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How A.I. Is Making Supermarkets Less Exhausting

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 18:46
Wallet-free shopping, souped-up grocery carts and robot helpers are making supermarket excursions smarter, easier—and much, much faster.

What to Expect From 5G Phones---and When

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 18:05
The early ones will be expensive, and they may not change the mobile experience. So, should you wait to buy one?

Tesla Shifts to Online Sales Model

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 09:35
Tesla is shifting all its global sales online to cut costs as it begins taking orders for the $35,000 version of its Model 3 compact car.

Some Uber, Lyft Drivers to Get Stock in IPOs

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:53
Uber and Lyft are planning to give some drivers the chance to take part in their initial public offerings, a rare move that would grant them access to two of the most hotly anticipated IPOs ever.

SpaceX Prepares Capsule for Humans

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:51
A SpaceX flight set for early Saturday won’t include crew but will test hardware reliability of the Crew Dragon capsule, as the U.S. tries to get back into the business of transporting astronauts into space.

Amazon's Project Zero Aims to Help Brands Target Scammers

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:28
Amazon is starting to let brand owners delete listings on its site for products they deem fake, a shift in its struggle to fight counterfeiters that cedes some responsibility to others.

New York Requests Documents from Facebook, Apps on Data Sharing

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:27
A New York regulator is ramping up a promised investigation of how Facebook gathered sensitive personal information from popular smartphone applications, after a report by The Wall Street Journal revealed that many such apps were sending the social-media giant data including users’ body weight and menstrual cycles.

Know-It-All Robot Shuts Down Dubious Family Texts

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:00
Biting your tongue at yet another questionable article shared in your message group of friends and family? Add artificial-intelligence fact-checker Meiyu as a member, she will jump in with ‘False’ and explain why it’s wrong; quieter mothers-in-law.

Daimler, BMW Team Up on Self-Driving Car Technology

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:04
Daimler and BMW, two of the world’s biggest manufacturers of high-end vehicles, are expected to unveil plans to expand existing cooperation to include the development of self-driving vehicle technology.

Posting 'Revenge Porn' Will Soon Lead to Jail Time in New York

WSJ - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 03:32
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill state lawmakers approved unanimously on Thursday outlawing so-called ‘revenge porn’ and allowing its victims to seek a court order requiring websites to remove illicit images.

How a Diverse Workforce Can Help Company Performance

Barron's - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 23:30
Corporate drives for diversity are being bolstered by an expanding body of research tying a diverse workplace to financial performance.

The Inventor of the Apple Store on Retail Revolutions--Past and Future

Barron's - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 23:29
Ron Johnson played key roles at Target and Apple before stumbling at J.C. Penney. Now he’s starting anew in Silicon Valley, with some ideas about where retail is heading.

Why There's Still Plenty of Value in Apple's Core

Barron's - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 23:26
A mediocre product cycle doesn’t change Apple’s strengths: a robust balance sheet, loyal customers, a stellar brand, and a sticky ecosystem of software and services.

Here's the Real Story Behind the Demise of Mars Rover B

WSJ - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:30
Maybe teen hackers or the Chinese did it in—if it was there at all.

Green Power: The Quest to Harness Energy From Leaves

WSJ - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:13
Researchers are using plants to light up LEDs and inspire a more versatile class of robots

Facebook Faces 10 Privacy Probes in Ireland as Global Scrutiny Intensifies

WSJ - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 20:02
Facebook faces 10 investigations by Ireland’s privacy regulator into whether the company or its subsidiaries have violated European Union law, amid growing scrutiny around the world of its privacy practices.

FCC Chairman Says U.S. Has Early 5G Lead

WSJ - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:34
Telecom regulator says spectrum policy helps U.S., but Chinese equipment makers pose threat.

FedEx to Test Robot for Same-Day Delivery

WSJ - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:09
FedEx will soon start testing robots that could make same-day deliveries of medicine, pizzas and other items to consumers’ homes, pushing the parcel-delivery giant into a new market competing against startups like Postmates that use humans for rapid deliveries.

Mozido Founder Accused of Fraud, Money Laundering

WSJ - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 10:31
Federal prosecutors accused Michael Liberty, the founder of Mozido, of criminal fraud and money laundering, the latest sign of a crackdown on the activities of privately held technology companies.

As 5G Technology Expands, So Do Concerns Over Privacy

WSJ - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 08:07
Enhanced location tracking and more data collection means there will be fewer places to hide.