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GE to Sell Part of Digital Business

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:32
General Electric reached a deal to sell off part of its GE Digital business and set aside the rest in a separate company, as the conglomerate narrows its focus and scales back its software ambitions.

The China 2025 Bugaboo

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:14
China may be about to jettison its plan to dominate high-tech manufacturing, at least in name. That matter less than it might appear.

Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be a Slow One

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:06
Amazon’s announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs each to New York and Northern Virginia sparked a frenzy of activity. Lost in the commotion: It will take many years, if not a decade, before residents see an army of Amazon employees invading their cities.

Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:53
Social media’s so-called influencers have become sought-after brand ambassadors, with millions of followers and lucrative advertising deals. Now, the computer-generated Miquela Sousa character is testing the power of online celebrity.

Samsung Downsizes China Operations With Factory Closure

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 03:38
Samsung Electronics will close a Chinese smartphone factory in the next two weeks, a retrenchment that comes as the South Korean technology giant shifts manufacturing to India and its sales flounder in China.

Whole Foods, Instacart Go Separate Ways

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:27
The move comes as the grocery store’s owner Amazon is trying to expand its own delivery services.

Inside the Airport of Tomorrow

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:13
Two trends have marked changes in air travel in recent years: self-service and segregation into many different groups based on fares, elite status, credit cards and mobility needs. Now much of the same is coming to the TSA checkpoint of the future.

'Smash Bros.' Cures Nintendo of the Summertime Blues

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:23
The holiday season is looking merrier for Nintendo after a difficult summer, thanks to a hot-selling new “Super Smash Bros.” game and early signs that its Switch console is selling better.

'No Coincidence': China's Detention of Canadian Seen as Retaliation for Huawei Arrest

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:19
Beijing’s detention of a former Canadian diplomat is being seen by friends and former colleagues as payback for Canada’s arrest of a well-connected Chinese telecommunications executive at the behest of the U.S.

The Tyranny of the Elf on the Shelf: Where to Put Him Tonight?

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:40
A beloved Christmas tradition puts pressure on parents to keep coming up with creative scenarios; some adults wish he’d go back to Santa for good. ‘This thing has snowballed.’

Scientists Skeptical About Gene-Edited Baby Experiment

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 04:13
When a Chinese scientist claimed last month that he created the first genetically modified babies, scientists around the world were stunned and alarmed. Now, scientists who examined the very limited available data from the experiments are questioning whether the gene edits the scientist claimed he made were even successful.

Accenture Interactive to Acquire Ad-Tech Firm Adaptly

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 22:07
Accenture Interactive is continuing its push into digital media buying with an agreement to acquire New York City-based Adaptly, an ad-tech company that helps marketers buy targeted ads across online platforms including Amazon, Google and Facebook.

Ad Verification Company Integral Ad Science Taps Former Yahoo Executive as CEO

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:05
The hiring of Ms. Utzschneider, most recently Yahoo Inc.’s chief revenue officer, is effective Jan. 7. She will succeed Chief Executive Scott Knoll, who is moving into an advisory role.

MiMedx Called on Two Lawmakers for Help Before Its Accounting Scandal

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:13
MiMedx Group, a maker of tissue-graft products, called on two influential lawmakers for help. Now the actions of the lawmakers could prove embarrassing for them as MiMedx faces possible collapse.

Never Camped in the Snow? You're Missing Out.

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:58
Winter camping seems like a masochistic hobby, but combating the cold is easier than you think—and the payoff is a serene wilderness experience.

Verizon Takes $4.5 Billion Charge Related to Digital Media Business

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:48
Verizon Communications is booking a $4.5 billion accounting charge related to its Oath media business, a sign its bet on high-profile internet properties and content several years ago hasn’t worked out as expected.

Google CEO Faces Lawmakers Skeptical Over Privacy, Alleged Bias

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:05
Sundar Pichai faced tough questions in a first public appearance before House lawmakers, who are increasingly skeptical of Silicon Valley giants on issues of privacy and political bias.

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou Granted Bail by Canadian Judge

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:27
Huawei Technologies Co.’s finance chief must reside at Vancouver homes and adhere to curfew while awaiting a decision on her extradition to the U.S.

Tencent Music Prices Its IPO at Bottom of Range

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:25
The Chinese music-streaming company’s initial public offering priced at $13 per American depositary share, capping a rocky process of going public but still marking it one of the biggest U.S.-listed debuts in recent years.

Behind New York's Winning Bid for Amazon

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 03:22
City and state officials offered to use eminent domain to scoop up properties for the tech giant to build a campus. Downtown, Midtown and Brooklyn were also pitched as sites before Long Island City was picked.