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Zenefits CEO David Sacks Is Expected to Step Down

1 hour 14 min ago
David Sacks is expected to relinquish his role as chief executive of Zenefits less than a year after taking over the troubled health-benefits software maker, people familiar with the matter said.

Obama Blocks Chinese Bid for Technology Firm Aixtron

2 hours 52 min ago
President Barack Obama on Friday took the rare step of forbidding a foreign company from buying a firm with U.S. assets, telling a Chinese investment fund that it cannot complete a deal for German technology company Aixtron SE.

Facebook to Give $20 Million for Affordable Housing and Job Training

6 hours 36 min ago
Facebook Inc. is extending a sizable olive branch to neighbors rankled by its plans to expand its campus and bring 6,500 new employees to the area, a move some locals fear will exacerbate an already crippling housing shortage.

Facebook Could Develop Artificial Intelligence to Weed Out Fake News

8 hours 35 min ago
Facebook’s artificial intelligence know-how could help tackle some of its most pressing problems, such as the spread of misleading news, but executives say the social network first needs policies to guide how best to apply such capabilities.

Can a Death-Predicting Algorithm Improve Care?

9 hours 12 min ago
A startup says it can tell which patients will die in the next year and lower their medical costs by providing palliative care in their homes.

Stop the iPhone Calendar Spam

9 hours 28 min ago
Spammers are now targeting Apple iCloud calendars, but you can protect yourself while Apple works on a fix.

Theranos Investor Riley Bechtel Steps Down From Board

13 hours 38 min ago
Theranos said Riley Bechtel, chairman of the construction giant Bechtel Corp., retired as a director of the embattled blood-testing startup.

With $720 Self-Tying Sneaker, Nike Loosens Ties to Retailers

20 hours 24 min ago
Nike is trotting out a pricey sneaker with self-tying laces, a high stakes test of the company’s technology investments and efforts to sell more products directly to consumers.

Microsoft, Intel, IBM Push Back on China Cybersecurity Rules

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:25
Tough new Chinese cybersecurity rules are providing an unusual, behind-the-scenes look at a regulatory skirmish between U.S. technology companies and Beijing.

Airbnb to Enforce Limits on Rentals in London, Amsterdam

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 08:09
Airbnb agreed for the first time to enforce legal limits on the number of nights a year a host can rent out a home, a major concession as the company is assailed by regulators in the U.S. and Europe.

Twitter Names Keith Coleman as Product Chief

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 06:11
Twitter Inc. on Thursday acquired a small startup and immediately installed its founder as its new product chief, filling a crucial role that’s been vacant for nearly a year.

Ambarella Beats Projections, but Outlook for Holiday Quarter Falls Short

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 04:51
Chip maker Ambarella., a key supplier to action-camera maker GoPro, is poised to report its first annual sales decline as sales are expected to remain sluggish in the holiday quarter.

Fitbit Set to Acquire Smartwatch Maker Pebble

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 04:37
Fitbit is close to acquiring smartwatch maker Pebble, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest sign of consolidation in the weakening wearables market.

Amazon Uses Trucks to Drive Data Faster

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 03:19
Retail giant Amazon proposed a surprising way to move data from large corporate customers’ data centers to its public cloud-computing operation: by truck.

Amazon Cloud Computing Division Unveils New Cyber Security Service

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 01:03
Amazon.com’s cloud-computing unit unveiled a new service to help protect customers against cyberattacks of the sort that rendered dozens of popular websites unreachable for parts of a day last month.

White House Pushing Cuba on Deals for GE, Google

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:33
General Electric and Google are among firms U.S. officials believe will secure agreements to operate in Cuba as the Obama administration presses Havana to complete pending deals before Donald Trump takes office.

Zenefits Must Charge for Software in Washington State

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:31
Washington’s insurance regulator said Thursday that Zenefits can no longer offer free insurance in the state, another setback for the embattled health-benefits brokerage which has sought to move past regulatory violations.

EU Likely to Clear Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 00:27
European Union antitrust authorities are likely to clear Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Corp. by Tuesday with conditions attached, according to people familiar with the matter.

Opendoor Lands $1.1 Billion Valuation in $210 Million Funding Round

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:00
Its post-money valuation, which launches the startup into the billion-dollar-valued club, comes as the marketplace for buying and selling homes has secured a new round of funding, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Startup Gives Away Semiautonomous-Driving Software

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 21:14
George Hotz, a 27-year-old coder who believes auto makers have been too slow to roll out self-driving vehicles, on Wednesday started giving away software to enable certain cars with semiautonomous driving features, a gambit to circumvent regulatory authority over self-driving cars.