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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.

Tech Industry Pursues a Federal Privacy Law, on Its Own Terms

Tech Industry Pursues a Federal Privacy Law, on Its Own Terms

In testimony before Congress in April, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, left, said that the social network would be open to privacy regulation.

The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

The tech industry is gearing up for a fight over the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, which protects the confidentiality of electronic communications. It is even stricter than the data privacy law that went into effect last Friday.

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role

Facebook called Courtney Davis, left, a telecommunications operator at the Police Department in Rock Hill, S.C., about a man who was live-streaming a suicide attempt, helping Sgt. Bruce Haire find him.

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Government officials, researchers and advertising executives have warned that microtargeting tools, like the kind Facebook offers, can be exploited to polarize and manipulate voters.

AT&T Chief Says It Made a ‘Big Mistake’ Hiring Michael Cohen

AT&T Chief Says It Made a ‘Big Mistake’ Hiring Michael Cohen

Randall L. Stephenson, the chief executive of AT&T, said “hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake.”

Snap Reverses Slide as User Growth and Revenue Jump

Snap Reverses Slide as User Growth and Revenue Jump

Snap executives speaking during the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 15. Snap’s balance sheet benefited from the company’s efforts to make it easier to buy ads through an automated system.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

The start-up Spacious has turned 25 restaurants, including the Milling Room in Manhattan, into a co-working space during the day.

Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks

Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks

Last year lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google appeared in Congress to answer questions about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But in the recent scandal over personal data, only Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ended up testifying.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

The inventor Nikola Tesla around 1896. Tesla died a poor man in 1943 at age 86, but thanks to Elon Musk and his electric car company, “now he’s getting his due,” a biographer said.

Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t Serve

Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t Serve

This is about as far as the nonhuman waiters can go at the Robot Magic Restaurant in Shanghai. After diners take photos and videos, regular waiters step in to serve the food.

Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89

Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89

Frank Heart in an undated photograph. Born in the Bronx, he did much of his ground-breaking work at M.I.T. and at a company nearby in Cambridge, Mass.

Box, Provider of Cloud-Computing Services, Faces Make-or-Break Moment

Box, Provider of Cloud-Computing Services, Faces Make-or-Break Moment

Aaron Levie, co-founder of Box, which provides tools for storing and sharing data to businesses.

Who Wants a Market Downturn? These Investors Actually Do

Who Wants a Market Downturn? These Investors Actually Do

Vini Letteri, a managing director at KKR, has a “downturn list” of 150 companies his firm wants to invest in if start-up valuations decline.

Facebook Employees in an Uproar Over Executive’s Leaked Memo

Facebook Employees in an Uproar Over Executive’s Leaked Memo

Facebook’s headquarters in London. Fallout at the Silicon Valley company over a leaked memo has been wide and comes at a time of intense scrutiny.

Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)

Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)

The Google booth at the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas this month. “You don’t need a Ph.D. in machine learning,” said Diane Greene, who oversees Google’s cloud computing group. “But you can still build a highly accurate machine learning model.”


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