Aarti Shahani appears in the following:
Friday, April 24, 2015
As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.
Monday, March 30, 2015
About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.
Monday, March 23, 2015
If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The health insurance provider has revealed that a cyberattack discovered in January may have made the medical and financial information of 11 million people vulnerable to thieves.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Researchers are developing technology to control the movement of cockroaches. Strapped with electrodes and sensors, these insects we often loathe could be used for disaster relief or surveillance.
Monday, March 16, 2015
While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.
Monday, February 16, 2015
The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
President Obama wants to stop cyberattacks by getting companies and law enforcement to coordinate. He signed an executive order that could pave the way, but some in the business world are skeptical.
Friday, February 13, 2015
The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.
Friday, February 06, 2015
For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
In New York, a federal jury found Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht guilty of seven charges, including money laundering and trafficking narcotics. Silk Road was a massive online drug marketplace.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.