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A.M.D. Names Lisa Su as Chief Executive

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Advanced Micro Devices, the largest maker of computer semiconductors after Intel, said on Wednesday that it had appointed Lisa Su as its new president and chief executive.

Tim Berners-Lee, Web Creator, Defends Net Neutrality

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The British computer scientist, regarded as the father of the World Wide Web, warned that people should have unfettered access to the basic infrastructure that powers the Internet.

Daily Report: From Lemonade Stand to Twitter’s I.P.O., a 10-Year-Old’s Journey to Silicon Valley

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Vivienne Harr became an Internet sensation for a lemonade stand she started to end child slavery. Now, she has a crowdfunding app that's funded by Twitter and Google luminaries. Hers is a story of the power of networking in the social media age.

IBM’s Watson Attracts Commercial Clients

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

IBM's Watson unit is announcing its first wave of commercial partners, as the company tries to turn the impressive technology into a real business.

In Net Neutrality Discussion, Lawsuits Loom Large

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

A consensus has finally emerged on net neutrality: Whatever rules the F.C.C. adopts, someone will take it to court.

After a Buggy Start, Apple’s iOS 8 Is Adopted More Slowly by Customers

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The release of Apple's latest mobile software system, iOS 8, was riddled with major bugs, and Apple customers actually seem to care — they are pouncing on the new software update more slowly than they did past releases.

Twitter Sues U.S. Government Over Data Disclosure Rules

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The social media giant wants to loosen restrictions on what it is allowed to tell users about government information requests.

Voice Activation Systems Distract Drivers, Study Says

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Research conducted at the University of Utah found that most distracting voice-activating systems flabbergasted drivers to the point of them “cursing the systems out” for misunderstanding words and commands.

Facebook Readies App Allowing Anonymity

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The app, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, reveals a different, experimental take on Facebook’s long-established approach to identity.

Daily Report: Meg Whitman Charts a New Course for HP

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

By splitting Hewlett-Packard into two new entities, Meg Whitman is putting her own, decisive stamp on the iconic company she has led for three years.

AT&T Says It Fired Employee Who Gained Access to Customer Data

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

AT&T, the telecommunications provider, said on Monday that it had fired an employee who inappropriately gained access earlier this year to sensitive customer information, which may have included Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers.

Europe Digital Nominee Demands Stronger U.S. Data Rules

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Europe's proposed digital chief said American policy makers had to improve how Europeans’ online information was protected by some of the world's largest tech companies.

EBay Opens Fine Art Live-Auction Sites, for Second Time

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The new product, now available to a handful of galleries, will feature items priced anywhere from a few thousand dollars to more than $100,000.

Daily Report: Hewlett-Packard to Break Into Two Companies

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The company, considered a foundational institution of Silicon Valley, said in a news release that it intended to divide itself into a company aimed at business technology and one that sells personal computers and printers.

Daily Report: To Reach China, LinkedIn Plays by Local Rules

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The professional social network’s Chinese-language version, which lacks certain features of Western versions, seems to have the tacit approval of China’s government.

Square Raises $150 Million at a $6 Billion Valuation

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

This latest round, led by a new investor, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, places Square in the company of Internet start-ups like Pinterest and Spotify, which also have valuations around $5 billion to $6 billion.

Europe Approves Facebook’s $19 Billion Purchase of WhatsApp

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The European Commission approved the deal despite vocal opposition from telecom companies concerned that the acquisition will harm their messaging and voice businesses.

Daily Report: Hackers’ Attack on JPMorgan Affects 76 Million Households

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The disclosure by the bank dwarfs earlier estimates that attackers had gained access to roughly one million customer accounts.

Antitrust Nominee in Europe Promises Eye on Big Tech Companies

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Margrethe Vestager, the nominee to become the next antitrust chief for the European Union, signaled that she would look more deeply into whether amassing data entrenches the strength of digital companies like Google.

Intel Pulls Ads from Site After ‘Gamergate’ Boycott

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Intel's decision added to a controversy that has focused attention on the treatment of women in the games business and the power of online mobs.

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