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A new nonprofit seeking to rally interest for computer programming among young people is getting help from some big guns in the tech industry.
In Tuesday's New York Times, Claire Cain Miller reports on Yahoo's edict that all employees must work at the office to foster collaboration. The move takes on one of the country’s biggest workplace issues: whether the ability to work from home leads to greater productivity or inhibits innovation and collaboration.
The Obama administration has set an ambitious goal to map the 85 billion to 100 billion neurons in the human brain, but scientists say they are a long way from developing the necessary tools, John Markoff writes.
Jonah Berger’s new book -- "Contagious: Why Things Catch On," explains what makes some ideas and products go viral, while others never gain traction, Michiko Kakutani writes in Books of The Times.
Nokia introduced two low-priced basic cellphones and two lower-priced Lumia Windows smartphones in an effort to regain sales in the low end of the fast-growing phone market.
Apple, Microsoft and now Mozilla offer browser users varying ways to block tracking cookies, sending a signal to advertisers that consumer privacy is important to their business models.
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include an online magazine that is making a profit after one only a few month, how oil rigs may be threatened by malware, and job cuts and closings at Zynga.
How studios and networks continue to profit after the Academy Awards. Taking social media food photography to the next level. NBC struggles to recover from its ratings plunge.
The much loved, little-used operating system is getting a new lease on life as part of futuristic televisions from a South Korean manufacturer. LG thinks it can make televisions a kind of hub for interaction with other devices. H.P. will keep operating a WebOS applications management business.
The idea of paying for things with a phone is still foreign to most people, but now Visa and Samsung Electronics are working together to make mobile payments easier.
A new policy at Yahoo requiring that people work in the office strikes some people as behind the curve, though the company says it will improve collaboration and momentum.
This week at the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., Autodesk will take the first public step toward translating its computer design approach into the emerging nanoscale world of synthetic biology and materials.
The prospect of a "data-driven society" was the subject of a gathering last Thursday at the M.I.T. Media Lab — the implications, the concerns and the unknowns. For example, the most important data that is becoming available on a vast new scale is information about people's behavior: the social and economic connections among individuals.
Google and Facebook know that John Doe “likes” wine, is shopping for a Volkswagen and often e-mails Jane Doe. Soon, in France, they might have to pay for gathering that information.
Social media platforms have become major advertising vehicles for brands, and with attacks on the Twitter accounts of Burger King, Jeep and others, security is a growing concern.
The Obama administration is weighing how directly to confront China over hacking as it escalates demands that Beijing halt the state-sponsored attacks it insists it is not mounting.
In Monday's New York Times, Leslie Kaufman reports on the outlook for Barnes & Noble's Nook Media division, which includes sales of e-books and devices. Losses in the division are considerable, and might signal that the digital approach taken by Barnes & Noble has essentially run its course.
Your smartphone and tablet can already share the same pool of data on your cellphone bill. Next year, you may be able to add a car to your phone plan as well.
An initiative at New York University is joining a global drive to apply modern sensor, computing and data-sifting technologies to urban environments.
The history of e-commerce is marked by start-ups devising ways to sell products that were once thought of as unsuitable for sale online, like shoes and eyeglasses, But bras, which are among the most personal items someone can buy, represent the Everest of online retail challenges.