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Huawei Pooh-Poohs 5G Bans With an Advertising Offensive

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:21
As a challenge to key U.S. allies seeking to block it from rollouts of 5G networks, China’s Huawei Technologies unleashed an edgy ad campaign.

Apple's Deal With Goldman Has Wall Street on Defense

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:37
Apple wants a piece of Wall Street. Goldman doesn’t want to give it away. But both companies need each other if they are going to burrow deeper into consumer banking.

Etsy Stock Rises, as Users and Sellers Grow

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:13
Etsy’s sales and profits beat Wall Street projections in the most recent quarter, and the online marketplace forecast another year of strong growth, sending shares up in extended trading.

On-Demand Grandkids and Robot Pals to Keep Senior Loneliness at Bay

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 02:54
Devices and services that facilitate—and in some cases replace—human contact are attracting insurers looking to combat an ever-more lethal crisis of loneliness.

India Increases Pressure on Amazon and Walmart

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 21:00
India proposed new rules for foreign e-commerce firms, the country’s latest move to rein in large American tech companies that dominate the country’s budding internet economy.

Microsoft's Hype Strategy for HoloLens Is to Avoid It

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 20:07
With the debut of HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s augmented-reality headset gets lighter, with a wider field of view. But it’s meant for getting real work done, not shooting space invaders.

Popular Apps Cease Sharing Data With Facebook

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 20:05
Popular health and fitness apps scrambled to stop sending sensitive personal information to Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported Friday many were transmitting detailed information about topics including their users’ weight and menstrual cycles.

Huawei's Foldable Smartphone Raises the Bar---and Price Tag

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 03:54
Just days after Samsung Electronics launched the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen smartphone, China’s Huawei Technologies upped the ante with a competing device with an even more stratospheric price tag.

Google Is the Best---and the Worst--- Wireless Carrier

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 03:34
Google Fi, the search giant’s cellular service, offers simple smartphone plans that can save you money and now even run on iPhones—but it isn’t fast enough to keep up with the big carriers.

Apps Send Sensitive User Information Directly to Facebook

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 08:14
Millions of smartphone users confess their most intimate secrets to apps, including personal health information. Unbeknown to most people, in many cases that data is being shared with someone else: Facebook.

'Apex Legends' Is EA's Move to Out-Fortnite 'Fortnite'

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 01:00
“Apex Legends,” the free, last-man-standing videogame that Electronic Arts launched Feb. 4 with no fanfare, is the first challenger to crack the armor of Epic Games Inc.’s juggernaut “Fortnite.”

Approval Rate Declines for H-1B Visas

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 18:30
The Trump administration is demanding supporting evidence in many more applications for coveted H-1B visas for high-skilled foreign workers, and denying more petitions.

U.S.-Huawei Fight to Take Center Stage at Trade Show

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 08:18
A large delegation of U.S. officials is heading to Spain for the world’s largest telecommunications trade show, planning to ratchet up a monthslong offensive against Huawei that has produced mixed results.

Cuomo Calls for Probe Into Facebook's Collection of Sensitive Data from Apps

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 05:18
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into how Facebook accesses people’s personal information in response to an analysis by the Journal that showed the social-media giant collects sensitive data from smartphone apps.

Evan Williams, Twitter Co-Founder, to Leave Board

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 05:02
Twitter co-founder and former Chief Executive Evan Williams is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a 13-year run that started with a simple idea to use up some leftover money.

First Tesla Model 3s Zoom Into China, Outracing Tariff Threat

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:32
China’s first Model 3 owners have taken express delivery of their new cars after the electric-car maker rushed a boatload of vehicles across the Pacific to beat a looming tariff deadline.

Baidu Forecasts Weaker Growth as Chinese Economy Slows

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:31
China’s search-engine giant Baidu expects its slowest revenue growth in nearly two years in the current quarter, with advertising pinched by tighter government regulation and the downturn in the Chinese economy.

Pinterest Files Confidentially for IPO

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 15:07
Pinterest has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, joining a parade of highly valued technology startups planning to list their shares in 2019.

Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:12
The companies hope to lure cardholders by offering them extra features on Apple’s Wallet app, which will let them set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances.

U.S. Campaign Against Huawei Runs Aground in an Exploding Tech Market

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:45
The Chinese company’s low prices outweigh spying concerns for many countries ramping up 5G spending, in particular the pivotal internet economy of India. “The perception here is that the U.S. action is more a matter of foreign policy.”