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Earnest, Fueled by Growth in Student Loans, Raises $275 Million

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The lender is growing at a torrid pace, lending $2 million to $5 million every day. The start-up says its approach to lending is particularly data-intensive, which it says allows it to tailor rates to individual circumstances.

Artificial Intelligence Draws New Connections for Personalization

last weekTechnology : Bits

A start-up called Sentient could point a way to a future where sitting on a vast trove of data can be even more valuable than it is today.

Daily Report: IBM Embraces Its Inner Designer

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Phil Gilbert, head of design at IBM, is trying to get the technology giant to embrace a new concept that could potentially help the company, which has seen two years of declining revenue, rethink its approach.

Youth Coding Event Gets a Hand from Minecraft

last weekTechnology : Bits

On Monday an event meant to make coding attractive to children plans to announce its latest tool, a programming tutorial based on Minecraft.

Daily Report: The Blurry Lines of Tech and Media

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The tech industry's much-discussed incursion into the world of media has put financial pressure on traditional media companies, with their shares plunging last week.

Bringing iPhone-style Medical Research to the Android World

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A new software initiative will enable Android smartphones to be used for large-scale medical research projects. Apple did that for iPhones earlier this year.

Cola, a New Start-up, Introduces Ways to Do More in Text Messages

last weekTechnology : Bits

The company is trying to make it easier to accomplish tasks inside text messaging and to give other app makers the programming hooks that allow them to expand the abilities of text messages even further.

Daily Report: Imagining the Road Ahead

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ScanLAB Projects, a London design studio, has taken 3D scanning to an artistic level by trying to scan the inner life of self-driving cars.

Uber Signs Digital Mapping Deal With TomTom

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The move is the latest foray into digital mapping for Uber, which had offered to buy Nokia’s mapping business for around $3 billion early this year but lost out on the deal to a consortium of German automakers.

T-Mobile Expands Data Plans While Raising Some Prices

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

T-Mobile has quietly increased some of its data plan prices even as it offers higher data limits. Some customers may pay less and get more data; others will pay more for more data than they will use.

Daily Report: Breezes Could Become Headwinds in Silicon Valley

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Despite strong earnings by big tech players, some smaller start-ups are starting to worry, and make cutbacks, as valuations of hot companies shrink.

Facebook’s Notify App Funnels Custom Updates Onto Phone Screens

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Facebook is introducing a new iPhone app that lets users sign up for custom notifications from a selection of about 70 news outlets and information providers.

Daily Report: The Match and Square Road Shows

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

On Monday, the Match Group — the collection of dating services like and Tinder — set terms for its initial public offering, seeking a valuation of about $3.1 billion.

Coalition of Start-Ups and Labor Call for Rethinking of Worker Policies

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The coalition brings together an unexpected alliance of interests. But In the end, they share similar pragmatic interests.

With a Mobile Website Like an App, Flipkart Takes a Swipe at Apple

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Flipkart worked with Google to create a new mobile website that was unveiled on Monday in a move to improve the mobile web experience and steer away from apps.

Daily Report: Using the Web to Transform Public Radio

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The digital shift was supposed to destroy public radio, with so much streaming music available through the web. But some stations have found a way to turn the change to their advantage.

Google Offers Free Software in Bid to Gain an Edge in Machine Learning

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google is making much of its machine-learning technology freely available as open-source software. The move is intended to accelerate innovation in the field and enrich Google.

Law Firm Loathed by Tech Expands to Industry’s Home Turf

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A class action firm that routinely targets tech companies is opening an office in San Francisco, not far from many of the companies it has sued.

Video Game Awards Go Independent and Online

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The video game industry's version of the Oscars has gone independent and online in a reinvention of the awards show model.

Automation Will Change Jobs More Than Kill Them

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A new McKinsey report concludes that technology-driven automation will redefine jobs far more than it will eliminate them.

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