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What Happened When a German Car Factory Went All Electric

Zwickau, a city in Germany’s east, may not be as famous as Detroit, but its economy has revolved around internal combustion engines since...

Beeper Messaging App Is Acquired as a Bet on a Regulatory Shift

Beeper, the app that brought iPhone messaging features to Android smartphones, has been acquired by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, to support the...

Tesla Settles Lawsuit Over a Fatal Crash Involving Autopilot

Tesla on Monday settled a lawsuit that blamed the automaker’s driver-assistance software for the death of a California man in 2018, averting a...

Teen Girls Confront an Epidemic of Deepfake Nudes in Schools

Westfield Public Schools held a regular board meeting in late March at the local high school, a red brick complex in Westfield, N.J.,...

Google to Tone Down Message Board After Employees Feud Over War in Gaza

For nearly 14 years, an online message board called Memegen has served as a virtual water cooler for Google employees.Memegen has been a...

Maryland Passes 2 Major Privacy Bills, Despite Tech Industry Pushback

The Maryland Legislature this weekend passed two sweeping privacy bills that aim to restrict how powerful tech platforms can harvest and use the...

In Battle Over Health Care Costs, Private Equity Plays Both Sides

Insurance companies have long blamed private-equity-owned hospitals and physician groups for exorbitant billing that drives up health care costs. But a tool backed...

What to Know About Tech Companies Using A.I. to Teach Their Own A.I.

OpenAI, Google and other tech companies train their chatbots with huge amounts of data culled from books, Wikipedia articles, news stories and other...

Four Takeaways on the Race to Amass Data for A.I.

Online data has long been a valuable commodity. For years, Meta and Google have used data to target their online advertising. Netflix and...

Four Takeaways on the Race to Amass Data for A.I.

Online data has long been a valuable commodity. For years, Meta and Google have used data to target their online advertising. Netflix and...

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