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U.S. Warned of Russian Firm Kaspersky as Early as 2004 18 November 2017, 5:24 pm

A Russian cybersecurity firm whose products current and former U.S. officials suspect Moscow has used as a tool for spying was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as early as 2004.

Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck 18 November 2017, 3:06 am

Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of traveling for hundreds of miles on a single charge.

Even With Beijing Pushing, Electric Cars Prove Hard to Start 18 November 2017, 1:19 am

Electric vehicles aren’t yet living up to the hype, auto makers in China are finding, as they churn out more EVs than they can sell—even with generous government subsidies—to satisfy Beijing’s directives.

Axios Raises $20 Million to Fund Newsroom Expansion 17 November 2017, 9:30 pm

The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing.

EA Pulls Microtransactions From 'Star Wars Battlefront II' After Backlash 17 November 2017, 9:08 pm

Electronic Arts halted in-game sales of virtual goods in its sequel to “Star Wars Battlefront” on the eve of the game’s launch, bowing to pressure from customers fearing big spenders could gain an unfair edge.

Google Has Picked an Answer for You---Too Bad It's Often Wrong 17 November 2017, 8:16 pm

Going beyond search, the internet giant is presenting itself as an oracle by promoting a single result over all others as a definitive answer. Many of these “featured snippets” are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.

Reddit CEO Cracks Down on Abusive Content to Protect Users, Attract Advertisers 17 November 2017, 3:53 pm

Steve Huffman is trying to weed out violent and abusive content from Reddit, and he’s also personally been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used his platform to spread divisive messages. He hasn’t found much yet.

BuzzFeed Set to Miss Revenue Target, Signaling Turbulence in Media 17 November 2017, 3:37 pm

Digital publisher BuzzFeed is on track to miss its revenue target for this year by a significant amount, the latest sign that troubles in the online ad business are making it tough for new-media upstarts to live up to lofty expectations.

Vanu Bose Found Ways to Bring Cellphone Service to Unserved Areas 17 November 2017, 3:10 pm

Vanu Bose while working on his doctoral degree in engineering in 1998 set up his own company to exploit new technology for cellular communications.

Stitch Fix Prices Shares at $15 Apiece in IPO 17 November 2017, 2:10 pm

Fashion startup Stitch Fix priced its shares below its target range in its initial public offering due to concerns about competition and long-term growth prospects, according to people familiar with the deal.

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