[NyTimes] : "In this digital age when almost anything can be had in an instant, the movement of money can seem glaringly slow.<p>Most people paying a housekeeper or collecting money for an office pool still use cash or a check, which can take days to go through — a relative eternity that banking regulators worry …"
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[NyTimes] : "Seymour Papert, a visionary educator and mathematician who well before the advent of the personal computer foresaw children using computers as instruments for learning and enhancing creativity, died on Sunday at his home in Blue Hill, Me. He was 88.<p>His death was announced by the Logo Foundation, a …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — The great ride-sharing war in China has finally ended.<p>Didi Chuxing, the largest ride-hailing service in China, plans to buy Uber China, the Chinese arm of the American ride-sharing giant, in a deal that values the new company at about $35 billion, according to two people with …"
[NyTimes] : "Patrons of Sweetgreen are very particular about their salads. When the company recently removed bacon and sriracha from the menu, customers took to social media to complain. But after a handful of Sweetgreen restaurants stopped accepting cash in January, barely anyone noticed, according to the …"
[NyTimes] : "BEIJING — Chinese primary and secondary schools are often derided as grueling, test-driven institutions that churn out students who can recite basic facts but have little capacity for deep reasoning.<p>A new study, though, suggests that China is producing students with some of the strongest critical …"
[NyTimes] : "Steve Cara expected to sail through the routine medical tests required to increase his life insurance in October 2014. But the results were devastating. He had lung cancer, at age 53. It had begun to spread, and doctors told him it was inoperable.<p>A few years ago, they would have suggested …"
[NyTimes] : "Tesla Motors has told Senate investigators that its crash-prevention system failed to work properly in a fatal crash, but said its Autopilot technology was not at fault, according to a Senate staff member.<p>Instead, Tesla told members of the Senate Commerce Committee staff on Thursday that the …"
[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — Computer systems used by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign were hacked in an attack that appears to have come from Russia's intelligence services, a federal law enforcement official said on Friday.<p>The apparent breach, coming after the disclosure last month that the Democratic …"
[NyTimes] : "Verizon Communications' $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo has the technology cognoscenti scratching their heads. What does Verizon, the country's biggest wireless company, see in an internet also-ran?<p>Fortune criticized “The Problem With Verizon-Yahoo.” T-Mobile's chief executive, John Legere, …"
[NyTimes] : "PHILADELPHIA — Democrats marked a decisive turn in their campaign against Donald J. Trump this week, moving to recast the 2016 race not as a conventional battle between left and right but as a national emergency that requires voters of all stripes to band together against a singularly menacing …"
[NyTimes] : "WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission has decided to make a European-owned company the clearinghouse for routing billions of cellphone calls and text messages across the United States, despite claims by critics that the plan poses national security risks, officials said on Thursday.<p>The …"
[NyTimes] : "Leslie Jones, one of the most visible and accessible stars in the all-female remake of the “Ghostbusters” movie, said that she would leave Twitter after becoming the target of online trolls who sent her a stream of pornography, racist speech and hateful memes.<p>Ms. Jones, who is black, and her white …"