Kate Conger, The New York Times

Kate Conger

The New York Times

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • The New York Times
Past:
  • Gizmodo
  • Gizmodo UK
  • TechCrunch
  • The Daily Dot
  • VICE
  • Digital Trends

Recent articles by Kate:

Former Uber Executive Pleads Guilty to Trade Theft

Anthony Levandowski was charged with stealing driverless-car plans when he left Google to form a company, which Uber then acquired. → Read More

Pentagon Asks to Reconsider Awarding Huge Cloud Contract to Amazon

The action came after Amazon had contended that it lost the deal because of potential interference from President Trump. → Read More

Twitter Reaches Deal With Activist Fund That Wanted Jack Dorsey Out

Elliot Management had tried to force out Mr. Dorsey, the co-founder and C.E.O., after accumulating a stake in the company. → Read More

Hedge Fund May Push for Ouster of Jack Dorsey as Twitter’s C.E.O.

The activist hedge fund Elliott Management has taken a sizable stake in Twitter and called for changes at the social network. → Read More

The Great Google Revolt

Some of its employees tried to stop their company from doing work they saw as unethical. It blew up in their faces. → Read More

Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize

Engineers and other workers at the crowdfunding platform voted narrowly on Tuesday to form a union. → Read More

Bloomberg Campaign Opens First Attack on a Democratic Rival: Bernie Sanders

Michael R. Bloomberg’s campaign mounted a direct offensive against a Democratic opponent for the first time, as Bernie Sanders shot back by accusing the billionaire of trying to buy the presidency. → Read More

Judge Halts Work on Microsoft’s JEDI Contract, a Victory for Amazon

The judge ordered work to stop on a cloud-computing contract for the Pentagon until Amazon’s legal challenge was resolved. → Read More

Uber Posts Faster Growth, but Loses $1.1 Billion

Uber’s ride-hailing business grew faster in the fourth quarter of 2019, even as the company grappled with continued challenges. → Read More

Twitter Moves to Target Fake Videos and Photos

While stopping short of an outright ban, the social media company plans to label or take down material that appears to have been digitally manipulated. → Read More

Lyft Said to Plan Restructuring and Job Cuts

The ride-hailing company has faced questions about whether it can make money. → Read More

Facebook Tests Hiding ‘Likes’ on Social Media Posts

The social network, which has been under fire for extreme content on its site, said it was testing making Likes to posts private in Australia. → Read More

Facebook Says It Has Suspended ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps

The scale of suspensions, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, was far larger than the social network had previously revealed. → Read More

Uber Says It Will Not Change Driver Status Under California Gig-Worker Law

The company said it would not treat drivers as employees, defying a bill state lawmakers passed this week to extend minimum wage and other protections to independent contractors. → Read More

California Passes Landmark Bill to Remake Gig Economy

With the bill’s passage, California’s ride-hailing drivers, food-delivery couriers, janitors and others are set to be reclassified as employees and not contractors. → Read More

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’

When you oversee a web browser used by a billion people, you eat a lot of cereal for dinner. → Read More

Uber Posts $5.2 Billion Loss and Slowest Ever Growth Rate

The double whammy immediately renewed questions about the prospects of the world’s biggest ride-hailing company. → Read More

Uber Lays Off 400 People From Its Global Marketing Team

The ride-hailing company’s cuts follow an internal reorganization and questions about whether it can make money. → Read More

Twitter Backs Off Broad Limits on ‘Dehumanizing’ Speech

After a year of debate and criticism, an effort to add to a policy on banned speech led to a narrower restriction that applies only when religious groups are targeted. → Read More

YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views

The decision by YouTube, which is owned by Google, is the latest action by a Silicon Valley company to stem the spread of hate speech and disinformation on their sites. → Read More