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Reddit Introduces Anti-Harassment Policy

last weekTechnology : Bits

Reddit users who view or experience harassment on the service will now be able to e-mail the company and request to have content and offenders removed from the site.

Daily Report: Technology Behind Advertising Is at the Heart of Verizon’s Deal for AOL

last weekTechnology : Bits

In a merger with Verizon, AOL would gain a wealth of consumer data that it could use to personalize and target marketing messages. Others are skeptical of the effort.

White House and Labor Advocates Praise Move by Facebook for Higher Wages

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would require its contractors and vendors to provide better benefits and a minimum hourly wage of $15.

Uber Lures Top Google Executive and Shifts David Plouffe’s Duties

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Uber said that Rachel Whetstone, Google’s longtime head of communications, would run its day-to-day communications operations. David Plouffe, who had that role, will move to a chief advisory position and take a director's seat on Uber’s board.

Daily Report: Facebook to Start Testing Instant Articles

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The social network will host articles directly on its site instead of linking to them, potentially undermining news sites and apps.

How Facebook’s Instant Articles Work

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A representative of one participating publisher said the social network's new format for presenting news articles to iPhone users was "buttery smooth."

Verizon Wireless and Sprint to Pay $158 Million to Settle Billing Investigations

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Verizon agreed to pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle F.C.C. investigations into millions of dollars of unauthorized charges that appeared on customers' cellphone bills.

Deal Talks for Here Mapping Service Expose Reliance on Location Data

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

If a new owner decides to restrict access to Here's vast trove of mapping data, some of the largest tech companies could find themselves relying on Google's mapping services once more.

Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs: The Strategies They Shared

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A new book by two business school professors examines the common strategies of Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs, and the implications beyond the companies they led.

Daily Report: Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion in Cash

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The move to buy AOL at $50 a share, a 17 percent premium over its closing price Monday, is an effort to expand Verizon’s digital and video offerings.

Tango Offers Shopping on Its Messaging Service

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Now you can buy a Yankees coffin within the comfort of your texting line. Tango, a popular messaging service, has a two-million-item catalog of goods from Walmart and Alibaba. If it works, will brands keep their own apps?

An Obama Plan to Stop Foreign Hackers Has Mixed Results

2 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The Obama administration's two-year-old strategy to aggressively fight foreign online espionage has done little to curb the theft of companies' trade secrets.

Oculus to Ship Virtual Reality Headsets in Early 2016

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The virtual reality company, which was bought by Facebook last year for $2 billion, says it will begin shipping a consumer version of its flagship headset in the first quarter of 2016. Oculus has been developing the product for three years.

Google Loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley Headquarters Pitch

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google's plans for a space-age new headquarters received a major blow from the Mountain View City Council, which awarded most of the city's future office space to another Internet company, LinkedIn.

SAP Takes More to the Cloud

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The German enterprise software giant announces new ways that its most popular features can be recombined in the cloud to create new applications. It also has a new Internet of Things business.

Daily Report: Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The worlds of technology, entertainment and politics converged to remember the chief of SurveyMonkey, who was also the husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

Lending Start-Up Affirm Raises $275 Million

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Affirm, an ambitious consumer lending start-up based in San Francisco, will use the money to accelerate its growth plans.

Chinese Drone Maker DJI Gets Lift From Accel Investment

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

DJI, the Chinese company that has emerged as one of the leaders in the burgeoning civilian market for drones, has raised $75 million from Accel, one of the largest investments ever by the Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Wickr Adds a New Chief Executive and a Nonprofit

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Wickr, a secure messaging app, is turning is splitting into two entities — a nonprofit organization that will focus on promoting privacy, and a business arm that will focus on licensing its encryption protocol to businesses, like banks and hospitals, that rely on secure payments and communications.

Zenefits Raises Money (Again), Landing $4 Billion Valuation

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Zenefits, a fast-growing software-as-a-service start-up raises $500 million in funding at a $4 billion valuation.

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