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  1. Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over a Law It Had Helped Pass

    The company has challenged the city’s decision to impose fines on Airbnb for every unregistered host using the service to rent their apartments.
  2. Edward Snowden Criticizes ‘Big Brother’ Measure in Russia

    Mr. Snowden, who took refuge in Russia after leaking classified United States data, called a Russian bill an assault on free speech.
  3. Amazon Kindle Learns to Navigate Literary Thickets

    A feature makes it easier to save your place in complex books like “A Game of Thrones” while you glance at reference pages with photos, maps or family trees.
  4. Airbnb Is Said to Be Seeking Funding Valuing It at $30 Billion

    If the round of investment took place, it would make Airbnb, the short-term rental company, the second-highest-valued start-up in the United States.
  5. Tech Tip: Downloading Video Streams to Go

    Some streaming services now allow temporary downloads of certain videos to watch when you do not have internet access.
  6. Bits: A.I.’s Grasp of Diversity May Begin With Who Builds It

    Machines may one day be able to think for themselves. But it will be the programmers who teach them to do that. That’s where it gets tricky.
  7. Frugal Traveler: 10 Free (or Cheap) Travel Apps Worth Downloading

    Let’s be honest: Most travel apps aren’t very good. These are worth your time (and, in a few cases, your money).
  8. Tech Tip: Limiting Your Facebook Audience

    If you do not want the world to see what you post on your timeline page, use the site’s settings to keep your thoughts out of public view.
  9. Bits: Tech Makes Its Pitch to the Education Community

    Apple and Dell, longtime rivals in the battle over sales to educators and students, now have plenty of company from companies like Amazon and others.
  10. Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers

    The new Amazon site will offer free lesson plans, teaching modules and other digital resources for educators.
  11. Mediator: At Cannes, the Ad Industry Confronts the Rise of Facebook

    As Facebook commands a growing share of advertising revenue, and ad executives voice suspicion, Facebook itself talks of cooperation.
  12. Bits: A Drone Start-Up Explores Underwater

    OpenROV, which builds submarine drone kits that they hope will become as popular as airborne drones, showcases the prototype of the latest version of its Trident submarine.
  13. David T. Morgenthaler, Who Shaped Venture Capitalism, Dies at 96

    Mr. Morgenthaler founded his first venture capital firm in 1968 and pushed legislative agendas that shaped the industry.
  14. Noted: Closing the Gender Gap, One E-Battle at a Time

    The gamer Judy Jetset is trying to bring in more women and move video games beyond the sexism that has hampered efforts to extend their reach.
  15. On Technology: How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History

    Preserving online media is a growing logistical and ethical question. But doing so may completely transform the way we remember the past.
  16. Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Are Apple’s Headphone Jacks the New Floppy Drive?

    Farhad and Mike discuss rumors that Apple will remove headphone jacks from the next iPhone, tech company metrics, Buzzfeed’s Uber investigation and other tech news.
  17. Update: As Airbnb Grows, So Do Claims of Discrimination

    Some black travelers are decrying racist experiences with the home-sharing service, giving birth to the social media campaign #AirbnbWhileBlack.
  18. The Getaway: How to Survive Being an Airbnb Host

    As the writer learned in her stint as an Airbnb host, the hospitality business is one long, grinning, love-me-please tap dance, more easily disparaged than done.
  19. Strategies: Buybacks by Companies Like Apple May Signal Danger, Not Growth

    When companies funnel money into their own shares, earnings per share look better, but the buybacks can siphon money away from investments in innovation.
  20. ‘Brexit’ Talk on Social Media Favored the ‘Leave’ Side

    Seven of the top 20 Facebook pages with the most engagement around “European Union” were explicitly pro-exit, according to CrowdTangle data.