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  • How Twitter, Facebook Shrank President Trump's Social Reach
    on January 15, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    When President Trump was blocked from posting to major social networks, he lost direct broadcast channels to roughly 150 million followers and subscribers.

  • The Best of CES 2021: Gadgets From the All-Digital Tech Show
    on January 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Dishwashing robots? Rollable phones? The trade show’s wonders weren’t displayed in Las Vegas as usual this year, but here are the virtual event’s highlights.

  • Behind the Race to Build a Better EV Battery
    on January 15, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Investors are swarming around one of the few publicly traded competitors working on a new technology that promises to charge electric-car batteries faster and give cars a greater driving range.

  • U.S. Expands Chinese Investment Blacklist to Xiaomi
    on January 15, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Smartphone giant Xiaomi became the latest Chinese technology group to be targeted by the Trump administration, with its surprise addition to an investment blacklist sending its shares sharply lower.

  • Apple's App Store Removes Wimkin Over Calls to Violence
    on January 15, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Apple removed social-media platform Wimkin from its App Store, part of a crackdown by tech companies on potentially dangerous content during the presidential transition. The small site, which markets itself as a free-speech haven, had hosted posts that included a call for civil war.

  • Intel's 'Chief Geek,' Pat Gelsinger, Returns as CEO
    on January 14, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    The appointment of 30-year Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger marks a turning point for the company as it battles market-share losses and weighs its strategic direction.

  • U.S. Moves to Block Telecom Tech From China and Others Deemed Foes
    on January 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    It will be up to the Biden administration to follow through on the new rules, which also names Iran and North Korea.

  • China Holdup Proves Costly for Cisco
    on January 14, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    China’s waiting game proved a profitable one for Acacia Communications. For Cisco, less so.

  • Twitter CEO Defends Trump Ban
    on January 14, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    In a series of tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said it banned President Trump’s personal account in the interest of public safety, but added that a ban “is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation.”

  • Tech That Aims to Improve Meetings
    on January 14, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Tools like video sentiment analysis and smartwatch coaches have the potential to make meetings more productive and inclusive, but may feel intrusive to employees.