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Sheryl Sandberg: Women Are Leaning In---but They Face Pushback

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:40:54 EDT

Companies can start to overcome that by setting goals and measuring progress, the Lean In founder writes—and by encouraging women to keep negotiating.(image)



Amazon's Newest Ambition: Competing Directly With UPS, FedEx

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:41:38 EDT

To constrain rising shipping costs, the online giant Amazon.com is building its own delivery operation, showing the extent of its ambition and also setting up a clash with the company’s shipping partners.(image)



Elon Musk Outlines Mars Plans

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:28:47 EDT

Entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his contrarian vision of sending humans to Mars in roughly the next decade and ultimately setting up colonies there.(image)



Uber to Launch Food-Delivery Service in Tokyo

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:27:56 EDT

Uber plans to launch its food-delivery business in Japan on Thursday, preparing for a gradual rollout across a country where its main ride-hailing business is barred.(image)



Yahoo Breach: Senators Demand Answers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:20:09 EDT

Six Democratic U.S. senators have written to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, seeking answers to questions about the company’s 500 million-account data breach, thought to be the largest ever.(image)



Tech Firms Borrow Football Play to Increase Hiring of Women

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:53:30 EDT

The Rooney Rule worked in the NFL. Can it work in the tech industry?(image)



Big Computer Makers Cozy Up to Microsoft's Cloud

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:08:21 EDT

Cloud computing has thrown computer makers into a forbidding landscape where prospective customers have incentives to rely on external service providers rather than buying hardware. But some have found a key ally in one of the biggest cloud providers, Microsoft.(image)



Salesforce Enters E-Commerce Fray

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:40:06 EDT

Salesforce.com on Tuesday introduced a new e-commerce service based on its $2.8 billion acquisition of Demandware Inc. in July.(image)



A Day in the Life of Sallie Krawcheck

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:37:38 EDT

After dominating Wall Street, this CEO is forging a new path in tech and finance.(image)



German Regulator Tells Facebook to Stop Collecting WhatsApp User Data

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:12 EDT

A German privacy watchdog has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data from its messenger subsidiary WhatsApp, the latest clash between European privacy authorities and the social-network company.(image)



SeaWorld Shifts to Educational Entertainment, Adds VR Ride

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:29:36 EDT

SeaWorld Entertainment unveiled plans for cause-based entertainment and a new virtual-reality ride as it seeks to move on from its highly scrutinized theatrical shows featuring killer whales.(image)



DJI Heads Off GoPro With Smart, Compact Mavic Pro Drone

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:46:39 EDT

GoPro’s new Karma drone isn’t on sale yet, but it already has a nemesis, the Mavic Pro—a new quadcopter introduced Tuesday by SZ DJI Technology, the Chinese company that has risen to dominance in the consumer drone space.(image)



China's Internet 'Stream Queens' Tap Fans for Cash

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:48:07 EDT

On China’s live-streaming platforms, hosts belt out songs and fans shower them with cash during shows that resemble mass online dates, as authorities grapple with a market that has attracted the likes of Alibaba and Tencent.(image)



Google Searches for New Users in India

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:33:12 EDT

Alphabet’s Google is expanding its efforts to connect with millions of Indians, using free Wi-Fi and tailor-made products, as it seeks to harness the country’s growing online population.(image)



Fintech Upstart LendUp Fined

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:39:10 EDT

Fintech upstart LendUp was fined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a California state regulator Tuesday over widespread violations of payday and installment-lending laws.(image)



Ubisoft Faces Major Test in Battle With Vivendi

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:05:33 EDT

A yearlong battle by videogame maker Ubisoft to stay out of Vincent Bolloré’s clutches is coming to a head. At a shareholder meeting Thursday, the maker of “Assassin’s Creed” and other games will be braced for Mr. Bolloré’s Vivendi, with a 23% stake, to ask for board representation.(image)



Disney Considers Offer for Twitter

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:20:49 EDT

Walt Disney on Monday emerged as another potential bidder for Twitter Inc., the struggling social-media service, people familiar with the matter said.(image)



More Than Money at Stake in Tesla's SolarCity Deal

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:47:11 EDT

Weighing Tesla’s merger offer for SolarCity means separating what can and can’t be measured.(image)



Messaging Apps Vary Widely When It Comes to Privacy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:55:24 EDT

