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Technology
  1. New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers
    Companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are trying to bridge the gap between smartphone browsing and desktop purchases.









  2. Bits Blog: Unicorn: A Fitting Label for Its Time and Place
    While Silicon Valley tried to separate tech winners from losers for decades, until 2013 it had not really coined a name for the kind of start-ups the industry most treasured.









  3. Facing a Selfie Election, Presidential Hopefuls Grin and Bear It
    Who wants their babies kissed or their yard signs autographed anymore? Presidential candidates now have no choice but to submit to smartphone-wielding crowds.









  4. The Haggler: The Story of the Cellphone With a Past Life, Continued
    Another look at the refurbished replacement cellphone that came complete with the previous owner’s apps, Facebook account and contacts list.









  5. Fair Game: Samsung Merger Plan Called Unfair to Some Investors
    Some investors have criticized the Samsung C&T-Cheil merger, saying it is being struck at a price that is unfair to the C&T shareholders.









  6. Reddit Moderators Shut Down Parts of Site Over Employee’s Dismissal
    The move affected nearly 300 individual discussion areas — so-called subreddits that focus on individual topics like technology, art and business.









  7. French President Denies Julian Assange’s Request for Protection
    In a letter, the WikiLeaks co-founder said that he sensed an openness to being granted asylum and that he had a child whose mother is French.









  8. Bits Blog: Chiefs of T-Mobile and Sprint Spar on Twitter
    The penchant of T-Mobile’s chief executive to bluntly criticize the competition has appeared to rub off on the chief executive of another wireless carrier.









  9. Uber Suspends UberPop in France and Awaits Court Ruling
    The company said the service would be suspended and remain inactive until a French court ruled on the case.









  10. Alibaba’s Financial Affiliate Is Said to Close Private Placement of Shares
    The move values Ant Financial Services at more than $45 billion and makes the Chinese government a stakeholder, according to people familiar with the transaction.









  11. White House Orders Review of Rules for Genetically Modified Crops
    Critics of biotechnology have long said that the current regulatory system is too lax.









  12. Renée James, President of Intel, Is Leaving the Company
    The chief executive is using Ms. James’s departure as an opportunity to make sweeping organizational changes.









  13. HistorySource: The Polaroid Swinger: Changing the Market in an Instant
    The low-cost, mass-market camera foreshadowed the Apple iPhone and other hand-held devices that let people capture images and share them right away.









  14. Orkambi, a New Cystic Fibrosis Drug, Wins F.D.A. Approval
    The drug is the second one brought to market by Vertex and could be effective for more patients than the first drug, Kalydeco.









  15. Pea Guacamole Defenders Step Up
    The Times published on Twitter a pea-laden guacamole recipe on Wednesday that enraged the Internet. A few brave souls have stepped forward to try it.









  16. Bits Daily Report: As More Tech Start-Ups Stay Private, So Does the Money
    Fledgling companies are increasingly delaying initial public offerings of stock, which can keep the risks — and rewards — limited to venture capitalists and hedge funds.









  17. Jitters in Tech World Over New Chinese Security Law
    Industry groups say provisions could be used to force companies to allow third-party access to systems, provide encryption keys or even hand over source code.









  18. Start-Up Investing: The Next Mark Zuckerberg Is Not Whom You Might Think
    Using data to identify potential start-up founders casts a wider net to find the next person who might have a billion-dollar idea.









  19. Bits Blog: In Tests, Yahoo Uses Google to Power Search Results and Ads
    Yahoo is turning to the world’s dominant provider of web searches to power some of its own search results. The tests could lead to a deeper relationship between the two companies, whose previous efforts to cooperate on search were blocked by antitrust regulators.









  20. PayPal Acquires Xoom for Stake in Digital Money Transfers
    PayPal, the online payments company weeks away from an expected spinoff from eBay, will end up paying about $890 million for Xoom.