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In Quest for 1 Billion Users, Uber Looks to Middle East's Youth

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 22:07
Uber is intensifying its pursuit of Middle East riders after retreating from other international markets in recent years, lured by the region’s exploding youth population.

Disney Offers Fresh Details on Plans for Digital Future

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:04
Walt Disney’s high-stakes bet on streaming drove up costs in the latest period, but profit and revenue still beat Wall Street targets.

Snap's Revenue Jumps, Loss Narrows

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:25
Snap posted record revenue in its latest quarter and narrowed its loss considerably, as the social-media firm rode a boom in online advertising to inch closer to profitability.

Electronic Arts Ran Into a Wall in Holiday Quarter

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 05:54
Shares of Electronic Arts tumbled more than 17% after the videogame maker swung to a profit but reported revenue for the holiday quarter shy of its already reduced forecast.

This Video-Chat App Wants to Be More Like Fortnite, Less Like Facebook

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 04:24
The video-chat app Houseparty has built a core audience among fickle teenagers. Now it must demonstrate that its business model can produce financial results as well.

Viacom Posts Revenue Growth

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 04:04
Revenue at Viacom, the parent of Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, rose slightly in its latest quarter, reflecting its efforts to bolster other parts of its business beyond its cable networks.

For Chinese Startups, an Economic Slowdown Brings a 'Freezing Winter'

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 03:58
China’s tech sector is slumping, as an economic deceleration amid the trade fight with the U.S. causes layoffs and shrinks the easy venture funding that fueled a thriving startup scene.

Gun Safety Devices Get Caught in Online Advertising Bans

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 01:30
As more Americans keep loaded guns in their homes, efforts to sell them new kinds of safety locks are getting stuck by policies intended to block ads for firearms online.

Robots' Lead Role in Super Bowl Ads Hint at Tech Anxieties

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:31
A number of Super Bowl ads this year featured robots, a creative trend that reflects the mood and anxieties of a society confronted with new, life-altering technology and artificial intelligence.

Google Parent Alphabet Posts Strong Revenue Growth

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:43
Alphabet posted sustained revenue growth in the fourth quarter, the latest indication of strong financial results in the technology world despite mounting public pressures.

Tap. Tap. Scraaatch. Introducing the Michelob Super Bowl Ad That's a Meditation Technique.

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:32
Phenomenon known as ‘ASMR’ channels tactile sounds such as crinkling paper and whispers into online hits.

N.Y. State Senator Who Opposes Amazon Deal Nominated to Board With Sway Over Project

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:31
A leading critic of Amazon’s proposal to develop a campus in Queens was nominated Monday to a seat on the state’s Public Authorities Control Board, where he could ultimately veto state actions on the project.

Investor Group Buys Ultimate Software for $11 Billion

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 04:43
Private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman is taking publicly traded Ultimate Software private in a deal that offers a 19% premium to the company’s Friday closing price.

Slack Files Confidentially to Go Public With Direct Listing

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 02:16
Slack Technologies has filed confidential paperwork for its direct listing, setting it up to be the second major company to use the nontraditional method for its IPO.

Dockless Scooter Rides, No Longer Cheap and Easy, Increasingly End With Fines

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 01:57
Jump, Lime and other companies offering these services have begun experimenting with punitive fees to discourage unwanted behavior by users. But some customers are crying foul, saying they’re confused by the charges and by the rules themselves.

Free, Easy and Legal: How to Stream Great TV and Movies Without Spending a Dime

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:21
How to get your online TV and movie fix without spending $10 a month—or spending anything at all: A guide to using ad-supported streaming services.

Facebook Turns 15: A Look Back in Charts

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 20:11
Facebook, through its first 15 years, has revolutionized how billions of people connect but also has been criticized for its handling of that communication. Here’s a look, in charts, at the social network’s growth and impact.

One School District's Security Plan: Facial Recognition, Tracking IDs and AR-15s

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:35
School districts across the country have pumped up security measures as mass shootings have become more frequent. One city in Texas has a $6.3 million plan designed by a former Secret Service agent that includes facial recognition software, tracking IDs and 22 AR-15 rifles.

Japanese Tycoon Plans to Fly With SpaceX, but His Latest Projects Have Failed to Launch

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:28
Yusaku Maezawa, who bought the first ticket to fly around the moon on Elon Musk’s SpaceX vehicle, is losing momentum on Earth. After years of rapid growth for his fashion e-commerce site, some big brands are backing away and competition from the likes of Amazon.com is rising.

Apple Apologizes for FaceTime Bug, Sets Fix for Next Week

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 03:51
Apple Inc. apologized for a security flaw in its FaceTime video-chat system and said a software fix is coming next week.