New York Times Technology News

  1. Marketers trying to reach an increasingly fractured and fickle social media audience are struggling to make ads when one version may not work everywhere.
  2. With a growing slate of highly edited video content, the app is catching advertisers’ attention and competing with television for viewers.
  3. Apple and digital giants have developed potentially lifesaving technology to block texting while driving, but it’s still not being deployed.
  4. In Mike Isaac’s absence, Farhad Manjoo joins his boss, Pui-Wing Tam, for a discussion of the week’s technology news.
  5. An F.C.C. commissioner may not side with her fellow Democrats on a plan that would make it easier to combine streaming services and cable channels on one device.
  6. Top internet companies — but not Amazon or PayPal — are cooperating to solve a persistent problem: How to provide one-click shopping across all kinds of sites.
  7. The telescope, which officially began operating on Sunday in a majestic but poor part of Guizhou Province, embodies China’s ambitions as a scientific power.
  8. By perusing personal accounts of people with even the thinnest thread of a connection to power, hackers can find their way to high-level government officials.
  9. Tesla is using a cellular network to send a software update to the Autopilot system on about 70,000 of its cars, aiming to improve safety.
  10. Questions swirl about whether Verizon’s $4.8 billion deal for Yahoo’s core business will be renegotiated, or happen at all.
  11. The social network site has been considering a possible restructuring as it wrestles with a slowdown in its growth.
  12. The social media network was leaving out videos viewed for less than three seconds, which greatly inflated the figures presented to advertisers and publishers.
  13. Some websites may seem less important to protect than others, but even the most mundane accounts may reveal information about you.
  14. Google Maps revolutionized how you get from point A to point B. Google Trips aims to to do the same for how you vacation.
  15. The investor behind Net-a-Porter, Farfetch and others has unveiled a personal website so start-ups seeking investment “know where to go.”
  16. The YouTube stars and Benihana devotees are tackling the entertainment industry on their own terms.
  17. Several new features have turned this intimate chat experience into more of a social network.
  18. Hackers stole the account information of at least 500 million Yahoo users in 2014 in the biggest known intrusion into one company’s computer network.
  19. The required purchase of online materials may require a digital access code, costing around $100. There is no buying a used copy, sharing or opting out.
  20. In a country where disruptive start-ups are relatively rare, a new service available on Amazon ignites a debate over faith and money.