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Bits | The Business of Technology - December 12, 2015 I Farhad and Mike's Week in Tech

Saturday, December 12, 2015 For the latest updates, go to nytimes.com/bits »    Farhad and Mike's Week in Tech: Tempering Walmart's Digital Ambitions | Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news , offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Mike: Aloha, Farhad! Another day in paradise. And I mean that literally. It’s mid-December and 65 degrees in New York. I’m actually wearing aloha shirts to work. Farhad: There’s a huge storm here in San Francisco. It was hailing last night. Oh, my god, I can’t believe we’ve sunk to talking about the weather. This might be the most boring newsletter yet. Mike: I can segue to weather tech. Dark Sky is a great weather app. O.K., on with the show. The weeks leading up into the holidays have been surprisingly eventful. Yahoo was going to

Bits | The Business of Technology - March 26, 2015: Facebook's High-Stakes Bet on Drones to Deliver Internet Service.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 For the latest updates, go to  nytimes.com/bits » Morning Report Facebook's High-Stakes Bet on Drones to Deliver Internet Service   |   A V-shaped unmanned vehicle, which has about the wingspan of a Boeing 767 but weighs less than a small car, is the centerpiece of Facebook's plans to connect with the five billion or so people it has yet to reach,

Bits | The Business of Technology - July 16, 2014: Apple and IBM Form 'Landmark Partnership' on Business Software.

Technology | Business Day | Personal Tech Wednesday, July 16, 2014 For the latest updates, go to nytimes.com/bits »   Morning Report Apple and IBM Form 'Landmark Partnership' on Business Software | In a deal that could deepen Apple's sales to corporations and strengthen IBM's position in business software, the two companies announced a wide-ranging partnership on Tuesday intended to spread advanced mobile and data analysis technology in the corporate world, Brian X. Chen and Steve Lohr report . IBM and Apple have been working together on the venture for several months, and they are jointly working on more than 100 business software programs developed exclusively for Apple's iOS operating system and for use on iPhones and iPads. The applications will be tailored for use in industries including retail, health care, transportation, banking, insurance and telecom

Bits | The Business of Technology - June 25, 2014: Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo in Broadcasters' Challenge.

Technology  |   Business Day   |   Personal Tech Wednesday, June 25, 2014 For the latest updates, go to  nytimes.com/bits » Daily Report Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo in Broadcasters' Challenge   | In a decision with wide-ranging implications for the television industry, the Supreme Court ruled  on Wednesday  that Aereo, a start-up streaming service, violated copyright laws by capturing broadcast signals on miniature antennas and delivering them to subscribers for a fee,  Adam Liptak and Emily Steel report from Washington . The 6-3 decision was a victory for the major television networks, which had argued that Aereo's business model amounted to a theft of their programming. For now, the judges' ruling leaves the current broadcast model intact while imperiling Aereo's viability as a business after just over two years in existence. Cellphones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant, Supreme Court Rules   |   In a unanimous decisio