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New York Times Technology News

  1. Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army
    James Steyer’s nonprofit organization, Common Sense Media, is known for offering parents guidance on games and videos, but he has a grander vision.

  2. Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say
    The hackers did not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message traffic from President Obama’s personal BlackBerry, officials said.

  3. ‘Google Adventurer’ Dies on Mt. Everest
    Dan Fredinburg helped Google’s Street View project document many of the world’s most majestic peaks before his death in Nepal in an earthquake-related avalanche.

  4. Strategies: Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look at IBM.
    Like IBM in the 1980s, the stock market giant has room to grow, but there are early signs of the end of its dominance.
  5. Declassified Report Shows Doubts About Value of N.S.A.’s Warrantless Spying
    Secrecy surrounding the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 warrantless surveillance and bulk data collection program hampered its effectiveness, the document shows.

  6. Under Regulators’ Scrutiny, Comcast and Time Warner Cable End Deal
    The Justice Department confirmed that it had significant concerns that the merger “would make Comcast an unavoidable gatekeeper for Internet-based services that rely on a broadband connection to reach consumers.”

  7. App City: An App That Builds Wonder
    Robot Factory is Tinybop’s latest product, and the first in a planned suite of digital toys.
  8. Bits Blog: Apple Watch Has Landed — Here’s What You Need to Know
    Apple Watch began shipping Friday. What you need to know about the gadget.

  9. Robotica Episode 1: Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers
    This is the first episode in a Bits video series that examines how robots are poised to change the way we do business and conduct our daily lives.

  10. Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power
    So-called flow batteries can provide energy steadily over time and last much longer than other types of storage.

  11. A Rapid Rise by Shawn Mendes, in Tune With Social Media
    His path to music stardom has run through Vine. To critics of that, he says, “You only have six seconds to impress somebody.”

  12. Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Company Says It Never Planned a ‘Thugs for Hire’ App
    Rather than create an “Uber for Assault,” the business said it had intended to create a concierge service, much like the apps allowing users to negotiate for services.

  13. Bits Blog: With Mi 4i Smartphone, Xiaomi Turns to India
    With the growth of China’s smartphone market slowing, turning to India is an obvious next stop for a company like Xiaomi.

  14. News Analysis: Once Comcast’s Deal Shifted to a Focus on Broadband, Its Ambitions Were Sunk
    The air of inevitability that once hung over the deal dissipated for months as the debate over net neutrality played out in Washington.
  15. With Amazon Atop the Cloud, Big Tech Rivals Are Giving Chase
    Amazon said in its first-quarter earnings report that its cloud division, Amazon Web Services, had revenue of $1.57 billion and operating income of $265 million.

  16. Pentagon Announces New Strategy for Cyberwarfare
    The policy marks the fourth time in four months that the Obama administration has named suspected hackers or announced new strategies designed to raise the cost of cyberattacks.

  17. At $17.3 Billion, Google’s Quarterly Revenue Rose 12 Percent
    The search giant’s first-quarter net revenue was $13.9 billion, from $12.2 billion, but analysts had expected $14.04 billion.

  18. Kleiner Perkins Seeks Nearly $1 Million From Ellen Pao
    The firm filed for reimbursement of its expenses in a gender discrimination case, but indicated it would accept her dropping the case instead.

  19. Microsoft Profits Slip Less Than Projected, With Revenue Up 6%
    No one was expecting big things from Microsoft in its most recent quarter, but its results ended up being far less grim than the worst case scenarios predicted for the company.

  20. Amazon Swings to Small Loss While Revenue Jumps 15%
    For the first time, the web retailer broke out its numbers for its cloud computing division, which Jeff Bezos, the chief executive, called “a $5 billion business and still growing fast.”