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New York Times Technology News

  1. Bits Blog: Tech Giants Invest in New Dreams of Grandeur
    A series of investments by some of the tech industry’s biggest companies may sound odd, but they point to larger ambitions in moving giant amounts of data.

  2. Cablevision to Introduce Wi-Fi-Based Phone Plan
    Cablevision will offer a low-cost mobile phone service providing unlimited data, talking and text for as low as $9.95 a month, but coverage could be spotty.

  3. Why Apps for Messaging Are Trending
    People are spending more time on messaging apps, which many say allow for multimedia exchanges and commerce in a more intimate setting than older social media sites.

  4. The Media Equation: Unease for What Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Mean for Our Screen-Obsessed Lives
    Something about Microsoft’s new HoloLens technology feels unnerving, especially when considered against the dark television series “Black Mirror.”

  5. Verizon’s Mobile ‘Supercookies’ Seen as Threat to Privacy
    Advertisers, and possibly other third parties, are finding ways to exploit a hidden tracking mechanism that Verizon Wireless users cannot delete.

  6. Technophoria: Your College May Be Banking on Your Facebook Likes
    College fund-raising offices are turning to a handful of start-ups to help identify prospective alumni donors through their social media activity.

  7. Snapchat Plans to Offer Original Media Content
    The photo messaging start-up is joining with a group of media companies to offer users original editorial content for the first time.

  8. DealBook: Online Storage Company Box Has Strong Debut in First Day of Trading
    Shares in the online file storage company closed 66 percent higher than its I.P.O. price, surpassing the $2.4 billion valuation that it fetched in its most recent private financing round.

  9. Bits Blog: Tumblr Taps Its Community to Work With Advertisers
    It’s a way for Tumblr to benefit from the huge online followings of some of its most popular users.

  10. DealBook: Expedia Buys Travelocity for $280 Million in Cash
    The acquisition will furnish Expedia — which already owns, Hotwire and — another well-known name in the travel industry.

  11. Bits Blog: Ford Opens Lab in Silicon Valley
    Mark Fields, Ford’s chief executive, said the company wanted to be seen as part of Silicon Valley’s ecosystem.

  12. Bits Blog: Sony Postpones Earnings Announcement, Blaming Hacking Attacks
    The company said it would delay a quarterly earnings report as a result of disruptions to the computer network at its American film studio, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  13. DealBook: Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa in Talks for British Mobile Firm O2
    If completed, the $15 billion deal between Three, Hutchison Whampoa’s British cellphone business, and O2 would be the latest in a transformation of Europe’s telecom sector.

  14. DealBook: Winklevoss Twins Aim to Take Bitcoin Mainstream
    The brothers have hired engineers from top hedge funds, enlisted a bank and engaged regulators with the aim of opening their exchange in the coming months.
  15. DealBook: Executives in Davos Express Worries Over More Disruptive Cyberattacks
    Top executives, including Robert Smith of Vista Equity Partners, say that not only are cyberattacks becoming more common, they are getting tougher to fight.

  16. Q&A: Sharing iTunes With the Whole Family
    How to keep a passing interest from following you around on Google Now.
  17. DealBook: Online Storage Provider Box Prices I.P.O. at $14 a Share
    Box will be valued at $1.7 billion when it begins trading on Friday, but concerns have been raised within Silicon Valley about the highflying valuations that some technology darlings have fetched recently.

  18. Wheels: If a Car Is Going to Self-Drive, It Might as Well Self-Park, Too
    BMW has created a system that actually obeys when a driver says to the car, “Go park yourself.” Other companies are also working on the technology.
  19. DealBook: Technology Leaders Define Digital Fault Lines
    Panelists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, discussed the benefits and challenges of a rapidly changing digital landscape.

  20. DealBook: Amazon to Buy Israeli Chip Developer has agreed to buy Annapurna Labs, an Israeli chip developer, for about $350 million.