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New York Times Technology News

Technology
  1. Nextdoor Social Network Digs Deep Into Neighborhoods
    The start-up and its investors see opportunities in the company’s more than 53,000 microcommunities.






  2. Upholding Internet Sales Tax Law, a Justice Invites a New Case
    The issue was notable for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s concurrence in saying that the court went astray in a 1992 decision on online sales taxes.






  3. At Geneva Auto Show, Worry About Silicon Valley
    Apple and Google are using their technology domination to take over car dashboards. Someday, they could try to build entire vehicles.






  4. Bits Blog: Mark Zuckerberg Goes on Charm Offensive for Internet.org
    The chief of Facebook outlined why he thinks Internet.org would help telecommunications carriers persuade customers to spend more on streaming content to their cellphones.






  5. Bits Blog: Google Confirms Plans for Wireless Service
    The company is experimenting with a network that would rely primarily on Wi-Fi technology and use cellular towers as a backup.






  6. Bits Blog: BlackBerry Announces Leap Phone, Moving Back Toward Touch Screens
    The company also teased, in the briefest of fashions, that a curved phone with a slider keyboard might be “coming later this year.”






  7. Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules
    Hillary Rodham Clinton did not have a government email address while secretary of state and may have violated federal rules that officials’ correspondence be retained.






  8. Bits Blog: Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join Union
    The bus drivers who transport workers to the campuses of six Silicon Valley employers voted to join the Teamsters to negotiate better working conditions and wages.






  9. Bits Blog: Google Unveils Plan for New Corporate Campus
    Google unveiled a radical proposal for a new campus that would replace its current headquarters in Mountain View.






  10. Bits Blog: After Net Neutrality Vote, Wheeler Turns to Salesmanship
    Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is making the case in Barcelona, Spain, that the agency’s open Internet rules will not hinder how the web works.






  11. Q&A: The Tax Scam Cometh
    The Internal Revenue Service is not emailing you to request personal information. Not now. Not ever.






  12. Bits Blog: Uber Driver Database Breached by Someone Outside Company
    The breach may have revealed the names and identification numbers of up to 50,000 drivers, but so far there are no reports that stolen information has been misused.






  13. Mutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With China
    With China and the United States wary of the other’s digital espionage, American tech companies are caught in the middle.






  14. Bits Blog: HTC Unveils a New Phone and Wearable Device
    The company also discussed a new headset for activities in virtual reality, but the emphasis is on a device for fitness enthusiasts and another version of a well-reviewed smartphone.






  15. Bits Blog: Sony Reveals Its Waterproof 10-Inch Tablet, and a Midrange Phone the U.S. Can’t Have
    The 10-inch Sony Xperia Z4 tablet is waterproof and dustproof; boasts extremely long battery life and has powerful specs. The Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone is also waterproof and has a two-day battery life, but it will not be sold in the United States.
  16. Bits Blog: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Unveiled at Mobile World Congress, Offer Best of iPhone and More
    Samsung has been accused of being a copycat, but after adding its own design twists to popular features borrowed from the competition, its new flagship phone feels like a real flagship.






  17. HP to Buy Wi-Fi Equipment Maker Aruba Networks for About $3 Billion
    The deal would be HP’s biggest in more than three years and the first major transaction since it announced plans to split itself in two.
  18. Bits Blog: Blackphone Announces New Privacy-Oriented Phone and Tablet
    Blackphone 2, a smartphone scheduled to be released in July, would, among other features, give users the ability to cluster apps with different functions into groups separated from one another.






  19. Bits Blog: Microsoft Presents Low-Cost Phones and Windows 10 for Mobile
    At the Mobile World Congress, the company for the first time showed off the operating system for phones and continued its evolving strategy of delivering low-cost Lumia devices.






  20. Bits Blog: Qualcomm and Intel to Introduce New Biometric Security Technology
    Qualcomm has a new fingerprint reading technology that it hopes can eventually replace passwords both for devices and apps.