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NY Times Technology

Bits Blog: Making Big Data Think Bigger


Data-driven management has so far focused mostly on increasing efficiency and productivity, but new graphic tools aim to help executives set a strategic course.






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Bits Blog: Salesforce Boss Tips His Hand on Company’s Big News


Marc Benioff gave away one of his big surprises for an upcoming show: his data analysis cloud for the masses is likely one of many, with more on the way. But can his be different?






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Bits Blog: A Conversation With Michael Harris, Author of ‘The End of Absence’


Mr. Harris tries to remind people in his new book that solitude in the digital age is important to find a sense of self.






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Bits Blog: Big Weekend for Apple May Herald Strong Demand for iPhone 6


Eager Apple fans have been lining up to experience the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and investors will be watching for clues about how well the new models will sell.






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Reuters Technology News

Facebook's Oculus unveils new virtual reality prototype device

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Oculus VR unit announced an upgraded prototype of its virtual reality headset that has higher resolution and built-in audio, but the company said it is not ready to sell a device to consumers.






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Rocket Internet CEO stands to lift stake via options: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Oliver Samwer, chief executive and co-founder of Rocket Internet is in a position to increase his stake in the German venture capital firm under a stock options program that will be part of its planned stock market listing, a German magazine report said on Saturday.
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Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.






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When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ?
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Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc on Friday announced it is rolling out a software upgrade over-the-air to its current Model S owners, a unique ability that other automakers are expected to offer within a few years.






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