technology

With Alphabet, Google Faces a Daunting Challenge: Organizing Itself

By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 – Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself. Nearly two years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page announced the tech giant would be remade as Alphabet,

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Silicon Valley Giants Outrank Many Nations, Says First ‘Techplomat’

By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, June 19 – The top firms in California’s Silicon Valley carry more weight on the global stage than many countries, which makes building diplomatic relations with them increasingly important, the world’s first national technology ambassador said. Chosen to fill what his country’s foreign ministry has dubbed the first “techplomacy” posting on

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Newly Discovered Vulnerability Raises Fears of Another WannaCry

SINGAPORE, May 25 – A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cyber `security researchers said on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability, which

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Snapchat Introduces Unlimited Replays

Snapchat was originally conceived as a way to send images that would self-destruct a few moments after they had been viewed. But the latest update to Snapchat will turn that idea on its head, by allowing people to post images and video without a time limit. The app’s new Infinity feature lets users add ‘limitless

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Apple Tops $800 Billion Market Cap for First Time

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, May 10 – Apple Inc became the first U.S. company to top the $800 billion mark in market capitalization on Tuesday, slightly more than two years after it crossed the $700 billion threshold. The iPhone maker’s shares have gained 33 percent this year and almost 50 percent since the U.S.

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Facebook to Hire 3,000 Workers to Fix Violent Video Problem

By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 – Facebook Inc will hire 3,000 more people over the next year to speed up the removal of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent acts, in its most dramatic move yet to combat the biggest threat to its valuable public image. The hiring spree, announced by Chief

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