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Nintendo of America President Is Retiring

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:15
Nintendo Co. said Thursday that Reggie Fils-Aimé, its longtime president of the U.S. division, is retiring in April.

New Samsung Phone Folds in Half, and Costs Nearly $2,000

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 08:23
The world’s largest smartphone maker unveiled the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen smartphone, in a radical design change that sends the industry’s pricing model soaring to new heights.

Tesla's Model 3 Loses Recommended Status From Consumer Reports

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 06:15
Tesla’s Model 3 has lost its recommended status from Consumer Reports, less than a year after the magazine awarded it the coveted designation.

The Hot, Lucrative Market in IT Security Talent

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 02:59
The cybersecurity talent shortage has driven up salaries. A look at who’s making what.

New York Property Firm Hit the Jackpot. Then Amazon Pulled Out.

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:31
There may be nobody who lost more from Amazon’s pull out of Queens than the real-estate investors at Savanna.

Apple to Chinese Consumers: Buy a New iPhone for Under $30 a Month, Interest Free

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:51
Hoping to revitalize sales in China, Apple has paired up with the world’s largest financial-technology company to give iPhone buyers an affordable purchase option.

The Life Story of Your Supermarket Chicken: Food Tracking Goes High-Tech

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:43
From poultry monitors to berry-tracking blockchains, the food industry is adopting technology to meet our growing demand for information about what we eat. Supply-chain expert Robyn Metcalfe investigates.

Samsung Galaxy S10 First Look: More Phones, More Cameras, More Money

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:26
A first look at Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup, the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G with a March 8 ship date, finds they offer some cool features—and 5G compatibility on one model—but no big technology leaps.

New Details of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Health Venture Emerge in Court Testimony

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 14:03
The health-care joint venture is looking at how to redesign health insurance, among other efforts, according to newly unsealed court testimony from an executive at the health startup.

Lyft Plans to List Shares on Nasdaq

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:07
The ride-hailing company is expected to make its IPO filing public as early as next week.

Nestlé, McDonald's, Others Pull Ads From YouTube

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:01
Several companies suspended advertising on YouTube following a report documenting material on the video service that sexually exploits children.

Tesla Replaces Top Lawyer After Two Months in Latest Major Departure

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 05:36
Tesla is losing its general counsel two months after hiring him, replacing the veteran trial lawyer with a longtime insider who helped the electric car company navigate some of its biggest legal issues.

Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 05:07
Pinterest has stopped returning search results for terms relating to vaccinations, a drastic step aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation.

Is the Hospital I.D. Bracelet Going Away?

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 23:40
Hospitals are souping up patient ID wristbands with smart technology—and testing substitutes that get rid of the bracelet entirely.

How Amazon Will Grow Without a New York HQ2

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:11
For Amazon, walking away from the New York HQ2 deal is unlikely to either slow its ascent or stop its hiring there. Beyond its Arlington, Va., HQ2, Amazon plans to boost hiring in 17 other cities in the U.S. and Canada it considers technology hubs—including New York.

In Rebuke to U.S., Germany Considers Letting Huawei In

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:12
Germany is leaning toward letting the Chinese tech giant participate in building its high-speed internet infrastructure despite U.S. warnings.

Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Sought by Amazon Faces New Hurdle

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:37
A federal judge delayed a lawsuit over a massive Pentagon cloud-computing contract Amazon.com was favored to win while the government continues to investigate possible conflicts of interest in the procurement process.

Companies Roll Out Gunshot Detectors at the Office

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:28
Corporate executives worried about workplace shootings are quietly installing gunfire-detection systems in U.S. offices and factories. Most don’t tell employees what the sensors are, for fear of alarming them.

The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:59
Self-taught coder Colin Kroll shot to startup fame, allowing him to live life in a fast lane. Friends saw him as a gentle, endearingly awkward soul, but he also fought with colleagues, attracted negative press for his behavior at work and struggled with drugs and alcohol.

Do AirPods Make You Look Rich? These Millennials Think So

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:18
Fueled by internet memes, the explosion of expensive-yet-attainable AirPod headphones as the luxury item of the moment shows no signs of stopping.