NYT Technology

A Rainmaker Seeks to Grow His Firm at a Time of Big Media and Tech Deals

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 19:21
As giants like Disney and AT&T strike huge takeovers, Aryeh B. Bourkoff and his boutique, LionTree, are seeking to seize the moment to grow.

A New Breed Drives the Deal-Making Frenzy at Computer Chip Firms

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 14:39
The industry is now dominated by an aggressive set of chief executives who are quicker to push big acquisitions, slash costs and drive up profits.

For Russian ‘Trolls,’ Instagram’s Pictures Can Spread Wider Than Words

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 14:07
An anti-Islamic image created by a Kremlin-connected group has proved hard to kill, an indication of the challenge of monitoring social media for propaganda.

Advertising: Netflix and Spotify Ask: Can Data Mining Make for Cute Ads?

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 13:16
Netflix and Spotify have turned their users’ habits into marketing campaigns to the delight of some. But not everyone.

Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 06:00
With sexual harassment revelations rife and public spaces threatened, some women are wondering just why they wear these things.

In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like ‘Meh’

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 05:27
Accusations of sexual harassment and assault have not been received with the same uproar and solidarity as in the United States and beyond.

Google Thinks I’m Dead

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 05:00
(I know otherwise.)

For Disney’s Iger, a Bold Move That Will Define His Legacy

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:03
Disney has achieved great success under the leadership of Robert A. Iger. But he is likely to be judged on the success of his 21st Century Fox deal.

Uber Engaged in ‘Illegal’ Spying on Rivals, Ex-Employee Says

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:02
In a 37-page letter made public in court, a former Uber security employee detailed a massive intelligence-gathering operation that included tailing rival executives.

State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:13
In a remarkable blog post, Facebook cited research showing that “passively consuming” social media made people feel worse. It also said it was trying to fix the problem.

What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:07
Here is a guide to what will happen in the coming weeks (and maybe years), including potential changes from companies and numerous lawsuits.

Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:32
With competition among streaming services growing, the tech giant added an untitled space drama from an executive producer of the rebooted “Battlestar Galactica.”

Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:26
Writers from across the political spectrum on the vote Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle Obama-era rules on net neutrality.

Critic’s Notebook: You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:32
It seems every podcast company is starting its own counterintuitive take on history. But how effective are they at actually illuminating our past?

Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Net Neutrality Is Gone

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:56
Our reporters look at the week in tech, including the F.C.C.’s decision to repeal net neutrality and Bitcoin’s continued boom.

Tech Tip: Managing Apps on iOS 11

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:45
If you find your iOS device is cluttered with apps that don’t work anymore, you have a few options for deleting the old software.

Life on the Meme Council: Meet the Internet’s Gatekeepers

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 09:32
Know Your Meme, a database for the internet’s inside jokes, runs with the help of 38 volunteer moderators known as the meme council. These are their stories.

Trilobites: An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:53
A Google neural network analyzed data collected by NASA and helped astronomers detect another planet around a star some 2,500 light years away.

Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:47
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. Here’s what you need to know.

Ford Chooses a Detroit Base to Take On Silicon Valley

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:31
The automaker, long absent from the city proper, will create a hub there for work on self-driving and electric cars.