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A Life in Data: Nicholas Felton’s Self-Surveillance

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A designer who used to work at Facebook tracked and compiled all of his daily activities for the past year as a sort of art project at the nexus of monitoring and big data.

Square Expands Its Cash Advance Service

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A deal with Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based firm known for backing small-business financing ventures, will broaden the start-up's efforts to provide small capital extensions.

Daily Report: Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999

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Something is in the air lately, making many entrepreneurs forget the demise of services like Webvan and Kozmo during the last dot-com boom.

Computer Eyesight Gets a Lot More Accurate

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Machines still can't see and identify objects as well as humans, but researchers participating in a contest say error rates have been cut in half over the last year.

Hack of Community Health Systems Affects 4.5 Million Patients

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On Monday, a hospital network said personal data for 4.5 million patients had been stolen in a cyberattack by a group based in China.

Uber Wins a Reprieve in Berlin

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A local court will now weigh whether Uber can legally operate in the German capital.

XRay: A New Tool for Tracking the Use of Personal Data on the Web

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A team of computer scientists at Columbia has developed a research tool for tracking the use of personal data online.

Daily Report: Information Wrangling is Big Data’s Bottleneck

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The analysis of giant data sets promises unique business insights, but much manual effort is still required to prepare the information for parsing.

Reprogramming Government: A Conversation With Mikey Dickerson

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Mikey Dickerson helped build Google's computer systems. Now he's in Washington, tasked with remaking the way the government uses computers and how citizens engage with it online.

LiketoKnowit Lets You Shop Looks on Instagram

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LiketoKnowit plugs into Instagram and gives people a way to browse the items that they view in their Instagram feeds and may want to buy.

Apple to Add Data Storage in China and Prohibit Two Chemicals

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Apple this week said it had for the first time begun storing user data on servers in mainland China. It also barred two potentially harmful chemicals that some factory workers had used during assembly of iPhones and iPads.

Amazon, Its Friends and Critics

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The dispute between Amazon and Hachette has caused the usually reticent retailer start talking but made the publisher shut up. Some of the best commentary is coming from authors in the middle.

Crowdfunding and Venture Funding: More Alike Than You Think

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While a potato salad project made crowdfunding look whimsical, recent studies indicate the wisdom of the crowd and the venture capital community is often not that different.

Samsung Acquires SmartThings, in Embrace of the Smart Home

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The young company makes accessories that connect home appliances to the Internet and will help Samsung compete with Google and Apple.

Spring, an E-Commerce Start-Up, Aims at Mobile Shopping

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Spring has more than 100 major retailer partners participating, including brands like Nicole Miller, Michael Kors and Levi's.

Uber to Fight Ban in Berlin

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Uber said Thursday that it would challenge a ruling banning the smartphone-based car service in Berlin, calling it "not progressive." Buys, an Anonymous Q.&A. Start-Up

last weekTechnology : Bits has 180 million regular monthly users and a particularly strong appeal to a highly desirable young age demographic. But the deal comes with some strings attached.

Daily Report: Profits Slip, and Cisco Plans to Cut 6,000 Jobs

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In a conference call, Cisco executives said the company planned to cut up to 6,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its work force, in the coming months.

Big Business Trip to Las Vegas for Cisco’s John Chambers

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Fresh off lower earnings and an announcement of planned layoffs, the networking giant is bringing 20,000 people to Las Vegas. The plan is to rally the troops to a new kind of big-ticket selling that involves solving business objectives, not just selling switches.

Amazon Introduces a Card Reader

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The online retailer is competing with competitors like VeriFone, PayPal and Square, but will offer a lower transaction rate to the small- and medium-size businesses it is targeting.

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