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State of the Art: How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants
(FARHAD MANJOO @ 13.12.2017 11:00)
For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.

The Shift: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here?s Why.
(KEVIN ROOSE @ 12.12.2017 22:33)
Our columnist predicted in 2013 that Bitcoin, then a new digital currency, would soon die. He points to five assumptions he got wrong.

Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet
While some technology companies used their websites to proclaim support for equal internet access, some of the giants, including Google and Microsoft, laid low.

Indiegogo Goes Where Few Companies Dare: Into Initial Coin Offerings
(NATHANIEL POPPER @ 12.12.2017 22:50)
I.C.O.s have been big this year, but few established names have touched them. Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site, is looking to change that.

Toshiba Settles Fight With Western Digital That Imperiled a Major Deal
(JONATHAN SOBLE @ 13.12.2017 07:08)
The ailing Japanese conglomerate, which bet badly on U.S. nuclear power, can now proceed with a deal that will bring it $14 billion in needed cash.

Tech Tip: Protecting Your Data When Using Browser Extensions
(J. D. BIERSDORFER @ 12.12.2017 16:30)
Those useful little programs that expand your web browser?s powers sometimes require a lot of access to your personal information.

Can Texting Save Lives?
(12.12.2017 14:07)
Crisis Text Line is upending the suicide hotline, modernizing it for today?s teenagers, one text at a time.

Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars
(CHRISTINA ANDERSON and NEAL E. BOUDETTE @ 12.12.2017 06:01)
Volvo is putting cameras in vehicles to see people interact with driver-assistance features and will use the data in designing fully autonomous cars.

The Shift: The Alt-Right Created a Parallel Internet. It?s an Unholy Mess.
(KEVIN ROOSE @ 12.12.2017 02:33)
Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

Itineraries: Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow
(AMY ZIPKIN @ 11.12.2017 22:55)
Fewer people are parking their cars at airports, using taxis or renting cars. And fees from Uber and Lyft do not make up for the lost revenue from those services.



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