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The New York Times

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Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

11:11
The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

Facebook Ends Ban on Political Advertising

22:40
The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.

How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging

3.March
Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.

The Hottest Amenity From Developers? A Power Plant Made of Batteries.

3.March
Charged via rooftop solar panels, the cells form a network that provides a building with backup electricity and that utilities can tap during peak periods.

Colleges That Require Coronavirus Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works

2.March
Many schools that use fever scanners and symptom checkers have not rigorously studied if the technology has slowed the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

Instacart Valuation Rises to $39 Billion in Latest Fundraising

2.March
The pandemic has supercharged Instacart’s growth as customers eager to avoid shopping in stores turn to the company’s grocery ordering service.

Amazon Workers’ Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabama

2.March
A vote on whether to form a union at the e-commerce giant’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., has become a labor showdown, drawing the attention of N.F.L. players, and the White House.

How Do Influencers Get Jobs? It’s Changing.

1.March
A new service is designed to help formalize relationships that are typically forged through personal connections or cold DMs.

China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency

1.March
The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.

Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internet

28.February
Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

27.February
The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.

How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

27.February
Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.
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