Google Said to Face $1.2 Billion Antitrust Fine, but Battle With Europe Looms
The hefty penalty is likely to be quickly overshadowed by a more complex problem: How should Google comply with the decision to rein in its power?
Tech Fix: Alexa, What Happens if the Echo Has a Screen? You Get This Review
Amazon’s newest Echo smart speaker has a touch screen. Our reviewer asked whether that made the gadget much different from a smartphone or a tablet.
Bits: Daily Report: Automation’s Effect on Developing Tech Economies
Many workers in the United States worry about being replaced by machines. The same is true in countries like India.
Tech Tip: Moving Your E-Books to a New E-Reader
When you upgrade to a new electronic reader or tablet, transferring your library can be as easy as logging into your e-bookstore account.
Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99
Mr. Burstein was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators, and held patents for a method to...
Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology
Artificial intelligence, automation and big data are raising fears of widespread layoffs in a $150 billion industry.
In Towns Already Hit by Factory Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs
Thousands of workers face unemployment as retailers struggle to adapt to online shopping. But even as e-commerce grows, it isn’t absorbing these...
Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Uber Isn’t Everything
Uber dominated tech headlines this week, but a few other things happened in techland, too.
Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail for Ad Targeting
After years of complaints by privacy advocates, the company said it will stop the practice on its free email service to eliminate confusion around...
Encounters: YouTube Star Randy Rainbow Brings Sass to His Trump Bashing
From his Queens apartment, Mr. Rainbow makes parody videos of himself interviewing political figures. He now has nearly 650,000 Facebook followers.
Bits: Daily Report: A Crusader Against a Severe, Previously Unseen Cyberattack
A ransomware demand of a Newark firm, carried out with stolen federal cyberweapons, was a smoke screen for a frightening crime with higher stakes.
Tech Tip: Rescuing Text From Mac WordPerfect Files
WordPerfect for the Mac never made it to the 21st century, but you can use modern software to get back into those ancient files.