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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:32:28 EDTEvan Spiegel, CEO of renamed Snap Inc., calls the video-sharing sunglasses “a toy” but sees an upside to freeing his app from smartphone cameras.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:04:28 EDTSalesforce is considering a takeover of Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, as the social-media company’s efforts to ignite growth sputter.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:49:24 EDTMarketers pouring huge sums into digital advertising are wrestling with several recent events that underscore a troubling picture: some are finding they can’t be sure how well that money was spent or what they’ve received in return for it.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:10:25 EDTPalmer Luckey, the founder of Facebook’s Oculus virtual-reality unit, confirmed he financially backed Nimble America, a pro-Donald Trump group that paid for advertising mocking Hillary Clinton.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:46:30 EDTThe intrusion was launched from computers in Russia and sought data on 30 to 40 targeted users of the company’s online services who did business in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:19:58 EDTYahoo’s revelation of a massive security breach might have reminded you of an old account or two you haven’t logged into for years. Here are some tips and links to help reduce your overall exposure.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:55:21 EDTSome customers in South Korea have complained that replacement batteries for Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 have been overheating and quickly losing battery power.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:43:17 EDTUnited Parcel Service said it used a drone to deliver medicine to an island near Boston, jumping into a race with competitors such as Amazon.com to test drone delivery inside the U.S.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:46:56 EDTIt’s been burned into our muscle memories: slide to unlock your iPhone. Then Apple messed it all up last week with the new lock screen in iOS 10.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:38:10 EDTThe Hero 5 borrows some of the best smartphone features, such as voice commands and cloud storage, and brings a few improvements of its own, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:27:10 EDTThe rapid rise of state-sponsored computer attacks has caught the U.S. government and many businesses off-guard, escalating a debate about whether more should be done to deter countries from penetrating sensitive networks.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:24:34 EDTAd buyers and marketers are upset with Facebook after learning the tech giant miscalculated the average time people spent watching video ads on its platform.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:52:19 EDTAn investigative update released Friday by SpaceX offered little insight into the likely root cause of a catastrophic explosion that destroyed one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets during routine ground tests in Florida three weeks ago.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:12:15 EDTAirbnb has brought on Alphabet’s investment arm as a backer, part of an expected $850 million funding round that values the home-rental company at $30 billion, people close to the deal said.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:40:13 EDTInvestors started worrying that a massive security breach disclosed by Yahoo Inc. could impact the internet company’s $4.8 billion deal to sell its core business to Verizon Communications Inc.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:55:32 EDTThe rivalry between Uber Technologies and GrabTaxi expands to Singapore, where Grab is teaming up with self-driving car company nuTonomy.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:45:37 EDTOracle said Friday that its top executives saw their total compensation drop in the 2016 fiscal year, with the package for co-founder and chief technology officer Lawrence Ellison declining 35% to a total value of $41.5 million.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:11:51 EDTYahoo disclosed a security breach by a “state-sponsored actor” affecting at least 500 million users, potentially the largest such breach on record and the latest hurdle for the company as it works through the sale of its core business.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:10:55 EDTFacebook on Friday apologized for overestimating a key video metric for two years, a miscalculation that irked advertisers and media companies that have poured resources into video efforts on the social network.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:58 EDTFacebook’s overstatement of one video viewing metric could undermine the highly optimistic assumptions underlying its valuation.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:47:45 EDTElectronifie, an upstart technology firm that helps investors trade corporate bonds, is considering a sale 2½ years after its founding, a sign of the tough competition in electronic trading.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:21:44 EDTTesla Motors filed suit after Michigan denied it a license to open a store to sell directly to customers, saying a state law violates its constitutional rights and protects hometown rivals, such as General Motors.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:13:49 EDTCompanies are seeking to capitalize on a hot new gene technology, though a high-stakes patent dispute has yet to be settled. The gene-editing tool, known as Crispr-Cas9, serves as a kind of multipurpose molecular scissors that can cut DNA.