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The Internet, Divided Between the U.S. and China, Has Become a Battleground.

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:18
As China and the West race for 5G dominance, two digital powers with very different approaches to technology are staking out their corners. Some Silicon Valley executives worry the divergence risks giving Chinese companies an advantage in new technologies.

Tesla Is Cranking Out Model 3s---Now It Has to Service Them

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:04
Tesla Model 3 owners face unusually long waits for repairs, a drawback to being a customer of an upstart company that has built a coveted luxury brand but is still learning some of the basics.

Parsing of Audit Work Creates Opening for Technology Firms

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:00
More companies are splitting the annual financial audit into two segments—data gathering and analysis—a move that could enable them to more easily outsource portions of the audit process to technology companies.

Trump Seeks to Boost AI as Chinese Competition Grows

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:31
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Monday aimed at boosting U.S. development of artificial intelligence—and at blunting China’s momentum in the field.

It's the Real World---With Google Maps Layered on Top

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:41
The coming Google Maps augmented-reality navigation feature will look through your phone’s camera to figure out where you are and show you where you are going.

Sprint Accuses AT&T of False Advertising of 5G Service

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:51
Sprint Corp. has sued AT&T Inc. over a branding campaign that it says falsely tells customers they are receiving 5G service on their smartphones, escalating marketing wars between carriers over the next generation of wireless networks.

Amazon Reconsidering Plan to Put Campus in New York City

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 09:13
Amazon executives are re-evaluating a planned campus in New York City, people familiar with the matter said, turning up the heat on local officials who have rallied opposition to giving billions of dollars in tax incentives to one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Fortnite-Marshmello Mashup Showcases New Avenues for Games, Music

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:04
The videogame “Fornite” for 10 minutes put away its guns and transported players to a live virtual performance by Marshmello, in a pop-culture mashup that spoke not only to the game’s popularity but to its potential as a stage for all kinds of entertainment.

This Thriving City---and Many Others---Could Soon Be Disrupted by Robots

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:02
When the machines come for our jobs, they’ll go to places like Lakeland, Fla., first, our columnist says.

What I Learned From the Hacker Who Spied on Me

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 04:34
Tech columnist Joanna Stern asked an ethical hacker to get into as many of her webcams as he could. Along the way she identified important tips for keeping our computers safe.

23andMe's Growth Slows

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 04:06
Consumer genetics-testing company 23andMe’s sales growth was hit by privacy concerns last year, its chief executive said, at the same time touting the company’s drug development pipeline that she hopes will power its next phase.

Tokyo to San Francisco in 5½ Hours? If All Goes Well, Yes

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 02:53
Fifty years after the Concorde’s maiden flight, we chart its speed compared to other vehicles, both existing and in the works.

Bezos Accuses Tabloid of Blackmail; Publisher Says It Acted Lawfully

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 02:15
Jeff Bezos accused National Enquirer parent American Media of trying to blackmail him. The publisher said it acted lawfully in the reporting of the Bezos story but that it will investigate the claims.

Is Bezos's 'Complexifier' a Word?

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 01:57
His statement about the National Enquirer invokes a rare word for making things more difficult

Amazon's India Site Restocked After Joint-Venture Stake Cut

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 00:44
Hundreds of thousands of products are back on Amazon.com’s India website after it restructured its investments to get around restrictions that forced sellers to pull items from the site this month.

The Latest Ski Trend Takes the Sport Back to its Origins

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:15
Want to climb every mountain yourself? Try backcountry skiing and skip the lift lines. For the rest of us, tow technology has come a long way, as our visual timeline demonstrates.

Wells Fargo Outages Hit Online and Mobile Banking

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 21:13
Wells Fargo said it experienced systems failures from a shutdown at one of its facilities that have left customers unable to access online banking and mobile applications.

Huawei Says U.K. Software Issues Will Take Years to Fix

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 18:35
In a response to concerns over discrepancies in software flagged by a U.K. lab, the Chinese telecom giant also said that its board of directors has signed off on a companywide overhaul of its software engineering.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses Tabloid of Attempted Blackmail

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:42
Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post and founder of Amazon.com Inc., accused National Enquirer-parent American Media Inc. of trying to blackmail him.

Apple to Reward Teen as It Patches FaceTime Bug

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:22
Apple Inc. plugged a major flaw in its FaceTime video-chat software Thursday, and will pay a 14-year-old from Arizona for reporting the flaw.