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Lyft gains on Uber as ride-sharing runs past taxis in New York City

Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images An attendee at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2016, waits for a ride in the Uber and Lyft reserved staging area. The shift from taxis to ride-sharing companies may have hit a tipping point in New York City, while Lyft continues to show impressive growth. A new report by the business travel expense firm Certify shows Lyft is gaining on both taxis and Uber. The percentage of business travel receipts for Lyft rides in the third quarter…

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Why everyone's talking about bitcoin and Zimbabwe

Wilfred Kajese | AFP | Getty Images A man holds a two dollar Zimbabwean ‘bond note’ withdrawn in Harare, Zimbabwe on November 28, 2016. A surge in demand for digital currency in Zimbabwe has highlighted an interesting quirk in the trading of bitcoin, as well as the current economic woes the African country is facing. “Zimbabwe panic sends bitcoin soaring over $6,000?” asked a report on one cryptocurrency website over the weekend. While the answer is clearly no — there’s not enough trade in Zimbabwe to impact the price —…

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Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

As the presidential election heated up in the spring of 2016, RT consistently featured negative stories about Mrs. Clinton, according to United States intelligence officials. That included claims of corruption at her family foundation and ties to Islamic extremism, frequent coverage of emails stolen by Russian operatives from Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, and accusations that she was in poor physical and mental health. US media accused of burying concerns over Clinton health Video by RT “More than half of American adults say they watch YouTube, and younger viewers are moving…

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Amazon Counts Its Suitors: 238 Want to Be Home for 2nd Headquarters

Photo Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark, center, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and Senator Cory Booker. The city and state are offering up to $7 billion in tax breaks for Amazon’s new headquarters. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times SEATTLE — Amazon said on Monday it got a total of 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America that want to be the home of its proposed second headquarters. The bids, received by last Thursday’s deadline, came from so many places across the continent…

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Buy Alphabet before earnings on its mobile search, YouTube growth: JPMorgan

Kuni Takahashi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google Inc., gestures as he speaks during the company’s Android One smartphone launch event in New Delhi, India, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Internet search is still a thriving growth market for Alphabet, according to one Wall Street analyst. JPMorgan on Monday reiterated its overweight rating for Alphabet shares, predicting the internet giant will report earnings above expectations in the September quarter. Alphabet-owned “Google continues to grow very fast off a large…

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Buy Nvidia because its chips will dominate the artificial intelligence market: Jefferies

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, holds a Nvidia Drive PX Auto-Pilot Computer during the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, last March. Nvidia, the best-performing stock over the past year, will thrive from the artificial intelligence technology trend, according to one Wall Street analyst. Jefferies reiterated its buy rating for Nvidia shares, predicting the chipmaker will report profits above expectations in fiscal 2019, which begins in February. Nvidia’s graphics processing chips have become popular with gaming, and its Volta chip is…

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Tech Tip: New Windows for the Fall Season

Q. I see there’s yet another Windows 10 update out now. I get notifications about patches all the time, so how do I know when this notice is for a system upgrade? Can I tell if it already installed itself? A. Microsoft began rolling out its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last Tuesday using the Windows Update utility on compatible computers and devices. When you are checking the available updates, look for the one labeled “Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709” in the list of security patches and other…

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Tellme is one of the best Silicon Valley companies most people have never heard of

Antoine Antonio | Getty Images Mike McCue, chief executive officer of Flipboard. Seventeen years ago, I competed against Mike McCue, who is currently the Founder and CEO of Flipboard. Back then, he was the co-founder and CEO of Tellme Networks and I was the VP of Business Development at a company called VoiceGenie. I met Mike for the first time two weeks ago at the Flipboard offices on a quiet street in Palo Alto, in a converted bowling alley. Mike and I quickly started going through the talented team that…

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