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  • Terrance Paul, Developer of Teaching Software, Dies at 67

    18 September 2014, 1:33 pm by: By PAUL VITELLO

    Mr. Paul with his wife, Judi, created computerized teaching programs like Accelerated Reader that were widely adopted in American schools over the last 25 years.
  • Bits Blog: Amazon Refreshes Its Kindle Line

    18 September 2014, 12:48 pm by: By MIKE ISAAC

    The updated tablets aim at a variety of audiences: from adults who want to work on their tablets to children.
  • DealBook: Zalando I.P.O. Could Value Company at Up to $7.3 Billion

    18 September 2014, 11:55 am by: By CHAD BRAY

    The German online retailer, one of Europe’s most prominent technology start-ups, expects to price its stock at 18 euros to 22.50 euros a share.
  • Bits Blog: News Corp. and Google in a War of Words

    18 September 2014, 10:17 am by: By MARK SCOTT

    The publishing giant accused the search giant of being a “vast, powerful, often unaccountable bureaucracy,” and Google fired back with a tabloid reference to a hamster sandwich.
  • Report Cites Forced Labor in Malaysia’s Electronics Industry

    18 September 2014, 9:32 am by: By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

    About a third of the 200,000 migrant workers in Malaysia’s thriving electronics industry are employed in forced labor conditions, according to Verité, a factory monitoring group.
  • DealBook: Computer Security Firm Raises $35 Million From K.K.R. and Others

    18 September 2014, 8:52 am by: By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

    Ping’s business is creating what the company’s founder calls a universal identity for corporations in an age when employees increasingly use different devices and cloud-based applications.
  • Bits Blog: Apple Says iOS 8 Update Keeps Data Private, Even From the Police

    18 September 2014, 8:09 am by: By BRIAN X. CHEN

    The company says its new policy makes it technically impossible for it to comply with government warrants asking for customer information.
  • Bits Blog: F.T.C. Fines Yelp and TinyCo for Violating Children’s Privacy Rules

    18 September 2014, 7:42 am by: By EDWARD WYATT

    The commission found that the companies violated a privacy act known as Coppa in part because they didn’t obtain parental consent before collecting information from children under 13.
  • Bits Blog: IBM Offers Workers Training and Pay Cuts

    18 September 2014, 7:40 am by: By STEVE LOHR

    IBM is cutting the pay of some of its services workers by 10 percent while they are being trained in cloud, mobile and big data computing.
  • Jack Wayman, Inventor of Consumer Electronics Show, Dies at 92

    17 September 2014, 9:36 pm by: By PAUL VITELLO

    In an era of only televisions, radios and phonographs, he was the industry’s top salesman and spread electronics fever.
  • Gadgetwise: Shopping for Flair? The Moto X Smartphone Fits the Bill

    17 September 2014, 7:52 pm by: By MOLLY WOOD

    Motorola is introducing the new Moto X model hoping to lure Android shoppers with something a bit different.
  • Disruptions: Science Fiction Writers Take a Rosier View

    17 September 2014, 7:24 pm by: By NICK BILTON

    A group of science fiction visionaries have banded together to offer stories that are more utopian, which they hope will inspire engineers to build a more positive future.
  • A Bezos Company Will Make Engines for Rockets

    17 September 2014, 6:23 pm by: By JAD MOUAWAD

    Blue Origin, owned by Jeff Bezos, agreed to work with United Launch Alliance, which has sent nearly all United States spy and military satellites into space in the last decade.
  • App Smart: Let the Phone Be Your Political Adviser

    17 September 2014, 2:27 pm by: By KIT EATON

    Mobile apps offer news and opinion on politicians and issues, and even information straight from Congress and the White House.
  • State of the Art: With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Aims for Versatility

    17 September 2014, 1:06 pm by: By FARHAD MANJOO

    Clunky though the term may be, a phablet — part phone, part tablet — is a device that offers welcome versatility.
  • Bits Blog: Y Combinator, a Start-Up Incubator, Goes to College

    17 September 2014, 12:36 pm by: By MIKE ISAAC

    The popular early stage venture funding outfit plans to teach its own college-level class at Stanford University on becoming a successful start-up.
  • DealBook: Web Hosting Company Rackspace Decides to Go It Alone

    17 September 2014, 9:30 am by: By DAVID GELLES

    The web hosting company said in May that it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale. But on Tuesday, it said the review was over and there would be no deal.
  • Sony Increases Loss Forecast to $2.14 Billion, as Mobile Growth Slows

    17 September 2014, 9:21 am by: By PAUL MOZUR

    Because of slowed growth in its once-thriving mobile unit, the electronics giant said its loss for the year would be much larger than it had forecast.
  • Q&A: Defragmenting the Hard Drive on a Windows PC

    17 September 2014, 7:42 am by: By J.D. BIERSDORFER

    With Windows 8.1, the defragmenter by default runs automatically once a week. Also, backing an iPhone’s photos.
  • Machine Learning: Review and Video: With Big New iPhones, the iOS 8 Software Inside Shines

    16 September 2014, 9:02 pm by: By MOLLY WOOD

    The slim new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren’t a slam-dunk, but they work well, as users expect from Apple products.
  • CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music

    16 September 2014, 8:31 pm by: By BEN SISARIO

    Japan may be a perennial early adopter of technologies, but its attachment to the CD puts it sharply at odds with the rest of the global music industry.
  • Bits Blog: An Alliance of Major Players to Guide Open-Source Software

    16 September 2014, 1:16 pm by: By QUENTIN HARDY

    Google, Walmart and Facebook are among companies in a new organization dedicated to creating standards and practices for the creation of big free software.
  • Bits Blog: Google Report Shows Governments’ Increasing Demands for Users’ Data

    16 September 2014, 1:14 pm by: By CONOR DOUGHERTY

    Google fielded 15 percent more requests for user data in the first six months of 2014 than in the previous six months.
  • Bits Blog: IBM Offers a Data Tool for the Mainstream, With Watson’s Help

    16 September 2014, 1:12 pm by: By STEVE LOHR

    The tool, which combines Watson’s smarts and the basics of data management, is intended to help get analytics in the hands of every business user.
  • German Court Lifts Ban on Uber Ride Service

    16 September 2014, 12:39 pm by: By MARK SCOTT and SARAH PLASS

    A judge in Frankfurt said that Taxi Deutschland, which had brought the case against the American ride-hailing service, had waited too long to do so.

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