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Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes

That attitude has many fewer adherents after the revelations that, in the run-up to the 2016 election, Facebook sold more than $ 100,000 worth of ads to a Russian company linked to the Kremlin, while Google sold at least $ ...

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Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism

How do you pilot test new technologies for video? How do you determine if something makes the cut for broader use in the newsroom? Photo Ms. Hopkins said that V.R. helps create a sense of place, such as an interactive ...

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In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything

New York City is not offering special subsidies or tax breaks for Amazon beyond the incentives available to any company. “We see this as a competition for 50,000 new job openings — jobs we want New Yorkers to land,” Mayor ...

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Dream City?: Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.

The Sidewalk Labs proposal in the competitive bid for the project floated all kinds of technological dreams: a thermal energy grid that would be carbon neutral, sensors that separate waste from recycling, modular buildings that convert from retail to housing, ...

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State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

Because today’s giants are nimbler and more paranoid about upstart competition than the tech behemoths of yore, they have cleverly created an ecosystem that enriches themselves even when they don’t think of the best ideas first. The Five run server ...

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Feature: How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets

Now a computational linguist and motivated by a desire to put his historical knowledge to use, Pandey knows how to get obscure alphabets into the Unicode standard. Since 2005, he has done so for 19 writing systems (and he’s currently ...

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Google Maps Pulls Calorie-Counting Feature After Criticism

I guess Google maps now automatically shows you how many calories you’d burn if you walk somewhere instead of driving pic.twitter.com/eixqCh00rn ty for shaming me for my mini cupcake consumption google maps!!!! pic.twitter.com/nYwNHMJFqa NYT > Technology

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Google’s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance

Now comes the Pixel 2. After testing the gadget for nearly a week, I found I prefer it to the iPhone — though this is mostly because I have always carried Android phones. Android is what I’m used to, and ...

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Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

The Snopes and PolitiFact ads show how broad the problem of online misinformation can be, said David Letzler, research scientist at Impact Radius, a digital marketing intelligence firm. “Even websites whose mission is to promote accountability can inadvertently wind up ...

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Netflix Says It Will Spend Up to $8 Billion on Content Next Year

The earnings announcement came as Netflix’s competitors are ramping up for a fight. Hulu has found some momentum after “The Handmaid’s Tale” won it the best drama award at the Emmys last month. The parent companies for Hulu — which ...

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