Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

How Amazon Cloned a Neighborhood to Test Its Delivery Robots

June 14th, 2019
Amazon used cameras, lidar, and aerial photography to build a highly detailed digital map of a Seattle suburb, where it is testing Scout, its delivery robot.

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Bridging the Internet’s Digital Language Divide

June 13th, 2019
Tech companies want to get the next billion people online, but those users may find the internet has little to offer in the languages they speak at home.

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The Newest Haven for Cryptocurrency Companies? Wyoming

June 13th, 2019
The nation's least-populous state has enacted 13 laws in the past two years to welcome blockchain and cryptocurrency companies.

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Bitcoin’s Climate Impact Is Global. The Cures Are Local.

June 12th, 2019
To measure bitcoin's contribution to global warming, you need to know where it is mined and where those computers get their electricity.

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A $100M Bet That Online Coaching Can Make a Better Manager

June 12th, 2019
BetterUp wants to bring data to human resources, and create more fulfilled employees.

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Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter

June 12th, 2019
Tinder last week agreed to store data in Russia and comply with government information requests. Analysts say the regime was sending a message to other online players.

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State Attorneys General Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

June 11th, 2019
Nine states and the District of Columbia say the deal will reduce competition and lead to higher prices for wireless service.

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Choosing the Wrong Lane in the Race to 5G

June 10th, 2019
Opinion: The US should be focusing on building 5G networks with mid-band spectrum, because it will support faster, cheaper, and more ubiquitous deployment.

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Big Tech Can Stay Ahead of Regulators by Breaking Itself Up

June 10th, 2019
Regulators are coming after Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, and it could get ugly. The companies would benefit by acting pre-emptively.

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Amazon’s Fashion Quest Continues With the Drop and StyleSnap

June 8th, 2019
The world's largest online retailer goes after a new, more fashionable kind of shopper: social media influencers, and the people who love to follow them.

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