New York Times Technology News

  1. It’s the end of the line for Yahoo as an independent company, once valued at $125 billion.
  2. If the Silicon Valley tycoon shares anything with Donald Trump, it is a disappointment with small politics — and small people.
  3. A speech by the billionaire co-founder of PayPal at the Republican convention could spoil a delicate but growing relationship between tech and the G.O.P.
  4. With a charged cellphone in hand, a reporter joins San Francisco’s first large planned Pokémon Go event.
  5. The telecommunications company is buying an entity that has made repeated missteps for years, but the deal gives it an entree into digital content.
  6. Advances in technology have prompted the campaigns to try to bypass major news networks and speak to voters using Facebook Live, Snapchat and other services.
  7. A check-in mobile app that led the way in location-based services has benefited from renewed interest.
  8. Analysts say the global cloud-computing business will be worth $67 billion by 2020. Amazon and Microsoft are the current leaders in the industry.
  9. The team, at West Virginia University, often scrounges for grants. That financial pressure is unlikely to dissipate, despite uncovering the emissions fraud.
  10. In a departure from traditional marketing, the organization’s 100th anniversary ad campaign features personal stories of patients, staff and volunteers.
  11. The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is running a private rocket company, doubling down on alternative fuels and pressing on with Tesla after a series of accidents.
  12. The computerized gadgets, which measure the energy a rider’s legs are producing in watts, are helpful in training, but on race day, instincts take over.
  13. Also: Twitter’s banning of a misogynistic troll and how Mike looked beyond his beard to cover the $1 billion Dollar Shave Club sale.
  14. Critics say the social network needs to do more to stop circumvention of its six-month-old prohibition. Gun enthusiasts want the ban lifted.
  15. Yes, there was a company still manufacturing VCRs. It has decided it’s time to stop.
  16. As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton struggled to fax, send emails from a computer or find Showtime on her television. Welcome to my world.
  17. Tech companies love to hitch themselves to progressive causes, even if they’re beyond the industry’s grasp.
  18. Alphabet’s X research lab is still being asked to imagine the impossible. Only now, under pressure from investors, it has to imagine making money, too.
  19. After a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S, the idea of establishing a federally supervised site to ensure safety is catching on.
  20. Verizon has long been considered a front-runner to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses. An announcement could come as early as next week.