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Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Algorithms increasingly replace highly-skilled white-collar workers, as seen in online fashion and retail industries and the ascendance of firms like Stitch Fix   —  One of the best-selling T-shirts for the Indian e-commerce site Myntra is an olive, blue and yellow colorblocked design.
Jul 9, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
How China's drive for a surveillance state is fueling an investment boom in surveillance firms and can instill mass obedience regardless of the tech's efficacy   —  ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.
Jul 8, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Brook Larmer / New York Times:
The explosion of e-waste, estimated to cross 57M tons annually by 2021, highlights its dual role as environmental scourge and potential economic resource   —  The police raid on a junkyard on the outskirts of Bangkok had all the trappings of a drug bust.  Swarming onto the open-air property in late May …
Jul 8, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis finds ~9K Instagram accounts are pretending to be the 10 most followed people on Instagram, highlighting a problem celebrities and social networks face   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kip Moore, a country music singer-songwriter with hits like “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl,” has had some disturbing experiences with fans lately.
Jul 8, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
A look at how Samba TV collects viewing data from 13.5M smart TVs in the US to make personalized show recommendations and enable ad targeting   —  The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones.
Jul 5, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Under its new rules, Facebook reveals some details of the political ads about the SCOTUS nomination, but the money behind some groups buying ads remains opaque   —  Even before President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is announced, a fight over the choice is raging on social media.
Jul 4, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
New York Times:
A look at how Amazon delivers packages quickly to remote parts of India, such as Leh, by partnering with local companies   —  With big ambitions in India, the retail giant has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to the most remote customers — including those 11,562 feet up in the Himalayas.
Jul 4, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
New York Times:
Amid the boom in AI, Silicon Valley's tech giants have taken their talent hunt for engineers and researchers to Cambridge, UK   —  A boom in artificial intelligence research has drawn the tech industry's biggest companies and their checkbooks to the storied English city.
Jul 4, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
As Ripple tries to promote XRP use via giveaways and a $300M fund to pay firms for using it, the company raises the risk of XRP being categorized as a security   —  SAN FRANCISCO — You may have seen the actor and part-time tech investor Ashton Kutcher present $4 million worth of digital coins called XRP …
Jul 2, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
New York Times:
Lyft is buying the core operations of Motivate, parent of CitiBike; the business will be renamed Lyft Bikes and keep contracts with NYC and seven other cities   —  Lyft competes with Uber for ride-hailing customers.  Now it is following its rival into bike-sharing, as the companies move …
Jul 2, 2018, 12:57 PMIn context

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