NYT Technology

Rovio, Angry Birds Maker, Valued at $1 Billion in I.P.O.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:26
The offering was aimed at helping Rovio carry out a growth strategy, with shares being used for possible acquisitions and rewards to its employees.

Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Problem, Captured in a Literal Shade of Gray

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:58
Many of the social network’s ad-targeting terms are legitimate in principle but can be problematic in practice. Consider, for instance, the word “confederate.”

Tech Tip: Using Backup Codes Without a Cellphone

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:50
If you don’t have a smartphone around all the time for getting two-step verification codes, you can get those digits by voice or paper.

Airports Worldwide Are Hit by Delays After Software Outage

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:36
A “network issue” affected programs used by several major carriers, delaying flights and causing other problems for travelers.

Toshiba Reaches Deal With Bain-Apple Group to Sell Chip Business

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:42
The agreement, under which the former symbol of Japanese industrial might will keep a minority stake, values the operations at about $18 billion.

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 01:00
IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration has railed against.

Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 20:51
Facebook has faced the most scrutiny over social media’s role in the 2016 election. But Twitter may have been used even more extensively by Russians.

Facebook Responds to Trump and Positions Itself as Election-Ready

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 19:32
Facebook, under fire after the American presidential election, responded to criticism from President Trump and touted its efforts for the German elections on Sunday.

Amazon Wants You to Wake Up With Alexa, and That’s Just the Start

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 19:25
The company introduced a wide collection of new Echo devices that are smaller, cheaper and, in some cases, built for specific areas of the home.

Bulletin Board: Why No Comments? It’s a Matter of Resources

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 17:50
Times readers questioned our decision not to allow comments on a recent article. Our community editor explains our policy.

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 16:11
Jim Wilson, a photographer who started at The Times in 1980, discussed how technology has altered news photography — for good and ill.

Kids Make the Darndest Viral Videos

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:44
There’s a new class of social-media celebrities, and they’re not old enough for kindergarten. Welcome to the weird, lucrative world of viral toddler videos.