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Your Company Wants to Know if You've Lost Weight

WSJ - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:32
As more employers launch high-tech wellness programs that keep tabs on workers’ exercise, sleep and nutrition, employees worry about privacy and the consequences of opting out.

Google Cloud's Plan to Catch Amazon and Microsoft: Sales Reps

WSJ - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:31
CEO Thomas Kurian plans to accelerate growth at Alphabet’s cloud-computing unit by expanding its sales team and boosting market specialization of sales representatives.

Lyft Founders to Tighten Grip With Supervoting Shares in IPO

WSJ - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:23
John Zimmer and Logan Green are preparing to take near-majority voting control of ride-hailing company Lyft when it goes public this year, despite together owning a stake of less than 10%.

Peter Thiel's Data Giant Palantir Finally Raking in Cash

WSJ - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:30
The tech company posted a jump in business in 2018—about $880 million in revenue, up from about $600 million—as it prepares for a long-awaited public offering.

Pentagon Drafts Artificial Intelligence to Fight Wildfires

WSJ - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:43
The Defense Department said it is using its push into artificial intelligence to analyze reams of data gathered by drones to improve how wildfires are fought.

Methodology: How Calvert Research and Management Produced the Barron's Ranking

Barron's - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:41
Here’s how Calvert ranked the companies

Former Amazon Executive Emerges as Foe of Jeff Bezos

WSJ - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:10
The National Enquirer attorney at the center of what Jeff Bezos is calling a blackmail attempt, used to have a much different relationship with the Amazon founder. For nine years, Mr. Bezos was his boss.

Rural U.S. Carriers Resist Proposed Telecom Ban Aimed at Huawei

WSJ - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:50
President Trump is mulling an order that could ban Chinese telecom gear from U.S. networks, but the plan is facing resistance from rural carriers who rely on Huawei equipment.

Latest Funding Values Reddit at $3 Billion

WSJ - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 07:57
Reddit was valued at $3 billion after a new financing round for the discussion forum that brought in Chinese internet giant Tencent as an investor.

Chinese Investment in Israel Raises Security Fears

WSJ - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:58
Security officials are raising alarms over Chinese investment in Israeli technology companies, prompting the Israeli government to scrutinize the money flows and businesses to reconsider accepting Chinese funds.

DoorDash Reaches for More Than $6 Billion Valuation in New Funding

WSJ - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:51
Food-delivery startup DoorDash is in the process of raising roughly $500 million at a valuation of more than $6 billion, according to a person familiar with the situation.

SoftBank Invests $940 Million in Nuro for Driverless Deliveries

WSJ - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:25
SoftBank is investing nearly $1 billion in a robotic-delivery vehicle startup, a hefty injection of capital that could help accelerate the race to put driverless vehicles on the road.

New Rules Could Ease Patients' Access to Health Records

WSJ - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:30
The Trump administration is proposing steps aimed at improving patients’ access to their own health data, bolstering efforts to bring information including insurance claims, hospital and doctor records to digital devices such as smartphones.

The 20 Most Sustainable International Companies

Barron's - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:57
Barron’s asked Calvert Research and Management to rank the 20 most sustainable non-U.S. firms. The list is mostly European and, on average, a more forward-looking group than the U.S. companies.

Jeff Bezos' Journey From Private Family Man to Tabloid Sensation

WSJ - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:59
The Amazon CEO cultivated a persona of the billionaire who did dishes, until his company moved into Hollywood. There, he took on the trappings of a very different lifestyle, where people and events are much harder to control.

The Internet, Divided Between the U.S. and China, Has Become a Battleground.

WSJ - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:18
As China and the West race for 5G dominance, two digital powers with very different approaches to technology are staking out their corners. Some Silicon Valley executives worry the divergence risks giving Chinese companies an advantage in new technologies.

Tesla Is Cranking Out Model 3s---Now It Has to Service Them

WSJ - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:04
Tesla Model 3 owners face unusually long waits for repairs, a drawback to being a customer of an upstart company that has built a coveted luxury brand but is still learning some of the basics.

Parsing of Audit Work Creates Opening for Technology Firms

WSJ - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:00
More companies are splitting the annual financial audit into two segments—data gathering and analysis—a move that could enable them to more easily outsource portions of the audit process to technology companies.

Trump Seeks to Boost AI as Chinese Competition Grows

WSJ - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:31
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Monday aimed at boosting U.S. development of artificial intelligence—and at blunting China’s momentum in the field.

It's the Real World---With Google Maps Layered on Top

WSJ - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:41
The coming Google Maps augmented-reality navigation feature will look through your phone’s camera to figure out where you are and show you where you are going.