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Huawei Faces Deepening Scrutiny in Europe

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:52
The European Union is exploring ways to address security concerns about Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications-equipment suppliers, according to an EU official.

German Court Throws Out Four Qualcomm Patent Suits Against Apple

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:15
A German court dismissed four patent lawsuits from Qualcomm against Apple, the second victory this month for the tech giant in a continued global legal battle with the chip maker.

Alibaba Leads Rebound in Chinese E-Commerce Stocks

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:56
Shares of Alibaba and smaller rivals have surged this month, as investors grew more optimistic about online spending in China.

White-Collar Robots Are Coming for Jobs

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:31
A combination of AI and globalization could reshape the workforce like nothing we’ve seen before. Richard Baldwin, professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, explains.

Nintendo's Switch Drives Strong Results

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 20:19
Nintendo said it sold more than nine million units of its Switch console in a strong final quarter of 2018 but forecast weaker performance to begin this year, surprising analysts who said the outlook might be too conservative.

New Details on Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Health Venture Emerge in Court Battle

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 19:57
Health giant UnitedHealth Group went to court to try to stop a former executive from working for a company it sees as a competitor, the health-care venture launched by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase.

Samsung Posts Slide in Fourth-Quarter Net Profit

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:15
The South Korean firm’s bleak financial results reflect the latest fallout from China’s slowing economic growth and ongoing trade tensions with the U.S.

Foxconn Backpedals on Wisconsin Factory Plan, Shifts Focus to Research

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 16:29
Foxconn Technology Group, a major supplier to Apple Inc., is backing down on plans to build a liquid-crystal displays in Wisconsin, a major change to a deal that the state promised billions to secure.

Facebook Posts Record Profit, Capping Grueling Year

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 15:38
Facebook posted record profit in the fourth quarter, showing the resilience of the social-media giant’s business even as it battled through a string of challenges.

Nokia Gets Small Signal Boost From 5G

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:19
Nokia forecast growing, if sporadic, demand for 5G gear this year and next, but said near-term sales are likely to be flat as the Finnish telecom equipment maker struggles to emerge from years of cost cutting and profit warnings.

Qualcomm Expects Another Drop in Revenue

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 07:27
Qualcomm’s revenue is expected to decline for the third consecutive quarter as Apple and others continue to withhold royalty payments amid legal challenges.

Tesla Notches Another Quarterly Profit

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 06:56
Tesla chief Elon Musk committed the Silicon Valley auto maker to an ambitious goal this year: a profit in every quarter. If it does deliver, it will be with a new chief financial officer.

Microsoft's Gains Tempered by Chip Shortages

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 05:14
The tech giant said computer-chip shortages cut into expected sales of its Windows operating system in the last three months of 2018 and that the scarcity hasn’t been resolved.

Apple's China Problem May Require a New iPhone

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 05:05
For years, Apple has operated on the assumption that it gets to set the world’s tastes. Its struggles in China are causing some close observers of the technology giant to say that needs to change.

AT&T Sheds Pay-TV Customers, but Wireless Profits Surge

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 05:04
AT&T’s pay-television business lost more than 650,000 customers, as cord-cutting continued to take its toll, but the media business and surging profits in wireless helped the bottom line.

Qualcomm Tax Move Will Save Firm $570 Million

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 04:28
The California-based semiconductor maker will reduce its exposure to new tax-code provisions by reclassifying some foreign units as domestic branches of its U.S. business.

Apple Engineer Stole Material on Autonomous Vehicles, FBI Alleges

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 04:04
An Apple Inc. engineer allegedly stole intellectual property related to the company’s autonomous-vehicle program and sought work at a China-based competitor, according to federal law-enforcement officials.

New York Opens Investigation Into Apple FaceTime Bug

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 04:00
New York state launched a probe into Apple’s response to a bug in its FaceTime video-chat system that allowed callers to eavesdrop on others using the technology giant’s devices, deepening the scrutiny of a security setback that has undermined the company’s privacy position.

Lyft, Juno Sue NYC Over Driver Minimum Wage Law

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 03:01
Ride-hailing companies Lyft and Juno sued the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission in an effort to stall new minimum-wage requirements for the services’ drivers from taking effect later this week.

Amazon Seizes TV's Biggest Stage, After Shunning Mass-Market Ads

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 02:59
Technology companies that championed the rise of digital advertising and have long eschewed TV are finding the medium’s mass appeal hard to resist—including during Super Bowl, the priciest night to advertise on TV.