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Political Consultant for Uber to Advise Other Start-Ups

last monthTechnology : Bits

Bradley Tusk, a former campaign manager for New York's last mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg, is starting Tusk Ventures, a political consulting firm geared toward helping start-ups work with — and in some cases, beat back — government regulators.

Why Some Start-Ups Are Called Tech Companies and Others Are Not

last monthTechnology : Bits

For as long as there has been a commercial Internet, there has been fuzziness about what is or is not a tech company. And the question has only become more complicated with the rise of start-ups like Uber that deliver real-world services aided by technology.

Mark Zuckerberg Posts on Facebook: After Miscarriages, We’re Having a Baby

last monthTechnology : Bits

The chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, disclosed that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl. The road to get there wasn't easy.

Daily Report: That Facebook Drone is Ready for Takeoff

last monthTechnology : Bits

The dream of consumer drones may be one step closer to reality, as Facebook announces that its unmanned aerial vehicle is ready for in-flight tests.

Facebook Taking Open-Source Software Ethos to Drones

last monthTechnology : Bits

Autonomous aircraft firing lasers for three months at a time? Not bad. Open-sourcing the whole project? Maybe even better.

Why Consumers Should Tread Carefully with Samsung Galaxy’s Price Cut

last monthTechnology : Bits

Samsung is reducing the price of its Galaxy S6 mobile phone. That doesn't necessarily mean that buyers should rush in.

Google Fights Effort to Apply ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Ruling Worldwide

last monthTechnology : Bits

The search giant said it would not comply with French demands to apply a European data protection ruling to its global domains.

Daily Report: Social Media Stocks and Their Unforgiving Investors

last monthTechnology : Bits

The stocks of social-media companies like Yelp, Twitter and Facebook all got punished on Wednesday, either in regular or after-hours trading. Few should be surprised by the investor reaction.

Yahoo Offers New Mobile Chat Service Featuring Silent Video

last monthTechnology : Bits

Last year, Yahoo all but gave up on updating its Messenger mobile apps. Now, the company is introducing a new, decidedly quirky messaging app with a surprising combination of features.

Daily Report: The Tough Realities of a Twitter Turnaround

last monthTechnology : Bits

Even with a new interim chief, Twitter is dealing with the same old problem of anemic user growth. The focus shifts on Wednesday to Twitter's more successful rival, Facebook, and its quarterly results.

A Steady Percentage of Americans Still Do Not Go Online, Study Says

last monthTechnology : Bits

Fifteen percent of Americans do not use the Internet — essentially the same portion of the population that did not go online in 2013 — according to a new Pew Research Center study.

Daily Report: Jack Dorsey Readies for His Close-Up

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The interim Twitter chief will make his most extensive comments in quite some time during Twitter's earnings report briefing later Tuesday.

Deliveroo, an On-Demand Food Delivery Service, Raises $70 Million

last monthTechnology : Bits

The London-based start-up raised an additional $70 million as its founders took advantage of the appetite for the so-called on-demand economy.

Google Loosens Ties to Google Plus

last monthTechnology : Bits

The company is most likely responding to the demands of mobile users who expect apps to deliver services on their own.

Daily Report: How Algorithms Determine Our Character

last monthTechnology : Bits

It's set to be another busy week in technology news, with Twitter and Facebook reporting earnings, but before then, read stories about how algorithms determine if you will pay back a loan or stay in a job and how native advertising is supporting the podcast boom.

Facebook and Other Tech Giants Expand Internet Access in Africa

last monthTechnology : Bits

Facebook and other leading American technology companies see Africa as a place to experiment with new ways of expanding Internet access.

Using Algorithms to Determine Character

last monthTechnology : Bits

A new generation of companies is applying mathematical models to determine if you will pay back a loan or stay in a job. Do they judge you more fairly than people do?

Farhad and Mike’s Week in Review: Can Cities Beat Uber?

last monthTechnology : Bits

Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac discuss the week's tech news. This week: After Uber defeated New York's effort to cap its growth, how might other cities address Uber and companies like it?

Daily Report: Amazon Shows Profit for a Change

last monthTechnology : Bits

A reason for the company’s success has been its cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services, which generated $1.82 billion in revenue last quarter.

Starbucks Pairs Up With Lyft On Loyalty Program

last monthTechnology : Bits

Starbucks and Lyft strike a partnership agreement that lets riders of the car-hailing service earn cups of joe through a loyalty program.

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