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Longtime Yelp Shareholder Seeks Board Overhaul

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:38
Longtime Yelp shareholder SQN Investors says years of missteps are weighing on the business-review company’s stock price and plans to publicly push it to add new board members.

China's Freeze on New Videogames Begins to Thaw

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:14
Chinese regulators set up a new committee to review online games, a move seen as ending a crippling freeze on new game approvals.

Silicon Valley Helped Build Huawei. Washington Could Dismantle It.

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:58
Any U.S. actions against Huawei for alleged sanctions violations could devastate the Chinese company’s operations—and curtail business for U.S. tech companies.

Investor Frenzy for Scooter Startups Cools

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:58
The investor frenzy for shared electric scooters is cooling, as two leading startups lower their fundraising ambitions while dealing with vandalism, rising competition and other growing pains.

Why You Need Better Headphones---and Which Ones You Should Buy

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 04:51
A test of more than a dozen wireless noise-canceling headphones reveals all the must-have features and narrows it down to the three best noise killers.

Uber Joins Rival Lyft in Race for Listing

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 22:56
Uber filed paperwork confidentially this week for its initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter, as it races with smaller rival Lyft to be the first to market.

Facebook Expands Share Buybacks

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 22:28
Facebook said it approved a plan to boost its share-buyback program by $9 billion.

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:03
For years, American entrepreneurs saw opportunities in China. But worsening costs, taxation, tech transfer and increased regulations are prompting foreign-owned businesses to throw in the towel.

China's Huawei Raises New Security Concerns Among U.S. Allies

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 02:59
U.S. allies from Australia to Japan to the European Union raised new security questions about Huawei Technologies, putting fresh pressure on the Chinese telecommunications giant.

Hacking Health Care: How Tech Will Drive Down Costs

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:17
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, explains how robots, sensors and AI will keep us healthy for less.

U.S. Readies Charges Against Chinese Hackers

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:01
U.S. prosecutors are preparing to unseal criminal charges against hackers linked to the Chinese government who have allegedly engaged in a multiyear scheme to break into U.S. technology service providers.

As Huawei Pushback Grows, Samsung Will Appoint New 5G Network Chief

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:09
Samsung Electronics is replacing the head of its unit that provides next-generation 5G equipment, according to people familiar with the matter, a shake-up atop a key business looking to rapidly grow sales as global pushback builds against market leader Huawei Technologies.

Amazon's Cloud Hasn't Obscured Microsoft

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:51
Amazon may seem to have a comfortable lead in the cloud. It isn’t taking any chances, though—particularly considering its crosstown competition from Microsoft, which has a few key strengths in the cloud-computing sector.

Tesla Replaces General Counsel With Seasoned Trial Lawyer

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:05
The Silicon Valley electric-car maker plans to replace Todd Maron, a confidant of Elon Musk, with Washington, D.C., trial lawyer Dane Butswinkas.

U.S. Takes Aim at Huawei

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:59
The Trump administration’s efforts to extradite the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies Co. over criminal charges mark the start of an even more aggressive phase in the technology rivalry between the U.S. and China and will increase pressure on Washington’s allies to shun the telecommunications company.

Japanese Government Edges Closer to Restrictions on Huawei and ZTE

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:21
Japan is moving ahead with changes to its procurement guidelines that could restrict government use of Chinese telecommunications-equipment companies Huawei and ZTE.

Microsoft Pushes Urgency of Regulating Facial-Recognition Technology

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:01
Microsoft Corp. is urging governments world-wide to enact regulation of facial-recognition technology next year that requires independent assessment of accuracy and bias and prohibits ongoing surveillance of specific people without a court order.

Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by China

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:00
Boeing said it was canceling a controversial satellite order that was financed by a Chinese government-owned firm, citing default for nonpayment.

White House Convenes Tech Leaders for Summit

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 05:06
Ivanka Trump helped gather Silicon Valley executives for a discussion on how to equip U.S. workers with skills necessary to retain jobs in the age of artificial intelligence.

'Ride from Hell': Carpooling in the Age of Uber Can Be…Awkward

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 03:42
As shared ride services become more popular, passengers clash over music, temperature and talking. Exasperated drivers try to referee; ‘They had no shame.’