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Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Amazon debuted a long list of products today. Here are 3 standouts

Amazon introduced several new products on Thursday, including new Echo Internet-connected speakers, an indoor drone, and a cloud-gaming service. → Read More

Amazon just did a major overhaul of its Echo smart speakers

Amazon's flagship Echo speaker, which costs $99.99, now resembles a small sphere instead of its older incarnation as a mini-cylinder. → Read More

What Microsoft gets by buying game publisher Bethesda Softworks in a $7.5 billion deal

Microsoft said Monday that it plans to buy Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, surpassing the $2.5 billion it spent in 2014 for Minecraft developer Mojang. → Read More

How to make A.I. smarter

Neural networks excel at discerning images. Words are another story, meaning supersmart software stumbles on a basic business tool: spreadsheets. → Read More

Self-driving cars will hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a landmark A.I. race

Indy Autonomous Challenge—taking place next October in Indianapolis—is intended for 31 university computer science and engineering teams. → Read More

5 key Supreme Court cases that highlight Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy

Five key Supreme Court cases show the significance Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the United States, underscoring her legacy. → Read More

Apple debuts its new iPad and iPad Air device during its 'Time Flies' event

Apple revealed new versions of its popular iPad and iPad Air tablets on Tuesday as part of its live-streamed event. The iPad Air will cost $599. → Read More

When it comes to A.I., worry about 'job churn' instead of 'job loss'

Although some people maybe be concerned about the possibility of artificial intelligence eliminating jobs, they may be overlooking the more likely situation that the software could upend the workforce in more subtle ways. → Read More

Amazon A.I. voice project gets help from Facebook, Dolby, Garmin, and Xiaomi

Facebook, Garmin, Dolby, and Chinese tech giant Xiaomi join Amazon’s voice-interoperability initiative. → Read More

IBM and Schlumberger just partnered on a big oil initiative

IBM and oil industry services giant Schlumberger have partnered on a major technology initiative involving hybrid-cloud computing. → Read More

How Fortune' 40 under 40 are surviving the coronavirus pandemic

Fortune asked this year’s 40 Under 40 class how the COVID-19 has affected their lives and work. → Read More

Why American Express is trying technology that makes deepfake videos look so real

American Express is researching how it can use A.I. to create synthetic financial data—like digital records of credit card transactions, to help spot suspicious transactions. → Read More

Cloud gaming gets a lift from COVID-19 and 5G

The coronavirus pandemic has helped the nascent cloud gaming market while the rise of 5G networks are expected to give it an even bigger boost. → Read More

Former Google chief Eric Schmidt warns of China's "high-tech authoritarianism"

China will lead the world in artificial intelligence if the U.S. doesn’t spend billions of dollars more on research, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt warns. → Read More

Elon Musk shows off Neuralink brain implant technology in a living pig

Elon Musk showed off Neuralink technology, a sort of brain-computer interface, in a living pig. → Read More

After blockbuster quarter, Salesforce lays off nearly 1,000 employees

A day after reporting strong financial results, the company announced job cuts. → Read More

Salesforce shares soar 13% on strong growth despite the pandemic

Salesforce shares jumped 13% after the business software firm reported solid second quarter results amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

This smartphone maker's sales suffered the most due to COVID-19

The global smartphone market is plummeting as the world continues to reel from COVID-19. → Read More

Here’s how much these tech giants are making in profit per employee

Facebook, Apple, Google parent Alphabet, and Microsoft are the top tech companies as measured by the profit per employee, or PPE, metric. → Read More

The Postal Service has always had a tech problem

A cautionary tale from the 1970s reveals that the Postal Service has always experienced a problem with its functions. → Read More