Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.


Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Monday, July 21, 2014

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.


Microsoft Announces Largest Job Cut In Its History

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft plans to eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs over the next year — about 14 percent of its global workforce. The cuts would be the largest in the company's history. Microsoft recently acquired Nokia's mobile phone business, which boosted its head count by 25,000 and most of the cuts will be in that area.


Visa Makes Big Move To Boost Consumer Spending Online

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ever try shopping on your smartphone and decide you don't want to put in your credit card number? Visa says it's a big problem and came up with a tool that combines improved security and convenience.


In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.


In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones — like Brazil's brutal defeat.


Facebook Apologizes For Manipulation; Data Research Likely To Go On

Friday, July 04, 2014

A mood study that Facebook conducted on unwitting users has been criticized. Data science plays an integral role at Facebook — for bottom line reasons, and in collaboration with academic researchers.


Apps That Share, Or Scalp, Public Parking Spots

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A new breed of tech company is offering mobile apps to help drivers using public, metered parking spots sell them to the highest bidder. But in San Francisco, city officials want to put a stop to it.


An Algorithm Is A Curator At The Sept. 11 Museum

Monday, June 30, 2014

Curators at the September 11 Memorial and Museum came up with a novel solution to the problem of interpreting the tragedy. They put a computer algorithm in charge of an exhibit. But is it objective?


Is A Threat On Facebook Real? Supreme Court Will Weigh In

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving perceived death threats on Facebook. The court and the company could have starkly different approaches to identifying credible threats.


Software That Sees Employees, Not Outsiders, As The Real Threat

Monday, June 16, 2014

Security software that's meant to prevent data loss in firms is shifting the focus to employee behavior, monitoring activity round-the-clock in search of bad intent. But will bosses go too far?


Facebook Plans To Include More Of Users' Data To Target Ads

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Facebook will use members' Web browsing habits to help advertisers target their ads more effectively. Facebook also announced a feature that allows users to see why targeted ads are coming their way.


In A Landmark First, An AI Program Fools The Turing Test

Monday, June 09, 2014

In an artificial intelligence breakthrough, a computer program has become the first to pass the Turing Test, according to scholars in England. Designed by Alan Turing, the test is meant to distinguish machines from humans in a series of natural language conversations. This program fooled humans into believing it was a 13-year-old boy.


A Privacy Capitalist Wins Big After Snowden

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The NSA scandal has hurt some companies, but there are also some tech winners, including an American who has been cashing in on the political hype. Mike Janke's firm sells privacy devices and apps.


A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

Thursday, June 05, 2014

It's not every day that an industry in hypergrowth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.


Google Is Becoming A Car Manufacturer

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The company that started as a search engine is making a big leap into the auto industry. Scientists at Google X are building self-driving cars they plan to debut (at least in test mode) this summer.


Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Monday, May 26, 2014

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.


Charges Of Chinese Cybercrimes To Play Out In American Courts

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Justice Department has filed charges against five members of the Chinese military, alleging that they're hackers who committed espionage against U.S. companies.


European Ruling On Removing Google Links May Leave A Mess

Friday, May 16, 2014

Europeans now have the right to have search results about them deleted from online databases. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.


Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

Friday, May 16, 2014

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.

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