Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud

February 17th, 2019
HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers.

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The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

February 16th, 2019
As unease with Big Tech grows, some prescribe a slower, less viral online existence. "Eat independent sites, mostly not Facebook."

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With HQ2, New York and Amazon Played a Zero Sum Game—And Everyone Lost

February 15th, 2019
With the HQ2 split, New York lost a chance for a more diverse economy. Amazon lost a chance to engage with critics. And in it all, America lost out too.

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Personal Data Collection: The Complete Wired Guide

February 15th, 2019
Information about you, what you buy, where you go, even where you look is the oil that fuels the digital economy.

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Amazon Won’t Build Its HQ2 in New York City

February 14th, 2019
The company says it will no longer build its highly anticipated office in Queens, after the deal faced backlash from politicians, taxpayers, and activists.

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India Is Cracking Down on Ecommerce and Free Speech

February 14th, 2019
Following China's lead, India is restricting some sales by global ecommerce companies, and weakening protections around online free speech.

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The AI Text Generator That’s Too Dangerous to Make Public

February 14th, 2019
Researchers at OpenAI decided that a system that scores well at understanding language could too easily be manipulated for malicious intent.

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What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

February 14th, 2019
Direct democracy! Universal basic income! ... Fascism? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.

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The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Scrambling Telecom Politics

February 14th, 2019
Democrats have often opposed telecom mergers, but some prominent Democrats support T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint.

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Should Big Tech Own Our Personal Data?

February 13th, 2019
Opinion: Personal data is increasingly a core part of our personhood. Which is why the “service for data” model is a devil’s bargain.

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