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Part Tablet, Part Laptop: Make Your Next Computer a Slate PC

WSJ - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:03
Meet the best of a new generation of laptop-tablet hybrids—let’s call them slates—now with better technology and better software designed just for them.

Marriott's Starwood Faulted on Earlier Hack, Experts Say

WSJ - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 13:33
Marriott says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of customer data, but cybersecurity specialists say the company missed a significant chance to halt the breach years earlier.

Tech Companies Aren't the Only Ones Competing for Tech Workers

WSJ - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 23:44
A broad swath of industries are hungry for employees in hot fields.

Paywall for HuffPost? Verizon Hunt for Web Revenue Goes Beyond Ads

WSJ - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 22:24
Verizon Communications is trying to change course in its Oath media unit that’s home to Yahoo and AOL content, shifting from a digital-ad to a paid-subscription strategy.

How Microsoft Quietly Became the World's Most Valuable Company

WSJ - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 14:25
Microsoft tried through the years to compete in a range of buzzy consumer businesses, but it was Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s focus on selling humdrum yet fast-growing computing services to companies that allowed it to reclaim the title of world’s most valuable company.

Facebook Is Under Fire Again. Here's What Could Come Next.

Barron's - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 16:30
If there are to be changes, the catalyst may begin next month, when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives

How Progressive Is Driving Growth in Auto Insurance

Barron's - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 15:30
After a recent retreat in its stock price, this tech-savvy company looks appealing

Apple Investigated Possible Business Misconduct in Its Supply Chain

WSJ - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:11
Apple conducted an investigation earlier this year into possible business misconduct within its supply chain—including possible kickbacks and bribes—rattling some of the tech giant’s suppliers and staff in China.

Marriott Says Up to 500 Million Affected by Starwood Breach

WSJ - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:32
Marriott, the world’s largest hotel company, said it identified a data breach in its Starwood reservation system that may have exposed the personal information of up to 500 million guests.

How Fund Managers and Retail Investors Can Use Alternative Data

Barron's - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 06:21
But gaining a quant-like edge by examining credit cards or location-tracking apps can mean writing a big check, with no guarantee of success.

Robot Reality Check: They Create Wealth---and Jobs

WSJ - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 05:57
The fear that robots are coming for our jobs is according to economists the opposite of the truth: Workforces in countries with more robots fare better.

U.S. Charges Autonomy Founder With Fraud Over Hewlett-Packard Deal

WSJ - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 02:17
The U.S. has charged one of Britain’s best-known tech entrepreneurs with fraud related to his role at a software firm Hewlett-Packard bought for more than $11 billion before finding widespread accounting issues.

New York City Council to Host Hearings on Amazon's HQ2 Deal

WSJ - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:24
Members of the New York City Council will host a trio of hearings to grill city officials and Amazon.com about the closed-door negotiations that led to the tech giant agreeing to build its second headquarters in Queens.

Boxer Mayweather Jr., Producer DJ Khaled Agree to Settle SEC Crypto Charges

WSJ - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:30
The SEC alleges boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled touted initial coin offerings without revealing they were paid.

Biotech Looks Ready for Its Deal Test

WSJ - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:30
Moderna’s initial public offering, the largest ever for the industry, will have repercussions for the rest of the sector since it signals how easily biotech companies can raise money.

Wall Street Banks Line Up to Lend to Bytedance, One of China's Hottest Startups

WSJ - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:05
One of China’s hottest technology startups is in talks to obtain a loan from banks that are hoping to win a role on its coveted initial public offering later.

OK, Computer: How Much Is My House Worth?

WSJ - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:03
The battle between man and bot has a new front: your mortgage. Regulators have proposed loosening real-estate appraisal requirements to enable a majority of U.S. homes to be bought and sold without being evaluated by a licensed human appraiser.

AT&T Plans 3-Tiered WarnerMedia Streaming Service to Take On Netflix

WSJ - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:07
AT&T, trying to reassure investors it can capitalize on its big acquisition of Time Warner, plans to offer three versions of a new streaming video service next year that will feature original movies and television series from Warner Bros., Turner and HBO.

HP Profit Surges as PC Business Remains Strong

WSJ - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 07:06
An upswing in the personal-computer market helped HP Inc. more than double its profit in the latest quarter, and the company signaled strong growth in technology spending from corporate clients and consumers in 2019.

White House to Hold Roundtable With Tech Executives

WSJ - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 05:32
The Trump administration will hold a roundtable on innovation with top tech executives, a move that marks an easing of tensions between the White House and big Silicon Valley firms.