Feed aggregator

Canadian Court Slams Uber's Arbitration Process

WSJ - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 18:27
Uber lost some of its legal clout with contract drivers in Canada’s largest province after Ontario’s highest court ruled its process for arbitrating disputes were not only unlawful but ‘unconscionable.’

Investor Interest in Chinese Tech Begins 2019 Not With a Bang but a Whimper

WSJ - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:07
The flood of money rushing into Chinese internet startups has slowed, dashing hopes of quick windfalls for many investors.

Apple Makes Rare Cut to Sales Forecast

WSJ - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:41
Apple lowered its sales outlook for its fiscal first quarter, a rare revision to its guidance, blaming slowing sales of smartphones and other devices in China.

Popular Weather App From China Collects Too Much User Data, Security Experts Say

WSJ - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 08:54
A weather-forecasting app from TCL Communication Technology Holdings—maker of Alcatel smartphones—asks for data beyond what’s normal for a weather program, a security firm says.

Tencent Not Yet Winning Even as China's Game-Approval Freeze Melts

WSJ - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 05:46
Regulators ended their freeze on new videogames approvals, though left industry giants Tencent Holdings and NetEase out in the cold when giving the first group the green light.

The Brief, January 2

Barron's - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 05:11
All three major U.S. stock indexes ended higher on an indecisive day for the market.

Roku, Taking Cues From Amazon, Adds Premium Subscriptions

WSJ - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 03:26
Beginning later this month, Roku will sell subscriptions to premium TV channels such as Starz, Showtime and Epix.

Comedian Paul Scheer on the Most Interactive Way to Watch Basketball

WSJ - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 02:19
The host of the ‘How Did This Get Made’ podcast details his quest for the perfect backpack and the best way for stat nerds to obsess over NBA games.

Winton Capital's Idiosyncratic Founder on Artificial Intelligence and Statistical Fallacies

Barron's - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 22:00
David Harding is unusual in a London hedge fund scene dominated by Mayfair-based M.B.As. Educated in physics, he has used statistics and computer technology to build one of the largest funds in the U.K.

Crypto Investors Look for Rebound After Sharp Decline

WSJ - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:33
Bitcoin slumped about 70% in 2018, erasing $160 billion of digital wealth in a move that exposed the cryptocurrency market’s shaky footing.

NASA's Spacecraft Zooms Past Ultima Thule

WSJ - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:30
New Horizons swept past the small celestial object known as Ultima Thule—the first destination to be reached that wasn’t even known until after the mission’s launch.

Counterdrone Technologies Face Slow Ramp-Up at Airports Globally

WSJ - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 17:35
Despite world-wide concerns about unmanned aircraft buzzing around airports, suppliers of commercial drone-detection equipment generally have been looking elsewhere for sales.

Amazon's HQ2 Near D.C. Widens Battle for Tech-Savvy Vets

WSJ - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 09:19
The tech giant’s planned new location in the heart of the U.S. military establishment is creating a new potential battleground for veterans. This time the fight is for them, as employers compete for skilled tech workers.

Netflix Hires Activision Blizzard CFO

WSJ - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 03:00
Netflix is expected to name Activision Blizzard Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann as its new chief financial officer as early as this week.

Trump's Tech Battle With China Roils Bill Gates Nuclear Venture

WSJ - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 02:58
Bill Gates said an effort to develop safer and cheaper nuclear reactors at a company he co-founded is now unlikely to proceed because of recent changes in U.S. policy toward China.

'Stop Robocalling Me!'; 'I Didn't!'

WSJ - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 19:49
Americans’ growing battle against illegal robocallers has reached a boiling point, with victims of one form of phone-related malfeasance now lashing out at those impacted by a different form: phone-number spoofing.

Huawei Rivals Nokia and Ericsson Struggle to Capitalize on U.S. Scrutiny

WSJ - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:06
U.S.-led efforts to curb Huawei should have been good news for telecom-equipment makers Nokia and Ericsson—but things haven’t turned out to be so simple.

Activision Blizzard Puts Financial Chief on Paid Leave, Intends to Fire Him

WSJ - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 05:47
Activision Blizzard put its chief financial officer on paid leave and intends to fire him, the company said in a securities filing.

During the Holidays, Unfriend Irksome Relatives at Your Own Risk

WSJ - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 01:26
Excluding that ranting cousin on social media is mostly painless during the year. The discomfort comes when the extended family gets together for the holidays.

Amazon, to Win in Booming Rural India, Reinvents Itself

WSJ - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 23:33
The retailer is targeting hundreds of millions of new online shoppers in India’s countryside by simplifying its order screen with Hindi and videos, opening stores to help people shop and adding a fleet of local deliverymen who can take payments.