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Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In a face-off between voice entry and typing on a mobile device, voice recognition software performed significantly better. The results held true in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.

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Uber Competitor In NYC Promises Drivers Benefits, Even Employee Status

Monday, August 22, 2016

While Uber and Lyft both fight in courts to keep their workers as independent contractors, new ride-hailing startup Juno is moving to offer full employee status and other benefits.

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Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The ride-hailing company expects to include a human in case something goes wrong, but the driverless vehicles would be the first available for commercial use. They could be on the road in a few weeks.

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Prominent Cybersecurity Leader Favors Clinton, Despite Email Debacle

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Despite a server breached at the DNC and the controversy over Hillary Clinton's private email server, a prominent cybersecurity expert say she's the better choice for president.

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Cybersecurity Conference Includes 'Hackers For Hillary' Fundraiser

Thursday, August 04, 2016

A Hillary Clinton fundraiser will take place at BlackHat in Las Vegas. Cybersecurity experts there say they support her over Donald Trump despite all the controversy over her email server.

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CEO Marissa Mayer Treated Yahoo Like A Think Tank, Not A Sinking Ship

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Internet pioneer Yahoo just had its core business auctioned off to Verizon. Mayer was hired four years ago to turn the company around. We look back at the critical early months of her tenure.

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CEO Marissa Mayer Treated Yahoo Like A Think Tank, Not A Sinking Ship

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Internet pioneer Yahoo just had its core business auctioned off to Verizon. Mayer was hired four years ago to turn around the company. We look back at the critical early months of her tenure.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo's Core Assets

Monday, July 25, 2016

Verizon is buying Yahoo's Internet business for $4.83 billion. It's not a carefully designed deal, but a quick sale of the troubled Internet pioneer to the highest bidder.

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Twitter Bans 'Breitbart' Editor For Sending Offensive Tweets To Leslie Jones

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In an unusual move, Twitter has decided to ban a troll. The company suspended the account of a technology editor at the conservative news site Breitbart after he tweeted offensive posts to Leslie Jones, the Ghostbusters actress.

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In Wake Of Shootings, Facebook Struggles To Define Hate Speech

Thursday, July 14, 2016

After last week's police shootings, Facebook received a flood of complaints, with users calling out posts as hate speech. According to Facebook insiders, the company was not prepared.

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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

Saturday, June 25, 2016

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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In Gun Debate, Pro-Gun Camp In Favor Of Reform Too

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gun enthusiasts — people who love to hunt and shoot and believe deeply in the Second Amendment — can also be pro-reform. Not everyone is in lockstep with the NRA's position on public policy.

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A Father's Grief — And Forgiveness — In Orlando

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Amanda Alvear was killed at Pulse nightclub. A week later, on Father's Day, her dad is still grieving for the daughter he lost. But despite his sadness, Daniel Alvear says he forgives the shooter.

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Under Pressure, Lawyer For Uber Drivers Slashes Her Fees

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Uber is trying to settle a class action lawsuit, offering to pay up to $100 million to drivers. That amount is unprecedented, but critics say it may not be enough compensation for the drivers.

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Microsoft To Buy Tech Giant LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

Monday, June 13, 2016

Microsoft announced it's buying another tech giant, LinkedIn, for $26.2 billion. The companies, both leaders in the productivity marketplace, believe the move could boost their income potential by 50 percent in that market. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, talks on the massive deal began in March.

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With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.

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On-Demand Services Challenge AAA's Roadside Assistance Program

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

AAA is one of the best-known names in roadside assistance. Start-up companies now change flat tires, charge batteries and tow cars on demand. And this new model is making AAA rethink its business.

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North Korea Linked To Cyber Attacks On Asian Banks

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cybersecurity researchers are linking a recent spate of attacks against Asian banks to North Korea. The digital security firm Symantec says the recent breaches in Asia have identical lines of malicious software deployed in the high profile attack against Sony Pictures in 2014. The FBI has tied North Korea to the Sony attack.

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With New Products, Google Flexes Muscles To Competitors, Regulators

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Google unveils a litany of products at the developers' conference, including messaging apps, a personal virtual assistant and a voice-controlled speaker that connects you with it.

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