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  1. I.P.O. Day for Pinterest and Zoom Ends With Shares Sharply Higher
    Coming into these I.P.O.s, there were many questions about whether investors were willing to swallow the risk of the latest crop of tech companies.
  2. Samsung’s Review Phones Fail, Delivering a P.R. Nightmare
    The company said some of the problems described in reviews of its nearly $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone might be due to the removal of a protective film from the display.
  3. Amazon Gives Up on Chinese Domestic Shopping Business
    The company had long struggled to gain traction in China despite operating there for more than a decade.
  4. Bits: The Week in Tech: Do You Prefer Free Speech, or a Perfectly Clean Internet?
    Automated policing of content will never be perfect, and that leaves us facing a big question about what we want the web to be like.
  5. Free Speech Puts U.S. on ‘a Collision Course’ With Global Limits on Big Tech
    Many other countries are adopting or considering stricter moderation of online speech. But they don’t have to work around the First Amendment.
  6. The Interpreter: Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media, Fearing More Violence
    Sri Lankan officials have a troubled relationship with social media. They have seen firsthand how quickly online hate can turn into deadly violence.
  7. Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.
    Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.
  8. He Stopped a Global Cyberattack. Now He’s Pleading Guilty to Writing Malware.
    Marcus Hutchins, a British security researcher credited with halting a huge outbreak of ransom software in 2017, accepted United States charges over previous activity.
  9. After Social Media Bans, Militant Groups Found Ways to Remain
    Hezbollah and other groups classified as terrorist organizations by the United States have changed their social media strategies to stay on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
  10. The Real Stars of the Internet
    The rater has become the rated.
  11. Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Are Valued at $7.25 Billion by Investors
    A billion-dollar investment is meant to prop up a money-losing unit before Uber makes its pitches ahead of a planned I.P.O.
  12. Tesla and Elon Musk Are Given Week to Reach Accord With S.E.C.
    The adversaries told a judge they were working to resolve a dispute over Mr. Musk’s statements on financial prospects. Regulators had sought a contempt citation.
  13. How to Declutter and Speed Up Your Phone
    If your phone is feeling a little laggy, here are some tips to clear out old apps and other things that may be slowing it down.
  14. Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.
    The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘complete nutrition platform.’ The beverage plot thickens.
  15. Pinterest Prices I.P.O. at $19 a Share, for a $12.7 Billion Valuation
    The shares will begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PINS.
  16. Foxconn’s Deal With Wisconsin Should Be Revised, Gov. Tony Evers Says
    Governor Evers, citing an “unreal expectation” of job creation, wants a new agreement with the Taiwanese electronic giant to build a $10 billion plant.
  17. Tech We’re Using: The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone
    Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, knows you cannot rely on cell networks during earthquakes, wildfires and other breaking news catastrophes.
  18. Tech Fix: Uber vs. Lyft: Which Ride-Hailing App Is Better?
    Here’s a comprehensive comparison of the two services to help you choose your go-to app for hitching rides.
  19. The Man Who Made Your iPhone Wants to Run Taiwan. A Sea Goddess Backs Him, He Says.
    The entrance into the presidential race by the billionaire Terry Gou shakes up Taiwan’s political playing field and draws into sharp focus its strained relations with China.
  20. As Netflix Contends With More Rivals, Hulu Stands Out
    With 148 million subscribers and a value of $157 billion, Netflix is the leader in streaming. But Hulu, now controlled by Disney, has something Netflix doesn’t: ads. And they are worth a lot.

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