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New York Police Unveil Drone Program

WSJ - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:19
The NYPD is buying 14 drones to assist officers in rescue missions, traffic- crash investigations and large events, but civil-liberty advocates worry the technology may be abused.

Alibaba Video-Streaming Chief Steps Down Amid Probe

WSJ - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:02
The president of Alibaba Group’s video-streaming unit stepped down amid an investigation by Chinese authorities into “alleged acceptance of improper payments”.

Google Suspends Two Mobile Apps After Reports of Ad Fraud

WSJ - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:53
Google has suspended two apps from its Google Play app store belonging to two Chinese developers—Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech—amid allegations that the products could have been used in an ad fraud scheme.

GOP Campaign Committee Was Victim of Cyberattack

WSJ - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:15
The campaign arm for Republican Party congressional candidates fell victim to a cyberattack in April by an unidentified intruder who had access to confidential emails belonging to officials at the organization.

Alibaba Takes On Amazon in European Cloud

WSJ - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 01:08
The competition is a sign of how Europe is turning into a battleground between Chinese tech giants and Silicon Valley.

Robo Adviser Wealthfront Makes Automated Financial Planning Free

WSJ - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 00:54
Wealthfront is opening its financial planning tool to non-customers, as robo advisers face heightened competition from more established financial-services companies.

Qualcomm Won't Revive NXP Deal, After White House Flags China Concession

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:03
Qualcomm ruled out a revival of its erstwhile takeover deal for NXP Semiconductors, a day after the White House said China would reconsider the merger as part of the truce in their broad trade battle.

Fashion Industry Gossip Was Once Whispered. Now It's on Instagram.

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:51
When new fashions hit the runway, some eagle-eyed observers post comparisons to styles of the past; web designs.

Netflix Renews 'Friends' Deal

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:31
AT&T’s WarnerMedia agreed to keep reruns of “Friends” on Netflix but allow AT&T to put the show on its own direct-to-consumer streaming platform due to launch late next year.

DJs Get Into Streaming Revenue Mix

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:20
DJs are about to get a cut of streaming revenue, a new source of funds for artists who typically make a living performing in front of live audiences.

Goldman Sachs to Buy $200 Million Stake in General Catalyst

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:41
This deal is unusual in the venture-capital world but such deals have become more common among buyout funds.

Companies Say They Want to Think Long Term. But It's Hard.

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:56
Businesses have a tough choice to make: They want to implement strategies that may take years to pay off, but Wall Street doesn’t always react too kindly.

Data Breach at Q&A Site Quora Affects 100 Million

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:55
The website, which lets users ask and answer almost any question, said that the hackers gained access to users’ names, email addresses and direct messages.

Tencent Music Moves Forward With IPO After Delay

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:29
Tencent Music Entertainment is moving forward with its plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. after pausing the process a couple of months ago because of a stock-market selloff.

Trump, Looking Beyond GM, Seeks to End All Electric Car Tax Credits, Kudlow Says

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:00
President Trump’s top economic adviser said the administration is looking to eliminate subsidies on electric cars, a move that could hamper the auto industry’s push to broaden the market for battery-powered vehicles.

'Dawn of the Code War' Review: The Cyber Threat Reconsidered

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:04
Publicizing the names of nation-state hackers, whether or not they’ll ever be apprehended, might still advance geopolitical interests. Mara Hvistendahl reviews “Dawn of the Code War” by John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff.

SpaceX Launches 19th Rocket in a Year, a Company Record

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 04:50
A successful rocket launch Monday by Elon Musk’s SpaceX marked twin milestones for the company’s drive to ease access for commercial satellites into orbit.

Amazon Tests Its Cashierless Technology for Bigger Stores

WSJ - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 03:26
The online giant’s strategy, if successful, would further challenge brick-and-mortar retailers racing to make their businesses more convenient.

Oracle Chief Sees Cloud as 'Irresistible Force' for CIOs

WSJ - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:47
The massive business applications that have long defined enterprise IT are changing, and the process is gaining momentum as more firms shift to cloud-based software as a service. Oracle’s Mark Hurd talks about what SaaS means for the company and its customers.

U.K.'s Intelligence Chief: Britain Faces Tough Decision on Huawei

WSJ - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 21:29
The head of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency said the U.K. had a tough decision to make on whether to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to supply a 5G mobile network in the country.