Category Archives: Business and Finance

Civil says the future of media is blockchains and cryptocurrencies – By Mathew Ingram – Columbia Journalism Review

Civil’s infrastructure, including its version of a crypto-currency, is based on Ethereum. When the platform launches in the spring, it will do an “initial coin offering” that will give its staff—including a number of journalists the company is in the … Continue reading

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What Is Bitcoin- and How Does It Work? – The New York Times

What is Bitcoin mining? Bitcoin mining refers to the process through which new Bitcoins are created and given to computers helping to maintain the network. The computers involved in Bitcoin mining are in a sort of computational race to process … Continue reading

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Opinion | First- a Financial Crisis. Then a Geopolitical Crisis. – by David Leonhardt – NYT

The 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse — the signature moment of our modern financial crisis — will arrive on Saturday. Media organizations and book publishers are using the anniversary to look back over the last decade, and one … Continue reading

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Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion; 21 Years Ago It Was on the Brink of Bankruptcy – By Jack Nicas – NYT

By Jack Nicas Aug. 2, 2018 39 comments SAN FRANCISCO — In 1997, Apple was on the ropes. The Silicon Valley pioneer was being decimated by Microsoft and its many partners in the personal-computer market. It had just cut a … Continue reading

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Worried About the I.R.S. Scam? Here’s How to Handle Phone Fraud – By Christine Hauser – NYT

By Christine Hauser July 26, 2018 Lee Meyer, a retired New York City schoolteacher, recently began getting strange telephone calls on weekday afternoons. A woman claiming to be a Treasury Department official left a message and a phone number, Mr. … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Has No Idea What His Tariffs Have Unleashed for Farmers – By Robert Leonard – NYT

By Robert Leonard Mr. Leonard is the news director for the radio stations KNIA and KRLS. July 26, 2018 A farm near Amana, Iowa.CreditScott Olson/Getty Images “KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Today President Trump is visiting Dubuque, Iowa, where every year at … Continue reading

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Opinion | Why Your Phone Service Is So Expensive – by David Leonhardt – NYT

Many Americans pay close to $100 a month for smartphone service. And this pricetag isn’t some natural reflection of the service’s value. In many other countries, smartphone plans cost much less. The economists Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago … Continue reading

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How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending- Not Tariffs – by Farhad Manjoo – NYT

One program, Made in China 2025, outlines a road map for China to become a world leader in advanced manufacturing (things like robotics, aircraft and machine tools). Another plan calls for China to achieve dominance in artificial intelligence. Based on … Continue reading

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Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling – By Adam Satariano – NYT

European officials said Google, which makes the Android mobile operating system used in smartphones, broke antitrust laws by striking deals with handset manufacturers such as HTC, Huawei and Samsung. The agreements required Google’s services, such as its search bar and … Continue reading

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Thermostats- Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse – By Nellie Bowles – NYT

By Nellie Bowles June 23, 2018 451 查看本文中文版查看本文繁體中文版 SAN FRANCISCO — The people who called into the help hotlines and domestic violence shelters said they felt as if they were going crazy. One woman had turned on her air-conditioner, but … Continue reading

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