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Silicon Valley Helped Build Huawei. Washington Could Dismantle It.

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:58
Any U.S. actions against Huawei for alleged sanctions violations could devastate the Chinese company’s operations—and curtail business for U.S. tech companies.

Investor Frenzy for Scooter Startups Cools

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:58
The investor frenzy for shared electric scooters is cooling, as two leading startups lower their fundraising ambitions while dealing with vandalism, rising competition and other growing pains.

Why You Need Better Headphones---and Which Ones You Should Buy

WSJ - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 04:51
A test of more than a dozen wireless noise-canceling headphones reveals all the must-have features and narrows it down to the three best noise killers.

Uber Joins Rival Lyft in Race for Listing

WSJ - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 22:56
Uber filed paperwork confidentially this week for its initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter, as it races with smaller rival Lyft to be the first to market.

Facebook Expands Share Buybacks

WSJ - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 22:28
Facebook said it approved a plan to boost its share-buyback program by $9 billion.

Applied Materials Stock Is a Cheap Bet on Big Data

Barron's - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 17:00
Worries about U.S.-Chinese trade relations and the state of the semiconductor business have taken the shares down sharply since March. Just maintaining its current multiple could push the stock up 30% next year.

Michael Dell's Latest Deal Could Yield a Cheap New Stock

Barron's - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:30
The encore to Dell Technologies’ contentious buyout of Dell’s VMware tracking stock could be worth waiting for.

Caterpillar Stock Looks Like a Buy Amid the Industrial Rubble

Barron's - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:00
Caterpillar’s earnings prospects are up, but stock of the construction-and-mining equipment maker is way down

Can Subscriptions Pull Apple Out of its Tailspin?

Barron's - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:20
As iPhone sales lag, investors are panicked. Subscriptions could change the narrative.

American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned

WSJ - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:03
For years, American entrepreneurs saw opportunities in China. But worsening costs, taxation, tech transfer and increased regulations are prompting foreign-owned businesses to throw in the towel.

China's Huawei Raises New Security Concerns Among U.S. Allies

WSJ - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 02:59
U.S. allies from Australia to Japan to the European Union raised new security questions about Huawei Technologies, putting fresh pressure on the Chinese telecommunications giant.

Hacking Health Care: How Tech Will Drive Down Costs

WSJ - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:17
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, explains how robots, sensors and AI will keep us healthy for less.

U.S. Readies Charges Against Chinese Hackers

WSJ - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:01
U.S. prosecutors are preparing to unseal criminal charges against hackers linked to the Chinese government who have allegedly engaged in a multiyear scheme to break into U.S. technology service providers.

As Huawei Pushback Grows, Samsung Will Appoint New 5G Network Chief

WSJ - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:09
Samsung Electronics is replacing the head of its unit that provides next-generation 5G equipment, according to people familiar with the matter, a shake-up atop a key business looking to rapidly grow sales as global pushback builds against market leader Huawei Technologies.

Amazon's Cloud Hasn't Obscured Microsoft

WSJ - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:51
Amazon may seem to have a comfortable lead in the cloud. It isn’t taking any chances, though—particularly considering its crosstown competition from Microsoft, which has a few key strengths in the cloud-computing sector.

Tesla Replaces General Counsel With Seasoned Trial Lawyer

WSJ - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:05
The Silicon Valley electric-car maker plans to replace Todd Maron, a confidant of Elon Musk, with Washington, D.C., trial lawyer Dane Butswinkas.

U.S. Takes Aim at Huawei

WSJ - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:59
The Trump administration’s efforts to extradite the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies Co. over criminal charges mark the start of an even more aggressive phase in the technology rivalry between the U.S. and China and will increase pressure on Washington’s allies to shun the telecommunications company.

Japanese Government Edges Closer to Restrictions on Huawei and ZTE

WSJ - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:21
Japan is moving ahead with changes to its procurement guidelines that could restrict government use of Chinese telecommunications-equipment companies Huawei and ZTE.

Microsoft Pushes Urgency of Regulating Facial-Recognition Technology

WSJ - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:01
Microsoft Corp. is urging governments world-wide to enact regulation of facial-recognition technology next year that requires independent assessment of accuracy and bias and prohibits ongoing surveillance of specific people without a court order.

Boeing Backs Out of Global IP Satellite Order Financed by China

WSJ - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:00
Boeing said it was canceling a controversial satellite order that was financed by a Chinese government-owned firm, citing default for nonpayment.