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    Substack Drops Fund-Raising Efforts as Market Sours

    Amid an industrywide downturn, venture investors are preaching austerity and halting new deals, particularly for companies...

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    How Influencers Hype Crypto, Without Disclosing Their Financial Ties

    Logan Paul, Paul Pierce and other celebrities have promoted risky and obscure digital currencies, sometimes failing...

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    A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate

    PimEyes is a paid service that finds photos of a person from across the internet, including...

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    Broadcom to Acquire VMware in $61 Billion Enterprise Computing Deal

    The resulting combination of chip company and software maker would be one of the most important...

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    Internet Drama in Canada. (Really.)

    We all need great internet service, but it doesn’t happen by accident.

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    Twitter is fined $150 million in privacy settlement, as Elon Musk commits more equity to fund deal.

    Twitter did not do enough to tell its users that the personal data it had collected...

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    Twitter’s Chief Tries Staying the Course as Elon Musk Upends Plans

    Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s chief executive, is grappling with a takeover where nobody “would want to be...

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    Digital Threads Between the U.S. and China

    Chinese trends have shaped online experiences for Americans, and U.S. tech companies have inspired those in...

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    ‘Quantum Internet’ Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation

    Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers — and have taken...

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    These Investors Are Putting $1 Billion Into Trump Media

    A draft document contains the names of dozens of hedge funds and others behind the $1...

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    Jen Psaki Joins MSNBC as a Host and Commentator

    Ms. Psaki, President Biden’s first press secretary, left her job at the White House this month.

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    Interested in Solar Panels? Here Is Some Advice.

    Buying a solar energy system can be expensive and confusing. Here are some things to think...

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    An American Comeback on Amazon

    Chinese merchants have been huge on Amazon. But now we’re seeing the trend reverse.

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    SpaceX executive defends Elon Musk against misconduct accusations.

    Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, addressed sexual harassment allegations against Mr. Musk in...

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    6 Podcasts About the Dark Side of the Internet

    These shows tap into the dangers of our wired life, exploring cybercrime, cryptocurrency and the many...

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    Why Has the Inflation Calculation Changed Over Time?

    As prices soar, some critics are raising doubts about the official inflation figures. But many economists...

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    Snap warns it will miss earnings goals because of economic challenges.

    Snap’s announcement comes amid a slowdown for tech start-ups, as venture capital funding has fallen and...

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    Google Maps Workers Say They Can’t Afford the Trip Back to the Office

    The contract workers are resisting a plan to resume in-person work, citing health concerns and commuting...

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    Workers at an Activision studio vote to unionize, a first for the gaming industry.

    The new union affects only a small group of workers — 28 quality-assurance workers at Activision’s...

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    Airbnb shuts down its local business in China.

    The home rental service is the last remaining large U.S. internet business in China.

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    In the Fresh Food Business, a Middleman Can Be a Good Thing

    The Korean start-up Tridge is working to create a network for buyers and sellers, collecting valuable...

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    Meta to give researchers more information on political ad targeting.

    Academics and journalists will be able to see more data about the way political ads are...

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    A Vote by Activision Workers Could Give Unions a Foothold in Gaming

    Employees at a company subsidiary complain about long hours and low pay. On Monday, they could...

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    The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

    Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what...

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    Russian-Speaking Technologists Rebuild Their Lives in a San Francisco Home

    They moved from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries for jobs in the technology industry. Now...

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    Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces

    Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether...

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    Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It’s a Good Time for Them.

    Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn...

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    Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate

    The world of deal making has always been rough and tumble. But Mr. Musk blows any...

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    WhatsApp introduces commercial services as Meta, its parent, seeks fresh revenue.

    For a fee, the app will allow businesses to build a custom dashboard so they can...

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    The Enduring Afterlife of a Mass Shooting’s Livestream Online

    Dozens of recordings of a 2019 massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, remain online, in a sobering...

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    Buffalo gunman’s video is surfacing on Facebook, sometimes with ads beside it.

    The company relies on automated systems to spot violent content, but people are still uploading and...

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    Fentanyl Tainted Pills Bought on Social Media Cause Youth Drug Deaths to Soar

    Teenagers and young adults are turning to Snapchat, TikTok and other social media apps to find...

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    Sustainability Index Drops Tesla, Prompting Insult from Musk

    S&P cited racial discrimination claims in deciding to exclude the electric carmaker from a listing of...

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    A Panel to Combat Disinformation Becomes a Victim of It

    The Department of Homeland Security suspended the work of a panel focused on the subject of...

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    Elephants in Mourning Spotted on YouTube by Scientists

    It is difficult to catch Asian elephants responding to deaths of herd members in the wild,...

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    All Those Celebrities Pushing Crypto Are Not So Vocal Now

    Crypto boosters such as Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow have been criticized for hyping...

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    How a Trash-Talking Crypto Bro Caused a $40 Billion Crash

    Do Kwon, a South Korean entrepreneur, hyped the Luna and TerraUSD cryptocurrencies. Their failures have devastated...

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    China’s Internet Censors Try a New Trick: Revealing Users’ Locations

    The rapidly expanding practice, which authorities say helps combat disinformation from abroad, has fueled a whole...

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    Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward’ without more information.

    Mr. Musk called on Twitter to provide more data about the number of spam and fake...

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    Your Bosses Could Have a File on You, and They May Misinterpret It

    Some private companies are keeping tabs on employees with systems that may rely on questionable behavioral...

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    Russian Hacking Cartel Attacks Costa Rican Government Agencies

    Experts who track the hackers’ actions said the group had recently begun to shift its focus...

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    Apple Delays and Modifies Its Return to Office Plans

    The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.

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    In Uncertain Times, Start-Ups Flock to Co-Working Spaces

    The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for...

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    Elon Musk says a lower price for Twitter is ‘not out of the question.’

    Mr. Musk has been creating confusion around whether the Twitter deal will close, causing the social...

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    The ‘E-Pimps’ of OnlyFans

    Clever marketers have figured out how easy it is to simulate online intimacy at scale, ventriloquizing...

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    After Buffalo Shooting Video Spreads, Social Platforms Face Questions

    Gunmen say they are influenced by online screeds and broadcasts of past shootings. Do social media...

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    The Tesla Effect: Snowmobiles, Boats and Mowers Go Electric

    They’re quieter and better for the climate. But snow and water create new technological challenges for...

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    Crypto Joins the Abortion Conversation

    Activists and nonprofits are considering digital currencies as a way to raise funds. But can they...