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Bigger, Cheaper, Faster Data in the Cloud

last monthTechnology : Bits

The same people who brought advanced data analysis to President Obama's campaign is announcing a set of big data tools available through Amazon Web Services.

Daily Report: AOL to Take Over Display Advertising for Microsoft

last monthTechnology : Bits

When the deal for Verizon to buy AOL was announced last month, executives from both companies said AOL was an appealing acquisition because of its advertising technology. On Monday, AOL showed some of that value in announcing a deal with Microsoft

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Google-Oracle Copyright Fight

last monthTechnology : Bits

A years-long copyright fight between Google and Oracle will continue. At issue are the bits of code that help pieces of software work together, called Application Programming Interfaces.

Uber to Acquire Mapping Technology and Know-How From Microsoft

last monthTechnology : Bits

The ride-hailing company further bolsters its mapping technology and engineering bench.

Daily Report: Apple Can Afford Some Mistakes, Just Not on Products

last monthTechnology : Bits

The tech giant has managed to keep government regulators at bay and to appease a pop star angry over Apple Music. But the true test remains how well the company’s products work.

Behind Silicon Valley’s Self-Critical Tone on Diversity, a Lack of Progress

last monthTechnology : Bits

Tech giants like eBay, Facebook and Google acknowledge that they have work to do to increase diversity, but the repetition of that sentiment shows how little has changed.

Daily Report: The Promise of Faster Fiber-Optic Transmissions

last monthTechnology : Bits

A group of electrical engineers says that sending information in a new fashion could, in theory, double the capacity of fiber-optic circuits.

ZestFinance Takes Its Big Data Credit Scoring to China

last monthTechnology : 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 monthTechnology : 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 monthTechnology : 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 monthTechnology : 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 monthTechnology : 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

last monthTechnology : 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

last monthTechnology : 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

last monthTechnology : 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’

last monthTechnology : 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

last monthTechnology : 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.

last monthTechnology : 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

last monthTechnology : 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

last monthTechnology : 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.

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