Always in a Rush, Business Travelers Push for Even Speedier Hotel Services

Hotel RL’s senior vice president of global brand management and strategy, Yvonne Choi, said the company had teamed up with Aaptiv because its guests were saying they wanted more ways to exercise efficiently. “We tried to find a creative and fun way to give them what they were asking for,” she said. Also in October,…

Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and its largest cloud-computing company, is pushing into a new line of work: computer chips. Late last month, the Seattle company revealed that it had spent the last few years building a new chip for use inside the millions of servers in its data centers around the world. Amazon…

India’s Top Central Banker Quits as Government Seeks More Control

MUMBAI, India — India’s top central banker resigned on Monday after tussling for months with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over its desire to exert more control over the bank’s regulations and tap its reserves to increase government spending. The departure of the banker, Urjit Patel, came almost a year before his term was to…

Chinese Court Says Apple Infringed on Qualcomm Patents

A two-year legal battle between Apple and its chip supplier, Qualcomm, reached a new level of contention on Monday when Qualcomm said a Chinese court had ordered Apple to stop selling older iPhone models in China. The court ruling is the latest turn in the two companies’ fight over Apple’s use of Qualcomm technology in…

What Happens When 25,000 Amazon Workers Flush Toilets?

Amazon says its new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, will bring 25,000 jobs. It will also bring more crowds, more noise and, yes, more toilet flushing. It might seem mundane, but what happens in the bathroom matters: New York, for all its modern conveniences, sits atop a century-old sewage system used by more people…

Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf

HONG KONG — Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, fresh off a silent-meditation retreat in Myanmar, was so smitten with his visit that he posted a series of glowing tweets about the country and its people, urging others to travel there. But his posts on Sunday were called out by many on Twitter for not mentioning…

DealBook Briefing: Guess Who Said ‘I Do Not Respect the S.E.C.’?

Good Monday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) Elon Musk is at it again How seriously is Tesla’s C.E.O. taking his recent tussle with the S.E.C.? Not too seriously, if his appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes” last night is any indication. Mr. Musk’s tweets are supposed to be vetted. He and…

Shares Fall in Asia and Europe, Dimming Hopes for Quick Rebound

A sell-off across Asian and European markets on Monday risked setting a gloomy tone for the week, as more negative news highlighted a slowdown in global growth and rising trade tensions between the United States and China. Major markets from Tokyo to Hong Kong and Shanghai finished the day lower, with losses greater than 1…

How The Times Analyzed Location Tracking Companies

To examine the practices of the location tracking industry, The New York Times tested apps on the Google Android and Apple iOS platforms, and evaluated data from a company that analyzed thousands of mobile apps. Testing Individual Apps Reporters tested both the Android and iOS versions of 10 apps: nine that had been flagged by…

How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location

At least 75 companies receive people’s precise location data from hundreds of apps whose users enable location services for benefits such as weather alerts, The New York Times found. The companies use, store or sell the information to help advertisers, investment firms and others. You can head off much of the tracking on your own…