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Buyer Beware: Hollywood Special Effects Now Permeate Property Listings

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 05:02
A computer-versus-computer showdown is brewing in the residential property market, pitting investors’ house-hunting algorithms against sellers’ virtual listing photos.

Facebook Sues Chinese Companies for Creating Fake Accounts

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 04:31
Facebook and Instagram sued four companies and three people based in China for creating and selling fake accounts, likes and followers, according to a posting on the social media giant’s website.

The $2,000 Bendable Phone: Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em?

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 04:30
At the mobile-phone industry’s premier trade show, two of the world’s three biggest makers lavishly displayed what they hope will be the smartphone of the future. The question is, will anyone buy it?

Grocers Brace for Another Blow From Amazon

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 02:20
Competition from has pushed grocers to focus on home delivery and lower prices. Now it is taking aim at supermarkets’ high-profit products: those found in the beauty aisle.

Huawei Executive Files Suit Over Canadian Detention

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 02:11
Meng Wanzhou claims her legal rights were violated when she was detained at Vancouver International Airport in December following an extradition arrest request from the U.S.

A Doctor's Prescription for More AI in Medicine

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 23:03
Eric Topol makes the case for how artificial intelligence can improve health care, despite privacy concerns.

Galaxy S10 Review: Samsung Finally Gets Everything Right

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 22:57
Samsung has long made good hardware, and the Galaxy S10 is its best yet. But for the first time, the company also nailed the software.

Democrats Turn to Online Tool for Organizing Volunteers

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 22:37
MobilizeAmerica gives Democratic campaigns and progressive causes a centralized sign-up system for events, door-knocking and shifts calling and texting voters.

Tesla Is Betting It Can Sell Cars Online, Without a Test Drive

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 20:29
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s latest strategic shift will be one of his biggest challenges: persuading mainstream consumers to purchase cars online the way they buy books or clothes.

Taboola Makes Acquisition to Bolster Its Take on Apple News

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 18:52
Taboola is acquiring an Israeli team to bolster its young news recommendation service for users of Android phones.

New York Governor Appeals to Amazon to Reconsider

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 18:41
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has been in contact with Amazon executives, urging them to rethink their decision to abandon plans for a headquarters campus in Queens.

Smartphone-Wielding Chinese Tourists Challenge Cash's Reign

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 06:56
Paper money has reigned supreme in Japan, but a flood of Chinese tourists who expect to pay with a phone like they do back home is spurring the adoption of digital payments in the Land of the Rising Sun.

SpaceX Crew Capsule, With a Dummy Astronaut, Docks With Space Station

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 05:57
A new-generation SpaceX capsule autonomously docked with the international space station on Sunday, in a successful test of computers and maneuvering systems deemed essential to carry U.S. astronauts on future missions.

Weapon Makers Declare War on Drones

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 05:52
Arms makers are targeting the growing menace of drones at airports and on battlefields with a rush to develop new missile systems, radar jammers and laser cannons.

Tesla Makes Record $920 Million Payment for Convertible Bond

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 03:19
Tesla delivered its largest-ever bond payment, a move that likely used up nearly a quarter of its cash at a time when the company faces increasing scrutiny from regulators and investors.

Tech's Costly Health Benefits Pay Dividends

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 02:53
Tech companies that don’t yet turn a profit are doling out benefit packages worth over $100,000 per employee. According to their investors, this is good for their bottom lines, not just their consciences.

Lyft's IPO Filing Offers Look at Size, Scope of Ride-Hailing Company

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 16:28
Lyft made its IPO documentation public, a move that fires the starting gun on what’s expected to be one of the biggest years for tech IPOs ever.

EBay Settles, More or Less

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 10:08
EBay isn’t necessarily for sale, but parts of it could be soon.

Why Facebook Still Seems to Spy on You

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 06:11
WSJ reporter Katherine Bindley found that our ability to control Facebook ad tracking is limited and that much of what Facebook claims should come with lengthy footnotes.

SpaceX Capsule Lifts Offfor Long-Delayed Test Flight

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 03:22
Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a Crew Dragon capsule on its maiden voyage into orbit without people on board, but technical challenges could delay for months the first trip carrying astronauts.