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Net Neutrality Again Puts F.C.C. General Counsel at Center Stage
Jonathan Sallet has had a hand in divisive debates in Washington, and he will draw more attention as decisions are made on net neutrality and the Time Warner Cable-Charter merger.









Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Start-Ups and the Circle of Life
Start-up funding isn’t as extravagant as it used to be, and some firms will not survive the downturn.









Cultural Studies: Dear Google, Is There a Shrink for That?
A swirl of modern tastes, consumer expectations and the Internet is producing an ever-increasing number of “boutique therapies.”









Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech
The D.I.Y. movement — to get students creating, be it for fun, for art or for entrepreneurship — is booming. There’s even a MOOC on how to teach tinkering.









‘Feel the Bern’? Maybe Not on Tinder
A woman’s right-swiping in an effort to get men to sign up for updates from Bernie Sanders’s presidential bid resulted in her account being suspended.









Wildly Popular App Kik Offers Teenagers, and Predators, Anonymity
Kik goes further than most widely used apps in shielding its users from view, often making it hard for law enforcement officials to know who is using it — or how.









Twitter Steps Up Efforts to Thwart Terrorists’ Tweets
The company said it had suspended 125,000 accounts associated with extremism since mid-2015 and was accelerating its review of users suspected of spreading terrorism.









Bits Blog: BlackBerry Lays Off 200, Pointing to Shift Away from Phones
The Canadian company’s chief executive has said in the past that he wants to maintain the company’s phone business. That is, if it is not a money loser.









Tech Tip: Moving Files to a Mac From a PC
Apple provides free software assistance for moving files from an old Windows PC to a new Mac.









Social Capital: Bow in the Presence of Greatness: On Kanye West’s Twitter
For Kanye West, growing up is a process, manifested best by his dualistic Twitter account.









This Video Game Will Break Your Heart
“That Dragon, Cancer” is a memoir of a 5-year-old dying of cancer. It’s shattering and important.









Daily Report: As Tech Powers, China Is Rising, While Japan Declines
China’s growing tech industry is inciting concern, while Japan’s stalling tech industry is spurring deals.









Deal Shows Investors Are Willing to Make a Blind Bet on Uber
The institutional investors will not receive financial details about Uber or direct equity in the company.









Wheels: End of the Road May Be Near for Side Mirrors
Many automakers are demonstrating video systems that replace side mirrors with cameras, but it may take drivers some time to get used to them.









Six Degrees of Separation? Facebook Finds a Smaller Number
Just think of yourself as being that much closer to the actor Kevin Bacon.









Concern Grows in U.S. Over China’s Drive to Make Chips
Chips with military as well as electronics uses came under focus when Washington officials killed a $2.9 billion Chinese investment.









State of the Art: Dropbox May Not Be LeBron James, but It Is Still in the Game
As the markets for funding tech start-ups cool, companies like Dropbox, which once had a $10 billion valuation, are confronting their outsize dreams of yesteryear.









Fashion Industry Scrambles to Find a Use for Snapchat
Lured by the attention garnered by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner and DJ Khaled, big brands have clamored to build a presence on the messaging app.









Bits Daily Report: The Mystery of Amazon’s Bookstores
How an offhand remark about Amazon opening new bookstores spawned a viral reaction and a backtracking.









Tech Tip: Reinstalling Windows 10
Even if you upgraded to Windows 10 by downloading the software free on your PC, you can still reinstall the whole operating system if needed.









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