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Paywall for HuffPost? Verizon Hunt for Web Revenue Goes Beyond Ads

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 22:24
Verizon Communications is trying to change course in its Oath media unit that’s home to Yahoo and AOL content, shifting from a digital-ad to a paid-subscription strategy.

How Microsoft Quietly Became the World's Most Valuable Company

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:25
Microsoft tried through the years to compete in a range of buzzy consumer businesses, but it was Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s focus on selling humdrum yet fast-growing computing services to companies that allowed it to reclaim the title of world’s most valuable company.

Apple Investigated Possible Business Misconduct in Its Supply Chain

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:11
Apple conducted an investigation earlier this year into possible business misconduct within its supply chain—including possible kickbacks and bribes—rattling some of the tech giant’s suppliers and staff in China.

Marriott Says Up to 500 Million Affected by Starwood Breach

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:32
Marriott, the world’s largest hotel company, said it identified a data breach in its Starwood reservation system that may have exposed the personal information of up to 500 million guests.

Robot Reality Check: They Create Wealth---and Jobs

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 05:57
The fear that robots are coming for our jobs is according to economists the opposite of the truth: Workforces in countries with more robots fare better.

U.S. Charges Autonomy Founder With Fraud Over Hewlett-Packard Deal

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 02:17
The U.S. has charged one of Britain’s best-known tech entrepreneurs with fraud related to his role at a software firm Hewlett-Packard bought for more than $11 billion before finding widespread accounting issues.

New York City Council to Host Hearings on Amazon's HQ2 Deal

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:24
Members of the New York City Council will host a trio of hearings to grill city officials and Amazon.com about the closed-door negotiations that led to the tech giant agreeing to build its second headquarters in Queens.

Boxer Mayweather Jr., Producer DJ Khaled Agree to Settle SEC Crypto Charges

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:30
The SEC alleges boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled touted initial coin offerings without revealing they were paid.

Biotech Looks Ready for Its Deal Test

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:30
Moderna’s initial public offering, the largest ever for the industry, will have repercussions for the rest of the sector since it signals how easily biotech companies can raise money.

Wall Street Banks Line Up to Lend to Bytedance, One of China's Hottest Startups

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:05
One of China’s hottest technology startups is in talks to obtain a loan from banks that are hoping to win a role on its coveted initial public offering later.

OK, Computer: How Much Is My House Worth?

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:03
The battle between man and bot has a new front: your mortgage. Regulators have proposed loosening real-estate appraisal requirements to enable a majority of U.S. homes to be bought and sold without being evaluated by a licensed human appraiser.

AT&T Plans 3-Tiered WarnerMedia Streaming Service to Take On Netflix

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:07
AT&T, trying to reassure investors it can capitalize on its big acquisition of Time Warner, plans to offer three versions of a new streaming video service next year that will feature original movies and television series from Warner Bros., Turner and HBO.

HP Profit Surges as PC Business Remains Strong

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:06
An upswing in the personal-computer market helped HP Inc. more than double its profit in the latest quarter, and the company signaled strong growth in technology spending from corporate clients and consumers in 2019.

White House to Hold Roundtable With Tech Executives

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 05:32
The Trump administration will hold a roundtable on innovation with top tech executives, a move that marks an easing of tensions between the White House and big Silicon Valley firms.

Amazon Makes Inroads Selling Medical Supplies to the Sick

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 02:36
A growing number of U.S. doctors can direct patients to Amazon.com Inc. to buy medical supplies via an app embedded in patients’ private medical record—a change that raises privacy concerns.

Your Next Job Interview May Be With a Robot

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 02:03
In an ultratight labor market, more employers are rolling out automated, one-sided phone interviews.

Microsoft Shows Why Big Tech Has Staying Power

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 00:25
Microsoft’s rebound also proves that, while tech is a fast-changing industry, tech companies that reach a certain scale tend to stick around—particularly deep-pocketed firms with products and services used by billions.

Is the Future of the Sharing Economy Airbnbing Your Clothes?

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 21:49
The founders of a new clothing rental app, Tulerie, are betting women want to borrow designer clothing and accessories from strangers’ closets.

Facebook Considered Charging for Access to User Data

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 20:09
Facebook considered charging third parties for access to user data several years ago, company emails show. Such a move would have departed from its policy against selling such data, court filings in a lawsuit against the company indicate.

Facebook Exempts News From Political Ad Archive

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:42
Facebook will exempt paid posts promoting news articles from its political ad archive, ending a practice that rankled publishers who chafed at seeing their journalism classified as if it were paid partisan advocacy.