Keeping It By PAUL SULLIVAN February 19, 2017 If there is a wild, out-there script to becoming a billionaire, Mark Cuban could lay claim to following it. Mr. Cuban, worth $3.4 billion, now owns the Dallas Mavericks, which won the N.B.A. championship in 2011, and is a star of “Shark Tank,” a reality television… Continue reading
Farhad and Mike discuss the week’s biggest tech events, including Mark Zuckerberg’s founder’s letter and the fall of a YouTube star.
February 18, 2017 Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE Perhaps the most memorable line from last year’s presidential debates was Donald J. Trump’s characterization of Hillary Clinton after she alluded to his tax issues. “Such a nasty woman” immediately entered the national lexicon, inspiring feminist Halloween costumes, T-shirts and sundry other merchandise. Liberals… Continue reading
The country’s missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea’s nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.
By KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA February 17, 2017 Cayla is a blond, bright-eyed doll that chatters about horses and hobbies. She plays games and accurately answers questions about the world at large. She could also be eavesdropping on your child. That’s the stark warning parents in Germany received on Friday from the country’s telecoms watchdog, the… Continue reading
February 17, 2017 By J. D. BIERSDORFER Q. Why is it that some Windows updates just refuse to install? In other words, when one goes into update history and it shows an update that has failed to install a number of times, what can you do? A. Windows Update is the service… Continue reading
In a 5,800-word letter about Facebook’s mission on Thursday, the chief executive all but positioned himself as an opponent to some of President Trump’s beliefs.
By TIM GRAY February 17, 2017 Trying out this year’s tax-preparation software was like wandering through a bazaar: Everybody was trying to sell me something I suspected I didn’t need. TurboTax pressed me to buy its MAX benefits, promising “total peace of mind.” H&R Block urged an upgrade to Best of Both, so one… Continue reading
February 17, 2017 By RIVKA GALCHEN and BENJAMIN MOSER In Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Rivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss which classic books are commonly misunderstood. By Rivka Galchen I didn’t pay much attention to the way that Don Quixote’s delusions often made… Continue reading
By PAUL MOZUR and CHOE SANG-HUN February 17, 2017 HONG KONG — A major corporate executive sits in jail, accused of participating in a corruption scandal that could topple a country’s top leader. In most places, that image would probably fuel a campaign to clean up incestuous links between business and government. That situation is now… Continue reading