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WSJ Technology
May 21, 2018

Boston Wants Amazon, But Is There Room?
The possible arrival of Amazon's second headquarters in East Boston is triggering both hopes and apprehension in a neighborhood already dealing with fallout from surging costs in a growing city.

WSJ Technology
May 20, 2018

The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook
Welcome to the world of dropshipping, where entrepreneurs use social-media ads and hip virtual storefronts to flip merchandise from online marketplaces like Alibaba's AliExpress to customers often paying premium prices.

WSJ Technology
May 20, 2018

The AI Doctor Will See You Now
Artificial intelligence in medicine promises to alert us to disease or a medical emergency before it happens — if only we can navigate the pitfalls.

WSJ Technology
May 20, 2018

Want to Invest in Jack Ma? Avoid Alibaba's Rivals
Investors are being caught in the middle of China's biggest business rivalry, as those looking to get in on a private fundraising by Jack Ma's financial-technology firm must agree not to invest in companies controlled by major rivals like Tencent Holdings.

WSJ Technology
May 19, 2018

Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants
The European Union's tough new data-protection law demands costly changes for many companies and opens rich business opportunities for others.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook's Political-Ad Rules
A trade group representing news organizations raised concerns to Facebook that the social media company's rules on political ads are overly broad and could affect their ability to promote stories.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Theranos Inc.'s Partners in Blood
Much of the attention to the medical diagnostics firm accused of fraud has focused on CEO Elizabeth Holmes. But behind the scenes, another character played a central role.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Google to Hold Talks With Publishers Over Their GDPR Concerns
Google invites publishers to meetings at four of its global offices on May 24.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

TV Salivates Over Potential of Sports Betting to Boost Viewers and Ads
Media companies think they may have hit the jackpot with the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting, which is expected to increase TV viewership and boost ad spending.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

TV Salivates Over Potential of Sports Betting to Boost Viewers and Advertising
Media companies think they may have hit the jackpot with the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting, which is expected to increase TV viewership and boost ad spending.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

AI Can't Reason Why
The current data-crunching approach to machine learning misses an essential element of human intelligence

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Those Privacy Policies Flooding Your Inbox? Print Them Out and They Span a Football Field
Thanks to Europe's GDPR, companies have bombarded you with their new privacy policies; how to read them without actually reading them.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in U.S.
Cambridge Analytica LLC, the data firm embroiled in controversy following allegations of misuse of Facebook data during the 2016 presidential campaign, filed for bankruptcy protection in New York.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

PayPal Pays Up to Get Into Stores
PayPal has long been the king of peer-to-peer payments but has had a very limited presence in stores. The acquisition of a Swedish payments company called iZettle is a smart but expensive way to fill that gap.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Et Tu, Tesla? The Escalating War on Middle Management
The electric-car maker is the latest company to embrace flatness, but some researchers think it's time to cut "sandwich" bosses a bit of slack.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Point Spread Alongside the Score? Media Firms Plot Ways to Lure Gamblers
Media companies think they may have hit the jackpot with the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting, which is expected to increase TV viewership and boost ad spending.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Media Companies Line Up to Gamble on Sports Betting
Media companies think they may have hit the jackpot with the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting, which is expected to increase TV viewership and boost ad spending.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

A Look Inside a ZTE Phone Shows How Hard It's Hit by a U.S. Ban
A look inside ZTE's Axon 3 smartphone reveals how much the telecom giant depends on U.S. technology: 60% of the electronic components come from U.S. companies including Qualcomm, SanDisk and SkyWorks.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Baidu's President Stepping Down for 'Family Reasons'
Chinese search engine giant Baidu is facing more turmoil in its top ranks, with President Qi Lu planning to step down from his operational roles after about 18 months on the job.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Look Inside This Chinese Smartphone and See It's Made in America
A look inside ZTE's Axon 3 smartphone reveals how much the telecom giant depends on U.S. technology: 60% of the electronic components come from U.S. companies including Qualcomm, SanDisk and SkyWorks.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

When It Comes to Tech, Venture Capital Grows Less Venturesome
More big fundraising deals for a few already-large private tech companies means there's less left for early-stage startups.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

Space Village One: A Vision for Life Beyond Earth
NASA has commissioned designs for future space stations, among them this expandable colony that would house up to 8,000 people.

