WSJD - Technology

Cities Recycle Amazon Pitches to Attract New Business

Mon, 14 May 2018 17:18:38 EDT

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.

TV Salivates Over Potential of Sports Betting to Boost Viewers and Ads

Fri, 18 May 2018 13:38:10 EDT

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.

Uber's Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden Is Leaving Company

Fri, 18 May 2018 07:43:39 EDT

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.

U.S. Auto Regulator Opens Tesla Crash Probe in Utah

Thu, 17 May 2018 07:49:30 EDT

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.

'I Lost It': The Boss Who Banned Phones, and What Came Next

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:25:59 EDT

Many managers are conflicted about how—or even whether—to limit smartphone use in the workplace.

Tesla CEO Says Company Is 'Flattening Management Structure'

Mon, 14 May 2018 21:53:29 EDT

Tesla will undergo a restructuring to flatten its management structure, Chief Executive Elon Musk told employees.

Cambridge Analytica Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in U.S.

Fri, 18 May 2018 17:51:29 EDT

Cambridge Analytica, 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.

Those Privacy Policies Flooding Your Inbox? Print Them Out and They Span a Football Field

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:03:08 EDT

Thanks to Europe’s GDPR, companies have bombarded you with their new privacy policies; how to read them without actually reading them.

Amazon Prime's Latest Perk: Discounts at Whole Foods

Wed, 16 May 2018 10:08:26 EDT 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.

Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

Sun, 20 May 2018 03:16:33 EDT

The European Union’s tough new data-protection law demands costly changes for many companies and opens rich business opportunities for others.

China Approves Toshiba's $18 Billion Sale of Its Memory-Chip Unit

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:42:51 EDT

China has approved Bain Capital’s $18 billion deal to acquire Toshiba’s memory-chip unit, a gesture of goodwill from Beijing as it tries to stave off U.S. trade penalties.

YouTube to Launch New Music-Streaming Service

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:49:51 EDT

The move comes amid increasing competition from Spotify and pressure from music companies.

The AI Doctor Will See You Now

Sun, 20 May 2018 17:39:44 EDT

Artificial intelligence in medicine promises to alert us to disease or a medical emergency before it happens—if only we can navigate the pitfalls.

News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook's Political-Ad Rules

Fri, 18 May 2018 23:10:08 EDT

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.

Buyer Beware: Hundreds of New Cryptocurrencies Show Hallmarks of Fraud

Fri, 18 May 2018 13:57:28 EDT

A Wall Street Journal analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings reveals rampant plagiarism, identity theft and promises of improbable returns.

Legislation to Curb Chinese Deals Moves Through Congress

Fri, 18 May 2018 07:28:03 EDT

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.

Want to Invest in Jack Ma? Avoid Alibaba's Rivals

Sun, 20 May 2018 17:08:53 EDT

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.

The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

Sun, 20 May 2018 11:51:33 EDT

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.

Kroger Makes Bold Push to Boost Online Shopping

Thu, 17 May 2018 19:26:55 EDT

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 and Walmart.

PayPal's iZettle Deal Sets Up a Showdown With Square

Fri, 18 May 2018 04:11:00 EDT

PayPal agreed to buy European fintech startup iZettle for about $2.2 billion, a move that sets up a showdown with Jack Dorsey’s Square.

AI Can't Reason Why

Fri, 18 May 2018 17:01:29 EDT

The current data-crunching approach to machine learning misses an essential element of human intelligence.

Forget the Hackers, Watch Out for the Phone Snoopers Over Your Shoulder

Thu, 10 May 2018 11:04:20 EDT

From buses and trains to cafes and lecture halls, peeking at what others are doing on their mobile devices is a temptation few can resist; ‘They aren’t embarrassed’

A Look Inside a ZTE Phone Shows How Hard It's Hit by a U.S. Ban

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:59:47 EDT

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.

Microsoft Is Giving Disabled Gamers a Better Controller

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:15:38 EDT

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.

Baidu's President Stepping Down for 'Family Reasons'

Fri, 18 May 2018 15:12:52 EDT

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.

Power Play: How China-Owned Volvo Avoids Beijing's Battery Rules

Thu, 17 May 2018 18:15:12 EDT

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.