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Education Disrupted: How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

New York Times - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 9:00pm
Code.org, a tech-backed nonprofit, is pressing schools to teach computer science. But are tech firms swaying education to serve their own interests?

Pearl Automation, Founded by Apple Veterans, Shuts Down

New York Times - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 12:39pm
The auto camera firm, blending Apple’s passion for design with a more open culture, died from a classic business problem: Its product cost too much.

In Towns Already Hit by Steel Mill Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

New York Times - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 11:07am
Thousands of workers face unemployment as retailers struggle to adapt to online shopping. But even as e-commerce grows, it isn’t absorbing these workers.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Banking

Infomation week - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 7:00am
AI has taken some steps into banking, but it also is poised to revolutionize how banks learn from and interact with customers.

Google Said to Face $1.2 Billion Antitrust Fine, but Battle With Europe Looms

New York Times - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 4:12am
The hefty penalty is likely to be quickly overshadowed by a more complex problem: How should Google comply with the decision to rein in its power?

Tech Fix: Alexa, What Happens if the Echo Has a Screen? You Get This Review

New York Times - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 4:01am
Amazon’s newest Echo smart speaker has a touch screen. Our reviewer asked whether that made the gadget much different from a smartphone or a tablet.

Bits: Daily Report: Automation’s Effect on Developing Tech Economies

New York Times - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 3:43am
Many workers in the United States worry about being replaced by machines. The same is true in countries like India.

Tech Tip: Moving Your E-Books to a New E-Reader

New York Times - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 3:19am
When you upgrade to a new electronic reader or tablet, transferring your library can be as easy as logging into your e-bookstore account.

Automated Tools Ease Cloud Migration

Infomation week - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 1:00am
With new tools appearing, automation and orchestration are having a major impact on easing the burden of moving to the cloud.

Great Career Choices

Infomation week - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 12:00am

Globally, Chief Digital Officers Start to Take Hold

Infomation week - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 12:00am
A PwC survey of 2,500 leading companies finds 19% have apppointed CDOs, up 300% from the year before.

Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99

New York Times - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:59am
Mr. Burstein was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators, and held patents for a method to increase the semiconducting capacity of silicon.

Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology

New York Times - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 10:13am
Artificial intelligence, automation and big data are raising fears of widespread layoffs in a $150 billion industry.

Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Uber Isn’t Everything

New York Times - Sun, 25/06/2017 - 1:00am
Uber dominated tech headlines this week, but a few other things happened in techland, too.

Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 11:43am
After years of complaints by privacy advocates, the company said it will stop the practice on its free email service to eliminate confusion around its advertising policies.

Encounters: YouTube Star Randy Rainbow Brings Sass to His Trump Bashing

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 7:30am
From his Queens apartment, Mr. Rainbow makes parody videos of himself interviewing political figures. He now has nearly 650,000 Facebook followers.

Bits: Daily Report: A Crusader Against a Severe, Previously Unseen Cyberattack

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 4:29am
A ransomware demand of a Newark firm, carried out with stolen federal cyberweapons, was a smoke screen for a frightening crime with higher stakes.

Tech Tip: Rescuing Text From Mac WordPerfect Files

New York Times - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 4:22am
WordPerfect for the Mac never made it to the 21st century, but you can use modern software to get back into those ancient files.