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Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

Amazon’s glass spheres in Seattle are part of a wave of development in the city by the company. Amazon is the city’s largest employer with more than 45,000 local workers.

Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

After seeing the price on the left for “One Snowy Knight” on Amazon, the author asked: “How many really sell at that price? Are they just hoping to snooker some poor soul?”

China’s ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future

China’s ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future

The Chinese telecommunications company ZTE got into trouble with the United States Department of Commerce for violations of trade controls on Iran and North Korea.

Amazon and Apple Gush Over Holiday Sales

Amazon and Apple Gush Over Holiday Sales

A line for new iPhones in November in Cologne, Germany. Sales of the devices fueled Apple’s financial results, which were announced Thursday.

Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe

Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe

We know that trolls on social media are trying to sow discord on contentious subjects like race, guns and abortion, but how do they do it? Here is a visual guide to their strategy.

Twitter Has Good News for Once: Its First Quarterly Profit

Twitter Has Good News for Once: Its First Quarterly Profit

Twitter had posted a loss in every previous quarter since it went public in 2013.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

The start-up Spacious has turned 25 restaurants, including the Milling Room in Manhattan, into a co-working space during the day.

Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak

Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak

PwC, an auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook’s compliance with a federal consent decree, effectively gave the company a clean bill of health in a 2017 report on privacy controls.

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

President Trump’s operation has run dozens of ads on Facebook recently that seek to rally support to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the vacant spot on the Supreme Court.

Google-Facebook Dominance Hurts Ad Tech Firms, Speeding Consolidation

Google-Facebook Dominance Hurts Ad Tech Firms, Speeding Consolidation

An attendee at Google’s annual conference for software developers in May in Mountain View, Calif. The number of independent ad tech firms has fallen in recent years as Google and Facebook dominate.

Keeping Google Assistant on Tap

Keeping Google Assistant on Tap

When the Google Assistant appears, tap the “What’s on my screen?” button, left, to see the searchable content on the page.

A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain

A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain

Gary Gensler, a senior lecturer at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, at the M.I.T. Media Lab. Mr. Gensler, once one of the top financial regulators in the Obama administration, will teach a class on the blockchain in the fall.

Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say

Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say

Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, the director of Lebanon’s main internal intelligence agency. The agency appears to have been spying on some people’s Android mobile devices and desktop computers, researchers say.

This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

What’s particularly misleading about online dating, says Daniel Jones, the Modern Love editor, is how everyone on the site is trying to seduce you. “They’re trying to seduce everyone. They’re all saying, ‘Date me!’”

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney general, is leading a lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality regulations.

Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data

Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data

Grindr, which recently announced changes to its software to urge users to get frequent H.I.V. tests, said it would stop sharing H.I.V. data with outside companies.


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