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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Sources: Russia hacked Republican National Committee's systems too but didn't release data, US intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence”   —  Washington — President Obama has ordered American intelligence agencies to produce a full report on Russian efforts …
Dec 10, 2016, 12:10 AMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Gadget companies like Pebble, Jawbone, and Nest are struggling as budget manufactures in Asia undercut prices and smartphones dominate most people's lives   —  Remember gadgets?  —  They were little electronic things that did stuff for you.  They would play music or record videos or give …
Dec 9, 2016, 5:15 AMIn context
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
YouTube reaches settlement with National Music Publishers' Association over unpaid royalties; sources say deal is worth $40M+   —  YouTube, the latest target of the music industry's battle over royalties and control, has taken steps this week to mend fences and show that it is a good partner.
Dec 8, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
German officials are worried about Russian influence on its presidential election after a cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom, Russia's actions during US election   —  BERLIN — After hackers infiltrated the German Parliament's computer network in May 2015, it took nearly a year …
Dec 8, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
To avoid the mistakes of the past, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has asked LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner to continue running the company, which brings 10K new staff   —  SEATTLE — Microsoft announced on Thursday that it had completed its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the social network for professionals.
Dec 8, 2016, 10:15 AMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
European Commission report: IT companies, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft only review 40% of material flagged as hate speech within 24 hours   —  European officials pushed on Tuesday for American technology giants to do more to tackle online hate speech across the region …
Dec 8, 2016, 6:05 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber acquires AI startup Geometric Intelligence, appoints co-founders Gary Marcus and Zoubin Ghahramani as co-directors of its new research arm, A.I. Labs   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber envisions a future in which a fleet of vehicles can make the most complex maneuvers while carting passengers around without the help of a driver.
Dec 5, 2016, 8:30 AMIn context
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
A look at Gab, the social network launched in August that has become a haven for the far right and now hosts 98K accounts   —  When the white nationalist leader Richard B. Spencer was suspended from Twitter recently, he hopped over to YouTube to address his supporters.
Dec 4, 2016, 4:55 AMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Airbnb and New York City settle suit over short-term rentals after city agrees to fine hosts and not the company for illegal listings   —  Airbnb has capitulated to the demands of lawmakers over its operations in New York City, the company's largest market in the United States …
Dec 3, 2016, 1:10 AMIn context
Amie Tsang / New York Times:
Chinese selfie app-maker Meitu plans to raise up to $710M at up to $5.2B valuation via an IPO in Hong Kong   —  HONG KONG — For users of Meitu's signature app, a beautiful touch-up at the press of a button is free.  —  But Meitu is hoping that investors in the company, which wants to …
Dec 2, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context

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