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Apple Hit With Sales Ban on Older iPhones in China

WSJ - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:37
A Chinese court ordered Apple to stop selling older iPhone models in the country after finding it infringed on two Qualcomm patents, the chip supplier said.

Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Smashes Streaming Records

WSJ - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:55
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the most-streamed song from the pre-streaming era and the most-streamed classic rock song of all time, according to Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group.

Why Michael Strahan Has Two Rare Lamborghini Trucks

WSJ - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:57
The NFL Hall of Famer and ’GMA Day’ co-host on his bicoastal golf clubs, his ultra-rare wheels and his refusal to run now that his football days are over.

Huawei Finance Chief Won't Be a Flight Risk, Her Lawyer Says

WSJ - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:17
A bail hearing for Huawei Technologies Co. finance chief Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver ended Monday without a decision as the executive’s lawyer argued she won’t be a flight risk while awaiting a separate decision on her extradition to the U.S.

Google to Accelerate Closure of Google+ Social Network

WSJ - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:14
Google said it would close the consumer version of its Google+ social network after discovering a software bug that exposed the private profile information of 52 million users to outside app developers, the second time this year the company has acknowledged exposing private user data.

U.S. Investigating Fake Comments on 'Net Neutrality'

WSJ - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:29
The U.S. has launched a criminal investigation into millions of fake comments filed to the FCC last year on rules governing the internet, according to an organization that has received a federal subpoena.

Thieves Can Nab Your Data in a Few Minutes for a Few Bucks

WSJ - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:57
Data thieves’ tactics are getting more ingenious and more intrusive, as Marriott’s Starwood database breach adds to a string of large-scale corporate data intrusions.

6 Ways to Avoid a Big Tax Bill Surprise

Barron's - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:45
The new tax rules lower rates and, in some cases, allow larger deductions.

Amazon Cracks Down on Scams, Fires Employees Over Data Leak

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:35
Amazon has dismissed several workers in the U.S. and India for allegedly inappropriately accessing internal data that was being misused by disreputable merchants.

Lessons From the Bernie Madoff Fraud, 10 Years Later

Barron's - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:56
Sophisticated Ponzi schemes persist even after regulatory changes. Here are some of the warning flags that investors should keep in mind.

Prosecutors to Decide Soon Whether to Charge Chinese Billionaire Over Rape Allegations

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:51
Prosecutors are close to deciding whether to charge Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong with the sexual assault of a college student. The woman has described a four-hour ordeal, while Mr. Liu has denied wrongdoing.

Australia Looks to Rein in Power of Facebook and Google

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:18
Australia’s antitrust regulator called for measures to curb the influence of Facebook and Google in news and advertising and warned that a tech-sector watchdog may be needed to prevent abuses of power.

GM Bids Farewell to Its Breakthrough Electric Car

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:29
The Chevrolet Volt is headed to the scrap heap, but during its decade on the market the electric vehicle reflected the strengths and weaknesses of General Motors and auto making in Detroit.

Travelport Agrees to Go Private in $2 Billion Deal with Siris, Evergreen

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:18
Travelport, which operates a travel-commerce platform, has agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group and Elliott Management in an all-cash deal valued at about $2 billion.

Hospital Beds Get Digital Upgrade

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:03
A major manufacturer of hospital beds is seeking to transform the ubiquitous furniture into a source of medical data, the latest sign of hospitals’ digital transformation.

Google CEO Faces Hot Seat in Washington

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:30
Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to face questions at a Congressional hearing on a range of topics, including the company’s handling of user data and its development of a search engine that would comply with China’s strict internet censors.

Uber-Lyft Showdown Shifts to Public Markets

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:41
The race between Uber and Lyft to go public next year promises to extend their rivalry for customers to competition for global investors.

Elon Musk Lobs New Criticism at SEC

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:02
The Tesla CEO, in a “60 Minutes” interview, said he doesn’t respect the federal agency and that his use of Twitter could still lead to mistakes.

Longtime Yelp Shareholder Seeks Board Overhaul

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:38
Longtime Yelp shareholder SQN Investors says years of missteps are weighing on the business-review company’s stock price and plans to publicly push it to add new board members.

China's Freeze on New Videogames Begins to Thaw

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:14
Chinese regulators set up a new committee to review online games, a move seen as ending a crippling freeze on new game approvals.