WSJ Technology
May 18, 2018

What Do Tesla, Apple and SoftBank Have in Common? They're All Hot for Lithium
Tesla and a large Chinese firm each struck new deals with lithium producers, the latest sign that technology companies, car makers and other big users of lithium are rushing to secure supplies of the material used in electric car and cell phone batteries.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

PlayerUnknown: Why Tencent Can't Make Money Off Top Mobile Games
Tencent is having trouble making money from two of the biggest mobile games in China, as the internet giant faces difficulties stemming from China's unofficial economic sanctions against South Korea.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Legislation to Curb Chinese Deals Moves Through Congress
After more than a year of negotiation, committees in both chambers of Congress are set to advance versions of a major bill aimed at blocking sensitive Chinese deals, heightening the chances the proposed legislation will become law this year.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Uber's Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden Is Leaving Company
Uber's chief product officer, Jeff Holden, who helped develop Uber Pool and more recently oversaw the company's flying-taxi initiative, has told colleagues his last day is Thursday.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Kroger Makes Bold Push to Boost Online Shopping
Kroger has struck a deal with a British grocer known for its use of robots to supercharge its online delivery business as the biggest U.S. grocery chain works to fend off Amazon.com and Walmart.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Yanny or Laurel? Your Brain Hears What It Wants To
Several days into an online debate, there is still not a clear scientific consensus as to why some people hear "Yanny" and others "Laurel" when they listen to a now-viral clip posted online.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Uber's Product Chief Jeff Holden Is Leaving Company
Uber's chief product officer, Jeff Holden, who helped develop Uber Pool and more recently oversaw the company's flying-taxi initiative, has told colleagues his last day is Thursday.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

PayPal's iZettle Deal Sets Up a Showdown With Square
PayPal agreed to buy European fintech startup iZettle for around $2.2 billion, a move that will catapult it into hundreds of thousands of retailers around the world and sets up a showdown with Jack Dorsey's Square.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

YouTube to Launch New Music-Streaming Service
The move comes amid increasing competition from Spotify and pressure from music companies.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

How to Cut Through the Privacy-Policy Gibberish
Thanks to Europe's GDPR, companies have bombarded you with their new privacy policies; how to read them without actually reading them.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Buyer Beware: Hundreds of New Cryptocurrencies Show Hallmarks of Fraud
A Wall Street Journal analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings reveals rampant plagiarism, identity theft and promises of improbable returns.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Privacy Policies Flooding Your Inbox? How to Cut Through the Gibberish
Thanks to Europe's GDPR, companies have bombarded you with their new privacy policies; how to read them without actually reading them.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Microsoft Is Giving Disabled Gamers a Better Controller
Microsoft is making its first videogame controller designed for people with disabilities, the latest in a growing number of industry efforts to accommodate players who face challenges seeing, hearing and directing the on-screen action.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Disabled Gamers Get a New Option From Microsoft
Microsoft is making its first videogame controller designed for people with disabilities, the latest in a growing number of industry efforts to accommodate players who face challenges seeing, hearing and directing the on-screen action.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

PlayerUnknown: Tencent Can't Make Money Off Top Mobile Games
Internet giant Tencent is having trouble making money from two of the biggest mobile games in China. People familiar with the matter say the difficulties stem from China's unofficial economic sanctions against South Korea for its decision to install a U.S. missile-defense system.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

YouTube to Launch New Music-Streaming Service Tuesday
Google said its YouTube unit will roll out a new music-streaming service, YouTube Music, on Tuesday.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

China Won't Dominate Lithium Forever
China Inc. wants to lock up supply of lithium, a critical battery component, and is reportedly closing in on a key mine in Chile. Electric-vehicle investors shouldn't panic.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

