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A Millennial's Take on Venmo Etiquette

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:20
When it comes to repaying friends, mobile apps have multiplied the opportunities for missteps.

Investor Steve Jurvetson Works to Move On With New Fund

WSJ - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:03
Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is back on the investment scene with a new fund, more than a year after he was hit with allegations that he mistreated women and left the firm he co-founded.

U.K. Lawmakers Rebuke Facebook in Call for Social-Media Regulation

WSJ - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 23:24
A U.K. parliamentary committee rebuked Facebook in a new report that calls for regulation and intensified scrutiny of social-media companies.

Australia Says Foreign Government Behind Cyberattack on Parliament

WSJ - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:13
A cyberattack on Australia’s parliament was carried out by foreign agents, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, coinciding with a warning from the country’s top intelligence official that spying against the key U.S. ally has reached unprecedented levels.

Why Amazon's New York U-Turn Is Good for America's Tech Economy

WSJ - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 01:50
Amazon.com’s abandoned plans for a New York City headquarters may have prompted mixed reactions in the Big Apple, but for the rest of the country, it’s good news.

NYPD Seeks Authority to Disable Drones

WSJ - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:09
Police officials said they are concerned that propaganda abroad showing weaponized drones can inspire terrorists to use drones for lone-wolf attacks in the U.S.

A $10 Accessory Proves Smartphones Are Too Big

WSJ - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 23:40
Phones are too big and too hard to hold and use with one hand—and that’s why PopSockets last year sold 60 million PopGrips, a grip that attaches to the back of your giant smartphone.

Hulu Ad Campaign Spells Out That Its Influencers Get Paid

WSJ - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 21:37
Streaming service Hulu is adding an element of ’authenticity’ to its marketing with a campaign where endorsers reveal they are getting paid to be on air.

Lawsuits Surge Over Websites' Access for the Blind

WSJ - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 20:30
Businesses are getting sued over websites that can’t be accessed by the blind, with many companies facing their second or third lawsuit even after reaching settlements to upgrade sites.

Amazon to New York: It's Not Me, It's You

WSJ - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 23:31
The tech giant decided to cancel its plans for another headquarters in New York City after the locals showed it very little love. Amazon’s case offers states and cities across the U.S. a valuable lesson: If you hope to lure new businesses, make sure the people who live there are willing to embrace a firm.

Amazon Project Foundered on Labor Organizing, Debate Over Subsidies

WSJ - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 21:11
Amazon scuttled its New York City project after talks to resolve the matter of labor organizing and to ease political opposition to subsidies failed to allay the company’s concerns.

Uber Sales Growth Slows Further as IPO Nears

WSJ - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 06:01
Uber Technologies, as it steers toward a planned IPO later this year, reported its slowest sales growth since the company began disclosing detailed financials two years ago.

Two Former Cognizant Executives Charged in Bribery Probe

WSJ - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 04:25
Two former executives of Cognizant Technology Solutions were charged by U.S. authorities with foreign bribery for allegedly approving illicit payments in India to build a corporate campus there.

Amazon's Pivot Raises Scrutiny of Incentive Deals

WSJ - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 03:49
The collapse of Amazon’s plan to build a second headquarters in New York City has the potential to damp some states’ willingness to offer tax breaks.

'Fortnite' Effect: The Game Never Ends

WSJ - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:41
Big videogame makers Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive are learning that their blockbuster titles need staying power to capitalize on the games-as-a-service trend.

Amazon Invests in Electric-Car Maker Rivian

WSJ - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:52
Amazon.com has climbed aboard the electric-vehicle bandwagon, leading a $700 million investment round for car-making startup Rivian Automotive.

Drone Scare Grounds Flights at Dubai Airport

WSJ - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:47
Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest international hub, briefly suspended flights because of the suspected presence of a drone, the latest in a string of global airports to have to ground flights.

Nvidia's Revenue Sinks 24%, but Wall Street Feared Worse

WSJ - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:48
Nvidia reported a 24% drop in quarterly revenue and signaled work ahead to shake off a funk in cryptocurrency mining and revive demand for its chips used by videogamers and data centers.

China's Didi to Lay Off 2,000 Workers

WSJ - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:04
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing Technology plans to lay off about 2,000 employees, or 15% of its workforce, as the once fast-growing company grapples with China’s economic slowdown.

Amazon Cancels HQ2 Plans in New York City

WSJ - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:27
Amazon is abandoning plans for a headquarters in New York City after facing resistance from some local politicians who objected to giving the company billions of dollars in tax incentives.