September 3, 2015 Netflix is famous for pioneering a company culture that demands standout results from every employee. One of the architects of this philosophy ended up losing her job to the system she created.
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August 30, 2015 The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.
Tesla's Model S P85D, seen here at a car show in April, scored 103 on Consumer Reports' 100-point ratings system.
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August 27, 2015 "It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.
The founders of Clever met at Harvard. From left: Tyler Bosmeny, CEO; Dan Carroll, chief product officer; Rafael Garcia, chief technology officer.
August 27, 2015 Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.
Text messages helped remind diabetes patients to check their blood sugar and report in.
August 26, 2015 Many low-income patients can't make multiple visits to the doctor, which is a problem if you're a diabetic trying to get insulin dosing just right. A text-based system made remote reports possible.
Last month, Microsoft released its first major update to its operating system since 2012.
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August 26, 2015 Microsoft Vice President Yusuf Mehdi announced Tuesday that the new operating system is running in 192 countries and on a wide range of devices, including ones made as early as 2007.
August 24, 2015 NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Patty Hsue, who leads the robocall-combating tech initiatives at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, about its plans to combat phone fraud.
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The parent company of Ashley Madison has offered a reward of $500,000 Canadian (approximately $378,000 U.S.) for information leading to an arrest in a huge hacking case.
August 24, 2015 Despite the hacking attack that extracted personal information about millions of its users, Ashley Madison seems to have added nearly 2 million more users to its service.
An attendee plays video games at the Gamescom 2015 gaming trade fair on August 5, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
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August 23, 2015 One female developer says she hasn't faced much overt sexism in her 20-year career, but there's been lots of "casual exclusion" — like meetings held at strip clubs. It's hard to talk about, she says.
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The website of the "married dating" service Ashley Madison was the target of hackers, who apparently released customer data.
August 19, 2015 Security analysts say the huge data dump may include the account details of more than 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com and its companion site EstablishedMen.com
August 17, 2015 NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Justin Fox, columnist for Bloomberg View, about Amazon's work culture, following a scathing article in The New York Times.
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August 17, 2015 Bezos is pushing back against an article about the company's workplace, which said employees are often reduced to tears by harsh criticism and are encouraged to snitch on other workers to managers.
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Daniel Craig plays James Bond in the film Casino Royale. Dramatis, a computer program, can detect suspense from this scene and rates it even higher as the plot thickens.
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August 17, 2015 Scientists want to make computers into better storytellers, but to do that they have to teach the machines a tricky element: suspense. Now researchers believe they've taken a big step forward.
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A man using a mobile phone walks past an AT&T store, in June. The New York Times and ProPublica report that the telecom giant helped the NSA spy for decades.
August 15, 2015 The New York Times and ProPublica examined documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. They reveal an extensive relationship between the spy agency and the telecom giant.
Entrepreneur and musician Dr. Dre arrives at the premiere of Straight Outta Compton in Los Angeles.
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August 14, 2015 From a strong overview of Dr. Dre's new project to a breakdown of the facts on Europe's migrant crisis: Here are the stories we were reading this week.
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