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Big Tongues and Extra Vertebrae: The Unintended Consequences of Animal Gene Editing

WSJ - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:49
Scientists around the world are editing the genes of livestock to create meatier pigs, cashmere goats with longer hair and cold-weather cows that can thrive in the tropics. But amid some successes, disturbing outcomes are surfacing.

Top 10 Stock Picks for 2019

Barron's - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 07:30
Valuations still look attractive despite the recent market turmoil. Why we like

Why Apple Chose Austin, Seattle and Culver City for Its New Jobs Push

WSJ - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:24
Apple’s plan to add thousands of jobs in Austin, Texas, San Diego, Seattle and Culver City, Calif., sketches out a road map toward a future reliant on services and higher-priced devices.

Tesla Sells $837 Million of Auto-Lease Bonds

WSJ - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 04:02
A sale of car-lease debt from Tesla is the latest test for the electric car-maker after surviving high-profile missteps to achieve a record quarterly profit.

At Gathering of Spy Chiefs, U.S., Allies Agreed to Contain Huawei

WSJ - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 03:46
Spy chiefs from the West’s most powerful intelligence alliance agreed in a July meeting in Canada they needed to contain Huawei Technologies Co.

Evelyn Berezin Pioneered Word Processors and Butted Heads With Men

WSJ - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 01:43
A rare woman in the early computer industry, Evelyn Berezin designed computers and digital systems before founding her own company, Redactron, to make computerized typewriters.

The Amazon HQ2 Fiasco Was No Outlier

WSJ - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 00:46
There’s little evidence that the economic-development incentives offered by cities and states work—except for letting politicians crow.

Bitcoin Wasn't a Bubble Until It Was

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:54
Even after it soared a million percent, cryptocurrency boosters denied it was a bubble—and they weren’t wrong.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Names First Investing Chief

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:21
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have hired a senior investor from Princeton University’s endowment as the first investing chief for their philanthropic arm.

Lucy Peng to Step Down as CEO of Alibaba's Lazada

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:27
Longtime Alibaba executive Lucy Peng is stepping down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant’s Lazada Group after nine months on the job.

Tencent's Roster of IPOs Doesn't Live Up to the Hype

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 18:18
Tencent Holdings, one of China’s most influential companies, is also one of the most active technology investors, backing some of the world’s biggest initial public offerings. But the technology giant’s support doesn’t make these deals a sure thing for investors.

Buying Ads in the Age Of Google

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:14
Advertising supremo Martin Sorrell’s new venture seems a better bet on the future of advertising than his old one.

Adobe Raises Revenue Forecast

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:07
Adobe Systems is betting that sustained demand from U.S. corporate customers and technology buyers in emerging markets will drive another year of revenue growth above 20%.

Virgin Galactic Rockets Out of Atmosphere for First Time

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 17:06
Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, reached the edge of space in a test flight, four years after a fatal accident set back the project.

Aides Warn Trump Against Intervening in Huawei Case

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:20
Despite the president’s statement that he might intervene in a criminal case against the finance chief of the Chinese company, such a move would break from norms, and advisers have warned him his options are limited.

Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:30
Apple plans to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.

GE to Sell Part of Digital Business

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:32
General Electric reached a deal to sell off part of its GE Digital business and set aside the rest in a separate company, as the conglomerate narrows its focus and scales back its software ambitions.

The China 2025 Bugaboo

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:14
China may be about to jettison its plan to dominate high-tech manufacturing, at least in name. That matter less than it might appear.

Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be a Slow One

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:06
Amazon’s announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs each to New York and Northern Virginia sparked a frenzy of activity. Lost in the commotion: It will take many years, if not a decade, before residents see an army of Amazon employees invading their cities.

Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer

WSJ - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:53
Social media’s so-called influencers have become sought-after brand ambassadors, with millions of followers and lucrative advertising deals. Now, the computer-generated Miquela Sousa character is testing the power of online celebrity.