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A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:32:13 GMT
Artificial intelligence experts are commanding eye-popping salaries. Including a signing bonus, OpenAI paid its top researcher, Ilya Sutskever, more than $1.9 million in 2016.
G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:32:08 GMT
In 2011, G.E. set up a center in San Ramon, Calif., to push into the digital market. The company has invested billions in those efforts, but this year it is cutting its expenses by 25 percent.
Facebook’s Current Status With Advertisers? It’s Complicated
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:57:19 GMT
Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions, and her team have been in constant communication with ad agencies and the world’s biggest marketers.
Corner Office: Marissa Mayer Is Still Here
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:43:04 GMT
"I think you can have high expectations as a leader, and as long as they’re consistent and clearly communicated, a lot of people find that really inspiring," said Marissa Mayer, an early Google employee who went on to lead Yahoo for five years.
Confronting a Crisis? Now, Kim Jong-un Can Just Pick Up the Phone
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:20:40 GMT
A South Korean official testing the hotline with a North Korean counterpart on Friday.
Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:42:08 GMT
A virtual currency mining site in Gondo, Switzerland. Some large virtual currencies are distributed on a daily basis to computers helping to maintain the network, while some are created through so-called initial coin offerings.
AT&T Chief Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:05:44 GMT
AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, called the blockbuster merger with Time Warner a “vision deal” that would allow AT&T to better compete with Silicon Valley giants.
Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:23:58 GMT
PwC, an auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook’s compliance with a federal consent decree, effectively gave the company a clean bill of health in a 2017 report on privacy controls.
It Could Be Game Over for a Onetime King of Donkey Kong
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:45:38 GMT
Billy Mitchell in 2015. He criticized the decision to expunge his high score, saying, “This story is way, way more complicated than you could ever imagine.”
Tech Tip: Protecting Privacy Inside and Outside the House
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:01 GMT
The incognito and private browsing modes built into most modern browsers shield your online activity at home — but maybe not to the rest of the world.
Test Run: Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:37:37 GMT
Hopper aims to help those with flexible travel dates or destinations as well as spontaneous travelers.
Comcast Bid 16% More Than Disney for 21st Century Fox, Filing Shows
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:50:37 GMT
The 21st First Century Fox board accepted Disney’s bid after Comcast refused to agree to a breakup fee in case federal regulators rejected a deal, according to a filing on Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tech’s Hollywood Takeover: Amazon Reboots ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘E.T.’ Studio
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:53:54 GMT
Amazon is taking over Culver Studios, one of Hollywood’s most historic movie lots. The administration building is modeled after Mount Vernon.
Maryland Schools May Tell Children When It’s Time to Log Off
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:16:29 GMT
Church Lane Elementary Technology School, a public school in Baltimore County, Md. Maryland could become the first state to address parents’ concerns about extensive computer screen time in schools.
Time Warner C.E.O. Testifies That AT&T Merger Is Needed to Battle Silicon Valley
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:53:55 GMT
Jeffrey Bewkes, chief executive of Time Warner, center, testified Wednesday, becoming the first top executive of either his company or AT&T to testify in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the merger of the companies.
Tech We’re Using: Following the Trail of Online Ads, Wherever It Leads
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:35:50 GMT
A Bose wireless speaker allows Sapna Maheshwari, a reporter who covers advertising, to listen to podcasts while cooking.
Tech Tip: Locking Up Your Lock Screen
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:04 GMT
If your Windows 10 lock screen changes daily or slows you down in getting to your desktop, you can change its behavior.
Huawei and ZTE Hit Hard as U.S. Moves Against Chinese Tech Firms
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:21:32 GMT
Huawei made a big push in the United States with a new smartphone this year, but that was derailed when AT&T, appearing to bow to government security concerns, walked away from a deal to sell the phone.
Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Virtual Currency Plans
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:02:02 GMT
Alexander Nix oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s effort to develop its own virtual currency when he was the company’s chief executive.
Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:14:32 GMT
Marty J. Jackley, South Dakota’s attorney general, on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Mr. Jackley argued that a 1992 decision on sales tax did not make sense in the digital era.