China Approves Toshiba's $18 Billion Sale of Its Memory-Chip Unit
Private-equity firm Bain Capital received approval from Chinese antitrust regulators for its deal to buy Toshiba's memory-chip unit.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Power Play: How China-Owned Volvo Avoids Beijing's Battery Rules
Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group is being allowed to use high-end South Korean battery technology in the electric hybrid vehicles it builds in China, even as Beijing strong-arms other auto makers into using Chinese batteries.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Disabled Gamers Get a New Controller From Microsoft
Microsoft is making its first videogame controller designed for people with disabilities, the latest in a growing number of industry efforts to accommodate players who face challenges seeing, hearing and directing the on-screen action.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

Crypto Enthusiasts Mob New York Conference
The price of a bitcoin is down more than 50% this year, but enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies and related projects has hardly been dented, judging by the throngs at an annual crypto conference.

WSJ Technology
May 17, 2018

YouTube Music, a New Streaming Service, to Launch May 22
The company said its new offering will include a "reimagined mobile app" and a new desktop player designed for music.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

U.S. Auto Regulator Opens Tesla Crash Probe in Utah
U.S. safety investigators on Wednesday opened the third active investigation of a Tesla Inc. vehicle that crashed while the driver-assistance system Autopilot was said to be in use.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Private-Equity Tech Titans Face Off With New Funds
Two of the largest technology-focused private-equity firms are competing to raise money for what would be their biggest funds, ratcheting up an already heated race for buyouts in the industry.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

TPG Builds Stake in Tanium as Valuation Nears $5 Billion
The firm's growth investment arm has increased its stake in cybersecurity startup Tanium Inc. with a fresh $175 million investment.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Trump Says 'There Has Been No Folding' Over Possible ZTE Deal
President Donald Trump sought to counter criticism of his administration's efforts to ease tough U.S. penalties on Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Senate Votes to Reinstate Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules
The Senate voted Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era open-internet rules, handing a symbolic defeat to the Trump administration over its efforts to roll back those regulations.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Zuckerberg to Meet European Officials Next Week
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and other European officials next week, as the Silicon Valley giant tries to calm tension with regulators and policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Zuckerberg to Meet With European Lawmakers
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to visit Brussels to meet with top European lawmakers to discuss the social network's handling of its users' personal information.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Former Employee of Cambridge Analytica Contacted by FBI
A former Cambridge Analytica employee who previously revealed that the company improperly harvested data from millions of Facebook users said that he had been contacted by the FBI.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Disney Weighs Pixar Co-Founder's Return After Concerns on Behavior
Executives at Walt Disney have discussed bringing animation guru John Lasseter back to the company in a new role that would reduce his managerial power but allow him to retain creative influence.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

'I Lost It': The Boss Who Banned Phones, and What Came Next
Many managers are conflicted about how—or even whether—to limit smartphone use in the workplace.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Think U.S. Elections Are Bad? Try Getting 1,000 Texts a Day
For Gurupad Kolli, a 40-year-old lawyer who lives in a remote Indian village, the torrent of WhatsApp messages surging to his phone a few weeks ago meant one thing: election day was near.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Trump Moves to Overhaul Government Computer Systems
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to help accelerate long-delayed efforts to modernize the government's patchwork of aging computer systems.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Games and Mobile Payments Power Tencent Earnings
Internet giant Tencent Holdings blew past expectations on Wednesday, reporting a 61% increase in net profit in the first three months of the year on the strength of mobile games and other digital content, and its fast-growing mobile payments business.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Amazon Prime's Latest Perk: Discounts at Whole Foods
Amazon.com is offering new discounts for Prime members shopping at its Whole Foods grocery stores, adding another perk to its membership program after a 20% price hike.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Can You Handle It? Bosses Ban Cellphones From Meetings
Many managers are conflicted about how—or even whether—to limit smartphone use in the workplace.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Disney Considers Letting Pixar Co-Founder Lasseter Return
Executives at Walt Disney have discussed bringing animation guru John Lasseter back to the company in a new role that would reduce his managerial power but allow him to retain creative influence.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Cisco Earnings: What to Watch
Cisco Systems is scheduled to report fiscal third-quarter results after the market closes. Here's what to watch.

