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Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World

Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World

The main square of Leh, India, a Himalayan town where Amazon started offering doorstep delivery last fall.

Latest Sign of China’s Slowdown: A Technology Cash Crunch

Latest Sign of China’s Slowdown: A Technology Cash Crunch

A start-up incubator in Beijing’s Zhongguancun area, known as China’s Silicon Valley. The downturn in fund-raising for the country’s venture capital industry could be a bad sign for the rest of the economy.

Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company

Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company

President Trump’s attacks on Amazon and its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, have opened the door for the company’s critics.

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation

Goldman Sachs will begin using its own money to trade with clients in a variety of contracts linked to the price of Bitcoin.

Police Identify Woman Who Wounded 3 at YouTube and Killed Herself; Motive Is Unclear

Police Identify Woman Who Wounded 3 at YouTube and Killed Herself; Motive Is Unclear

Four people were injured in an attack by a woman at the YouTube headquarters on Tuesday, the police in San Bruno, Calif., said.

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy

A new privacy law in California, believed to be the toughest in the United States, gives consumers new rights over their personal data.

A Cute Toy Just Brought a Hacker Into Your Home

A Cute Toy Just Brought a Hacker Into Your Home

Researchers recently found the Furby Connect’s Bluetooth connection could be hijacked by hackers, letting them turn on the doll’s microphone and speak to children.

With Finality, F.B.I. Opts Not to Share iPhone-Unlocking Method

With Finality, F.B.I. Opts Not to Share iPhone-Unlocking Method

Chairs reserved for a Congressional hearing on encryption in March. It remains unknown how an outside group demonstrated to the F.B.I. how to unlock an iPhone.

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney general, is leading a lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality regulations.

Cisco Chief Executive’s New Mantra: Simplify Computer Networks

Cisco Chief Executive’s New Mantra: Simplify Computer Networks

Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s chief executive since 2015, has been pushing for simpler and smarter computer networking systems, both to reduce operating costs and to head off security threats.

The Week in Tech: Facebook Is Disinvited From July Fourth Barbecues

The Week in Tech: Facebook Is Disinvited From July Fourth Barbecues

A woman in Seattle said she had recently deleted her Facebook account — not because of the company’s role in the 2016 presidential election but because Facebook, which is led by Mark Zuckerberg, made her feel bad about herself.

As Bitcoin Bubble Loses Air, Frauds and Flaws Rise to Surface

As Bitcoin Bubble Loses Air, Frauds and Flaws Rise to Surface

Checking the values of virtual currencies in January. Such currencies have slid more than 50 percent in value from their peaks early that month, bringing various problems to the fore.

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Plastic crates moving along a conveyor at the Boxed fulfillment center in Union, N.J. Boxed announced Tuesday that it had sold a $110 million minority stake to one of Japan’s biggest retail chains, Aeon Group.

Google-Facebook Dominance Hurts Ad Tech Firms, Speeding Consolidation

Google-Facebook Dominance Hurts Ad Tech Firms, Speeding Consolidation

An attendee at Google’s annual conference for software developers in May in Mountain View, Calif. The number of independent ad tech firms has fallen in recent years as Google and Facebook dominate.

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

Inside a building at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The company said Wednesday that it planned a $350 billion contribution to the American economy over the next five years.

Kevin’s Week in Tech: Let’s Check In on the Other Social Networks, Shall We?

Kevin’s Week in Tech: Let’s Check In on the Other Social Networks, Shall We?

Twitter reported a profit that was driven, in part, by its data licensing business — the part of Facebook’s business that got it into trouble.


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