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:40:40 EDTRegulators told Samsung, reeling from a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, to extend the refund period in South Korea and to beef up battery safety. In the U.S., 500,000 of the phones had been turned in.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:09:53 EDTSony Pictures Entertainment is teaming up with Dalian Wanda Group to help market its films in China, a deal that could boost Sony’s box-office returns—and strengthen Wanda’s hand in the movie business.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:33:30 EDTLinkedIn rolled out new technology and products Thursday to keep members on its network longer, a move that could help generate more data and make it more valuable to Microsoft.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:05:44 EDTCash-strapped SolarCity is trying to cut marketing costs amid competition from smaller upstarts using cheaper sales tactics.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:03:43 EDTChina’s Huawei Technologies, No. 3 smartphone maker in the world but a negligible No. 25 in India, is making a renewed push into that fast-growing market, manufacturing locally and broadening its distribution network.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:27:06 EDTA San Francisco-based group is launching a technological tool to gather data on one of the most contentious issues in America: violent encounters between police officers and civilians.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:29:26 EDTRocket Internet has made its name by copying existing tech startups. Although it expects to turn a profit soon, investors aren’t so sure.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:55:53 EDTThe augmented-reality game’s time as the top-grossing app in Apple’s U.S. app store ended Tuesday at 74 days.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:56:41 EDTU.S. aviation authorities on Thursday took the strongest formal action yet to combat potential cyber threats to planes in the air as well as on the ground.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:04:22 EDTComcast said that it agreed to buy out the remaining 24% stake of the joint venture that owns the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team and the arena in which it plays.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:33:04 EDTApple has made inquiries about opening its first retail store in South Korea, in a sign that the technology giant might be looking to step up competition in Samsung’s home turf.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:23:39 EDTThe cable companies will soon start selling wireless service, but bundling means customers would have to buy either cable television or home internet, too.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:16:30 EDTNovatel Wireless Inc. agreed to sell a business that includes MiFi hotspots and restructure the company, as it continues to move away from being a “hardware-centric” manufacturer toward areas like the internet-of-things.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:02:27 EDTApple has held talks about investing in British sports-car maker McLaren Technology Group and Lit Motors, a maker of two-wheeled electric vehicles.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:42:12 EDTChina’s internet companies struggle to come up with products and strategies that can make them competitive overseas.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:54:26 EDTFacebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday committed to invest more than $3 billion over the next decade to build technology that can speed up research on disease.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:59:35 EDTSamsung’s Galaxy Note recall is unlikely to heat up sales for Apple’s latest iPhone.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:22:43 EDTHawaiian Airlines and FedEx are trying technologies that promise to improve communication systems connecting aircraft with satellites, but the moves also raise cybersecurity issues.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:26:57 EDTA global recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, whose batteries in some cases caught fire, rolled out in earnest around the world, amid questions about whether Samsung can meet demand for the replacement devices.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:17:01 EDTFacebook plans to broaden a program that gives free advertising to online activists that fight back against online hate-speech, in a bid to undermine internet propaganda from Islamist terrorists and far-right radicals.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:21:42 EDTThe ubiquity of cellphones could allow a rapid expansion of financial services throughout the developing world, with major implications for growth and credit accessibility, a McKinsey & Co. report concludes.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:35:10 EDTRocket Internet, the German tech company specializing in cloning Web startups, said the combined loss of the biggest companies in its portfolio narrowed in the first half of the year on a 32% increase in aggregate revenue.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:01:17 EDTA House bill intended to keep the U.S. from losing financial innovators to the U.K.’s budding “sandbox” regulatory program was introduced Thursday.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:14:36 EDTA bill intended to keep the U.S. from losing financial innovators to the U.K.’s budding “sandbox” regulatory program was introduced Thursday.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:15:08 EDTCisco Systems and Salesforce.com said they would jointly develop and market products that use each other’s offerings, as both companies work to build their cloud businesses in an increasingly competitive field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:12:43 EDTShares of the ad tech company the Trade Desk jumped more than 67% after going public on Wednesday, as the company looks to buck the recent trend of stock declines in the sector.