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Qualcomm in Talks to Acquire NXP Semiconductors

4 hours 21 min ago
Qualcomm is in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors, a deal that would likely be valued at over $30 billion and represent the latest merger in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks

4 hours 30 min ago
Hackers 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.

Google Quietly Expands Ride-Sharing Service

5 hours 2 min ago
Alphabet 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.

FCC Delays Vote on TV Set-Top Box Plan

5 hours 2 min ago
Federal 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.

Package-Delivery Drones Likely Years Away From Federal Approval

5 hours 8 min ago 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.

Facebook Ads Will Urge Users to Stream Live Video

5 hours 26 min ago
Facebook Inc. plans a major ad campaign to encourage more of its 1.7 billion users to stream live video on the social network.

Zynga Hires EA Veteran as Finance Chief

5 hours 33 min ago
Zynga plucked another executive with experience at Electronic Arts, filling a nearly yearlong vacancy at finance chief at the mobile videogame maker. to Press Regulators to Block Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

5 hours 50 min ago said it would press regulators in the U.S. and Europe to block Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, citing antitrust issues.

Microsoft Centralizes AI Efforts as Executive Steps Down

5 hours 52 min ago
Microsoft is concentrating its artificial-intelligence efforts under one roof as veteran executive Qi Lu stepped down to focus on recovering from a bicycle accident.

Apple's China Research Center to Develop Hardware, Landlord Says

6 hours 26 min ago
Apple’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.

Vivendi Refrains From Seeking a Spot on Ubisoft's Board

6 hours 46 min ago
French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, the chairman of Vivendi, refrained from seeking representation on Ubisoft’s board at a meeting of the videogame maker’s shareholders.

Music-App Maker Shazam Finally Turns a Profit---But Not From Music

7 hours 38 min ago
After 15 years, music-discovery company Shazam Entertainment is turning an operating profit. The app maker earns most of its revenue from advertisers, who pay to use its image-recognition and sound-recognition technology in their marketing campaigns.

California Law Strengthens Background Checks for Uber and Lyft

8 hours 53 min ago
Drivers 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.

IBM Plans to Buy Promontory Financial Group

8 hours 54 min ago
International Business Machines plans to purchase consultancy Promontory Financial Group, the two companies said Thursday, creating a new subsidiary dubbed ‘Watson Financial Services.’

Samsung Battles Trust Concerns in Key Market of China

10 hours 38 min ago
Samsung 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.

Spotify Streams Into Japan

10 hours 55 min ago
Sweden’s Spotify has joined other online music providers trying to crack the Japanese market, where compact discs still dominate.

Samsung in Talks With U.S. Safety Regulators Over Washing Machines

12 hours 10 min ago
While Samsung Electronics Co. grapples with a recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it is now dealing with complaints about another product: its washing machines.

Wal-Mart in Talks to Invest in Flipkart

13 hours 44 min ago
A deal would give the startup a powerful partner in its battle against Amazon to become the dominant online retailer in India.

Citigroup Teams Up With Rival Banks to Fight Venmo

13 hours 48 min ago
Citigroup Inc. is set to join its fellow big banks in building a peer-to-peer payments app in the hope of fending off fintech upstarts like Venmo.

Samsung Looking Into Complaints About Replacement Galaxy Note 7s

15 hours 6 min ago
Samsung, grappling with a recall of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, said it is looking into complaints in the U.S. and South Korea that some replacement phones are overheating.