- Frederick P. Brooks Jr., Computer Design Innovator, Dies at 91by Steve Lohr on 25 November 2022 at 22:51
He was a lead designer of the computers that cemented IBM’s dominance for decades. He later wrote a book on software engineering that became a quirky classic.
- Billions of Dollars Are at Stake in a Puzzling Holiday Shopping Seasonby Jordyn Holman and Karen Weise on 24 November 2022 at 16:21
It promises to be unpredictable, with retailers and consumers still figuring out how much will be spent and on what kinds of goods.
- Crypto Firm FTX’s Ownership of a U.S. Bank Raises Questionsby Stephen Gandel on 23 November 2022 at 23:45
Through a subsidiary, FTX invested $11.5 million in the parent company of Farmington State Bank, which has a single branch and, until this year, just three employees.
- NFL Sends Sunday Ticket Talks With Apple and Google Into Overtimeby Tripp Mickle, Benjamin Mullin and Kevin Draper on 23 November 2022 at 22:39
Talks for Sunday Ticket are expected to spill into next year, as Apple faces increased competition from Google for the league’s last available TV rights.
- How to Make the Most of E-Books, and Find Free Onesby J. D. Biersdorfer on 23 November 2022 at 14:00
Even if you still love printed books, the digital option lets you put an entire library in your bag, just in time for holiday travel and vacation.
- Lawsuit Takes Aim at the Way A.I. Is Builtby Cade Metz on 23 November 2022 at 10:00
A programmer is suing Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI over artificial intelligence technology that generates its own computer code.
- Can Sensor Technology Help Keep Office Workers Healthy?by Craig S. Smith on 23 November 2022 at 10:00
The company OpenSensors uses small, inexpensive sensors to monitor air quality and other conditions in offices. The timing couldn’t be better.
- FTX Says Assets ‘Missing’ or ‘Stolen’ as Bankruptcy Process Beginsby David Yaffe-Bellany on 23 November 2022 at 01:34
A substantial amount of the company’s assets has disappeared, an FTX lawyer told a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday.
- How Covid Myths Spread on Far-Right Social Media Platformsby Sheryl Gay Stolberg on 22 November 2022 at 22:40
The Biden administration has pushed social media giants like Facebook to curb Covid misinformation. But it is thriving on fringe platforms like Gab, a hub for extremist content.
- Elon Musk’s Twitter Role Puts Tesla Board Under New Scrutinyby Peter Eavis and Isabella Simonetti on 22 November 2022 at 22:00
Corporate governance experts say the electric-car maker’s directors may need to rein in the chief executive, with whom many have personal ties.
- As Elon Musk Cuts Costs at Twitter, Some Bills Are Going Unpaidby Mike Isaac and Ryan Mac on 22 November 2022 at 18:49
Mr. Musk and his advisers are examining all types of expenses at Twitter. Some of the social media company’s vendors have gotten stiffed.
- What Elon Musk Is Doing to Twitter Is What He Did at Tesla and SpaceXby Ryan Mac and Jack Ewing on 21 November 2022 at 21:39
Firing people. Talking of bankruptcy. Telling workers to be “hard core.” Mr. Musk has repeatedly used those tactics at many of his companies.
- Leg Booty? Panoramic? Seggs? How TikTok Is Changing Languageby Melina Delkic on 21 November 2022 at 16:01
A new vocabulary — a little fun, a little dystopian — has emerged on the social video platform, as creators try to get around algorithms and strict content moderation. They call it algospeak.
- Can Big Tech Get Bigger? Microsoft Presses Governments to Say Yes.by David McCabe and Karen Weise on 21 November 2022 at 08:00
Microsoft’s $69 billion deal for Activision Blizzard, which is undergoing reviews in 16 countries, has become a test for whether tech giants can buy companies amid a backlash.
- Inside Gary Gensler’s SEC Campaign to Rein In the Crypto Industryby David Yaffe-Bellany on 21 November 2022 at 08:00
Gary Gensler, the chair of the S.E.C., is at the center of a reckoning over the future of cryptocurrency after the implosion of FTX.
- It’s Official: The Leap Second Will Be Retired (a Decade from Now)by Alanna Mitchell on 20 November 2022 at 17:54
On Friday, an international vote was taken to ditch the leap second, a technical fudge that has caused headaches since its inception 50 years ago.
- Elon Musk Reinstates Trump’s Twitter Accountby Ryan Mac and Kellen Browning on 20 November 2022 at 04:07
Mr. Musk, who had asked Twitter users about whether to bring back the former president to the service, said, “The people have spoken.”
- Elizabeth Holmes Is Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Theranos Fraudby Erin Griffith on 19 November 2022 at 21:13
Ms. Holmes was convicted in January of four counts of fraud for deceiving investors with claims about her blood testing start-up Theranos.
- Elon Musk’s Twitter Teeters on the Edge After Another 1,200 Leaveby Ryan Mac, Mike Isaac and Kellen Browning on 19 November 2022 at 02:28
Mr. Musk sent emails on Friday asking to learn about Twitter’s underlying technology as key infrastructure teams have been decimated.
- What Employees Does Twitter Need, Anyway?by Cecilia Kang on 18 November 2022 at 22:53
The many departures have set off a wave of hand-wringing about whether the site can continue to operate well.