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:13:35 EDTCharter Communications, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, plans to offer a wireless product, Chief Executive Tom Rutledge said at an investor conference Wednesday.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:35:36 EDTJapan’s government could divest itself of its stake in Japan Display unless it shows it is more than just a commodity supplier to Apple.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:13:43 EDTVideogamers won’t be re-creating the summer heroics of the Iceland soccer team any time soon. When Electronic Arts came calling to include the side in its popular “FIFA” franchise, the Norsemen couldn’t be bought—at least not on the cheap.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:13:33 EDTWhen Pokémon Chief Executive Tsunekazu Ishihara first got involved with the game two decades ago, he didn’t expect Pikachu—a chubby yellow mouse with rosy cheeks—to become its global figurehead.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:01:11 EDTEuropean regulators are finally ready to get rid of roaming, rolling out new proposals that laid out the blueprint of how to abolish cellphone roaming fees customers crisscross EU borders.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:05:02 EDTCriminals can steal your points surprisingly easily if you don’t take the proper precautions, Scott McCartney writes.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:38:12 EDTNorth American light-vehicle production soared last month to an August record high, potentially boosting the need for generous sales incentives as inventory on dealer lots balloons to a multiyear peak.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:18:39 EDTElectronics supplier Jabil Circuit Inc. reported profit fell by more than half in the final quarter of its fiscal year, though revenue slid less than anticipated.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:59:08 EDTApple and Google made tweaks to their popular mobile web browsers to enable video content to play automatically in web pages.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:02:07 EDTGrocery baron Rick Cohen, CEO of C&S Wholesale, is pitching bots that can pick and stack goods untethered, promising to cut inefficiency in a low-margin business that has been slow to automate.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:29:29 EDTMicrosoft Corp. announced plans to buy back up to $40 billion in stock and boost its dividend to 39 cents.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:08:45 EDTWith the new MacOS and Apple’s AirPods, Siri’s more powerful than ever, but still not as good as some competitors, Joanna Stern writes.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:14:36 EDTA huge jump in music streaming contributed to an 8.1% increase in record companies’ U.S. revenue in the first half of 2016, compared with the same period a year earlier. The growth was the industry’s strongest since the CD boom of the late 1990s.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:45:53 EDTAs tech lovers race to buy the iPhone 7, entrepreneurs are pitching the functionless ‘NoPhone Air,’ which comes in an empty package and is aimed at people tired of being glued to their screens.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:43:09 EDTAT&T Inc. said Tuesday it had discovered a way to deliver high speed broadband over electrical power lines, a technology it claims would make it cheaper and easier to bring the internet to hard to reach places.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:31:40 EDTSamsung said replacements for half of the one million Galaxy Note 7 phones recalled in the U.S. last week will be available in stores by Wednesday, falling short of expectations.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:04:21 EDTGeneral Electric—one of the country’s oldest industrial businesses—has set up a new software division that is working to lure tech talent from Silicon Valley titans, such as Apple and Cisco.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:11:49 EDTCompanies from the Motor City to Silicon Valley welcomed the Obama administration’s new self-driving car policy this week, but there is a long road ahead full of obstacles before robots entirely replace humans as motorists.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:52:58 EDTAdobe Systems reported quarterly results at the top end of its forecast and above Wall Street expectations, propelled by a 41% jump in subscription revenue.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:51:39 EDTSales of Pokémon products have been lifted by the popularity of ”Pokemon Go,” and the company is hoping to bring the smartphone app to China and South Korea.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:46:13 EDTCEO Brian Roberts said Comcast is aiming to launch a wireless service by mid-2017, creating a new business line that could help the cable giant better retain customers.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:34:50 EDTA Chinese man who is suing Tesla over his son’s fatal Model S crash in January applied to a local Beijing court to investigate whether the car’s Autopilot driving system was engaged.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:04:04 EDTNew high-tech ear tags that track a herd’s movement and feeding patterns offer ranchers a way to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock operations.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00:56 EDTOne of these days, the walls may know when you’re happy, sad, stressed or angry by using an experimental device that uses wireless signals to recognize emotions.