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YouTube to Curb Referrals to Conspiracy Theories, False Claims

WSJ - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 04:35
YouTube said it will stop recommending as many videos that feature conspiracy theories and other false claims, moving to address longstanding criticism that the platform’s algorithms help spread disinformation.

Intel Looks Like a Bargain Among Chip Stocks

Barron's - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 16:00
A slowdown in global growth, worries over China, and sour guidance on earnings weigh on the stock of the semiconductor maker, but such worries add up to a buying opportunity for patient investors.

In Unloved Dell, Investors Can Find a Silver Lining in Its VMware Stake

Barron's - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 07:46
The technology conglomerate has $50 billion in debt, but powered by VMware and a group of strong, if mature, businesses, the stock has room to rise

Low-Debt, High-Return Stocks for Your Portfolio

Barron's - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 07:45
Stocks of companies that have more cash than debt are perfectly positioned for an environment of slowing economic growth and elevated macro risks

Brands Invent New Lines for Only Amazon to Sell

WSJ - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 05:25
Amazon.com is asking consumer-goods companies to create brands exclusively for it after finding that it is too costly and time-consuming to develop them on its own.

Major Carrier Halts Huawei Purchases Amid Security Fears

WSJ - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 05:19
The world’s biggest mobile carrier outside China said it is temporarily halting purchases of some components made by Huawei, posing a threat to the Chinese company’s growth and dealing another blow to its reputation.

Time for Tesla to Study the Apple Playbook

WSJ - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 05:12
Elon Musk has struggled to ramp up production of his Model 3. But there’s an easy way out of his fix. After all, the real money isn’t in building beautiful things. It’s in creating them.

Pentagon Probes Possible Conflict in Cloud Contract

WSJ - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:52
The Defense Department is examining whether Amazon Web Services created a conflict of interest by hiring a former Pentagon employee who helped develop a cloud-computing procurement contract.

Microsoft's Bing Service Restored in China

WSJ - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:47
Microsoft said access to its Bing search engine in China was restored, ending a disruption that came as Beijing tightens its grip on the internet and as tensions brew between the U.S. and China over trade and technology.

Intel Projects Slower Revenue Growth This Year

WSJ - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 06:42
Intel’s revenue rose 9% in the latest period, capping a year of record results, but the chip maker missed sales targets and projected slower growth for this year.

New York City Council Kicks the Tires on Scooter-Sharing Program

WSJ - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 05:49
Transportation officials welcomed the idea of introducing an electric scooter-share program in New York City, but warned that the wheels would present a unique challenge to the nation’s most populous city.

Facebook CEO's Foundation, Firms to Raise $500 Million for San Francisco-Area Housing

WSJ - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 04:40
Companies and philanthropists in the Bay Area, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, plan to raise $500 million for affordable homes amid the region’s housing crunch.

In Chip Surge, Good News Is Relative

WSJ - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:42
Downtrodden semiconductor stocks get strong bounce as outlooks aren’t as bad as feared.

The Story of 'Spam': How a Mystery Meat Became an Inbox Invader

WSJ - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:49
Tech-nerd fans of Monty Python turned an omnipresent canned food into a term for unwanted messages

'The Original Disrupter.' Jack Bogle Dies at 89

Barron's - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:40
The Vanguard founder’s invention, the S&P 500 index fund, came to dominate the fund industry and its ambitions, and inspired a passion among investors for lower fees, regular savings, and investing for the long haul.

U.S. Believes It Doesn't Need to Show 'Proof' Huawei Is a Spy Threat

WSJ - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 23:15
The chairman of Huawei pushed back against claims his company conducts espionage for the Chinese government. But the U.S. says that Huawei’s very structure makes the company a potential tool for espionage and thus a security threat.

Tencent Wins Approval For Two Titles After Gaming Freeze

WSJ - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:47
Videogame maker Tencent won approval for two of its games from Chinese regulators following the end of a regulatory freeze on new gaming licenses that lasted most of last year.

Inside Google's Team Fighting to Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

WSJ - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 18:54
Google’s 27-person Threat Analysis Group, staffed in part by former government agents, leverages access to Gmail and other Google products to fend off attempts to intrude into the company’s vast data store.

Planned Parenthood Develops Chatbot to Reach More Teens

WSJ - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 17:59
Planned Parenthood has developed a chatbot that can answer questions about sexual health, part of a larger communications effort by the health-services group to bring sex education to the young masses.

Verizon to Lay Off 7% of Media Group Staff

WSJ - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:30
Verizon’s beleaguered media group is laying off 7% of its staff and is focusing on fewer areas to revive its fortunes.