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With Tiny Water-Powered Engines, Startup Aims to Give Small Satellites a Nudge

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 01:23
A tiny U.S. space startup relying on a first-of-its-kind propulsion system—fueled by water and microwaves—aspires to make it easier and cheaper to reach orbit.

Grubhub Still the Big Cheese in Online Food Delivery

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 20:30
Consumers are eating up Grubhub’s offerings, but investors continue to turn up their noses at its shares. Their price should now be low enough to tempt them.

Judges Weigh FCC's Net Neutrality Rollback in High-Stakes Internet Case

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 05:29
A federal appeals court spent more than four hours on Friday weighing challenges to a federal regulator’s rollback of Obama-era net-neutrality rules, a case crucial to internet regulation.

Foxconn to Stick With Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 05:28
Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple, said it has decided go ahead with the construction of a liquid-crystal display factory in Wisconsin, two days after saying building such a plant would be economically unfeasible.

Apple's Cold War Over Privacy Turns Hot

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 10:30
With a power move against two of its biggest rivals, Apple reminded the world what power it has over not only other major companies, but anyone using an iPhone.

Spotify in Talks to Buy Gimlet Media

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 06:52
Spotify is in talks to buy podcasting group Gimlet Media, a move that would give a boost to the music-streaming company’s narrative-audio ambitions.

Vice, BuzzFeed and the Reckoning for New-Media Companies

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 04:36
Vice Media’s cut of 250 jobs, or 10% of its workforce, is the latest digital media retrenchment amid an increasingly difficult online-ad market and pressure from investors who expected red-hot returns.

4K vs. 8K: Which TV Is Right for You?

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 03:53
Just as 4KTV content starts to infiltrate homes, 8K is rearing its gorgeous head. The higher resolution will astound you, but you may well wonder if it’s time to make the leap.

Microsoft's Resurgence Under Satya Nadella

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 02:12
In Davos, the CEO reflects on his tenure, dealing with competitors and the tech industry’s image problem

Products Yanked from Amazon in India as New Rules Take Effect

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 01:02
Thousands of items were pulled from Amazon’s India website—the first direct impact from the country’s new e-commerce rules. Walmart’s Flipkart is also scrambling to figure out what it needs to do to comply.

The Real Streaming Race Starts... Now

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:37
Netflix is the dominant streaming-media player with 60 million domestic subscribers and 84 million international. But deep-pocketed new rivals including Apple, Amazon, Disney and Comcast are coming for it. How it plays out will be must-see TV for investors.

Facebook Is Flying Too High Again

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 23:11
Facebook’s solid fourth-quarter results may have assuaged investors’ fears, but Wall Street’s newfound enthusiasm for the social network seems to ignore the fact that many significant challenges lie ahead.

Apple Exerts Power as Privacy Protector

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:52
Apple is flexing its power as a self-appointed privacy protector, punishing Google and Facebook over violations of its developer policies governing personal data in moves that harden battle lines over one of the technology industry’s most sensitive issues.

Facebook Removes Accounts of Fake-News Group in Indonesia

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 18:48
Face removed more than 1,700 accounts, groups and pages from its namesake platform and Instagram linked to an online syndicate that has been accused of spreading fake news and hate speech in Indonesia.

Amazon Reports Third Record Profit in a Row

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:48 capitalized on a strong holiday season and its high-margin businesses in its latest quarter, but India and increased spending loom as challenges to future results.

Venmo Starts Paying Off for PayPal

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:25
PayPal’s earnings are being held back by slowing business at eBay, but future growth drivers like Venmo are growing briskly.

Intel's CEO Search Ends Where It Began: With the CFO

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:42
Intel named as its new CEO Bob Swan, the finance chief who was acting CEO, at a time when demand for its once-hot data-center chips is cooling.

Facebook, Twitter Remove Accounts to Combat Foreign Misinformation

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 03:32
Facebook and Twitter said they removed hundreds of fake accounts from Iran and Venezuela spreading misinformation on their social-media platforms.

Elon Musk's Surprise Pick for Tesla CFO Is a Relative Unknown

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 03:26
Tesla’s latest C-suite shake-up will thrust a 34-year-old relative unknown, Zach Kirkhorn, into the spotlight as financial chief of one of the most heavily scrutinized Silicon Valley companies.

Scooter Startup Lime Is Raising $400 Million at $2 Billion Valuation

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 02:46
Scooter startup Lime is raising $400 million at a $2 billion valuation in the latest funding round, according to a regulatory filing. This is a big boost to the ride-sharing electric-scooter sector that has seen sizeable investor interest despite questions about profitability and vandalism.