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New Details of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Health Venture Emerge in Court Testimony

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 14:03
The health-care joint venture is looking at how to redesign health insurance, among other efforts, according to newly unsealed court testimony from an executive at the health startup.

Lyft Plans to List Shares on Nasdaq

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:07
The ride-hailing company is expected to make its IPO filing public as early as next week.

Nestlé, McDonald's, Others Pull Ads From YouTube

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:01
Several companies suspended advertising on YouTube following a report documenting material on the video service that sexually exploits children.

Tesla Replaces Top Lawyer After Two Months in Latest Major Departure

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 05:36
Tesla is losing its general counsel two months after hiring him, replacing the veteran trial lawyer with a longtime insider who helped the electric car company navigate some of its biggest legal issues.

Pinterest Blocks Vaccination Searches

WSJ - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 05:07
Pinterest has stopped returning search results for terms relating to vaccinations, a drastic step aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation.

Is the Hospital I.D. Bracelet Going Away?

WSJ - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 23:40
Hospitals are souping up patient ID wristbands with smart technology—and testing substitutes that get rid of the bracelet entirely.

How Amazon Will Grow Without a New York HQ2

WSJ - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:11
For Amazon, walking away from the New York HQ2 deal is unlikely to either slow its ascent or stop its hiring there. Beyond its Arlington, Va., HQ2, Amazon plans to boost hiring in 17 other cities in the U.S. and Canada it considers technology hubs—including New York.

In Rebuke to U.S., Germany Considers Letting Huawei In

WSJ - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:12
Germany is leaning toward letting the Chinese tech giant participate in building its high-speed internet infrastructure despite U.S. warnings.

Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Sought by Amazon Faces New Hurdle

WSJ - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 06:37
A federal judge delayed a lawsuit over a massive Pentagon cloud-computing contract Amazon.com was favored to win while the government continues to investigate possible conflicts of interest in the procurement process.

Companies Roll Out Gunshot Detectors at the Office

WSJ - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:28
Corporate executives worried about workplace shootings are quietly installing gunfire-detection systems in U.S. offices and factories. Most don’t tell employees what the sensors are, for fear of alarming them.

The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34

WSJ - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:59
Self-taught coder Colin Kroll shot to startup fame, allowing him to live life in a fast lane. Friends saw him as a gentle, endearingly awkward soul, but he also fought with colleagues, attracted negative press for his behavior at work and struggled with drugs and alcohol.

Stocks to Buy in China's Slowing Economy

Barron's - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:29
Sophisticated investors are putting money into innovators and consumer stocks that ultimately will benefit from Beijing’s new economic plans.

Do AirPods Make You Look Rich? These Millennials Think So

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:18
Fueled by internet memes, the explosion of expensive-yet-attainable AirPod headphones as the luxury item of the moment shows no signs of stopping.

Why Your Apps Can Find You, But 911 Can't

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:02
Smartphone apps can usually find users quickly and effortlessly, but 911 is often less accurate at finding callers from their cell phones. WSJ’s Spencer Macnaughton looks at efforts to make 911 services more precise.

5G Is a Winner for Chinese Companies---at Least at Home

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 21:55
Companies like ZTE and Huawei are out of favor with the Trump administration. Beijing, though, is giving them a boost at home.

Apple's Executive Shake-Up Prepares for Life After iPhone

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:30
Apple is shaking up leadership and reordering priorities across its services, artificial intelligence, hardware and retail divisions as it works to reduce its reliance on iPhone sales.

Acknowledge, Apologize, Investigate: How Brands Tackle Online Outrage

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:55
If it feels like there is a steady stream of fresh outrage over consumer-brand gaffes, it may be because companies have become more adept at managing controversy than at pre-empting it.

Startup Pours Money Into a Bid to Reshape Construction

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:50
Silicon Valley startup Katerra, backed by investors including SoftBank and FoxConn, hopes it can be a one-stop shop for building construction made simple. But the market has yet to see if the tech-focused company can deliver on its vision.

Key Investors Are Unhappy With SoftBank Fund

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:21
Two big outside investors in the Vision Fund, the $100 billion tech-investment fund managed by SoftBank, are worried transfers of stakes between SoftBank and the fund at high valuations could set up future losses.

Partisan Rift Threatens Federal Data-Privacy Efforts

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 05:07
Congress set the stage last year to pass a sweeping consumer data-privacy law in 2019, but prospects for legislation are dimming amid sharpening divides among lawmakers over how far the federal government should go in reining in Big Tech.