WSJ Technology
May 16, 2018

Can Amazon Convince Whole Foods Shoppers to Join Prime?
Amazon.com is offering new discounts for Prime members shopping at its Whole Foods grocery stores, adding another perk to its membership program after a 20% price hike.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

New York City Launches Website for Women's Resources
New York City is expected to announce plans for a campaign and website to help women navigate—in one place—the myriad services available to them that are currently hard to find or access.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Think American Elections Are Bad? Try Getting 1,000 Texts a Day
For Gurupad Kolli, a 40-year-old lawyer who lives in a remote Indian village, the torrent of WhatsApp messages surging to his phone a few weeks ago meant one thing: election day was near.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Trump Moves to Overhaul Government's Computer Systems
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to help accelerate long-delayed efforts to modernize the government's patchwork of aging computer systems.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Bitcoin May Be Down, but a Digital Currency Startup Soars
Circle Internet Financial, backed by Goldman Sachs, is worth about $3 billion after a new fundraising round.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Senate Democrats Warn Trump Over Any ZTE Deal
A trio of Senate Democrats urged President Trump to reconsider providing any relief to China's ZTE Corp., saying that any potential deal could undermine American national security.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Facebook Throws More Money at Wiping Out Hate Speech, Bad Actors
Facebook has spent more than a decade building an efficient machine to analyze and monetize the content on its platform. Now it is putting more resources into defending the platform from bad actors.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Twitter Makes Tweaks to Punish 'Troll-Like Behavior'
Twitter is turning to greater automation in its battle against abuse on its platform, saying its software will start automatically demoting response posts that it determines are likely to disrupt or disturb users' conversations.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Twitter to Demote Replies That Could Harm Conversation
Twitter is turning to greater automation in its battle against abuse on its platform, saying its software will start automatically demoting response posts that it determines are likely to disrupt or disturb users' conversations.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Big Bitcoin Exchange Welcomes High-Speed Traders
Coinbase, which operates the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, said it would upgrade its systems with services that cater to ultrafast traders, which would make it one of the first bitcoin exchanges to welcome high-speed trading.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Your Next Desk Lamp: A Plant That Glows?
A researcher at MIT is working to create a spray that would turn an average houseplant into a cordless, environmentally friendly light.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

How China's Tencent Uses Deals to Crowd Out Tech Rivals
By amassing stakes in hundreds of companies, Tencent has become one of the world's largest and most active technology investors, a calculated strategy that is crowding out rivals and bolstering its profits.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Permanent Digital Revolution Faces Vodafone's New Boss
"Everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same." Vittorio Colao must be wearily familiar with this maxim from classic Italian novel "The Leopard." With 5G on the way, his successor at Vodafone may find change just as constant

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Facebook Throws More Cash at Tough Problem: Stamping Out Bad Content
Facebook has spent more than a decade building an efficient machine to analyze and monetize the content on its platform. Now it is putting more resources into defending the platform from bad actors.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Facebook Throws More Cash at a Tough Problem: Stamping Out Bad Content
Facebook has spent more than a decade building an efficient machine to analyze and monetize the content on its platform. Now it is putting more resources into defending the platform from bad actors.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Uber Ends Forced Arbitration for Harassment Claims
Uber is ending its use of mandatory arbitration for claims of sexual harassment and assault, freeing U.S.-based litigants to sue the company in open court, rather than make them resolve disputes in private.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

One $100 Billion Tech Fund Isn't Enough for SoftBank CEO
SoftBank's near-$100 billion Vision Fund has yet to close, but its acquisitive founder says the launch of Vision Fund II is "just a matter of time."

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

SoftBank's Son: Still Weighing Options on Sale of Flipkart Stake
SoftBank, which runs the world's largest technology fund, is still weighing its options regarding plans to sell its stake in India's Flipkart to Walmart, Masayoshi Son said at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Uber Ends Mandatory Arbitration Clauses for Harassment Claims
Uber Technologies is taking a step toward moving past its scandal-ridden history by ending the company's use of the widespread but controversial practice of mandatory arbitration for claims of sexual harassment and assault.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

The Future of Fake News in India: 1,000 WhatsApp Messages a Day
For Gurupad Kolli, a 40-year-old lawyer who lives in a remote Indian village, the torrent of WhatsApp messages surging to his phone a few weeks ago meant one thing: election day was near.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

CFTC Official Urges SEC to Clarify Ether's Status
A top U.S. derivatives regulator urged his counterparts at the Securities and Exchange Commission to quickly reach a decision about the status of ether, the world's second-most-valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Kaspersky to Relocate Some Operations Out of Russia
Russian antivirus-software company Kaspersky Labs said it would relocate significant operations from Russia to Switzerland, after the U.S. and U.K. governments said the company could be vulnerable to Moscow interference.

