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InMobi Plans to Stay Independent, Dismissing Rumors of Talks With Google

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The chief executive of the Indian mobile advertising start-up denied reports that the company was discussing a possible acquisition by Google.

Bento Wants to Be Your App Matchmaker

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Bento is one of a number of start-ups that are trying to re-imagine search for mobile phones by anticipating what you want to do with your device.

F.T.C. Sues DirecTV, Saying It Misled Consumers About Costs

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The federal agency said the satellite television giant had not made clear the terms of a two-year service contract, with escalating monthly costs and steep cancellation fees.

Google Offers Cheap Storage for Certain Kinds of Data

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google just matched Amazon for cheap online storage, with an important difference: While Amazon promises to fetch the cheap data in hours, Google offers to do it in three seconds.

Daily Report: These Politicians Have No Email Problem, Because They Never Send One

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

In the wake of news that Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email address during her time as secretary of state, some members of Congress say they never send or read email.

Google C.F.O. Is Retiring to Spend More Time With Family (No, Really)

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

While watching a sunrise from the highest point in Africa, Patrick Pichette decided it was time to "hit the road" with his wife and find his bliss, he wrote in a goodbye note.

NSS Labs’ Testing Service Will Hold Security Vendors Accountable

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A new service, from a company that does not sell security products, tests the effectiveness of security software in real time.

Facebook’s Status Update for Computing

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The latest development in Facebook's push of open-source hardware: A new kind of networking switch, a powerful low-energy computer server, and a steadily-increasing number of partners.

Daily Report: Using the Apple Watch

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Initial impressions of the Apple Watch are that it is good-looking for a smart watch and not hard to use, but whether it is yet a necessary purchase remains unsettled.

Daily Report: Square, the Payment Start-Up, Bolsters Its Services for Small Businesses

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Square has gone beyond its credit card reader and introduced new products in the last year. On Monday, it will introduce two services that it says will further help small businesses.

Kleiner Perkins, Disrupted

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

In an era of self-promotion and runaway hype, where every supporting player wants to be a star, it is nearly impossible to retain earlier ideals of restraint.

Twitter Traffic Reflects What People Like on TV, Study Says

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A Nielsen study showed that the volume of tweets about a television show corresponded strongly to viewers' real-time reactions as measured by a brain monitor.

Reaction to Regulation: 1934 vs. Today

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Many of the arguments against the F.C.C.'s net neutrality plan echo those made when the Communications Act of 1934, which created the F.C.C., was passed.

Google Introduces Long-Anticipated Insurance Shopping Site

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The Google Compare auto insurance shopping site could rattle the insurance industry and change how individual brokers do business.

Digital Learning Companies Falling Short of Student Privacy Pledge

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A number of ted tech companies said they would improve the security and privacy of their services. But a new report concludes they are falling short of expectations.

Daily Report: Virtual Reality Overcomes Motion Sickness on Road to Market

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Oculus VR, Sony, HTC and other makers of virtual reality headsets have incorporated technology to combat nausea, allowing them to set timetables for mass-marketing their products.

Alibaba to Open Data Center in Silicon Valley

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

China's largest Internet company, Alibaba, is adding to its modest presence in Silicon Valley, but not in the way many have expected.

Flipkart of India, to Bolster Its Tech Credentials, Hires Former Google Executive

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Punit Soni, who led product management at Motorola Mobility when it was owned by Google, will oversee current and future products for Flipkart, an e-commerce start-up that wants to gain a foothold in Silicon Valley.

Daily Report: Nextdoor Banks on Trust to Build Microcommunities

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The social network start-up Nextdoor and its investors see opportunities in the company’s more than 53,000 microcommunities.

Europe’s Digital Regulator Vows to Intervene on Technology Abuses

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Andrus Ansip, the digital chief at the European Commission, reaffirmed the region’s tough stance on anticompetitive practices, data protection and tax avoidance in an interview at the Mobile World Congress.

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