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Bits: Daily Report: At Apple, U.S. Jobs That Go Beyond Manufacturing

Photo Employees eating lunch at Apple’s campus in Austin, Tex. Credit Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times President-elect Donald J. Trump said during the campaign that he would push companies to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. ...

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Instagram Introduces New Features That Mimic Twitter and Snap Tools

SAN FRANCISCO — For the last six years, Instagram has been a repository for users’ most picturesque moments. But 2016 has been a year of reinvention for the photo-sharing social network, which has broadened what it lets people do with ...

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Microsoft Spends Big to Build a Computer Out of Science Fiction

Photo Todd Holmdahl will direct Microsoft’s quantum computing efforts. Credit Ian C. Bates for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is putting its considerable financial and engineering muscle into the experimental field of quantum computing as it works ...

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How Apple Empowers, and Employs, the American Working Class

At Apple’s sparkling new complex in northwest Austin, workers who are spread throughout seven limestone-and-glass buildings field about 8,000 customer tech-support calls a day, manage the company’s vast network of suppliers and figure out how to move around millions of ...

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How Fake News Goes Viral

Image Images posted on Twitter by a marketer in Austin, Tex., the day after the presidential election. Eric Tucker, a 35-year-old co-founder of a marketing company in Austin, Tex., had just about 40 Twitter followers. But his recent tweet about ...

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Preoccupations: Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

Photo Credit David Saracino I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account. ...

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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Fake News, Trolls and Other Spectacles

Photo Twitter’s #VideoNow event in New York City in 2015. Twitter rolled out new tools for users to fight abuse, and it also suspended several accounts run by people in the white-supremacist “alt-right.” Credit Bryan Thomas for The New York ...

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Showdown Looms as U.S. Questions Chinese Deal for Aixtron

Photo The headquarters of Aixtron in Herzogenrath, Germany, last month. Credit Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters.. HONG KONG — A Chinese company is setting up a rare and potentially tone-setting showdown with the American government over its deal to buy a high-tech firm ...

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This Life: When Tech Is a Problem Child

Fair enough, but what should be in such a plan? As the parent of adolescents, I want more than bromides. I want to know what other parents are actually doing that works. For the last six weeks, I’ve circulated (on ...

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Facebook Considering Ways to Combat Fake News, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Photo Mark Zuckerberg in April. In a Facebook post Friday, he said the issues involved in dealing with misinformation on the social network were “complex, both technically and philosophically.” SAN FRANCISCO — After more than a week of accusations that ...

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