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Winnie Hu / New York Times:
More people are using Uber in New York City than taxis, with 289K vs. 277K average trips/day in July; half of all Uber rides now starting outside Manhattan   —  Taxi or Uber?  —  It is not even a question for Samantha Forrest, 22, a single mother who sees so few taxis that she does not consider them an option.
Oct 14, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
New York Times:
Twitter users split about whether to join #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday protest triggered by Twitter's temporary suspension of Rose McGowan's account   —  Activists, celebrities and journalists joined a boycott of Twitter on Friday to protest the social media platform's locking of the account …
Oct 13, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Facebook statements on political ad reviewing lack clarity in some areas: review guidelines, which topics are “debatable social issues”, what varies by region   —  Nearly a year after Election Day, Facebook's role in our modern political infrastructure is finally coming into focus.
Oct 11, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: after hacking Kaspersky's network in 2014, Israel told NSA that it found Russian spies using Kaspersky software to search for US intel docs   —  It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers …
Oct 10, 2017, 10:50 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
How Masayoshi Son plans to invest his ~$100B SoftBank Vision Fund: AI firms related to transportation, agriculture, medicine, more   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Eric Gundersen, the chief executive of a mapping start-up called Mapbox, met Masayoshi Son, the head of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank …
Oct 10, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
Analysis shows that much of the content found on Russia-linked Facebook pages used in 2016 election was taken directly from Americans   —  YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets.  A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives.
Oct 10, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Zuckerberg-backed Andela raises $40M to train African software developers and connect them with US tech firms   —  When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical.  A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a good job in the high-tech economy.
Oct 10, 2017, 9:45 AMIn context
New York Times:
How Disney accelerated plans to invest in BAMTech to power two planned streaming services   —  For two days in late June, Disney's board of directors gathered at Walt Disney World in Florida to wrestle with one topic: how technology was disrupting the company's traditional movie …
Oct 10, 2017, 2:45 AMIn context
Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
GM acquires lidar startup Strobe to accelerate its development of self-driving vehicles, will fold its operations into the Cruise Automation subsidiary   —  DETROIT — General Motors said on Monday that it had acquired a company that specializes in laser-imaging technology geared toward enhancing the development of autonomous vehicles.
Oct 9, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
New office designs coming to companies like Microsoft include “isolation rooms”, soundproof phone booths, and even lounges where technology is forbidden   —  First there were individual offices.  Then cubicles and open floor plans.  Now, there is a “palette of places.”
Oct 9, 2017, 4:50 AMIn context

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