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New York Times Technology News

  1. Books of The Times: Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Focuses on Another Apple Era
    “Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, focuses on the period between Mr. Jobs’s first and second stints as Apple’s leader.

  2. Bits Blog: For Hardware Makers, Sharing Their Secrets Is Now Part of the Business Plan
    Patenting everything is so 2005. Companies like Facebook and Tesla Motors have followed the lead of open-source software, and now expose hardware designs possibly worth millions.

  3. Secrecy on the Set: Hollywood Embraces Digital Security
    To better protect scripts, casting decisions, budgets and other sensitive files, filmmakers are turning to new tools to thwart hackers and block prying eyes.

  4. News Analysis: After Kleiner Trial, Expect Less Shooting From the Hip in Silicon Valley
    A recurring issue was who originated investment ideas at the venture capital firm and the lack of documentation to support claims.

  5. Technophoria: A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri
    Companies like Mattel are readying electronic toys that will use Web connections to talk back to children, raising some concerns about privacy.

  6. Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins
    A jury rejected allegations of gender discrimination against the venture capital firm, after a hitch caused the judge to order further deliberations.

  7. BlackBerry Reports $28 Million Profit in 4th Quarter
    The smartphone maker is in the midst of a major restructuring, limiting production of phones to avoid the financial drains of the past.

  8. State of the Art: Ellen Pao Disrupts How Silicon Valley Does Business
    While the verdict on Friday was a defeat for Ms. Pao, the trial has blown open a conversation about the status of women in an industry that has always been buttoned up about its shortcomings.

  9. No Copies of Clinton Emails on Server, Lawyer Says
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi had subpoenaed the server to determine which Hillary Rodham Clinton emails were personal and which were government records.
  10. Intel Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Chip Maker
    Intel is in discussions to buy Altera, a designer of specialized computer chips, in what would be one of the technology giant’s biggest deals ever, says a person briefed on the matter.

  11. Bits Blog: Tech Executives Pressure Indiana After Passage of Controversial Law
    An industry with a long history of supporting gay rights is starting to speak out against a new Indiana law that gives legal cover to people who refuse to do business with same-sex couples.

  12. Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify
    The new system will not have a lower price than its competitors, and won’t offer a free version supported by ads.

  13. Unplugging Without FOMO
    Weary of the 24-second cycle of Internet memes and viral distractions, some willingly brave the social cost of seeming out of touch.
  14. Women at Work: What Silicon Valley Learned From the Kleiner Perkins Case
    Despite the verdict, the tech industry is already rethinking its indifference to some modern workplace rules, including treatment of women like Ellen Pao.

  15. App City: Collecting Human Voices With a StoryCorps App
    StoryCorps has amassed a significant trove of American oral history. A new app will allow stories to be collected anywhere in the world.
  16. Bits Blog: Slack Gets Hacked as Start-Up Technologies Become Targets
    Communications start-up Slack gets hacked, just days after Twitch discloses a similar incident.

  17. Bits Blog: Google and Johnson & Johnson Team for Robotic Surgery Projects
    Google and Johnson & Johnson announced a partnership to develop new robot-assisted surgery technologies but offered few details.

  18. Bits Blog: Facebook Sees Oculus Virtual Reality Headsets Shipping This Year
    Michael Schroepfer, Facebook’s vice president of engineering, told developers that the company’s Oculus VR unit would get its PC-based virtual reality headset to consumers this year. That puts a lot of pressure on Oculus.

  19. Q&A: Cleaning Out Gmail
    Messages moved to Trash must be manually deleted to regain space immediately. Also, how to convert audiobook CDs for the iPhone.

  20. In Silicon Valley, Auto Racing Becomes a Favorite Hobby for Tech Elites
    A small but growing group of mostly men gather to drive fast and network with clients and others in the tech industry.