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AT&T Aims for an Empire in Merger Talks With Time Warner

AT&T Aims for an Empire in Merger Talks With Time Warner

The headquarters of Time Warner in New York. Today’s Time Warner is the byproduct of many rounds of spinoffs and acquisitions.
Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S.

Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S.

A map of the areas experiencing problems, as of Friday afternoon, according to downdetector.com.

Tech Tip: Want to make your own app? There are free classes for that

If you have an idea for a mobile app, or you just want to become more familiar with how software works, you can get a free education online.
Bits: Daily Report: Microsoft, Ahead in the Cloud

Bits: Daily Report: Microsoft, Ahead in the Cloud

A Microsoft cloud computing center in Quincy, Wash.
Nintendo Switch Console Is Met With Skepticism From Investors

Nintendo Switch Console Is Met With Skepticism From Investors

The Nintendo Switch. Gamers will have until March, the official launch date, to decide whether it’s a must-have.
Microsoft Shares Hit a High With Promise of the Cloud’s Profit Margins

Microsoft Shares Hit a High With Promise of the Cloud’s Profit Margins

On Thursday, Microsoft said its gross profit margin from its commercial cloud business was 49 percent, much lower than its traditional software business, but still attractive and growing quickly.

Sequoia Capital Hires First Female Investment Partner in U.S.

Jess Lee, 33, an entrepreneur and the former chief executive of Polyvore, a fashion start-up, will join Sequoia in November.
Online Lenders Seek to Shape Industry Before Regulators Do

Online Lenders Seek to Shape Industry Before Regulators Do

Nat Hoopes, executive director of the Marketplace Lending Association, a trade group in Washington that represents online lenders.
How to manage a long-distance friendship

How to manage a long-distance friendship

Apps like Skype and FaceTime can help maintain long-distance friendships.
Nintendo Switch Reaches for a New Market With Home-and-Mobile Console

Nintendo Switch Reaches for a New Market With Home-and-Mobile Console

The Nintendo Switch is the first from a marquee games company to so assertively seek to erase the boundaries between home and mobile gaming.
Sunday Routine: How Maria Shabalin, a Musical.ly Star, Spends Her Sundays

Sunday Routine: How Maria Shabalin, a Musical.ly Star, Spends Her Sundays

Maria Shabalin, center, whose lip-syncing videos on the app Musical.ly have attracted two million fans, hanged out with friends in Coney Island this month.
Bits: Daily Report: Airbnb Faces a New York Showdown

Bits: Daily Report: Airbnb Faces a New York Showdown

An Airbnb supporter at a rally in New York last year.

Tech Tip: What YouTube Red Gives You for $10 a Month

Google’s premium YouTube service carries a monthly subscription fee, but you get more videos and fewer ads with your membership.
Tesla Will Make Its Cars Fully Self-Driving, but Not Turn the System On Yet

Tesla Will Make Its Cars Fully Self-Driving, but Not Turn the System On Yet

A Tesla model on display last week outside the Fontainebleau Castle in France before the start of the e-Rallye Monte Carlo, a competition between electric cars.
Trove of Stolen Data Is Said to Include Top-Secret U.S. Hacking Tools

Trove of Stolen Data Is Said to Include Top-Secret U.S. Hacking Tools

Harold T. Martin III and his wife Deborah Shaw in an undated photo.
How Silicon Valley Treats a Trump Backer: Peter Thiel

How Silicon Valley Treats a Trump Backer: Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel will give $1.25 million to Donald J. Trump’s presidential bid through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to the campaign.
SoFi, an Online Lender, Is Looking for a Relationship

SoFi, an Online Lender, Is Looking for a Relationship

SoFi members mingle at an invitation-only singles cocktail party hosted by the online banking company.
Airbnb Proposes Cracking Down on New York City Hosts

Airbnb Proposes Cracking Down on New York City Hosts

An Airbnb ad at subway station in Brooklyn. New York City is Airbnb’s largest market in the United States.