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SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications giant, has been on a multibillion-dollar acquisition and investment spree for the past year or so. It isn’t over. Today the pharmaceutical company Roivant is announcing a $1.1 billion investment, mostly from the SoftBank Vision Fund. It’s perhaps the largest single biotech investment ever. And after the biggest biotech IPOs of …

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Recently fired Google engineer James Damore, author of the now-infamous ‘antidiversity memo’ that caused a firestorm both at Google and beyond, had a fairly easy time finding support from his coworkers. According to screenshots of discussions on Google’s internal message forum, several employees agreed with the 10-page manifesto that cost Damore his job. That memo, …

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The former Google employee who was fired after posting a missive criticizing the company’s diversity efforts calls his dismissal illegal and says he is “exploring all possible legal remedies.” James Damore said via email Monday night that he was told he was fired for “‘perpetuating gender stereotypes.’” Damore, a senior software engineer who had worked …

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Andrew Ng is a soft-spoken AI researcher whose online postings talk loudly. A March blog post in which the Stanford professor announced he was leaving Chinese search engine Baidu temporarily wiped more than a billion dollars off the company’s value. A June tweet about a new Ng website, Deeplearning.ai, triggered a wave of industry and …

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When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte working specifically on the iPhone’s map technology. Now, nearly a decade later, the two are working together again—but this time, instead of helping you get around, they want to use the power of …

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A Google employee’s screed against workplace diversity has thrust company executives into a tight spot: Discipline the author and risk criticism that Google is censoring speech, or stand by and inflame concerns that the company does not welcome women, an issue that is already the source of internal debate and a government investigation. The 10-page …

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The AR revolution will come not with a bang, but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple’s new augmented-reality platform. ARKit lets developers build AR apps—which integrate digital experiences into the physical world via iPhone or iPad, a la Pokemon Go. Those apps will be available …

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Tech companies pitch chatbots to businesses as a way to keep customers coming back for more. A new bot built by Microsoft employees in their spare time is designed to do exactly the opposite. The chatbot, tested recently in Seattle, Atlanta, and Washington D.C., lurks behind fake online ads for sex posted by nonprofits working …

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On January 3, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg posted a status update to his Facebook page. “Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside of my work,” the Facebook CEO wrote to his 84 million followers. “In recent years, I’ve run 365 miles, built a simple AI for my home, …

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Late last autumn, a Russian mathematician and programmer named Alex decided he’d had enough of running his eight-year-old business. Though his St. Petersburg firm was thriving, he’d grown weary of dealing with payroll, hiring, and management headaches. He pined for the days when he could devote himself solely to tinkering with code, his primary passion. …

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