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Lyft Sets Stage for 2019 IPO

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 03:21
Lyft has filed confidential paperwork for its initial public offering, a key step that keeps the ride-hailing firm on pace to hit the public market early next year.

Readers Respond to Robot Phone Interviews

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:48
Reader reaction to The Wall Street Journal’s article last week on automated job interviews was swift and mostly negative.

A Silicon Valley Retreat Where 'Star Trek' Meets 'Star Wars'

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:01
In a rural California enclave, a tech entrepreneur and architect create an ultramodern smart home inspired by science fiction.

Sticky Wi-Fi Problem: Why Your Phone Hangs Up on You

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:50
Pushing mobile devices to become ever-more reliant on Wi-Fi seemed like a good solution to the problem of mobile bandwidth, but now it’s causing as many problems as it solves.

HSBC Monitor Flagged Suspicious Huawei Transactions to Prosecutors

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:42
A federally appointed overseer at HSBC flagged suspicious transactions in the accounts of Huawei to prosecutors seeking the extradition of the Chinese company’s CFO.

Booking a Hotel, Why Not Try Parasailing? Travel Sites Push Experiences

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:19
Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Expedia look to organize the roughly 80% of activities done by travelers that are now booked offline.

Cell Service in Japan Goes Down for Hours, Clouding Year's Biggest IPO

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:54
SoftBank’s Japanese mobile unit suffered an hourslong nationwide network breakdown, tarnishing the unit’s planned $23 billion initial public offering later this month.

Facebook's Zuckerberg at Center of Emails Released by Parliament

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:14
The U.K. Parliament released internal Facebook emails that lawmakers said show how executives at the social-media company, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, gave some developers special access to user data and contemplated charging developers for data access.

Canadian Authorities Arrest CFO of Huawei Technologies at U.S. Request

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:54
Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer at the request of the U.S. government for alleged violations of Iranian sanctions, the latest move by Washington to crack down on the Chinese cellular-technology giant.

Australia Plans to Make Encryption-Cracking the Law, and Tech Firms Are Worried

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:34
U.S. allies are pressing ahead with efforts to crack encrypted devices and platforms, despite concerns among tech giants including Apple that they may weaken digital security.

Lam Research CEO Resigns Amid Misconduct Investigation

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 05:05
Lam Research Chief Executive Martin Anstice has resigned after allegations of misconduct in the workplace, and the company has named its operating chief, Tim Archer, as his successor.

Facebook Board Backs Sandberg's Handling of Soros Research

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 04:57
Facebook’s board threw its support behind Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, calling her request to probe whether the investor shorted the company’s stock “entirely appropriate.”

Kill Your Wi-Fi Dead Zones! The Best Mesh Systems for Your Home

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:48
No Wi-Fi in the attic? Or basement? Joanna Stern tested six mesh Wi-Fi routers to find the best system to blanket your house or apartment in Wi-Fi.

China Maneuvers to Snag Top-Secret Boeing Satellite Technology

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 22:22
The founders of a small Los Angeles company, which ordered a satellite from Boeing, say the firm was financed and is now controlled by China, in violation of rules designed to keep such technology out of Beijing’s hands. Some worry China could use the technology for military purposes.

Business's Climate Challenge: Getting Customers to Pay

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:21
Heavy duty trucks powered by the sort of engines that Cummins is testing are more likely to combat climate change because most of the world thinks like a Cummins customer, not a Tesla customer.

What's Wrong With Your Venmo, and How to Fix It

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:14
The social payment app is quick and easy, but it’s also a privacy minefield. Follow these steps to fix your Venmo privacy settings and take control of who sees your data.

Canada's Spy Chief Warns of Economic Espionage

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:02
CSIS head David Vigneault, Canada’s top spy, said state-sponsored economic espionage and cyber threats pose a greater challenge to the country than terrorism. He also warned of the possibility of foreign interference in Canada’s national election next year.

New York Police Unveil Drone Program

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:19
The NYPD is buying 14 drones to assist officers in rescue missions, traffic- crash investigations and large events, but civil-liberty advocates worry the technology may be abused.

Alibaba Video-Streaming Chief Steps Down Amid Probe

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:02
The president of Alibaba Group’s video-streaming unit stepped down amid an investigation by Chinese authorities into “alleged acceptance of improper payments”.

Google Suspends Two Mobile Apps After Reports of Ad Fraud

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:53
Google has suspended two apps from its Google Play app store belonging to two Chinese developers—Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech—amid allegations that the products could have been used in an ad fraud scheme.