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  1. Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It
    The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.
  2. As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile Up
    The ride-hailing giant said that excluding certain costs, its losses increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018.
  3. India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship
    The Modi government’s plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said.
  4. Bits: The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech
    What kinds of companies will be the next so-called unicorns? A hint: Many of them won’t have much in common with Uber or Airbnb.
  5. Amazon Resets Its Film Operation After Rough Year at Box Office
    The tech giant put “too much focus” on art-house fare, said Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios. It will now focus more on films for a broader audience, including “sexy date-night movies.”
  6. A Real Tube Carrying Dreams of 600-M.P.H. Transit
    Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.
  7. Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament
    New government regulation of Silicon Valley is needed, a parliamentary committee concluded after an 18-month investigation.
  8. Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies
    President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his trade conflicts with China are believed to have inspired new waves of attacks.
  9. In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget
    Lisa Taback, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on awards campaigns for best picture winners like “The Artist” and “The King’s Speech,” is in charge of the lavish effort behind “Roma.”
  10. A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.
    The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.
  11. Amazon Invests in Rivian, a Tesla Rival in Electric Vehicles
    The deal is the latest example of how the auto industry is being reshaped by new technologies and nimble companies that have raced ahead of many traditional carmakers.
  12. Facebook Fine Could Total Billions if F.T.C. Talks Lead to a Deal
    The social media company is in discussions with regulators over claims that it violated a 2011 consent decree regarding user privacy.
  13. Amazon and New York Unions Had ‘Productive Meeting,’ Then Came a Shock
    Labor groups aiming to organize a Staten Island warehouse were in talks with the company a day before it abandoned plans for a Queens headquarters.
  14. The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices
    3D-printed and “smart” pharmaceuticals are making medical treatments more effective. But it may take years before the new devices reach most patients, if they do at all.
  15. Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters
    Its plan to build a sprawling complex in Queens in return for nearly for $3 billion in government incentives had come under fierce opposition from local lawmakers.
  16. Little Red App: Xi’s Thoughts Are (Surprise!) a Hit in China
    Want to take President Xi Jinping’s wisdom with you wherever you go? A lot of Chinese people do. Or they’ve been told to.
  17. New Zealand Fears Fraying Ties With China, Its Biggest Customer
    The cancellation of a tourism initiative and the abrupt return of a Shanghai-bound Air New Zealand flight has many suspecting Chinese retaliation for a ban on the company Huawei.
  18. The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula
    Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a customizable algebraic equation.
  19. Happy Valentine’s Day! Online Dating Scams Cost Americans $143 Million
    Careful out there. Scammers are robbing people who are looking for love online, and the problem is only getting worse.
  20. Tech We’re Using: Germany Is Wary of a Digital World (but Loves Its E-Toothbrushes)
    Melissa Eddy, a Berlin reporter, explains how privacy laws have led to blurred Google Street View pictures, and why WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook are popular almost despite themselves.
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