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Trump Blames Beijing for Lagging Trade Talks


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:21:00 -0500

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President Trump criticized China’s efforts to reach a deal during a visit to an Apple plant, where he sought to promote economic growth against the backdrop of a continuing trade war and the intensifying impeachment probe.

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New Gaming Services Offer So Many Ways to Play…and Pay


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:03:00 -0500

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There are more devices, platforms and services to choose from than ever before. Here’s how to figure out what’s best for your play habits and your wallet.

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U.S. Fails to Counter Chinese Efforts to Recruit Scientists, Acquire Research, Senate Report Says


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:19:00 -0500

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Federal agencies have failed to adequately respond to the threat of Chinese government-funded programs that systematically exploit U.S. research to strengthen China’s own economy and military, a new Senate report concludes.

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Apple Music Gets Into the Muzak Business


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:43:00 -0500

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Apple Music has been quietly piloting a version of its music-streaming service for businesses including Levi Strauss and Harrods stores.

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Senators Urge White House to Appoint 5G Coordinator


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:00:00 -0500

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Citing a lack of “coherent national strategy,” a bipartisan coalition of senators is pressing the Trump administration to create a new White House position to coordinate policy on 5G wireless technology.

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PayPal to Buy Honey Science for $4 Billion


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:23:00 -0500

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PayPal has reached a roughly $4 billion deal to buy shopping and rewards platform Honey Science, as it pushes to gain a bigger role in consumers’ shopping habits.

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Trump Administration Extends Rural Telecoms' License for Huawei Gear


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:38:00 -0500

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The Commerce Department extended a license allowing rural U.S. telecom providers to continue working with Chinese equipment maker Huawei, despite national-security-related restrictions imposed six months ago.

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Amazon Takes Over From GE as America's CEO Factory


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:29:00 -0500

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Much like GE was once a breeding ground for corporate chiefs, the tech giant has become the incubator for CEOs and entrepreneurs. They’re taking Amazon’s scrappy startup mentality—and leaving harsher parts of the culture behind.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere to Step Down Next Year


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:44:00 -0500

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T-Mobile US said CEO John Legere will step down this spring, handing the top job to operating chief Mike Sievert in a carefully planned handover.

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U.S. Grants Some Exceptions to Huawei Blacklist


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:05:00 -0500

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The Trump administration has allowed some U.S. suppliers to Huawei to resume shipping to the Chinese telecom giant, easing export restrictions while negotiators struggle to work out the first phase of a trade deal.

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China's New $21 Billion High-Tech Manufacturing Fund Likely to Rankle U.S.


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:41:00 -0500

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China set up a $21 billion fund to further develop its advanced manufacturing sector, demonstrating that Beijing is pursuing its ambition to lead globally in technology, despite U.S. criticism of subsidies.

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Israeli Ride-Sharing Startup Gett Partners With Lyft After Hitting Snag in New York


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:38:00 -0500

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Gett is ceasing Juno operations in New York and working with Lyft to expand corporate transportation.

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Las Vegas Brings AI to Traffic Lights


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:57:00 -0500

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The city has 30 intersections equipped with cameras and sensors that track traffic patterns and it hopes to expand that to 80 in the next few months

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FTC Says Several Tech Antitrust Probes Are Under Way


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:03:00 -0500

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The Federal Trade Commission is pursuing several antitrust probes into online platforms, the agency said, suggesting a broader review of the technology sector than previously known.

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FCC Backs Public Auction of 5G Airwaves


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:03:00 -0500

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he will push for a public auction of airwaves ideally suited for new fifth-generation wireless networks, choosing a plan that could steer more cash to the federal government over some satellite operators’ objections.

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Best Tech Gifts 2019


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:38:00 -0500

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Our annual list is full of smart buys, from a fingerprint-reading deadbolt lock to a $350 smartphone that resembles phones three times the price. As usual, it’s also got some splurges.

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TikTok Explores Rebranding to Shake Off Chinese Roots


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:33:00 -0500

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TikTok this year made history as China’s first social-media company to make it big in the U.S. Now, it wants to shed its label as a Chinese brand.

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Corporate Stalwart Sees Way to Make Tech Better


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 -0500

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Kenneth Chenault, who ran American Express for 17 years, is now a venture capitalist, investing money and management wisdom in a younger generation of leaders as they confront their own distinct challenges. 

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Ford's Big Bet: New Electric SUV to Wear Mustang Logo


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:25:00 -0500

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Ford is expanding the Mustang nameplate beyond its traditional two-door sports car and unveiled a new all-electric SUV to be called the Mustang Mach-E.

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Netflix and Disney Battle Hallmark for Christmas Viewers


Created: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 14:00:00 -0500

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Two cable channels that have long dominated the holiday movie genre are facing new competition from Netflix, Disney+ and Apple, which are all aiming to carve out space in a once-sleepy corner of the movie business.

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Nonprofits Fear Cost of .org Domain Names Will Rise


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:02:00 -0500

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Nonprofit organizations have raised concerns that the recent sale of the web domain .org will increase their online costs, a worry the new private-equity owner has dismissed.

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How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:15:00 -0500

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Pressed by businesses, interest groups and governments, the internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see.

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Yahoo Japan and Chat App Line Agree to Merge


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:38:00 -0500

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Internet portal Yahoo Japan and chat app Line said they have a basic agreement to merge in a deal that includes a $3.1 billion buyout of Line’s minority shareholders

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Amazon's Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Sellers Puts Consumers at Risk


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:17:00 -0500

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The giant retail platform has included listings for banned, unsafe, counterfeit, mislabeled products. One reason: It aggressively wooed China’s manufacturers to cut out the middleman and sell directly to Americans.

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How a Former Twitter Employee Became an Accused Saudi Spy


Created: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:21:00 -0500

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Ahmad Abouammo for years lived a Seattle lifestyle not unlike many of his neighbors. He owned a million dollar house and drove an Audi SUV. That life was upended when he was charged with acting as an agent of the Saudi Arabian government while working, years earlier, for Twitter.

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Universities Buy SAT-Takers' Names and Boost Exclusivity


Created: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:57:00 -0500

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For 47 cents, the College Board will sell an individual’s information, allowing schools to market themselves more broadly. This encourages an increase in applications, which can lead to higher rejection rates.

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'Just Push the Buttons.' Seniors Get Smartphone Lessons


Created: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:00:00 -0500

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A Manhattan nonprofit connects older people with volunteers who give them lessons on how to text, use voice commands and delete emails.

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NASA's Voyager 2 Sends First Data From Interstellar Space


Created: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 11:00:00 -0500

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Voyager 2’s passage into interstellar space has yielded rare firsthand reports about the limits of the sun’s protective shield.

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