Time Keeping

The Time Zone Override controls in the iOS settings can stop your calendar appointments from shifting to the local time when you travel.

What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer

What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer

Facebook executives from Mark Zuckerberg on down have been almost comically tripped up by some of the most basic questions the site faces.

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

Benjamin Grosof is the chief scientist at Kyndi, a Silicon Valley start-up that is using a decades-old programming language to develop software that can generate facts, concepts and inferences from small amounts of data.

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.

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

The newsroom of Página Siete, a Bolivian newspaper. Traffic to the publication’s website plunged by 20 percent after Facebook began testing a new version of its News Feed in Bolivia.

Bitcoin Sees Wall Street Warm to Trading Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Sees Wall Street Warm to Trading Virtual Currency

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange last week. The exchange’s parent company is said to be working on an online platform to trade Bitcoin.


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