Samsung Electronics unveiled a new flagship smartphone Wednesday, its first attempt to bounce back after a year in which the South Korean technology giant was beset by product-safety concerns.
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Semiconductor company MaxLinear Inc. said it would buy Exar Corp., another semiconductor-technology firm, for about $661.6 million in cash, as MaxLinear seeks to build scale to boost growth.
House lawmakers voted to overturn an Obama-era privacy rule for broadband providers, buoying telecommunications firms but potentially muddying consumer-protection standards.
BlackRock unveiled an overhaul of its actively managed equities business that will include job losses, pricing changes and a greater emphasis on computer models that inform investments.
The Securities and Exchange Commission delivered the second blow this month to the concept of an exchange-traded fund based on the digital currency bitcoin, rejecting a proposed bitcoin ETF backed by SolidX Management that was seeking to list on an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange.
Amazon.com said it was launching a new grocery-store pickup service, pushing deeper into brick-and-mortar retail as it moves to capture more of what people spend on food.
As TV’s annual ad sales season kicks off, networks are looking to capitalize on the uproar among advertisers over Google’s placement of ads alongside content promoting hate, racism and terrorism.
Facebook is taking another shot at Snapchat, introducing three new camera-centric features to its main Facebook app, including one that allows users to create montages that vanish within 24 hours—just like Snapchat’s Stories.
SoftBank has approached China’s Didi Chuxing about investing roughly $6 billion to help the ride-hailing firm expand in self-driving car technologies.
Tencent has taken a 5% stake in Tesla, making the biggest company in China one of the largest owners of Elon Musk’s cash-hungry electric car maker.
Guarantees may be a scary prospect for four-year colleges, but they are built into the business model of for-profit coding boot camps, which depends on students seeing a solid return on their investment.
Amazon.com is delaying the public opening of its first cashier-less convenience store because of technical complications.
British officials tore into technology companies for what they said was profiting from terrorist propaganda and offering them secret places to communicate, in strong criticism of Silicon Valley days after a terrorist rampage outside Parliament left four people dead.
Uber Technologies said it is suspending testing of its autonomous vehicles after one of the autos was involved in an accident in Tempe, Ariz., casting doubt on one of the most high-profile self-driving programs.
A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers’ advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.
The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, spurring pushback from rival TV producers who once saw it as a partner.
Samsung Electronics’ chief executive said that officials see challenges in restructuring the sprawling Samsung conglomerate, with a continuing review revealing “adverse implications” to switching to a holding-company structure.
The surge of money flowing into Chinese bike-sharing companies this year has already brought smartphone-activated two-wheelers to an unlikely destination: San Francisco.
IPG has named Arun Kumar data and marketing technology chief for its media agency network as it moves to create a more central data strategy.
Businesses, particularly tech firms, are watching closely a case to be argued in the Supreme Court next week challenging a system that has led to a concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions such as eastern Texas.
Apple will soon start assembling iPhones in India for the first time, say government officials familiar with its plans, boosting the company’s chances of gaining a foothold in the fast-growing market.
As ambitious as they are, China’s tech firms are behind the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft when it comes to artificial intelligence. With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, their ability to retain top foreign talent is in question.
The Privacy Shield data transfer agreement between the U.S. and EU is likely to remain intact under the Trump administration, experts say, but American businesses can still take steps to ensure they’re protected if the deal fails.
Chinese officials are casting themselves to top American executives as champions of globalization at a time when the U.S. is expected to retreat from free trade under the Trump administration.
A botched software update that snarled trading in hundreds of securities in the New York Stock Exchange’s Arca platform has renewed worries about fragility in U.S. markets.
Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn plans to add a stream of links to news and posts from the site that is curated by editors, in a bid to convince customers to linger longer on the professional social network.
Publicis and Microsoft expand a partnership that connects the ad giant’s Cosmos data product with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.
Tencent Holdings warned it faces stiff competition in maintaining rapid growth of its core gaming and content businesses, despite notching a surge in quarterly revenue as the Chinese internet giant continues to expand abroad.
Images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft captured comet’s landslide and the ensuing burst of dust—a first, according to new research.