With the arrival of Google’s new Allo service, it’s worth looking beneath the hood to see how popular messaging services care for users’ private correspondence.(image)



76ers Take a Shot at Competitive Videogaming

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:43:11 EDT

The National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers on Monday became the first organization among the four major U.S. sports leagues to invest in teams that compete at videogames, a hot area attracting major advertisers and talent with ties to traditional sports.(image)



Palantir Sued Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:04:46 EDT

Palantir Technologies has discriminated systematically against Asian job applicants since at least January 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a lawsuit filed Monday.(image)



Flexport Raises $65 Million in Venture-Capital Funding for Expansion

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:31:48 EDT

Latest funding round, from a group of investors that include Founders Fund, Bloomberg Beta and Felicis Ventures, brings the San Francisco-based startup’s total capital raised to $94 million.(image)



Self-Driving Hype Doesn't Reflect Reality

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:47:44 EDT

To judge by recent claims, “fully autonomous” self-driving technology is just around the corner. But hopping into a car and disappearing into sleep, food or our phones won’t happen for a long time, writes Christopher Mims.(image)



Snapchat's Sunglass Camera Poses Challenges

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:20:57 EDT

Snapchat’s unveiling of camera-equipped sunglasses thrusts the messaging app maker into the cutthroat hardware business, a risky move that reflects its strength in video, but follows a shaky record by internet giants.(image)



Snapchat Releases First Hardware Product: Spectacles

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:02:46 EDT

Evan Spiegel, CEO of renamed Snap Inc., calls the video-sharing sunglasses “a toy” but sees an upside to freeing his app from smartphone cameras.(image)



Apple Goes Without a Lobby Into European Fray

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:38:26 EDT

Apple is heading toward a battle with the EU antitrust regulator over $14.5 billion in taxes without the army of lobbyists and public relations campaigners typical in such fights.(image)



Salesforce Weighs Twitter Bid to Spur Growth

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:25:47 EDT

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is weighing a bid for Twitter, a move that would vault his 17-year-old business-software company into a new realm with very different challenges and risks.(image)



Bitcoin-Inspired Technology Starts to Reshape Currency Markets

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:35:54 EDT

Bitcoin-inspired ledger technology is taking its first steps in foreign-exchange markets. On Tuesday, New York-based CLS Group said clients will be able to access a forthcoming currency-trading platform through a distributed ledger.(image)



Oculus Founder Says He Gave Money to Pro-Trump Group

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:10:25 EDT

Palmer 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.(image)



Swift Reports Summer Cyber Attacks on Three Banks

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:16:14 EDT

Interbank message carrier Swift said customers had sustained three new cyber breaches over the summer and warned that attacks on banks in the network are continuing.(image)



Adobe Makes Microsoft's Azure 'Preferred' Service

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:21:37 EDT

Adobe Systems Inc. threw some weight behind Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-computing efforts Monday, making the software giant’s Azure technology the “preferred” service for some of its offerings to business customers.(image)



Banks Face Costly, Complex Technology Upgrades

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:27:04 EDT

Even as banks build new technology in response to threats from fintech upstarts, some of their existing systems are struggling to keep up with new regulations.(image)



Yahoo Executives Detected a Hack Tied to Russia in 2014

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:53:49 EDT

The 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.(image)



Rolling Stone Magazine Sells 49% Stake to BandLab Technologies

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:01:41 EDT

The investment, which sprang from the friendship of the sons of the magazine founder and a Singapore businessman, provides Rolling Stone with expansion opportunities in Asia.(image)



Complaints Arise Over Replacement Batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:44:00 EDT

Some customers in South Korea have complained that replacement batteries for Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 have been overheating and quickly losing battery power.(image)



Doubts Rise About Digital Ads

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:02:09 EDT

Marketers 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.(image)



UPS Uses Drone to Deliver Package to Boston-Area Island

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:43:17 EDT

United 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.(image)



SpaceX Says Falcon 9 Rocket Investigation Still Pursuing Various Leads

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:25:45 EDT

An 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.(image)



Grab Joins nuTonomy to Offer Self-Driving Taxis in Singapore

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:50:47 EDT

The rivalry between Uber Technologies and GrabTaxi expands to Singapore, where Grab is teaming up with self-driving car company nuTonomy.(image)



Oracle's Ellison Sees 35% Less Compensation in 2016

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:16:13 EDT

Oracle 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.(image)



