Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’

Dara Khosrowshahi said in an open letter that the ride-hailing service had “got things wrong.” The company intends to appeal the decision to revoke its license.


Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There

City officials and business leaders across North America are going to extreme lengths to court Amazon to put its second headquarters in their city.


68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet

China’s censorship system is expanding forbidden topics far beyond politics, in line with President Xi Jinping’s prim, paternalistic vision for the “China dream.”


Do You Live in London? Share Your Views on Uber

What would London without Uber look like? We want to hear from those in London about their experience, including those who work, or have worked, for Uber.

The Best Investment Since 1926? Apple

Apple has generated more wealth for shareholders than any other of the top 50 companies, which account for 40 percent of stock market wealth.

Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: A Very Bad Week for Digital Giants

Apple’s Watch has a bug, Facebook might be undermining democracy, and Amazon is telling us how to make bombs. Tech news is weird right now.

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

A series of scandals have opened up the possibility that the company may have created something it can’t fully control.

Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

The company said it would turn over 3,000 ads linked to Russia to Congress after growing scrutiny about its role in last November’s presidential election.

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

The new, new, new age is all about “defragging our nervous systems.”

Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.

S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year

The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.

Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars

The Silicon Valley start-up Aeva is developing new sensors that could significantly improve how autonomous vehicles see the road.

Coming Soon to AMC Theaters: Virtual Reality Experiences

The theater chain has invested $20 million in the start-up Dreamscape Immersive and will open six locations offering V.R. experiences in the next 18 months.

China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship

With a crucial Communist Party meeting just weeks away, Beijing is further tightening its already formidable internet controls.

Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Targeting Racists, Makes Changes

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, promised “more human review and oversight” to make sure offensive terms aren’t used to target ads.

Europe Renews Offensive on Silicon Valley With Tax Reforms

A new set of proposals presented by officials in Brussels seek to tax technology companies differently, but risk being seen as an effort to target American tech giants.

Toshiba Reaches Tentative Deal to Sell Microchip Unit

The board of the Japanese conglomerate is close to an agreement with a group of investors led by Bain Capital, although details must still be finalized.

Amazon ‘Reviewing’ Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items

A British television news report said that the online retailer’s algorithms were automatically offering items that could be used to create an explosive device.

Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.

One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery

Despite a late start, the company’s foray into delivering food, a cutthroat $100 billion-plus service industry, eclipses ride hailing in some markets.

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement.

Facebook Drops Stock Move That Would Have Solidified Zuckerberg’s Control

The social network’s board withdrew a stock reclassification proposal after a shareholder suit that would have put Mr. Zuckerberg in a courtroom.

Facebook’s Belated Awakening

As social media companies wield greater power in the political system, more safeguards are needed.

On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook

Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.

Uber Loses License to Operate in London

London’s transportation agency criticized Uber’s corporate culture, the latest setback for a company that has faced an array of controversies this year.

Zuckerberg’s Preposterous Defense of Facebook

If everyone is upset with you, as the platform’s chief says, are you really doing something right?

Restoring Those Old Liner Notes in Music’s Digital Era

TunesMap, which offers a feed of videos, photographs and links to related material when songs are streamed, will make its debut as an Apple TV app in November.

China’s Harsh Words Mask a Trade Boom With South Korea

Even as China scolds Seoul for housing a U.S. missile defense system, its businesses and consumers buy up more Korean semiconductors and cosmetics.

Amid Facebook’s Troubles, Message to Advertisers Stays Consistent

At Advertising Week, the social network extolled its size and reach to marketers, even while facing criticism over the misuse of its ad-targeting tools.

Elon Musk’s Mars Vision: A One-Size-Fits-All Rocket. A Very Big One.

Mr. Musk’s booster, scaled back from last year’s plan but still the largest ever, could take travelers to Mars, the moon — or around the world in minutes.

For Uber in London, a New Route: Diplomacy

The ride-hailing service’s chief, Dara Khosrowshahi, has moved away from the combative tone of his predecessor, Travis Kalanick, in an initial test.

In Taiwan, Modest Test of Driverless Bus May Hint at Big Things to Come

The small vehicles are being tested on a university campus and central Taipei. The city’s mayor hopes they will reshape transportation.

Rovio, Angry Birds Maker, Valued at $1 Billion in I.P.O.

The offering was aimed at helping Rovio carry out a growth strategy, with shares being used for possible acquisitions and rewards to its employees.

Facebook’s Ad-Targeting Problem, Captured in a Literal Shade of Gray

Many of the social network’s ad-targeting terms are legitimate in principle but can be problematic in practice. Consider, for instance, the word “confederate.”

Airports Worldwide Are Hit by Delays After Software Outage

A “network issue” affected programs used by several major carriers, delaying flights and causing other problems for travelers.

Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in Election

Facebook has faced the most scrutiny over social media’s role in the 2016 election. But Twitter may have been used even more extensively by Russians.

Amazon Wants You to Wake Up With Alexa, and That’s Just the Start

The company introduced a wide collection of new Echo devices that are smaller, cheaper and, in some cases, built for specific areas of the home.

Facebook Responds to Trump and Positions Itself as Election-Ready

Facebook, under fire after the American presidential election, responded to criticism from President Trump and touted its efforts for the German elections on Sunday.

Why No Comments? It’s a Matter of Resources

Times readers questioned our decision not to allow comments on a recent article. Our community editor explains our policy.

Why Isn’t Your Toddler Paying the Mortgage?

There’s a new class of social-media celebrities, and they’re not old enough for kindergarten. Welcome to the weird, lucrative world of viral toddler videos.

Lyft Adds Ford to Its List of Self-Driving Car Partners

Lyft was already working with Waymo, a sister company of Google, and General Motors on self-driving partnerships. Now add Ford to that list.

Toshiba Reaches Deal With Bain-Apple Group to Sell Chip Business

The agreement, under which the former symbol of Japanese industrial might will keep a minority stake, values the operations at about $18 billion.

Should the Middle Class Invest in Risky Tech Start-Ups?

With the tech industry’s increasing dominance, Jason Calacanis, a tech investor, offers a radical guide for prospering: betting on more of it.

As Google Fights Fake News, Voices on the Margins Raise Alarm

The editorial head of a socialist website complained that Google is censoring the internet by curbing search traffic to his publication.

Google Offers Concessions to Europe After Record Antitrust Fine

The search giant is changing how it operates its online shopping service, signaling a new willingness to bow to tightening regulatory pressure around the world.