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How We Ranked the 2019 Best Online Brokers

Barron's - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 08:15
Barron’s released its 2019 ranking of the 2019 best online brokers. Here’s how the rankings were determined.

Cuomo Calls for Probe Into Facebook's Collection of Sensitive Data from Apps

WSJ - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 05:18
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into how Facebook accesses people’s personal information in response to an analysis by the Journal that showed the social-media giant collects sensitive data from smartphone apps.

Evan Williams, Twitter Co-Founder, to Leave Board

WSJ - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 05:02
Twitter co-founder and former Chief Executive Evan Williams is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a 13-year run that started with a simple idea to use up some leftover money.

First Tesla Model 3s Zoom Into China, Outracing Tariff Threat

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 19:32
China’s first Model 3 owners have taken express delivery of their new cars after the electric-car maker rushed a boatload of vehicles across the Pacific to beat a looming tariff deadline.

Baidu Forecasts Weaker Growth as Chinese Economy Slows

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:31
China’s search-engine giant Baidu expects its slowest revenue growth in nearly two years in the current quarter, with advertising pinched by tighter government regulation and the downturn in the Chinese economy.

Pinterest Files Confidentially for IPO

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 15:07
Pinterest has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, joining a parade of highly valued technology startups planning to list their shares in 2019.

Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:12
The companies hope to lure cardholders by offering them extra features on Apple’s Wallet app, which will let them set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances.

U.S. Campaign Against Huawei Runs Aground in an Exploding Tech Market

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:45
The Chinese company’s low prices outweigh spying concerns for many countries ramping up 5G spending, in particular the pivotal internet economy of India. “The perception here is that the U.S. action is more a matter of foreign policy.”

Nintendo of America President Is Retiring

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:15
Nintendo Co. said Thursday that Reggie Fils-Aimé, its longtime president of the U.S. division, is retiring in April.

New Samsung Phone Folds in Half, and Costs Nearly $2,000

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 08:23
The world’s largest smartphone maker unveiled the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen smartphone, in a radical design change that sends the industry’s pricing model soaring to new heights.

Tesla's Model 3 Loses Recommended Status From Consumer Reports

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 06:15
Tesla’s Model 3 has lost its recommended status from Consumer Reports, less than a year after the magazine awarded it the coveted designation.

The Hot, Lucrative Market in IT Security Talent

WSJ - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 02:59
The cybersecurity talent shortage has driven up salaries. A look at who’s making what.

Loews: A Conglomerate That Investors Can Love

Barron's - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:24
The value-focused, family-controlled company has underappreciated assets with decent growth prospects.

New York Property Firm Hit the Jackpot. Then Amazon Pulled Out.

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:31
There may be nobody who lost more from Amazon’s pull out of Queens than the real-estate investors at Savanna.

5 Smart Plays on the Robotics Revolution

Barron's - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:20
New technologies are making robotic automation more versatile and more accessible. It’s time to invest in Teradyne, ABB, and other robot makers

4 Stocks to Play the Data-Center Boom

Barron's - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:19
Equinix, CoreSite Realty, Iron Mountain, and Interxion look alluring as companies increasingly tap into the cloud for software and data storage.

U.S. Marijuana Sellers On a Tortuous Path to Widespread Approval

Barron's - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:40
Cannabis companies like Curaleaf and Acreage can’t list their stocks in the U.S., or draw on U.S. bank lines. They also must cope with wide variations in state regulations. Don’t look for much progress from the federal government for at least a year.

Apple to Chinese Consumers: Buy a New iPhone for Under $30 a Month, Interest Free

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:51
Hoping to revitalize sales in China, Apple has paired up with the world’s largest financial-technology company to give iPhone buyers an affordable purchase option.

The Life Story of Your Supermarket Chicken: Food Tracking Goes High-Tech

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:43
From poultry monitors to berry-tracking blockchains, the food industry is adopting technology to meet our growing demand for information about what we eat. Supply-chain expert Robyn Metcalfe investigates.

Samsung Galaxy S10 First Look: More Phones, More Cameras, More Money

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:26
A first look at Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup, the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G with a March 8 ship date, finds they offer some cool features—and 5G compatibility on one model—but no big technology leaps.