Facebook Apologizes for Video Metric Miscalculation

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:10:55 EDT

Facebook 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.(image)



Seconds Matter a Lot for Facebook Valuation

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:58 EDT

Facebook’s overstatement of one video viewing metric could undermine the highly optimistic assumptions underlying its valuation.(image)



Electronifie Considers Options Including Sale

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:59:10 EDT

Electronifie, 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.(image)



Huawei Seeks to Become a Smartphone Presence in India

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:03:43 EDT

China’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.(image)



Sony Pictures, Dalian Wanda to Market Films in China

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:09:53 EDT

Sony 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.(image)



Yahoo Says Breach Affected at Least 500 Million Users

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:11:51 EDT

Yahoo 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.(image)



Will Yahoo's Data Breach Derail Verizon Deal?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:40:13 EDT

Investors 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.(image)



Airbnb's Funding Round Led by Google Capital

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:12:15 EDT

Airbnb 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.(image)



Facebook Overestimated Key Video Metric for Two Years

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:24:34 EDT

Ad buyers and marketers are upset with Facebook after learning the tech giant miscalculated the average time people spent watching video ads on its platform.(image)



State-Sponsored Cyberattacks Prompt Debate

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:27:10 EDT

The 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.(image)



Tesla Sues to Sell Cars Directly to Michigan Consumers

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:21:44 EDT

Tesla 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.(image)



Breakthrough Gene Tool Attracts Investors Amid Patent Dispute

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:13:49 EDT

Companies 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.(image)



Samsung Extends Galaxy Note 7 Refund Period in South Korea

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:40:40 EDT

Regulators 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.(image)



LinkedIn Rolls Out New Technology and Products

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:33:30 EDT

LinkedIn 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.(image)



SolarCity Aims to Cut Marketing Costs as Competition Heats Up

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:05:44 EDT

Cash-strapped SolarCity is trying to cut marketing costs amid competition from smaller upstarts using cheaper sales tactics.(image)



New Data Tool Aims for Transparency in Police Use of Force

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:27:06 EDT

A 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.(image)



HelloFresh, a German Tech Incubator's Star, Still Struggles to Deliver

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:29:26 EDT

Rocket Internet has made its name by copying existing tech startups. Although it expects to turn a profit soon, investors aren’t so sure.(image)



Samsung's Fires Unlikely to Warm Apple

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:59:35 EDT

Samsung’s Galaxy Note recall is unlikely to heat up sales for Apple’s latest iPhone.(image)



Novatel Wireless to Sell Mobile-Broadband Unit, Restructure

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:16:30 EDT

Novatel 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.(image)



Comcast, Charter Push Into Wireless Comes With Limits

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:23:39 EDT

The cable companies will soon start selling wireless service, but bundling means customers would have to buy either cable television or home internet, too.(image)



Apple Looks to Grow in Samsung's Backyard

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:33:04 EDT

Apple 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.(image)



Comcast to Buy Remaining Stake in Philadelphia Flyers

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:04:22 EDT

Comcast 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.(image)



FAA Advisory Body Recommends Cybersecurity Measures

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:56:41 EDT

U.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.(image)



Cisco, Salesforce Announce Cloud Integration

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:15:08 EDT

Cisco 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.(image)



U.S. House Bill Aims to Set Up 'Sandbox' for Fintech Innovation

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:14:36 EDT

A bill intended to keep the U.S. from losing financial innovators to the U.K.’s budding “sandbox” regulatory program was introduced Thursday.(image)



U.S. House Bill Aims to Set Up 'Sandbox' for Fintech Innovation

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:01:17 EDT

A House bill intended to keep the U.S. from losing financial innovators to the U.K.’s budding “sandbox” regulatory program was introduced Thursday.(image)



Rocket Internet's Portfolio Firms Narrow Losses

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:35:10 EDT

Rocket 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.(image)



GoPro Review: A Camera With Smartphone Smarts

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:38:10 EDT

The 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.(image)



'Pokémon Go' Ends Its Reign at No. 1

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:55:53 EDT

The augmented-reality game’s time as the top-grossing app in Apple’s U.S. app store ended Tuesday at 74 days.(image)



Apple Looking to Bolster Car Project

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:02:27 EDT

Apple has held talks about investing in British sports-car maker McLaren Technology Group and Lit Motors, a maker of two-wheeled electric vehicles.(image)



