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Apple Is Said to Owe Back Taxes to Irish Government

Photo The Apple campus in Cork, Ireland. Apple is said to have used complicated tax structures in nations like Ireland to reduce the amount of corporate tax it pays in other countries. Credit Paul Faith/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The ...

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G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

This will be a major test. And G.E.’s campaign to build an industrial operating system and create a flourishing ecosystem of software for it is just getting underway in earnest. In late July, G.E. hosted a Predix conference in Las ...

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Warned of a Crash, Start-Ups in Silicon Valley Narrow Their Focus

For all of the hand-wringing, “there just hasn’t been much of a downturn,” said Paul Buchheit, a managing partner at Y Combinator, a prominent start-up incubator that nurtured companies including Dropbox and Airbnb. “I don’t even see many companies going ...

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Feature: Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine

“It’s like a meme war,” Rivero says, “and politics is being won and lost on social media.” In retrospect, Facebook’s takeover of online media looks rather like a slow-motion coup. Before social media, web publishers could draw an audience one ...

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Boydton Journal: Cloud Computing Brings Sprawling Centers, but Few Jobs, to Small Towns

“A lot of this stuff is put in rural parts of the country that used to be part of a manufacturing economy” that has gone overseas, said Bill Coughran, a partner at the venture investment firm Sequoia Capital who ran ...

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IPhone Users Urged to Update Software After Security Flaws Are Found

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the world’s most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists. Investigators discovered that a ...

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Relaxing Privacy Vow, WhatsApp Will Share Some Data With Facebook

Photo Jan Koum, co-founder of the WhatsApp mobile messaging service. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, Mr. Koum vowed that the deal would not affect the digital privacy of the service’s millions of users. Credit David Ramos/Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO ...

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Tech Fix: Subscribe and Save on Amazon? Don’t Count on It

Photo Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times WHAT do subscriptions to a newspaper, magazine or Netflix account have in common? Once you sign up, you expect to pay the same rate every month. Yet that’s not the case at Amazon ...

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Pandora Looks for a Way Out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove.

Photo The first fruit of Questlove’s partnership with Pandora is a weekly radio show that will debut on Sept. 7. Credit Driely Schwartz Vieira for The New York Times Last fall, Questlove, of the Roots, visited Pandora Media’s headquarters in ...

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State of the Art: Gawker’s Gone. Long Live Gawker.

This sounds like a basic realization, but it wasn’t obvious to most online publishers. I know this firsthand. In the 2000s, I worked at three different magazines that were based entirely online — Wired News (the online arm of Wired ...

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