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Sony Acquires Belgian Sensor-Technology Company

1 hour 13 min ago
Sony acquired Softkinetic Systems, a Belgian sensor-technology firm, to strengthen its image sensor and related services, the companies said Thursday.

Facebook’s Dislike Button Is Here–in the Form of Emoji Reactions

1 hour 29 min ago
Facebook Inc. is expanding its emotional range. The social-networking company said it is finally letting users do more than “like” what they see in their news feed, a move that businesses may give a thumbs up.

Amazon Launches Etsy Competitor ‘Handmade’

1 hour 30 min ago
Etsy, buffeted by slowing growth and a falling stock price, will have a new foe to contend with: Amazon.

Review: Dell XPS 15 Fixes the Worst Thing About Windows Laptops

1 hour 51 min ago
Dell proves a Windows machine can have a trackpad as good a MacBook.

Silence Your Smartphone---Without Missing Any Notifications

1 hour 54 min ago
Had it with the ringtones on your iPhone or Android phone? Let these cute notification gadgets alert you in muted, amusing ways.

Alibaba Seeks to Soothe Shareholders

2 hours 19 min ago
Alibaba is mounting a campaign to reassure shareholders of its growth prospects after investors dumped its shares over slowing revenue growth, China’s economic woes and other issues.

AT&T Manhattan Wireless Speeds Lag Behind Rivals, Report Says

2 hours 57 min ago
AT&T was last among the big four wireless service providers when it comes to download speeds both indoors and outdoors in Manhattan, a new report from network testing firm RootMetrics found.

Small Firms Worry, as Big-Data Pact Dies

3 hours 22 min ago
Smaller companies face uncertain prospects after the European Union’s highest court struck down the agreement that allowed U.S. businesses to transfer Europeans’ personal information to the U.S.

Payouts, Risks Grow for Tech Leaders

3 hours 48 min ago
Chief information officers are earning more money than ever, a sign of demand for people with a proven ability to bring in new revenue through the use of data. But the CEO and board are expecting more in return.

Samsung Says Personal Payment Data Not at Risk

4 hours 1 min ago
Samsung Electronics said the personal payment information of users of its mobile payment system wasn’t compromised despite a reported hacking incident at LoopPay, a U.S.-based startup it bought earlier this year.

Dell Is in Merger Talks With EMC

4 hours 32 min ago
Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake are in advanced talks to buy EMC, a deal that would rank as the biggest technology-industry takeover ever and remove questions about EMC that have hung over the data-storage giant for more than a year.

Sony Cuts PlayStation 4 Prices

5 hours 20 min ago
Sony has cut the prices of its popular PlayStation 4 videogame console in the U.S. and Canada ahead of the year-end holiday season.

Hewlett-Packard, SanDisk Join Forces on New-Breed Memory Chips

5 hours 29 min ago
Hewlett-Packard and SanDisk are collaborating on a new breed of memory chips, the latest entry in a widening race to improve a basic building block of computers and other devices.

Didi Kuaidi Gets License to Ride in Shanghai

6 hours 22 min ago
Ride-hailing company Didi Kuaidi obtained a license in Shanghai that it said makes it China’s first authorized private operator of an online ride-hailing service.

Chinese Internet Rivals Form New Company

10 hours 5 min ago
Meituan and Dianping said they have created a new company in a deal that turns two rivals into a dominant player in restaurant bookings, movie ticketing and other online-to-offline services.

Sony Moves Toward Sale of Music-Publishing Unit

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:34
Sony is moving closer to selling off its half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing after recently triggering a clause in its contract with its co-owner, the Michael Jackson estate, according to people familiar with the matter.

Twitter’s Product Boss Signals Big Changes Ahead

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:31
With the drama of its leadership transition behind it, Twitter Inc. is preparing for some major changes to its service.

Vimeo Is Producing First Slate of Originals

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:31
IAC’s video platform Vimeo, which lets creators sell ad-free content directly to fans, is commissioning its first set of original, exclusive projects, including the Web show ‘The Outs.’

FanDuel, DraftKings Ban Employees From Playing

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:13
FanDuel and DraftKings, two of the biggest daily fantasy-sports sites in the U.S., said they are permanently banning employees from playing in daily fantasy contests for money.

Touted Shopping Site Abandons Membership Fee

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 08:50 is already abandoning the main business model behind its new discount-shopping site, a surprising turnabout for what many viewed as the most promising challenge to Inc. in years.