Chinese Internet Firms Hit Obstacles Abroad

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:42:12 EDT

China’s internet companies struggle to come up with products and strategies that can make them competitive overseas.(image)



Zuckerberg Family Fund to Invest $3 Billion in Research Technology

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:54:26 EDT

Facebook 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.(image)



As Airlines Combine Cockpit-Cabin Data Systems, Safeguards Are Needed

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:22:43 EDT

Hawaiian Airlines and FedEx are trying technologies that promise to improve communication systems connecting aircraft with satellites, but the moves also raise cybersecurity issues.(image)



Replacement Galaxy Note 7s Arrive En Masse

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:26:57 EDT

A 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.(image)



Facebook Plans to Expand Program to Fight Against Online Hate-Speech

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:17:01 EDT

Facebook 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.(image)



Mobile Networks Are Key to Global Financial Inclusion, Report Finds

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:21:42 EDT

The 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.(image)



The Trade Desk Surges in First Day of Trading

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:22:46 EDT

Shares 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.(image)



Charter Communications to Offer a Wireless Product, CEO Says

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:13:35 EDT

Charter Communications, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, plans to offer a wireless product, Chief Executive Tom Rutledge said at an investor conference Wednesday.(image)



Japan Could Divest Itself of Stake in iPhone-Screen Maker

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:35:36 EDT

Japan’s government could divest itself of its stake in Japan Display unless it shows it is more than just a commodity supplier to Apple.(image)



Iceland Refuses Spot in 'FIFA 17' Because of Low Offer

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:13:43 EDT

Videogamers 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.(image)



How Pokémon Became Monster Hit

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:13:33 EDT

When 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.(image)



Europe Hangs Up on Cross-Border Roaming Fees

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:01:11 EDT

European 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.(image)



Protect Your Frequent-Flier Miles From Theft

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:05:02 EDT

Criminals can steal your points surprisingly easily if you don’t take the proper precautions, Scott McCartney writes.(image)



North American Light-Vehicle Production Soars in August

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:38:12 EDT

North 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.(image)



Jabil Circuit Profit Falls

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:18:39 EDT

Electronics 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.(image)



Apple and Google Browser Tweaks Could Boost Mobile Video

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:59:08 EDT

Apple and Google made tweaks to their popular mobile web browsers to enable video content to play automatically in web pages.(image)



Fully Autonomous Robots: The Warehouse Workers of the Near Future

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:02:07 EDT

Grocery 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.(image)



Microsoft Plans $40 Billion Stock Buyback, Raises Dividend

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:29:29 EDT

Microsoft Corp. announced plans to buy back up to $40 billion in stock and boost its dividend to 39 cents.(image)



Apple's Siri: A Lot Smarter, but Still Kind of Dumb

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:08:45 EDT

With the new MacOS and Apple’s AirPods, Siri’s more powerful than ever, but still not as good as some competitors, Joanna Stern writes.(image)



Record Companies' U.S. Revenue Up 8.1% in First Half of 2016

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:14:36 EDT

A 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.(image)



Hey, Check Out My New Phone! It Does Nothing.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:45:53 EDT

As 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.(image)



AT&T to Test Broadband Over Power Lines

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:43:09 EDT

AT&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.(image)



Samsung Says Replacement Galaxy Note 7s Will Be Available Wednesday

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:31:40 EDT

Samsung 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.(image)



GE Goes Into High Gear to Attract Silicon Valley Tech Talent

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:04:21 EDT

General 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.(image)



Road for Driverless Cars Pockmarked With Regulatory Pitfalls

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:11:49 EDT

Companies 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.(image)



Adobe Results Boosted by Subscription Sales

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:52:58 EDT

Adobe Systems reported quarterly results at the top end of its forecast and above Wall Street expectations, propelled by a 41% jump in subscription revenue.(image)



Pokémon to Create Games for Next Nintendo System

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:06:39 EDT

Sales 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.(image)



Comcast to Launch Wireless Service by Mid-2017

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:46:13 EDT

CEO 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.(image)



Tesla Crash Victim's Family Seeks Court Probe

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:34:50 EDT

A 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.(image)



Cowboys Turn to High-Tech Ear Tags to Monitor Animal Health

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:04:04 EDT

New 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.(image)