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  1. Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire
    Travis Kalanick’s drive to win in life has led to a pattern of risk-taking that has at times put his ride-hailing company on the brink of implosion.
  2. How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar
    The internet real estate, used for an expanding array of ad formats, is a prime driver of huge quarterly profits for the parent company, Alphabet.
  3. AT&T’s Words on Time Warner Deal Say ‘Underdog.’ Its Actions Speak Otherwise.
    AT&T has told federal regulators it needs the merger to compete with cable companies. But it has acted like a powerhouse in dealings with cities and states.
  4. Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Is Juice the Next Tech Platform?
    Farhad and Mike discuss Facebook’s developer conference, plus a start-up that sells juice.
  5. DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results
    Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.
  6. Prototype: A Rare Path: From Venture Capitalist to Hair-Coloring Kits
    Amy Errett encountered skepticism when she quit her job to start a company that makes home hair-coloring kits.
  7. Facebook Briefly Suspends Account of Outspoken Chinese Billionaire
    Facebook said it had erroneously blocked the account of Guo Wengui, who has accused the relatives of Chinese government officials of corruption.
  8. Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Credit Card Case
    The schemes of Roman Seleznev led to the theft and resale of more than two million credit card numbers, resulting in losses of at least $170 million.
  9. Bits: Daily Report: F.C.C. Boss Wants to Listen to Tech After All
    The industry has been on the outside looking in with federal regulators, but a meeting provides a sign that that could change with net neutrality revisions.
  10. Tech Tip: What to Try When the Firefox Browser Stalls
    A number of factors may be causing your web browser to lock up, but you might be able to find the culprit yourself with a little troubleshooting.
  11. Google Earth’s New Voyager Tool Aims to Feed Our Wanderlust
    Want to visit the places where Ernest Hemingway hung out? Google’s “interactive tours” allow users to explore parts unknown — without leaving their cubicles.
  12. Ex-Walgreens Chief Starts Venture to Commercialize New Technologies
    The effort by Gregory D. Wasson involves working with a team of entrepreneurs to develop businesses around new technologies lent by big corporations.
  13. F.C.C. Leader Seeks Tech Companies’ Views on Net Neutrality
    The chairman, Ajit Pai, met with companies like Facebook and Oracle about his plans to roll back rules that require broadband providers to make all internet content equally accessible.
  14. Haven’t Bought a Car in a While? It’s a New World Out There
    With people keeping their vehicles longer, a visit to the dealership may leave some feeling like Rip Van Winkle.
  15. Getting Used to the New Auto Technology
    Buyers who have held on to their cars for a long time may feel a bit like Rip Van Winkle when they shop for a new one.
  16. Harry Huskey, Pioneering Computer Scientist, Is Dead at 101
    One of the last surviving scientists in the forefront of the computer revolution, Dr. Huskey helped develop what was once billed as the first personal computer.
  17. Bits: Daily Report: Silicon Valley Losing Ground in Washington
    The days of tech-industry-friendly regulations are fading fast as rule changes bend to the benefit of telecommunications companies.
  18. Tech Tip: Ignoring a WhatsApp Scam
    Hackers have been trying to fool people for years by hiding malicious software in seemingly friendly messages, but don’t fall for it.
  19. Unbuttoned: The New Meaning of Fast Fashion
    How quickly do you really need that Gucci handbag? Sometimes it’s O.K. to have to wait for what you want.
  20. Ajit Pai, F.C.C. Chairman, Moves to Roll Back Telecom Rules
    Mr. Pai, who has been unwinding Obama-era regulatory efforts, is putting two items up for vote on Thursday that would empower telecom companies and broadcasters.


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