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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:55:46 EDTVenture capitalist and technology evangelist Marc Andreessen has been among the most prolific Twitter users. He suddenly stopped tweeting on Saturday, and his silence on the social-media site has been deafening in Silicon Valley.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:58:22 EDTMaster these simple tips from Joanna Stern for when your Uber driver doesn’t arrive at your exact location and you will be done with the days of wandering up and down the block trying to find your ride.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:32:10 EDTShares of software company Nutanix Inc. rallied in their trading debut Friday, showing warm investor attitudes toward the technology sector in a tepid year for tech IPOs.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:54:12 EDTQualcomm is best known for designing smartphone chips—and leaving the production to others. Now, the San Diego-based company is in talks to acquire chip manufacturer NXP Semiconductors in a shift that adds substantial risks.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:33:51 EDTCybersecurity provider Carbon Black could offer shares to the public, a person familiar with the matter said, a sign that tech companies are regaining confidence in the current outlook for IPOs.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:08:33 EDTAT&T Inc. plans to discontinue a program that collected web-browsing data from broadband customers or required them to pay a higher monthly rate.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:11 EDTHackers used an army of hijacked security cameras and video recorders to launch several massive internet attacks last week, prompting fresh concern about the vulnerability of millions of “smart” devices in homes and businesses connected to the internet.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:49:23 EDTSalesforce.com said it would press regulators in the U.S. and Europe to block Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, citing antitrust issues.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:52:16 EDTMicrosoft is concentrating its artificial-intelligence efforts under one roof as veteran executive Qi Lu stepped down to focus on recovering from a bicycle accident.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:24:26 EDTColumnist Li Yuan writes that Tencent’s WeChat messaging platform wants to become a one-stop app that users would rarely have to leave to use other mobile apps.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:42:41 EDTAlphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly opened its Waze ride-sharing service to San Francisco-area users, expanding a pilot program and confirming the company’s interest in the lucrative ride-hailing industry.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:04:33 EDTHoliday hiring is expected to be flat at package-delivery giants FedEx and United Parcel Service, but that masks efforts behind the scenes to prepare for the coming wave of e-commerce orders.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:26:11 EDTUber plans to ramp up its business in Japan, a wealthy country full of potential customers, even though its core ride-hailing service is barred from the country.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:19:02 EDTNutanix’s IPO may serve as referendum on whether a new computing approach will wind up as a market niche or the next big thing in corporate technology.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:33:22 EDTSamsung sought to reassure consumers in China that its phones are safe in the country, as surveys suggested that confidence was taking a hit in a critical market for the smartphone giant.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:29:59 EDTAmazon.com and others have been touting plans to use drones to deliver packages to consumers, but safety experts and federal documents indicate widespread flights aren’t likely before the next decade.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:18:08 EDTFacebook Inc. plans a major ad campaign to encourage more of its 1.7 billion users to stream live video on the social network.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:14:03 EDTLike your eccentric buddy who still uses a flip phone, New York is full of shopkeepers who swear by cash registers that are little more than glorified adding machines.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:58:19 EDTFrench billionaire Vincent Bolloré, the chairman of Vivendi, refrained from seeking representation on Ubisoft’s board at a meeting of the videogame maker’s shareholders.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:11:12 EDTZynga plucked another executive with experience at Electronic Arts, filling a nearly yearlong vacancy at finance chief at the mobile videogame maker.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:37:03 EDTInternational Business Machines plans to purchase consultancy Promontory Financial Group, the two companies said Thursday, creating a new subsidiary dubbed ‘Watson Financial Services.’
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:10:10 EDTPay TV providers could lose nearly $1 billion in revenue from cord-cutters over the next 12 months, as consumers find savings by switching to standalone internet and streaming services, a new survey says.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:43:23 EDTFederal regulators Thursday delayed a vote on a proposal to overhaul the market for TV set-top boxes, dealing a setback to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on one of his top priorities for the year.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:18:16 EDTSoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he intends to invest around $4.5 billion in South Korea’s technology sector over the next decade, with money going to fields including smart robots, the “Internet of Things” and artificial intelligence.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:49:25 EDTSweden’s Spotify has joined other online music providers trying to crack the Japanese market, where compact discs still dominate.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:18:39 EDTApple’s first research center in China will be a $45 million facility located in the capital to develop hardware, the site’s landlord said, announcing some of the first details of the project.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:31:05 EDTBlackBerry Ltd. said it would outsource the making of handsets and instead focus on developing secure software and services.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:22:54 EDTAn information-security firm says the hackers who stole at least 500 million records from Yahoo are criminals who are selling access to the database, and not a state-sponsored group as Yahoo contends.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:51:36 EDTDrivers of ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will face stiffer criminal background checks in California under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:27:29 EDTUber plans to launch its UberEats food-delivery business in Tokyo on Thursday, preparing for a gradual rollout across Japan—a country where its main ride-hailing business is barred.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:53:30 EDTThe Rooney Rule worked in the NFL. Can it work in the tech industry?
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:40:06 EDTSalesforce.com on Tuesday introduced a new e-commerce service based on its $2.8 billion acquisition of Demandware Inc. in July.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:08:12 EDTA 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:31:08 EDTThe European Union’s police agency says cybercrime is rising, driven by an expansion in both the number of criminals working on the internet and a rise in the opportunities for criminal gain.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:26:18 EDTOfficials are increasingly confident that the Russian government is intensifying a campaign to steal U.S. computer records and leak damaging information from them to the American public.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:47:44 EDTTo 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:29:36 EDTSeaWorld 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:45:00 EDTIndonesia will postpone enforcing new rules on online ride-hailing apps for six months to give drivers and companies such as Uber and Grab more time to comply.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:48:07 EDTOn 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:36:55 EDTAfter dominating Wall Street, this CEO is forging a new path in tech and finance.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:39:10 EDTFintech 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:20:49 EDTWalt Disney on Monday emerged as another potential bidder for Twitter Inc., the struggling social-media service, people familiar with the matter said.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:47:11 EDTWeighing Tesla’s merger offer for SolarCity means separating what can and can’t be measured.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:55:24 EDTWith 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:04:46 EDTPalantir 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:31:48 EDTLatest 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:20:57 EDTSnapchat’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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:56:07 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:38:26 EDTApple 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:25:47 EDTSalesforce.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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:35:54 EDTBitcoin-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.
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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:16:14 EDTInterbank 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:21:37 EDTAdobe 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:27:04 EDTEven 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:53:49 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:01:41 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:44:00 EDTSome customers in South Korea have complained that replacement batteries for Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 have been overheating and quickly losing battery power.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:02:09 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.
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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:25:45 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:50:47 EDTThe rivalry between Uber Technologies and GrabTaxi expands to Singapore, where Grab is teaming up with self-driving car company nuTonomy.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:16:13 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 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:59:10 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 11:59:35 EDTSamsung’s Galaxy Note recall is unlikely to heat up sales for Apple’s latest iPhone.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 10:01:17 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.