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Bits Blog: Boston Consulting’s Most Innovative Companies: Lessons From a Decade of Ranking
The speedy adoption of new technology is increasingly seen as the key to corporate success, according to the annual innovation scorecard from the Boston Consulting Group.

Yahoo’s Board Is Said to Weigh Selling Off Core Business
The board of Yahoo will consider major changes during meetings this week, people briefed on the plans said, as well as review plans for the sale of its valuable stake in Alibaba.

Zuckerberg Vows to Daughter He’ll Donate 99% of His Facebook Shares
The plan, involving a new organization to manage the money, was made in an open letter to his newborn daughter, Max.

Airbnb Releases Trove of New York City Home-Sharing Data
The company’s data includes statistics like host earnings, the frequency of rentals and the types of listings.

Your Money Adviser: Before Giving, Check Out Charities and Their Policies on Privacy
Social media and mobile apps offer easy new ways to give to nonprofits. But watchdog groups advise checking first to learn whether your information is likely to be sold or traded.

Bits Daily Report: Tech Culture Across Continents, From Hacker to Satire
The techie cultures of Silicon Valley and of Argentina have evolved in such a way to become almost polar opposites of one another.

Tech Tip: Should You Update to Apple OS X El Capitan?
The El Capitan update includes many enhancements to popular tools and programs, but many bugs have also been reported.

Google Cultural Institute Puts Us All Onstage
With 360-degree videos, fans of the performing arts can feel what it’s like to be in the middle of the Philadelphia Orchestra or the Paris Opera Ballet.

Scope of National Security Inquiry Is Revealed
After a decade of court battles, the owner of Calyx Internet Access revealed the breadth of the amount of information the F.B.I. requested about a customer.

Bits Blog: Nokia Tries to Reinvent Itself, Again, by Taking Over Alcatel-Lucent
Rajeev Suri, Nokia’s 48-year-old chief executive, says his company’s $16.6 billion takeover of Alcatel-Lucent is exactly what Nokia needs to execute its yearslong makeover, which has included layoffs and the sale of unwanted assets.

Security Breach at Toy Maker VTech Includes Data on Children
The Hong Kong company said that personal information of five million people had been compromised, including the names and birth dates of children.

AppDynamics Expected to Announce Raising of $158 Million
The company’s business of checking corporations’ computer code is growing rapidly but is filled with many heavy-hitter, and deep-pocketed, competitors.

Bits Blog: Drone Videos Could Help Amazon Sell Prime Subscriptions
Tech companies want to own the airspace for many purposes. They are also looking for regulatory workarounds.

Target and PayPal Sites Report Problems on Cyber Monday
Consumer behavior has shifted to online spending, overloading websites.

An Anonymous Satire of Silicon Valley Now Has a Publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux is to publish “Iterating Grace,” a book first distributed by its two authors to people connected with the technology industry.

In a Global Market for Hacking Talent, Argentines Stand Out
Corporate executives and government officials flocked to the EkoParty conference in Buenos Aires in search of the world’s most creative hackers.

Tech Tip: How to Enlarge the Text Cursor
Tips on making the elements on your computer screen easier to see, from the blinking text-insertion cursor to your desktop’s text and icons.

Observatory: Lessons From Cellphones on Distribution of Wealth
A new study reports that in developing countries, mobile phone information can be used to determine the geographic distribution of wealth and poverty.

Meet Tumblr’s 15-Year-Old Secret Keeper
Emily Trunko, an Ohio teenager, has collected thousands of letters and text messages from anonymous people on the Internet.

Bits Daily Report: Tech Tries to Keep Up in the New Year
The shareholder vote this week to approve Nokia’s $16.6 billion purchase of Alcatel-Lucent is a reminder of just how fast-moving the tech world can be.

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