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The Met and Other Museums Adapt to the Digital Age
Once reluctant to accept the virtual world, institutions are now using interactivity, 3-D imaging and “augmented reality” in displays.






Bits Blog: Nest Buys Revolv, Maker of Smart Appliance Manager
Recently, Nest has been delving deeper into integrating its products with other smart devices.






Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record
A helium-filled balloon lifted Alan Eustace, a Google executive, to more than 25 miles above the earth. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose, he was on the ground.






DealBook: Roku, Video Streaming Service, Is Said to Consider I.P.O.
Founded in 2002, Roku has become one of the most popular makers of set-top boxes that let consumers stream Internet video onto their TVs.






F.C.C. Delays Auction of TV Airwaves for Mobile
A lawsuit challenging the sale said that the commission’s initial rules would cause some stations to lose some of their coverage area and viewers.






Bits Blog: Mark Zuckerberg, Speaking Mandarin, Tries to Win Over China for Facebook
At a forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Facebook’s chief executive discussed his thoughts on the company’s future in the country and why he is studying Chinese.






Q&A: Shining a Light on Nosy Apps
Plus, creating a fund-raising page on Facebook.






Bits Blog: Malicious Ebola-Themed Emails Are on the Rise
Criminals are attempting to install malicious programs on computers using false Ebola advisories as bait.






New York City Police to Be Equipped With Smartphones and Tablets
A program will distribute 41,000 devices across the police department; each of its 35,000 officers will receive a hand-held devices and 6,000 tablets will be installed in police cars.






Donald Pels, 86, Dies; Media Executive Saw Cellphone Future
Mr. Pels, whose early investment in cellphone networks paid off for his company and for himself, had become a major philanthropist in his later years.






Amazon’s Investments Are Piling Up, as Big Losses
The online retailer was also cautious in its outlook for the fourth quarter, saying it might lose money then.






Microsoft Offers Tantalizing Signs of Progress
The software company’s acquisition of Nokia helped it beat estimates, but integration costs reduced profit.






Advertising: A Tech Twist on Home for the Holidays
The growth of marketing efforts for connected-home items is fueled by consumers’ appetite for new technology.
Bits Blog: Survey Exposes Prevalence of Online Harassment
A new study from Pew reveals that 40 percent of adult Internet users have personally experienced some form of online intimidation.






Bits Blog: Facebook’s Rooms App Is a Flashback to Internet Bulletin Boards
The mobile-only app is separate from Facebook’s social network and allows users to create discussion rooms in which anyone can participate using a pseudonym.






Bits Blog: Twitter Offers Tool, Digits, to Sign In to Apps With Just a Phone Number
The social network unveiled a tool that software developers can use to let people more easily log on to smartphone apps.






DealBook: Ello Enshrines Ad-Free Status in Charter and Raises $5.5 Million
The budding social network Ello is reincorporating as a public benefit corporation whose charter forbids it from using ads or selling user data to make money.






Bits Blog: Amazon Web Services to Open German Center
Amazon says it is opening the center to answer customer demand for cloud computing services, but it is also doing it to comply with German laws around privacy.






New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are establishing a center for medical robotics with funding from the National Science Foundation and two private donors.
Bits Blog: Apple’s Tim Cook Talks of Retail Expansion in China
For Apple, greater China has been one of its fastest growing markets for iPhone sales, so the company wants to more than double its presence there.






Bits Blog: Google Wants Inbox to Be Your Email System for the Next Decade
Google has created a new app for people to manage their overflowing inboxes.






Amazon Spends and Grows, but Still Wants for Money
Amazon, which announces its quarterly earnings on Thursday, is likely to hit $100 billion a year in revenue next year. But profit seems as elusive as ever.






Christie's Ramps Up Online-Only Sales
Christie’s website now allows customers to buy watches instantly, bypassing the bidding process, as it grows its e-commerce business.
The Health Issue: Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline?
“Brain training” games have become big business, but the research is still unclear about whether they improve your brain over all.
Fine Print: One-Third of Top Websites Restrict Customers’ Right to Sue
Buried in the dense legalese of terms-of-service rules is language restricting users’ recourse if things go wrong, an Upshot analysis finds.
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