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Bits | The Business of Technology: Test-Driving (or Not Driving) the Cars of the Future - September 14, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 » Uber is introducing a small fleet of self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh this week, each with a human minder. Jeff Swensen for The New York Times Daily Report The automobile i

Bits | The Business of Technology: The iPhone 7 Verdict Is In - September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 The new Apple wireless headphones, called AirPods, will cost $160. Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Daily Report Apple’s new phone may be the same size, but it is shrinking down lot

Bits | The Business of Technology on September 7, 2016: Highlight of the Apple Hype — Wireless Earbuds.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Apple’s annual developers conference in June. The company is set to unveil its new iPhones on Wednesday. Gabrielle Lurie/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Daily Report

Bits | The Business of Technology - September 6, 2016: IPhone Season Is Here, but These Days, Surprises Are Rare

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 The iPhone’s headphone jack is rumored to be on the way out. Richard Drew/Associated Press It’s September, which means (drumroll) it’s iPhone time.

Bits | The Business of Technology - August 26, 2016: Facebook’s Attack on Democracy

Friday, August 26, 2016  » Friday, August 26, 2016 There is a saying that came out of the 1960s: “The personal is political.” It’s still true, but in ways that might make you worry about the future of democracy. John Herrman  reports  in The New York Times Magazine on publications that essentially live on  Facebook , with a mission to provoke as much as to inform.

Bits | The Business of Technology - Ausgust 17, 2016: Apps That Warm the Heart and Avoid Bad News

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Wednesday, August 17, 2016 For many people, social media has become an icky sludgefest of inanities,  trolling  and adolescent behavior. So it is not all that often nowadays that you hear social media being described as a place that inspires the warm-and-fuzzies.

Bits | The Business of Technology - August 8, 2016: Rural Electrical Cooperatives Turn to the Internet.

Monday, August 8, 2016 Monday, August 8, 2016 A lineman for the Rural Electrification Administration working in Trempealeau County, Wis., in the 1930s.   FDR Presidential Library & Museum By the 1930s, 90 percent of urban residents in the United States had electricity. Not so in rural areas, where only 10 percent of the population had easy access to electricity.

Bits | The Business of Technology - August 3, 2016: Venture Capital’s Endangered Middle Class

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Wednesday, August 3, 2016 A virtual reality headset made by Oculus VR, a start-up that Facebook bought in 2014. Big companies like Facebook, Google and Apple are buying start-ups very early in their life.   Gabrielle Lurie/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images There’s a lot of anxiety about the future of the middle class in America. There should be in Silicon Valley, too, but in a different sense: It’s getting harder to see much of a future for midrange venture capital firms and midsize tech companies.

Bits | The Business of Technology - July 25, 2016: Tech Behemoths Report Their Results

Monday, July 25, 2016 Monday, July 25, 2016 Larry Page, the co-founder of Google and chief executive of Alphabet.   Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Daily Report This week will offer a glimpse into just how dominant some of the world’s biggest technology companies have become. Apple ,  Facebook ,  Amazon  and Alp habet  are all scheduled to post their quarterly earnings this week, giving a report card on their strength and reach in areas like online advertising, e-commerce, mobile gadgets and cloud computing. For one of these companies, Alphabet, this week’s earnings report will also be an almost-anniversary of sorts. It was nearly a year ago that Google announced that it would be  evolving into a holding company structure , with a parent company known as Alphabet and different units — like Google, Nest and Calico — underneath it. How that transformation has been rippling through what was once Google can be seen through the X division, writes Conor Doughe