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ZestFinance Takes Its Big Data Credit Scoring to China

last weekTechnology : Bits, a Chinese online retailing giant, and ZestFinance, a big data start-up, are creating a joint venture. The goal: exploit new technology to jump start consumer lending in China.

Daily Report: Hype Mingles With Promise in Gene Test

last weekTechnology : Bits

As labs and research start-ups grow, the federal government is scrutinizing their relationships with doctors, as well as their payment and billing practices.

The Internet of Things Has Vast Economic Potential, McKinsey Report Says

last weekTechnology : Bits

A new report from McKinsey says the Internet of things could be worth $11 trillion in 2025 --- or a lot less, if companies don't figure out what to do with all the data they collect.

Google to Open New Data Center in Alabama

last weekTechnology : Bits

Google is taking over an abandoned coal plant in Alabama for its seventh U.S. data center and trying to tie the old fossil fuel facility to alternative energy sources.

Daily Report: At Start-Ups, Some Shift From Using Free Agents to Employing Staff

last weekTechnology : Bits

Some on-demand companies are rejecting the practice of using independent contractors, like Uber drivers, and are hiring people they can train and hold accountable.

Tech Companies Line Up Behind ‘Containers’ and the Cloud

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

So-called software containers got backing from companies including Cisco Systems and Google, while another group of companies detailed plans to automate certain aspects of cloud computing.

European Officials Push Telecom Regulating for Tech

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Many regulators in Europe say the divide between telecom companies and American tech companies is fast eroding.

Hiroshi Mikitani, Rakuten Founder, Joins Lyft’s Board of Directors

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The ride-hailing company adds a Japanese e-commerce executive to its board.

Daily Report: Taylor Swift, ‘the Most Powerful Person in the Music Industry’

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Ms. Swift’s victory in a one-day battle against Apple this week showed she has a rare power to influence the music business.

Irish Regulator Says Country Will Stay at Center of Online Privacy Debate

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Ireland’s oversize role in the tech world extends to the growing debate about how companies use the reams of online data that they regularly collect on individuals’ online habits and activities.

Twitter’s Board Hires Search Firm to Find Next C.E.O.

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The board of directors appointed Spencer Stuart, an executive recruiting firm, to help it identify and consider inside and outside candidates to run the social media company.

Terry Myerson Rises to Powerful New Role in Charge of Microsoft Devices

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Mr. Myerson, who already led one of the largest software organizations in the world in Microsoft’s operating systems group, takes on a division that has been troubled in recent years.

Google to Remove ‘Revenge Porn’ Images From Search Results

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

If Google deems an image revenge porn, it will still be accessible to someone who knows the direct web address of the image. But once delisted from Google, the image could not be found through the search engine.

Daily Report: Big Challenges Ahead for Twitter’s Next Chief

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Twitter’s next leader has to be comfortable operating under the scrutiny of a board that includes all three previous chief executives of the company, each of whom was removed from the job before he really wanted to go.

In Report on Data Collection Practices, WhatsApp and AT&T Fail the Test

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

In a report about data privacy published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week, tech companies like Yahoo, Apple and Adobe earned top marks, while WhatsApp and AT&T came in last.

F.C.C. Votes to Move Forward With Plan to Subsidize Broadband for Poor Americans

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The agency on Thursday voted along party lines to move forward with a plan to amend a $1.7 billion phone subsidy program to cover broadband Internet.

Daily Report: Uber Ruling Spurs Debate Over Workers

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The ride-hailing company has long positioned itself as a “logistics company” and says its drivers are contractors, not employees.

Utah University Adds Texting and Walking Lane to Its Stairs

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Yes, distracted walking is a problem, too. The National Safety Council also issued a report Wednesday that pedestrians buried in their phones suffered an estimated 11,000 injuries over 11 years.

Big Game Makers Cautious About Virtual Reality at E3

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Virtual reality has passionate believers. But at this week’s E3 game convention here, it became equally clear that many game executives aren’t ready to proclaim the technology the next big thing in entertainment.

Nintendo Makes Unusual Move at E3: Sharing Its Characters

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Nintendo announced that it had reached a deal with Activision to allow two iconic Nintendo characters – Donkey Kong and Bowser -- to appear in the next Skylanders game.

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