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Japanese Tycoon Plans to Fly With SpaceX, but His Latest Projects Have Failed to Launch

WSJ - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:28
Yusaku Maezawa, who bought the first ticket to fly around the moon on Elon Musk’s SpaceX vehicle, is losing momentum on Earth. After years of rapid growth for his fashion e-commerce site, some big brands are backing away and competition from the likes of Amazon.com is rising.

Apple Apologizes for FaceTime Bug, Sets Fix for Next Week

WSJ - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 03:51
Apple Inc. apologized for a security flaw in its FaceTime video-chat system and said a software fix is coming next week.

With Tiny Water-Powered Engines, Startup Aims to Give Small Satellites a Nudge

WSJ - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 01:23
A tiny U.S. space startup relying on a first-of-its-kind propulsion system—fueled by water and microwaves—aspires to make it easier and cheaper to reach orbit.

Grubhub Still the Big Cheese in Online Food Delivery

WSJ - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 20:30
Consumers are eating up Grubhub’s offerings, but investors continue to turn up their noses at its shares. Their price should now be low enough to tempt them.

Judges Weigh FCC's Net Neutrality Rollback in High-Stakes Internet Case

WSJ - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 05:29
A federal appeals court spent more than four hours on Friday weighing challenges to a federal regulator’s rollback of Obama-era net-neutrality rules, a case crucial to internet regulation.

Foxconn to Stick With Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant

WSJ - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 05:28
Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple, said it has decided go ahead with the construction of a liquid-crystal display factory in Wisconsin, two days after saying building such a plant would be economically unfeasible.

Pricing Pressure a Hard Pill for Pharma to Swallow

Barron's - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 00:47
Drugmakers face a broad pushback in Washington, D.C., over prescription prices. But some companies are less vulnerable than others. How investors can play the sector.

Hot Property, Cool Price

Barron's - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 10:36
Brookfield Property has a world-class portfolio of city towers and malls. So why is it unloved by investors?

Apple's Cold War Over Privacy Turns Hot

WSJ - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 10:30
With a power move against two of its biggest rivals, Apple reminded the world what power it has over not only other major companies, but anyone using an iPhone.

Spotify in Talks to Buy Gimlet Media

WSJ - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 06:52
Spotify is in talks to buy podcasting group Gimlet Media, a move that would give a boost to the music-streaming company’s narrative-audio ambitions.

Vice, BuzzFeed and the Reckoning for New-Media Companies

WSJ - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 04:36
Vice Media’s cut of 250 jobs, or 10% of its workforce, is the latest digital media retrenchment amid an increasingly difficult online-ad market and pressure from investors who expected red-hot returns.

4K vs. 8K: Which TV Is Right for You?

WSJ - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 03:53
Just as 4KTV content starts to infiltrate homes, 8K is rearing its gorgeous head. The higher resolution will astound you, but you may well wonder if it’s time to make the leap.

Microsoft's Resurgence Under Satya Nadella

WSJ - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 02:12
In Davos, the CEO reflects on his tenure, dealing with competitors and the tech industry’s image problem

Products Yanked from Amazon in India as New Rules Take Effect

WSJ - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 01:02
Thousands of items were pulled from Amazon’s India website—the first direct impact from the country’s new e-commerce rules. Walmart’s Flipkart is also scrambling to figure out what it needs to do to comply.

The Real Streaming Race Starts... Now

WSJ - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:37
Netflix is the dominant streaming-media player with 60 million domestic subscribers and 84 million international. But deep-pocketed new rivals including Apple, Amazon, Disney and Comcast are coming for it. How it plays out will be must-see TV for investors.

Exxon CEO Woods Confident in Guyana Oil Field, Dividends

Barron's - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:20
Woods broke with the oil giant’s tradition of not having a CEO on the earnings call, and analysts and investors welcomed his participation. Fourth-quarter earnings easily beat expectations.

Facebook Is Flying Too High Again

WSJ - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 23:11
Facebook’s solid fourth-quarter results may have assuaged investors’ fears, but Wall Street’s newfound enthusiasm for the social network seems to ignore the fact that many significant challenges lie ahead.

Apple Exerts Power as Privacy Protector

WSJ - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:52
Apple is flexing its power as a self-appointed privacy protector, punishing Google and Facebook over violations of its developer policies governing personal data in moves that harden battle lines over one of the technology industry’s most sensitive issues.

Facebook Removes Accounts of Fake-News Group in Indonesia

WSJ - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 18:48
Face removed more than 1,700 accounts, groups and pages from its namesake platform and Instagram linked to an online syndicate that has been accused of spreading fake news and hate speech in Indonesia.

Amazon Reports Third Record Profit in a Row

WSJ - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:48
Amazon.com capitalized on a strong holiday season and its high-margin businesses in its latest quarter, but India and increased spending loom as challenges to future results.