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Technology
  1. Bits Blog: BlackBerry Lays Off 200, Pointing to Shift Away from Phones
    The Canadian company’s chief executive has said in the past that he wants to maintain the company’s phone business. That is, if it is not a money loser.









  2. Tech Tip: Moving Files to a Mac From a PC
    Apple provides free software assistance for moving files from an old Windows PC to a new Mac.









  3. Twitter Steps Up Efforts to Thwart Terrorists’ Tweets
    The company said it had suspended 125,000 accounts associated with extremism since mid-2015 and was accelerating its review of users suspected of spreading terrorism.









  4. Tech: Forward Tinkering: Colleges Make Room for Maker Spaces
    The D.I.Y. movement — to get students creating, be it for fun, for art or for entrepreneurship — is booming. There’s even a MOOC on how to teach tinkering.









  5. Social Capital: Bow in the Presence of Greatness: On Kanye West’s Twitter
    For Kanye West, growing up is a process, manifested best by his dualistic Twitter account.









  6. This Video Game Will Break Your Heart
    That Dragon, Cancer is a memoir of a 5-year-old dying of cancer. It’s shattering and important.









  7. Daily Report: As Tech Powers, China Is Rising, While Japan Declines
    China’s growing tech industry is inciting concern, while Japan’s stalling tech industry is spurring deals.









  8. Deal Shows Investors Are Willing to Make a Blind Bet on Uber
    The institutional investors will not receive financial details about Uber or direct equity in the company.









  9. Wheels: End of the Road May Be Near for Side Mirrors
    Many automakers are demonstrating video systems that replace side mirrors with cameras, but it may take drivers some time to get used to them.









  10. Six Degrees of Separation? Facebook Finds a Smaller Number
    Just think of yourself as being that much closer to the actor Kevin Bacon.









  11. Concern Grows in U.S. Over China’s Drive to Make Chips
    Chips with military as well as electronics uses came under focus when Washington officials killed a $2.9 billion Chinese investment.









  12. State of the Art: Dropbox May Not Be LeBron James, but It Is Still in the Game
    As the markets for funding tech start-ups cool, companies like Dropbox, which once had a $10 billion valuation, are confronting their outsize dreams of yesteryear.









  13. Fashion Industry Scrambles to Find a Use for Snapchat
    Lured by the attention garnered by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner and DJ Khaled, big brands have clamored to build a presence on the messaging app.









  14. Bits Daily Report: The Mystery of Amazon’s Bookstores
    How an offhand remark about Amazon opening new bookstores spawned a viral reaction and a backtracking.









  15. Tech Tip: Reinstalling Windows 10
    Even if you upgraded to Windows 10 by downloading the software free on your PC, you can still reinstall the whole operating system if needed.









  16. In Industry Shift, Sharp Looks Outside Japan for a Buyer
    The company plans to decide in the next month between competing offers from Foxconn of Taiwan and an investment fund financed by the Japanese government.









  17. On Pro Football: In Silicon Valley, a Time-Honored Sport Looks to the Future
    A new wave of technology could change the way N.F.L. fans experience a sport that is analog to its core.









  18. App Smart: An Expanding Universe of Space Apps
    While becoming an astronaut is out of reach for most of us, there are plenty of apps that can take your mind on a journey to the final frontier.









  19. Bits Blog: Mall Executive Backtracks From Statement on Amazon Retail Stores
    A day after saying that Amazon planned to open 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores, a shopping mall executive stepped back from his comments.









  20. Yahoo Again Considers Selling Itself as Investor Pressure Rises
    Yahoo finds itself in a familiar situation: The struggling Internet giant announced it was weighing a sale of its core web operations as criticism of company management mounts.