Computers and the Internet

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  • Dropbox Chief to Join Elite Ranks of Idea-to-I.P.O. Founders

    close story-meta Photo Drew Houston, Dropbox’s chief executive, will soon join a small club of tech founders who took their start-up all the way through to the public markets. Credit Earl Wilson/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — When Drew Houston played computer games like Starcraft in high school, he made some changes so the games ran more smoothly on his friends’ computers. “He created this one little application, and it would basically display everybody’s shared files, and then if…

  • Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

    close story-meta Photo Facebook’s London office. The social network has not rolled out certain products in Europe because they may violate the region’s privacy laws. Credit Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and Google Docs. Amazon recently began improving the data encryption on its cloud storage service and simplified an agreement…

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