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Time Is Running Out for Unprofitable Chinese Startups

WSJ - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:06
The demise of a popular bike-sharing company signals tougher times for China’s speculative tech sector.

Our Most-Read and Most-Shared Stories of 2018

Barron's - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 03:22
Readers loved roundtables, retirement stories, stock-picking screens, and guides to finding yield

The Future of Everything's 10 Best Stories of 2018

WSJ - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 20:25
From a flying-car test drive to the woolly mammoth’s potential return, our favorite stories from the past 12 months.

A Chill From Beijing Buffets China's Tech Sector

WSJ - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 19:47
After years of thriving under Beijing’s relatively light hand, China’s fast-growing technology sector is facing an unfamiliar situation: stepped-up government scrutiny.

Beleaguered JD.com Plans Revamp

WSJ - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 16:36
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is revamping operations in what analysts said is a bid to calm investors about the company’s plunging stock price and heavy reliance on its founder, who won’t face sex-assault charges in the U.S.

Miners Say They Dig AI but the Gold Rush Hasn't Come

WSJ - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:51
Artificial intelligence hasn’t taken off in the mining sector, which spends less on research and development in general than do other industries such as oil and gas.

Every Company Is Now a Tech Company

WSJ - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 08:50
That’s why all established businesses need to hire a “technical co-founder.”

Delivery Drones Cheer Shoppers, Annoy Neighbors, Scare Dogs

WSJ - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 07:09
In one of the world’s most advanced drone-delivery tests, sunscreen and burritos arrived in minutes, as do complaints about the noise and mess.

Crypto Craze Drew Them In; Fraud, in Many Cases, Emptied Their Pockets

WSJ - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 23:59
Individual investors are nursing billions of dollars in cryptocurrency losses, including from alleged frauds. Regulators have managed to claw back only about $36 million over the past two years for duped investors.

33 Mostly Free Ways to Fix Your Family's Tech Problems

WSJ - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:54
So you’re tech-savvy: That means you are probably the Family IT Person, especially at this time of year. Here’s a guide to what you can do to help—and tips for making it a little less work.

Think Electric Vehicles Are Great Now? Just Wait...

WSJ - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 22:40
Exceptional electrics and hybrids will roll off the line over the next 18 to 36 months. Dan Neil, busy spray-painting his minivan until that time comes, is eyeing the upcoming Rivian R1T pickup.

How Huawei Took Over the World

WSJ - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 14:01
Founded in 1987 by former Chinese army engineer Ren Zhengfei, Huawei is now the world’s largest supplier of telecom equipment and the No. 2 maker of mobile phones.

The Science Behind Making Your Child Smarter

WSJ - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 03:27
We all have our assumptions about what works. Here’s what the data really tells us about ways we can improve intelligence.

Department Store of the Future Gets a Radical Makeover

WSJ - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 04:42
As traditional department stores have been losing share to discounters, fast-fashion retailers and off-price chains for decades, several upstarts are taking a stab at breathing new life into the model.

Tracking Stock for VMware Slides Ahead of Dell's Return to Public Market

WSJ - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 03:10
The stock that tracks Dell Technologies’ interest in software firm VMware traded down sharply Monday after a window closed for shareholders to elect to get cash in connection with Dell’s plan to buy them out.

Rising Interest Rates Complicate the Corporate Borrowing Spree

Barron's - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 23:16
The days when Fed-engineered low rates made everyone a winner are over. As as companies refinance their debt—some more urgently than others—investors have to make more complex calculations.

Small-Caps, Big Problems: How to Pick and Choose

Barron's - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 23:12
Small-caps peaked in August, then lost ground on a variety of fears. For 2019, investors will need to avoid the indexes and do some stock picking. There are small-cap winners.

The Right Rx for Health-Care Investors

Barron's - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 22:26
Forget about Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder woes. Instead, consider the shares of CVS Health, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, and Teledoc Health

Where To Find Treasures in Europe's Bear Market

Barron's - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 22:24
After falling about 25%, some of the region’s stocks hold a lot of long-term value. Among the best: BP and BASF. We offer three additional picks.

Huawei Had a Deal to Give Washington Redskins Fans Free Wi-Fi, Until the Government Stepped In

WSJ - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 22:02
Huawei Technologies scored when it signed a 2014 deal to provide Wi-Fi to Washington Redskins fans with seats in the suites at FedEx Field; the deal lasted seven weeks.