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Uber Reaches Deal to Sell Stake to SoftBank

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber completed a deal on Sunday to sell a significant stake of itself to SoftBank, a Japanese conglomerate, paving the way for the ride-hailing company to make sweeping governance changes and to go public by 2019. Under the agreement, a consortium of investors led by SoftBank will ...

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Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too

SAN FRANCISCO — It has been a confusing season for America’s working men, as the conversation around workplace harassment reveals it to be a nationwide epidemic — and many men wonder if they were involved or ignored the signs. Consider Owen Cunningham, a director at San Francisco’s KBM-Hogue design firm. ...

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The Shift: YouTube’s Rapid Response Partisans Game the News of Tragedy

Advertisement Technology Supported by The Shift YouTube’s Rapid Response Partisans Game the News of Tragedy Image Partisan and incendiary newshounds often insert themselves into online search results by quickly posting commentary after major news events like the terrorist attack in New York last month.CreditSpencer Platt/Getty Images On Sunday afternoon, when ...

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Snapchat User Growth Disappoints in Another Down Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO — Snap went public in March in what was one of the tech industry’s most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the year. Then the messaging and media company promptly posted dismal financial results for two consecutive quarters, piercing the hype. On Tuesday, Snap continued to disappoint with ...

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Broadcom Targets Qualcomm in Largest-Ever Tech Deal

For years, Hock Tan studiously avoided the limelight, even as he built a onetime division of Hewlett-Packard into what is now Broadcom, a semiconductor maker whose chips help power the newest iPhone. Yet there he was last Thursday, standing beside President Trump at the White House and announcing plans to ...

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Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines. With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading engineers, spotlighted a Google project called AutoML. ...

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Detroit: From Motor City to Housing Incubator

DETROIT — Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, the country’s two largest banks, trace their roots in Detroit back decades, when they helped finance the city’s once-booming auto industry. These days, Detroit is still struggling to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, and the two banks have pledged to help ...

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