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China's Tencent Buys 5% Stake in Tesla

5 hours 6 min ago
Tencent has taken a 5% stake in Tesla, making the biggest company in China one of the largest owners of Elon Musk’s cash-hungry electric car maker.

TV Networks See Opportunity in Google Ad Backlash

5 hours 24 min ago
As TV’s annual ad sales season kicks off, networks are looking to capitalize on the uproar among advertisers over Google’s placement of ads alongside content promoting hate, racism and terrorism.

SoftBank Considers $6 Billion Investment in China Ride-Hailing Firm Didi

5 hours 30 min ago
SoftBank has approached China’s Didi Chuxing about investing roughly $6 billion to help the ride-hailing firm expand in self-driving car technologies.

Amazon to Buy Middle East E-Commerce Site Souq.com

6 hours 2 min ago
Amazon.com is acquiring Dubai-based Souq.com, placing one of its biggest global bets in recent years on the small but rapidly-expanding Middle Eastern online shopping market.

SpaceX Aims for Historic Rocket Launch With Reused Booster

6 hours 46 min ago
Elon Musk’s SpaceX will strive to make history once again, highlighting benefits of reusable boosters with the launch of the first large, liquid-fueled rocket powered by engines previously fired in space.

Elon Musk's Latest Startup: Brains Linked to Computers

7 hours 40 min ago
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines.

Facebook, Eye on Snapchat, Adds Camera Features

7 hours 40 min ago
Facebook is taking another shot at Snapchat, introducing three new camera-centric features to its main Facebook app, including one that allows users to create montages that vanish within 24 hours—just like Snapchat’s Stories.

Amazon Delays Opening of Cashierless Store to Work Out Kinks

9 hours 50 min ago
Amazon is facing a setback in its efforts to modernize brick-and-mortar retail as technical glitches delay the opening of its first cashierless convenience store.

Facebook Wants to Help You Be a Better Citizen

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:06
Facebook is getting more serious about the role it plays in your political life. The social network rolled out a civic outreach tool in the U.S. that identifies your elected officials, sends reminders to vote and goads you to pick up the phone.

Can Tech Speed Up Emergency Room Care?

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 09:35
A New York hospital system tests a new way to use telemedicine, where E.R. doctors examine patients without being in the same room.

Uber Resumes Self-Driving-Vehicle Program After Arizona Accident

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:04
Uber Technologies is putting its autonomous vehicles back on city streets after an accident involving one of them in Tempe, Ariz., caused the company to halt its test program.

Coding Schools Build Tuition-Back Guarantees Into Business Model

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:43
Guarantees may be a scary prospect for four-year colleges, but they are built into the business model of for-profit coding boot camps, which depends on students seeing a solid return on their investment.

Foreign Robots Invade American Factory Floors

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 02:32
The U.S. is losing the battle to supply the kind of cutting-edge production machinery behind the new automated factory floor, from digital machine tools to complex packaging systems and robotic arms. The equipment increasingly has to be imported from Europe or Japan.

The Galaxy S8 Is Samsung's Best Shot at Redemption

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:29
Samsung’s Galaxy S8, which will be unveiled Wednesday, has a lot more at stake than sales targets: it must restore consumer trust and stabilize a brand dogged by political scandal, product recalls and privacy concerns.

Seller of Hijacked DVR in Colorado Laundromat Pledges to Tighten Security

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:17
A surveillance-camera company featured in a previous article about hacked devices said it is taking steps to harden its products against attacks.

Samsung's Restructuring Plan Faces Challenges

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:59
Samsung Electronics’ chief executive said that officials see challenges in restructuring the sprawling Samsung conglomerate, with a continuing review revealing “adverse implications” to switching to a holding-company structure.

Why PTC's Revenue Still Raises Eyebrows

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:34
Software maker PTC has said its shift to a subscription model is attracting new customers, but its numbers look different from others that have undergone similar transitions.

Apple Bites Back With iPhone Court Win in China

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:20
A Beijing court found Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models don’t infringe on smartphone-design patents held by defunct local manufacturer Baili.

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Vehicle Program

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:14
Uber Technologies suspended testing of its autonomous vehicles after one of them was involved in an accident in Tempe, Ariz., a dramatic halt to one of the most high-profile self-driving programs.

U.K. Criticizes Tech Firms in Wake of Terror Attack

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:12
British officials tore into technology companies for what they said was profiting from terrorist propaganda and offering them secret places to communicate, in strong criticism of Silicon Valley days after a terrorist rampage outside Parliament left four people dead.