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The Week in Tech: Inequality Rising by DAVID STREITFELD


By DAVID STREITFELD

Why the week’s most important technology story involved the tragic slaying of a young woman at a train station in San Francisco’s East Bay.

Published: July 26, 2018 at 07:00PM

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The US Army’s ‘Street Fighter V’ tournament starts Saturday

The US Army is getting in on the esports craze too, but the game isn't one you might expect. Instead of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Rainbow Six Siege, the military is hosting a tournament for Street Fighter V. The competition will be broadcast o…

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Sex Scandal Toppled a Silicon Valley Chief. Investors Say, So What? by NATHANIEL POPPER


By NATHANIEL POPPER

Mike Cagney lost his job as chief executive of Social Finance after a board investigation into sexual misconduct. Some of those board members have since funded his next venture.

Published: July 26, 2018 at 07:00PM

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Another Fortnite Summer Skirmish Screw-Up Taints An Otherwise Improved Week 3

Disaster no more: Fortnite’s third Summer Skirmish made it seem like Epic finally got the hang of things.

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Chase links its payment app to Samsung Pay so you’ll actually use it

Do you use Chase Pay for your retail shopping? No? We won't blame you — its insistence on using QR codes for purchases makes it far less convenient than tap-to-pay services, not to mention less common. Now, however, it's admitting that it needs t…

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Three Chinese Tech Companies Make It To Wall Street, 2 Backed by Tencent

Three Chinese tech companies go public on the same day in New York in a frenzy of IPO action. Tencent-backed Pinduoduo is best known but two others are almost as interesting.

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IBM’s 2018 Data Breach Study Shows Why We’re In A Zero Trust World Now

U.S. based breaches are the most expensive globally, costing on average $7.91M with the highest global notification cost as well, $740,000. A typical data breach costs a company $3.86M, up 6.4% from $3.62M last year.

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