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Where You Should Move to Make the Most Money: America's Superstar Cities

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 01:38
A tech-driven concentration of talent since the 1980s has helped the rich get richer. But it has also sharpened an urban-rural divide that, some say, threatens growth. Columnist Christopher Mims explores the phenomenon.

Germany Tightens Acquisition Rules Amid China's Push for Tech Deals

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 19:38
Germany is tightening rules to make it harder for non-European companies to buy stakes in German firms without its approval, signaling growing concern in Berlin about China’s push to acquire key technology.

The 'Fortnite' Dance Move That Spawned a Lawsuit

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 08:30
The suit targets one of the videogame’s most popular aspects: the celebratory dances players buy for a few bucks. Artists including Chance the Rapper say originators should be paid for moves they created and popularized.

Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift Tours Head for Netflix Encore

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 22:30
The concert films from Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway residency and Taylor Swift’s stadium tour across the U.S.—two of the hottest tickets of 2018—are headed for Netflix.

Chinese Hackers Breach U.S. Navy Contractors

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 20:35
Chinese hackers are breaching Navy contractors to steal everything from ship-maintenance data to missile plans, triggering a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities.

Big Tongues and Extra Vertebrae: The Unintended Consequences of Animal Gene Editing

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:49
Scientists around the world are editing the genes of livestock to create meatier pigs, cashmere goats with longer hair and cold-weather cows that can thrive in the tropics. But amid some successes, disturbing outcomes are surfacing.

Why Apple Chose Austin, Seattle and Culver City for Its New Jobs Push

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:24
Apple’s plan to add thousands of jobs in Austin, Texas, San Diego, Seattle and Culver City, Calif., sketches out a road map toward a future reliant on services and higher-priced devices.

Tesla Sells $837 Million of Auto-Lease Bonds

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:02
A sale of car-lease debt from Tesla is the latest test for the electric car-maker after surviving high-profile missteps to achieve a record quarterly profit.

At Gathering of Spy Chiefs, U.S., Allies Agreed to Contain Huawei

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 03:46
Spy chiefs from the West’s most powerful intelligence alliance agreed in a July meeting in Canada they needed to contain Huawei Technologies Co.

Evelyn Berezin Pioneered Word Processors and Butted Heads With Men

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 01:43
A rare woman in the early computer industry, Evelyn Berezin designed computers and digital systems before founding her own company, Redactron, to make computerized typewriters.

The Amazon HQ2 Fiasco Was No Outlier

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:46
There’s little evidence that the economic-development incentives offered by cities and states work—except for letting politicians crow.

Bitcoin Wasn't a Bubble Until It Was

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:54
Even after it soared a million percent, cryptocurrency boosters denied it was a bubble—and they weren’t wrong.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Names First Investing Chief

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:21
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have hired a senior investor from Princeton University’s endowment as the first investing chief for their philanthropic arm.

Lucy Peng to Step Down as CEO of Alibaba's Lazada

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:27
Longtime Alibaba executive Lucy Peng is stepping down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant’s Lazada Group after nine months on the job.

Tencent's Roster of IPOs Doesn't Live Up to the Hype

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:18
Tencent Holdings, one of China’s most influential companies, is also one of the most active technology investors, backing some of the world’s biggest initial public offerings. But the technology giant’s support doesn’t make these deals a sure thing for investors.

Buying Ads in the Age Of Google

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:14
Advertising supremo Martin Sorrell’s new venture seems a better bet on the future of advertising than his old one.

Adobe Raises Revenue Forecast

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:07
Adobe Systems is betting that sustained demand from U.S. corporate customers and technology buyers in emerging markets will drive another year of revenue growth above 20%.

Virgin Galactic Rockets Out of Atmosphere for First Time

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:06
Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, reached the edge of space in a test flight, four years after a fatal accident set back the project.

Aides Warn Trump Against Intervening in Huawei Case

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:20
Despite the president’s statement that he might intervene in a criminal case against the finance chief of the Chinese company, such a move would break from norms, and advisers have warned him his options are limited.

Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:30
Apple plans to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.