Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Snap and Google Tie-Up? by FARHAD MANJOO and MIKE ISAAC


By FARHAD MANJOO and MIKE ISAAC

Farhad and Mike discuss the latest in Silicon Valley, including Facebook’s video chat ambitions and rumors of a Snap acquisition by Google.

Published: August 4, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Uber and Yandex, a Russian Ride-Hailing Rival, Opt to Share the Road by MIKE ISAAC


By MIKE ISAAC

The competitors have decided to stop battling for market share and instead operate jointly in a handful of Eastern European countries.

Published: July 12, 2017 at 02:00PM

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AT&T’s Blockbuster Deal for Time Warner Hangs in Limbo by CECILIA KANG and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED


By CECILIA KANG and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED

Eight months into its review, the Justice Department still has stumbling blocks in assessing the most significant business deal before the Trump administration.

Published: July 8, 2017 at 02:00PM

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In Whole Foods, Bezos Gets a Sustainably Sourced Guinea Pig by FARHAD MANJOO


By FARHAD MANJOO

By purchasing the upscale chain, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief, has a chance to tinker with how people buy groceries — and map the future of the physical store.

Published: June 16, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Slack Is Said to Be in Talks to Raise $500 Million by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

The office messaging company is not yet profitable, but new funding could raise its valuation to $5 billion as it faces rivals like Microsoft’s Teams.

Published: June 14, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Daily Report: Europe Gets Tough on Facebook by JIM KERSTETTER


By JIM KERSTETTER

The European Union’s antitrust chief fined the social media company about $122 million for providing misleading statements in its WhatsApp acquisition.

Published: May 18, 2017 at 02:00PM

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E.U. Antitrust Officials Fine Facebook $122 Million by MARK SCOTT


By MARK SCOTT

The fine — one of the largest regulatory penalties against Facebook — was imposed for misleading statements given during the company’s acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014.

Published: May 17, 2017 at 02:00PM

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