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Bits Blog: Sheryl Sandberg Joins SurveyMonkey’s Board
Ms. Sandberg, who lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May, is taking a seat on the online survey company he helped build. Facebook’s former C.F.O. is also joining the board.









For Start-Ups, How Many Angels Is Too Many?
The Silicon Valley investment frenzy has spurred so-called angel investors into earlier financing rounds, but there are downsides for both entrepreneur and investor.









Conviction of Former Goldman Sachs Programmer Is Overturned
The ruling sets the stage for state prosecutors to either appeal the decision or let Sergey Aleynikov’s six-year legal odyssey through the courts come to an end.









Bits Blog: Google to Test Carpooling Service in Israel
Raising the stakes in its competition with Uber, the search giant said it would test the service in Tel Aviv through Waze, an Israeli social-mapping start-up it acquired in 2013.









Reddit’s Chief Apologizes After Employee’s Dismissal
Ellen Pao, chief executive of the online message board, made an apology in a post after users took down portions of the site.









Itineraries: Free Hotel Wi-Fi Is Increasingly on Travelers’ Must-Have List
Hotel guests, used to receiving free Wi-Fi nearly everywhere, are becoming less willing to pay the fees high-end flagship hotels charge for the service.









App Smart: One Last Ingredient for a Well-Stocked Bar
How to mix drinks, with apps serving as the bartender’s guide to a spirited cocktail party.









Sean Baker Talks ‘Tangerine,’ and Making a Movie With an iPhone
“Tangerine,” a film about two transgender prostitutes, was shot entirely on an iPhone.









Bits Blog: Unicorn: A Fitting Label for Its Time and Place
While Silicon Valley tried to separate tech winners from losers for decades, until 2013 it had not really coined a name for the kind of start-ups the industry most treasured.









Bits Blog: Getting to ‘Buy,’ With a Button on Mobile
Companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are trying to bridge the gap between smartphone browsing and desktop purchases.









Stan Lee and Michelle Phan Help Line Webtoon, Digital Comics Site, Expand in U.S.
The English-language version of a popular comics portal in Korea is partnering with celebrities as part of its global growth plans.









White Supremacists Extend Their Reach Through Websites
A manifesto linked to Dylann Roof, the suspect in the church massacre in Charleston, S.C., has refocused attention on a shadowy movement that has become more sophisticated in the Internet age.









India’s Leader Maps Out a More Robust Digital Future
With the country lagging behind much of the world in digital infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for greater Internet connectivity and services as well as electronics manufacturing.









New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers
Companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are trying to bridge the gap between smartphone browsing and desktop purchases.









Facing a Selfie Election, Presidential Hopefuls Grin and Bear It
Who wants their babies kissed or their yard signs autographed anymore? Presidential candidates now have no choice but to submit to smartphone-wielding crowds.









The Haggler: The Story of the Cellphone With a Past Life, Continued
Another look at the refurbished replacement cellphone that came complete with the previous owner’s apps, Facebook account and contacts list.









Fair Game: Samsung Merger Plan Called Unfair to Some Investors
Some investors have criticized the Samsung C&T-Cheil merger, saying it is being struck at a price that is unfair to the C&T shareholders.









Reddit Moderators Shut Down Parts of Site Over Employee’s Dismissal
The move affected nearly 300 individual discussion areas — so-called subreddits that focus on individual topics like technology, art and business.









French President Denies Julian Assange’s Request for Protection
In a letter, the WikiLeaks co-founder said that he sensed an openness to being granted asylum and that he had a child whose mother is French.









Bits Blog: Chiefs of T-Mobile and Sprint Spar on Twitter
The penchant of T-Mobile’s chief executive to bluntly criticize the competition has appeared to rub off on the chief executive of another wireless carrier.









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