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Apple introduced the first iPhone in 2007, and in the 10 years since, the company has sold more than 1.2 billion of the 15 models it has developed. The iPhone accounts for nearly two-thirds of Apple’s revenue; in the fiscal year ending September 30, Apple is on pace to sell more than $140 billion in …

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Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to spend $5 billion on a second headquarters–dubbed “HQ2” somewhere outside its current home of Seattle, Washington. The company hasn’t decided where HQ2 will be yet, but Amazon says it will be in North America and expects around 50,000 people will work there within 10 to 15 years. The …

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As classes got underway this week, something was missing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Something weird. The sidewalks of Cambridge were jammed with students and their boxes, as they always are during the first week of September. There was nowhere to park. Moving vans blocked traffic on every street. Freshmen walked the “infinite hallway” …

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Last year Jillian York, a free expression activist, was temporarily booted off Facebook for sharing partially nude images. The offending photos were part of a German breast cancer awareness campaign which featured, well, breasts. Facebook flagged the post as a violation of its Community Standards, which strictly prohibits most types of female nudity. Though the …

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Look out weeds. Tractor giant John Deere just spent $305 million to acquire a startup that makes robots capable of identifying unwanted plants, and shooting them with deadly, high-precision squirts of herbicide. John Deere, established in 1837 to manufacture hand tools, announced it had acquired Blue River Technology, founded in 2011, late Wednesday. Deere already …

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For many Russian students, the academic year started last Friday with tips on planetary domination from President Vladimir Putin. “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind,” he said, via live video beamed to 16,000 selected schools. “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the …

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Amid ongoing concern over the role of disinformation in the 2016 election, Facebook said Wednesday it found that more than 5,000 ads, costing more than $150,000, had been placed on its network between June 2015 and May 2017 from “inauthentic accounts” and Pages, likely from Russia. The ads didn’t directly mention the election or the …

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The co-chair of the New America Foundation told staffers Wednesday that neither Google nor its executive chairman Eric Schmidt—both donors to the think tank—played a role in the recent ouster from the foundation of an antitrust scholar who had been critical of Google. “Neither Google nor Eric Schmidt attempted to interfere” with criticism of Google …

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Tech executives are near-unanimous in condemning the Trump administration’s plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. But some are going further than others in promising to help employees affected by the move. Microsoft and Apple are offering the most full-throated defense of “Dreamers”—undocumented individuals who have been in the US …

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Twelve years ago, I met four impoverished teenagers at a high school in Arizona. They were born in Mexico, brought to the United States as children, and attended school in Phoenix. Without residency papers, their future job prospects were severely limited, but they nonetheless decided to enter an underwater robotics contest sponsored by NASA and …

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