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Lyft Hires Amazon Executive as Chief Operating Officer

last weekTechnology : Bits

The ride-hailing start-up Lyft appoints a new chief operating officer who worked at Amazon.

Amazon Web Services Takes Fuller Aim at Enterprise Computing

last weekTechnology : Bits

AWS kicked off the first of 16 meetings with a daylong direct assault on the existing corporate computing business. The Seattle-based cloud giant is now offering features and services for so-called hybrid clouds.

F.C.C. Fines AT&T $25 Million for Privacy Breach

last weekTechnology : Bits

Customer service employees at AT&T call centers sold customers' personal information to third parties over a six-month period ending last April.

Reviewing Your Corporate Life in Real Time

last weekTechnology : Bits

An entrepreneur from the early days of web analytics is back. One problem: Domo, as Josh James's new product is called, has competition like he never knew in his first act.

Daily Report: Apple Watch Bliss Comes With Steep Learning Curve

last weekTechnology : Bits

The watch is not suited for tech novices. It is designed for notification-inundated people who want to manage the way the digital world intrudes on their lives.

HP Comes to Terms With the Cloud

last weekTechnology : Bits

Hewlett-Packard has decided it cannot compete with the likes of Amazon and Google for one of the hottest new businesses. Instead, on the eve of its split into two companies, HP is learning about collaborative technologies, and not just for its customers.

Measuring Social ‘Trust’ to Make Loans

last weekTechnology : Bits

Vouch Financial is putting a digital-age spin on the old banking concept of using social references to make lending decisions.

With Meld, Another Step Toward the Internet of Tasty Things

last weekTechnology : Bits

Think of Meld as a Nest thermostat for your kitchen. Both add I.Q. points to the (usually) dumb systems in peoples' homes that control different forms of heating -- Nest for the furnace, Meld for the stove.

Daily Report: Big Data, Human Overseers

last weekTechnology : Bits

Data science offers a lot of promise in many fields, but for now, it seems wise to keep human beings in the loop.

Consumer Groups to Ask F.T.C. to Investigate YouTube Kids App

last weekTechnology : Bits

Close to a dozen consumer groups are asking the commission to investigate an application recently released by Google, arguing that its ads deceive children.

Daily Report: As Students Take Tests, Software Keeps Watch

last weekTechnology : Bits

School administrators say for online learning to be legitimate, the testing has to be monitored. Proctortrack requires the student to sit upright, remain glued to their chair, keep their face fully visible, and a few more things.

Publication of New Internet Rules to Prompt Cheers and Challenges

last weekTechnology : Bits

The F.C.C. regulations are expected to appear in the Federal Register as early as this week, starting two 60-day countdowns: one until they take effect and the other until a deadline for lawsuits.

Daily Report: Regulators in Europe Take Aim at American Tech Giants

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

New developments offer the latest and perhaps clearest sign yet that American tech giants face intensifying scrutiny in Europe that could curb their profits in the region and affect how they operate around the world.

Via, a Ride-Sharing App, Raises $27 Million for Car-Pooling

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The aim of Via is to expand its service far beyond the confines of Manhattan.

Daily Report: Post-PayPal, and Still Making Waves

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Alumni from the payments company have established a reputation as the best in Silicon Valley at finding and funding the latest hot product or company.

Using Patient Data to Democratize Medical Discovery

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Scientists say that sharing and mining patient information could accelerate the pace of medical discovery.

Tech Leaders Call for Anti-Discrimination Laws to Protect Gays in all 50 States

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

More than three dozen chief executives and other senior Silicon Valley leaders issued a joint statement asking all state legislatures to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes to their civil rights laws.

Attack on GitHub Appears to Have Ended

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The site that hosts code for programmers had been overwhelmed by traffic that security experts believed came from China's Great Firewall.

Amazon Dash Aims to Be a Push-Button Substitute for the Supply Run

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The new program from Amazon allows customers to reorder household items like laundry detergent and paper towels with the push of a single physical button.

In Canada, Unabashed Wooing of Commercial Drones

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The Canadian transport minister's enthusiasm for miniature, unmanned aircraft stands in stark contrast to the Federal Aviation Administration’s approach.

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