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:39:47 EDTGordon Campbell, an entrepreneur who has been betting on new chip companies since the 1980s, is now backing one of his most ambitious startups yet.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:26:15 EDTTwitter said it would lay off some employees from its global engineering workforce at a development center in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:54:56 EDTRide-hailing startup Grab said it has raised $750 million in a funding round led by Japan’s SoftBank, increasing its firepower to battle Uber.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:26:09 EDTThe Obama administration said companies developing driverless cars should adopt a series of government recommendations to certify that their vehicles are ready for U.S. roads.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:09:24 EDTGoPro unveiled two new cameras and its first drone, launches that are expected to test whether the action-camera maker can jump-start growth.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:27:06 EDTIntel said veteran finance executive Bob Swan would be its next CFO, ending months of speculation about who would replace longtime finance chief Stacy Smith.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:28:44 EDTUber Technologies is close to opening a facility in the Detroit area to boost collaboration with conventional car companies, a top executive said at a conference Monday.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:49:27 EDTSamsung Electronics sought to distance fresh reports of phone combustions in China from its global recall, saying that for at least one case, it believed the fire began outside the phone.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:48:24 EDTThe promise and limitations of the government’s emergency-alert system were on display when millions of New Yorkers received an alert about a bombing suspect that included the phrase “See media for pic.”
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:02:29 EDTOracle is brashly moving to provide computer power and storage for other companies, but it faces an uphill climb against the market pioneer and leader, Amazon.com.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:53:57 EDTCompanies are getting hacked more frequently but aren’t disclosing the incidents in their regulatory filings, a trend that worries investors.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:05:20 EDTTesla Motors said its merger with SolarCity could be delayed by shareholder lawsuits, adding to volatility for the cash-strapped solar-panel installer.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:47:54 EDTTech Data will buy Avnet’s technology solutions unit for about $2.6 billion, helping establish its foothold in Asia.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:15:30 EDTFacebook is hiring Anand Chandrasekaran, a high-profile technology executive with expertise in Silicon Valley and India, to help develop strategies for its Messenger app.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:49:27 EDTDavid Schlanger is out as chief executive at WebMD Health Corp., the company said Monday, after a three-year stint leading the health-care advice website.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:34:24 EDTIndonesia’s tax agency plans to bill Alphabet’s Google unit for up to $380 million in back taxes and fines that the search giant allegedly owes from 2015.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:14:47 EDTMobile-game megahits like “Pokémon Go” make investors go wild, but the behavior is based on a wide range of revenue assumptions.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:47:00 EDTWe were promised the paperless office for 40 years, yet it’s only just becoming true, writes Christopher Mims. For the first time in history, there is a steady decline of about 1% to 2% a year in office use of paper.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:39:45 EDTSalesforce.com said it would embed artificial intelligence technology into its software for salespeople, making it the latest in a gaggle of companies racing to enhance workplace tools with human-like abilities.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:15 EDTA successful Twitter NFL experiment foreshadows major changes in the way we consume sports.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:02:56 EDTTiny implants can replace keys, store business cards and medical data—and eventually a lot more.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:43:01 EDTAs it grapples with a massive global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, with an estimated cost of more than $1 billion, Samsung is moving swiftly to sell stakes in other technology companies to raise cash.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:04:23 EDTThe Federal Aviation Administration appears poised to take on a new role some agency officials have coveted for years: serving as traffic cops in space.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:49:23 EDTNaspers, Africa’s biggest company, is making a push into the U.S. online-classifieds market in a bid to topple a household name, Craigslist.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:03:26 EDTWhat software developers have planned for the connected car.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:43:30 EDTIf meetings are held in virtual reality with avatars, will people feel more connected?
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:40:10 EDTOracle co-founder Larry Ellison brashly predicted Sunday night that the software giant will provide stiff competition to Amazon.com in providing computing power and storage in the cloud.