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Google vs. Uber: How One Engineer Sparked a War

1 hour 20 min ago
Anthony Levandowski started outside tech companies while working for Google, which alleges he took driverless-car secrets to Uber.

Videogame Software Startup Unity Is Valued at $2.8 Billion

1 hour 24 min ago
Unity Technologies is putting the finishing touches on a $400 million funding round of financing that values the videogame technology company at about $2.8 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook Tool Handles Media Companies' Video Ad Sales

1 hour 55 min ago
Facebook is testing a new tool designed to help media companies sell video advertising on their own websites, apps and other digital properties in a more automated fashion, the company said Tuesday.

Amazon's Latest Market Disruption: 1.7 Million Free Bananas

4 hours 4 min ago
The retail giant has upended the produce market in Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters.

Only Robots Can Tally What the Largest U.S. Pension Fund Pays in Fees

4 hours 18 min ago
The nation’s largest pension plan has 380 people overseeing $320 billion in assets. But when one of its top officials was asked during a board meeting how much in performance fees was paid to private-equity managers, he had to acknowledge no one knew.

Blockchain Firm R3 Raises $107 Million

5 hours 44 min ago
R3 CEV, one of many firms trying to capitalize on the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin, said it had raised $107 million from a group of 40 global banks.

Man vs. Machine: Google Takes on China's Go Champion, but Fans Are Blocked From Watching

6 hours 11 min ago
A match between the world champion in the game of Go and Google’s AI player AlphaGo wasn’t accessible to most in China, where Google’s livestream was blocked.

Target to Pay $18.5 Million to Settle Massive 2013 Data Breach

9 hours 40 min ago
Target Corp. on Tuesday agreed to pay $18.5 million to resolve an investigation by state prosecutors into its massive 2013 hack, a deal that represents the largest multi-state data breach settlement in history.

Uber Shortchanged New York City Drivers by Millions of Dollars

9 hours 46 min ago
Uber said it mistakenly underpaid New York City drivers for the past 2½ years, the second time in three months the ride-hailing company has acknowledged it deprived workers of earnings.

Microsoft's New Surface Pro Borrows From the Family to Revive Sales

10 hours 43 min ago
Microsoft on Tuesday is introducing a new Surface Pro, hoping to revive sales of the product line after a stinging slide in the most recent quarter.

Alexa's New Avatar: Financial Adviser

12 hours 29 min ago
While it is early days in the co-mingling of wealth advice and sophisticated sciences, tools such as voice recognition, quantitative analysis and artificial intelligence stand to play a bigger role in an industry that has proved ripe for digital disruption.

Futuristic Fintech, With a Female Focus

12 hours 45 min ago
Women remain an underserved market in financial services. A new app thinks it has the answer, but is AI up to the task?

WannaCry Malware Has Strong Links to Group Tied to North Korea, Symantec Says

13 hours 34 min ago
A group linked to North Korea is highly likely behind this month’s global ransomware assault, and the attack more closely resembles the behavior of a crime ring rather than a government-orchestrated campaign, a cybersecurity researcher said.

Nokia and Apple Move From Courtroom Foes to Business Partners

13 hours 53 min ago
Apple and Nokia settled dueling lawsuits over what Apple should pay for intellectual property used in its iPhone, a surprisingly quick end to what analysts had said could have been years of litigation.

Streaming Services Are Music to Vivendi's Ears

20 hours ago
A resurgent music industry, fueled by the rise of streaming services, is tempting the parent company of Universal Music Group to cash in on the music company with an initial public offering.

Baidu Falls Behind in Race to Be China's Netflix

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:20
Baidu could miss out as Chinese tech majors try to build up their online video content.

Citigroup to Tap Nasdaq for Blockchain Payment Technology

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:42
Citigroup Inc. and Nasdaq Inc. are partnering to match up the blockchain with real money.

Supreme Court Limits Where Patent Suits Can Be Filed

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:22
The Supreme Court limited the ability of patent holders to bring infringement lawsuits in courts with plaintiff-friendly reputations, which could provide a boost to companies that defend against patent claims.

Amid Slide in DVD Sales, Redbox to Rent Some Movies Sooner

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:28
Redbox got a boost in its efforts to compete with digital outlets Monday as Hollywood’s largest studio agreed to make its movie discs available earlier in the company’s movie-rental kiosks.

The Quants Run Wall Street Now

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:53
For decades, investors imagined a time when data-driven traders would dominate financial markets. That day has arrived.