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Bits: Daily Report: Facebook Courts China With Censoring Software

Photo Facebook ads at a mobile internet conference in Beijing this year. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press.. Facebook has been in the spotlight for the last few weeks over issues including how fake news on the social network may have influenced ...

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U.S. Accuses Tech Firm of Bias Against Asian Software Engineers

Photo Palantir offices in Palo Alto, Calif. The Labor Department sued the tech company on Monday, claiming that it discriminated against Asians. Credit Peter DaSilva for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Department of Labor sued ...

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Bits: Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

Photo Marc Benioff, left, chief executive of Salesforce, talked with Matthew Panzarino, editor in chief of TechCrunch, at its Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week. Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — This is the year artificial intelligence came into ...

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Wheels: Your Car’s New Software Is Ready. Update Now?

“The advantages for automakers of doing over-the-air updates are too great to ignore,” said Egil Juliussen, automotive analyst for IHS Markit. “They can keep their functionality up-to-date and get rid of bugs.” Tesla’s upgrades have included an updated digital instrument ...

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G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

This will be a major test. And G.E.’s campaign to build an industrial operating system and create a flourishing ecosystem of software for it is just getting underway in earnest. In late July, G.E. hosted a Predix conference in Las ...

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IPhone Users Urged to Update Software After Security Flaws Are Found

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the world’s most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists. Investigators discovered that a ...

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Cisco to Cut 5,500 Jobs as It Shifts Toward Software

Photo Chuck Robbins, the chief of Cisco Systems. The company projects flat quarterly revenue. Credit Frederic J. Brown/A.F.P. — Getty Images Cisco Systems, one of the world’s largest makers of networking gear, said on Wednesday that it would cut about ...

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Facebook Helps Develop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans

Photo Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, last month. They were the catalysts for Facebook’s partnership to build classroom software with Summit Public Schools. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook is out to upend the traditional student-teacher relationship. ...

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Bits: Taking Baby Steps Toward Software That Reasons Like Humans

Photo Richard Socher, founder and chief executive of MetaMind, a start-up developing artificial intelligence software. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times Richard Socher appeared nervous as he waited for his artificial intelligence program to answer a simple question: “Is the ...

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BlackBerry Reports a Jump in Software Sales

Photo John S. Chen, BlackBerry’s chief executive. The company has drastically cut costs and jobs. Credit Brendan McDermid/Reuters OTTAWA — BlackBerry, the smartphone maker that is refocusing its operations on software sales, said on Friday revenue from that segment rose ...

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