WSJ Technology
May 15, 2018

Ambassador Hagerty: U.S. and Japan Moving Quickly Toward Trade Deal
The U.S. and Japan are moving rapidly toward a bilateral trade agreement, James Hagerty said at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

U.S., China Weigh Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs
The U.S. and China are closing in on a deal that would give Chinese telecom firm ZTE a reprieve from potentially crippling U.S. sanctions in exchange for Beijing removing tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural products.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Twitter CFO Ned Segal Says More Work Ahead to Improve Social Site
Twitter, which recently posted its second profitable quarter as a public company, has more work to do to sustain its financial turnaround, said Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Facebook Suspends Some 200 Apps in Data-Abuse Investigation
The apps, which Facebook didn't name, are among thousands the company has examined so far in an investigation of outside developers.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

China's Giant Money-Market Fund Sharply Lowers Daily Withdrawal Limits
Ant Financial Services Group will sharply reduce how much cash investors in the world's largest money-market fund can withdraw daily from Ant's popular payments network, a move that could help limit the risk of a potential liquidity crunch.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Tesla CEO Says Company Is 'Flattening Management Structure'
Tesla will undergo a restructuring to flatten its management structure, Chief Executive Elon Musk told employees.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

IPO Slowdown Leads Venture Giant NEA to Sell Chunk of Portfolio
New Enterprise Associates, one of Silicon Valley's largest venture-capital firms, plans to sell off a big chunk of its startup investments in response to a dearth of initial public offerings.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

'Love Stories of Tumblr': How the Entire Internet Became a Dating Site
Platforms for networking and blogging do double duty as matchmakers; ‘I do feel better about saying I met him through Instagram'

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

How the World's Biggest Companies Are Fine-Tuning the Robot Revolution
Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative, higher-order duties. That's particularly relevant for manufacturing, the food sector and service sectors.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Cities Recycle Amazon Pitches to Attract New Business
Many of the 20 cities shortlisted as sites for the retail giant's second headquarters are using the multimedia presentations they created for Amazon's application to pitch to other companies.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Foxconn's Profit Drops as iPhone Shipment Growth Slows
The contract electronics maker posted a worse-than-expected decline in net profit after Apple, its biggest customer, reported modest growth in iPhone shipments.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Didi Approved to Test Autonomous Cars in California
China's ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing Technology has been approved to launch live trials of autonomous vehicles on roads in California, becoming the latest company to explore advanced driving technology in the U.S. as safety concerns remain in the spotlight.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Trade Dispute Leave ZTE Users Without Android Updates
Millions of American users of smartphones made by ZTE Corp. are already feeling the fallout from the U.S. Commerce Department's blacklisting of the Chinese phonemaker: They're unable to update Google's Android operating system.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Can China's Red Capital Really Innovate?
U.S. technology theft from Britain helped kick-start the industrial revolution on American shores. Will China be able to replicate that success in new industries such as clean energy, microchips and robotics?

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Former Citigroup CEO Makes $100 Million Investment in Credit-Card Startup
Former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit makes a $100 Million investment in credit-card startup Fair Square Financial, which targets consumers with less pristine credit scores.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Tesla Takes Step Toward Opening Factory in Shanghai
Tesla Inc. has moved closer to setting up its first overseas car plant by registering a company in Shanghai.

WSJ Technology
May 14, 2018

Startups Show Insurers They Need to Get Smarter
Established insurers will struggle to boost profits while the property and casualty industry is flooded with capital and investment returns remain depressed. Their only option is to get quicker and smarter.

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