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Tech We’re Using: When a Tech Reporter Doesn’t Use Much Tech

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? David Streitfeld, a technology reporter in San Francisco, discussed the tech he’s using — and not using.For a tech journalist, you don’t use a lot of tech.One of the great victories of the tech industry was insisting that if you didn’t love its products, and by extension the companies themselves, you were not fit to cover it. I never understood how that edict gained traction. We don’t think that crooks make the best crime reporters.I took my inspiration from writers I admired — Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Don…

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Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

The wild book prices were in the remote corners of the Amazon bookstore that the retailer does not pay much attention to, said Guru Hariharan, chief executive of Boomerang Commerce, which develops artificial intelligence technology for retailers and brands.Third-party sellers, he said, come in all shapes and sizes — from well-respected national brands that are trying to maintain some independence from Amazon to entrepreneurial individuals who use Amazon’s marketplace as an arbitrage opportunity. These sellers list products they have access to, adjusting price and inventory to drive profits.Then there are the wild pricing specialists, who sell both new and secondhand copies.“By making these books appear scarce, they…

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