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Tesla Draws Scrutiny After Autopilot Feature Linked to a Death

2 hours 29 min ago
U.S. auto-safety regulators are investigating what is believed to be the first fatal crash involving a Tesla Motors car that was driving itself, ratcheting up scrutiny on a technology that has been evolving with little oversight.

Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z's Tidal Music Service

3 hours 1 min ago
Apple Inc. is in talks to acquire Tidal, a streaming-music service run by rap mogul Jay Z, according to people familiar with the matter.

Zenefits Investors Cut Valuation by Half

4 hours 33 min ago
Embattled health-benefits broker Zenefits on Thursday said it struck a deal with some investors to cut its valuation by more than half to $2 billion, giving them additional shares in exchange for releasing the company of potential legal claims.

Jury: Oracle Should Pay $3 Billion to HP Enterprise

4 hours 46 min ago
A jury in Silicon Valley on Thursday delivered a resounding victory to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., finding that Oracle Corp. should pay the computer maker $3 billion in damages—the full amount it sought—for actions that contributed to the decline of a once-lucrative line of high-end computers.

Google Makes Slow Progress in Diversifying Its Workforce

5 hours 31 min ago
Google made slow progress last year in its mission to diversify its workforce, which is largely made up of white and Asian men.

HP Inc. to Offer PCs as a Service

8 hours 28 min ago
HP Inc. on Thursday said it plans to provide companies with personal computers and other devices as part of a service, the latest example of shifting business models as PC makers grapple with weak demand and other pressures.

Sony Re-Commits to Roots With Return to Robotics

8 hours 35 min ago
Sony’s return to robotics–a step announced this week along with a bullish profit outlook–reflects a commitment to its roots as a consumer-electronics giant, Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said.

Microsoft CEO Signs Book Deal

10 hours 33 min ago
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has signed a deal to write his first book. “Hit Refresh” will focus, in part, on his journey leading Microsoft through the transition from troubled tech giant to industry thought leader.

Hertz Offering Special Rental Rates to Uber Drivers

10 hours 59 min ago
Hertz said it will provide special rental rates to drivers working for Uber and Lyft, a move designed to bolster its presence in the ride-sharing industry.

U.K.'s EU Exit Poses Data-Protection Dilemma

12 hours 19 min ago
Brexit risks stripping companies of their ability to freely store information about EU residents on British soil, potentially creating a new barrier to trade in the region.

Google Calendar Access Is Disrupted

12 hours 29 min ago
Google Calendar crashed for many users Thursday morning, a hiccup for the tech giant’s popular productivity tools that could hurt its pitch to potential enterprise customers.

Spanish Tax Authorities Search Google's Offices

13 hours 21 min ago
Spanish tax inspectors searched the offices of Google here, the latest in a series of tax investigations throughout Europe targeting the search firm.

Alphabet's Schmidt Urges U.K. and EU to Harmonize Policies After Brexit

13 hours 29 min ago
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet Inc., has urged the U.K. and EU to maintain “as great a unification as possible” of their digital policies after Britain voted to leave the bloc last week.

Amazon Begins Selling Perishable Private-Label Foods

15 hours 39 min ago
Amazon.com has quietly begun its first broad push into perishable private-label foods, enabling the online retailer to test new products with generally higher profit margins.

Turkcell Plans Overseas Expansion to Beat Slowing Sales in Turkey

16 hours 10 min ago
Turkey’s biggest mobile phone operator, Turkcell, plans an ambitious global buying spree to offset slowing growth in its home Turkish market.

Oculus CEO's Twitter Account Hacked

16 hours 46 min ago
An apparent hacker has used the Twitter account of the CEO and co-founder of Oculus Inc. to announce a new head of the company.

Facebook to Give Friends' Posts More Weight

18 hours 33 min ago
Facebook shed new light on how it determines what its 1.65 billion users see each time they sign on, in its latest effort to demystify its inner workings.

As State Control Stiffens, Journalists Move On

21 hours 46 min ago
Columnist Li Yuan says many Chinese journalists are leaving the trade as the state tightens media control and a tech boom opens new opportunities.

Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App

22 hours 45 min ago
Skip paper forms and kiosks with Mobile Passport—and get on the fastest border-control line at large U.S. airports. It’s a model for how government and the tech industry can team up to join the mobile revolution, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.

Sony's PlayStation 4 Sales Help Keep Profit Target Within Reach

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:54
Sony warned of a further decline in image-sensor sales as demand wanes from high-end smartphone makers including Apple, but the company said it would hit its profit target thanks to growth in videogames.