In Leak Investigation, Tech Giants Are Caught Between Courts and Customers

Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.

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The 2020 Good Tech Awards

This year, technology firms big and small stepped up to help with the Covid-19 pandemic and other thorny challenges.

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Our Digital Lives Drive a Brick-and-Mortar Boom in Data Centers

Developers and investors see more opportunities in commercial real estate as businesses and consumers gobble up more data.

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Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion

The move caps an acquisitive streak by Salesforce and ends Slack’s run as an independent publicly traded company.

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Pentagon Sticks With Microsoft for Cloud Computing Contract

Amazon, a rival for the $10 billion contract, has complained that President Trump interfered in the process.

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Trump Says He Supports Oracle Owning TikTok

President Trump, who has been pushing for a sale of the Chinese-owned video app, did not say whether Oracle would be a better buyer than Microsoft.

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Slack Accuses Microsoft of Illegally Crushing Competition

The complaint, filed in Europe, threatens Microsoft’s recent ability to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

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Magic Leap Hires Top Microsoft Executive as C.E.O.

Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft’s business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in August.

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Zoom’s Biggest Rivals Are Coming for It

Facebook, Google and other behemoths are training their sights on Silicon Valley’s company of the moment.

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