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Central Banks Consider Bitcoin’s Technology, if Not Bitcoin

Blockchains allow several different players to keep a shared spreadsheet using cryptography and so-called consensus mechanisms that provide a way to agree on which transactions happened at what time. For the central banks, the promise of the technology is that ...

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Free Broadband Initiatives for Poor and Rural Areas, With Eye on Future

“The private sector has as much responsibility as the public sector to make devices and broadband available to millions of young Americans,” said Broderick Johnson, President Obama’s cabinet secretary and chairman of a White House task force that worked with ...

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Tech Tip: Do You Have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Here’s What to Do

Photo Samsung has halted the sales and production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Credit Lee Jin-Man/Associated Press Q. What should I do if I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone? A. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is the ...

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Samsung Ends Galaxy Note 7 Production as Problems Mount

Photo A Samsung stand in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. The South Korean company has struggled with reports that the Galaxy Note 7 could overheat and catch fire because of a manufacturing flaw. Credit Beawiharta/Reuters SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics ...

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Twitter Is Said to Be in Continued Talks With Salesforce

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the last week, Twitter’s fate has appeared to be murkier than ever. The troubled social media company, which has been engaged in talks to sell itself, seemed to be running out of potential buyers. But inside ...

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Samsung Halts Production of Note 7 as Battery Problems Linger

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics temporarily suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 devices following reports of fires in its replacement models, a person familiar with the decision said on Monday. The decision amounts to a major setback for Samsung, the ...

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AT&T Will Stop Exchanging Fire-Prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7s

AT&T Inc. said on Sunday that it would stop exchanging Samsung Electronics’s Galaxy Note 7 phones after reports of fires in the replacement devices. “Based on recent reports, we’re no longer exchanging new Note 7s at this time, pending further ...

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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Samsung’s Exploding Products and Twitter’s Fizzling Deal

Photo Marc Benioff, chief of Salesforce.com, about Twitter: I’m not saying I’m buying it, but I’m not saying I’m not buying it.” Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review ...

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Swarovski, Maker of All Things Bejeweled, Tries On a Hoodie

“One hundred and twenty years ago, we were the Google of the age,” said Taro Nordheider, a Swarovski executive vice president who was hired five years ago from McKinsey & Company to help with the company’s transformation. Over the decades, ...

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Salesforce Shareholders Besiege Possible Twitter Deal

Photo Marc Benioff, chief of Salesforce.com, has been forced to rethink a possible purchase of Twitter. Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — The investor pressure began building on Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce.com, two weeks ago. On Sept. 23, ...

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