Archive for the ‘TECHNOLOGY’ Category

Apple’s New Strategy: Sell Pricier iPhones First

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

For the second straight year, Apple is starting to sell its new iPhone models at different times—but this time, the lag reflects a staggered production timeline set by the tech giant rather than manufacturing issues it experienced last year.

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Facial Recognition Goes Mainstream

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Restaurants, airlines and others want to use the technology in everyday commerce. If, that is, customers let them.

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Facial Recognition Goes Mainstream

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Restaurants, airlines and others want to use the technology in everyday commerce. If, that is, customers let them.

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AI Is the New Weapon Against Cyberattacks

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

As hackers get smarter and more determined, artificial intelligence is going to be an important part of the solution.

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Venture Funding Flows to New York City Tech Startups

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

New York City startups have been snapping up increasingly lucrative deals in recent years.

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Intel Co-Founder’s Silicon Valley Estate Lists for $21.8 Million

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The late Robert Noyce’s one-time home in Los Altos, Calif., comes with a vineyard, sports facilities and plenty of tech-industry history.

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U.S. Probes Tesla Over Musk’s Tweet About Going Private

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Tesla said it received a “voluntary request for documents” from the Justice Department, which came after CEO Elon Musk’s tweet to take the company private.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Denies Beijing Forced Him Out

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Billionaire Jack Ma said China’s government didn’t push him to step down as head of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., blaming rumors emanating from outside China for fueling such speculation.

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iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Sit Tight for the XR

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The new iPhone XS and XS Max are great phones but the XR, due out in October, sounds more like a great deal. We’ve hit a point where every smartphone is great, so it comes down to what you want and what you want to spend.

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Google to Partner With Biggest Car Alliance

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Google is making a major push into the auto industry, partnering with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to use the Android operating system to power media display that will eventually be sold in millions of cars world-wide.

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Web and Mobile Banking Down at SunTrust After System Upgrade

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Customers of SunTrust Banks haven’t been able to access their accounts through the bank’s website or its mobile app since at least Sunday morning.

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Innovations in Newborn Care

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A host of high-tech advances are giving newborns a better shot at avoiding a range of ailments. The long-term impact could be profound.

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SpaceX’s First Moon Tourist Is a Japanese Billionaire

Monday, September 17th, 2018

SpaceX’s first paying passenger will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who is to blast off from earth in 2023, circle the moon and return, Elon Musk announced.

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Networks, Streaming Services Square Off at the Emmys

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Popular TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Atlanta” contended for top honors at the Emmy Awards on Monday.

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Teva Investors Get Headache Relief

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A new migraine drug is a big win amid the turnaround of generics business.

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Disney Doesn’t Need Hulu to Challenge Netflix

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Hulu has a head start over Disney’s streaming plans, but comes with managerial headaches and mounting losses.

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Tesla or Exxon: Which Company Is More Sustainable?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

As investors back more companies based on social factors, more questions are coming up about how they are graded.

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Thai Cave Diver Sues Elon Musk for Defamation

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Tesla founder has been sued by Vernon Unsworth, a British cave explorer involved in rescue efforts to save a Thai youth soccer team, alleging he was defamed by Mr. Musk for suggesting he was a pedophile.

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Oracle Revenues Up 1%, Sending Shares Lower After-Hours

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Oracle managed to boost revenue, but the results may increase pressure on the company to explain how it will win customers for its cloud offerings.

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Software ‘Robots’ Power Surging Values for Three Little-Known Startups

Monday, September 17th, 2018

After years toiling in obscurity, startups UiPath, Blue Prism and Automation Anywherre have suddenly hit the jackpot in a corner of the enterprise-software market.

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iOS 12 Review: Free Update Revives Old Phones, Makes Siri Useful

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Apple’s best iPhone upgrade this year doesn’t cost a dime. Put iOS 12 on your old phone and it will feel like new, says columnist David Pierce.

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All Eyes on Oracle’s Cloud, However Hard to See

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Here’s what you need to know when Oracle Corp. reports financial results for its fiscal first quarter after the close of trading Monday.

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Digital Marketplace Freightos Gains $45 Million in New Funding Round

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Global freight marketplace says backing led by Singapore Exchange will expand development of financial instruments for container shipping.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma Says Government Should Stick to Governing

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma used a government-sponsored forum to suggest regulators take a lighter touch in dealing with technology companies, saying the market should be allowed to decide how new industries like artificial intelligence develop.

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For Apple, U.S.-China Trade Fight Grows Riskier

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The U.S.-China trade fight is becoming more perilous for Apple as the Trump administration’s tariffs threaten some of its gadget sales and as China weighs retaliatory measures.

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FCC Chief Calls Pending California Net-Neutrality Law ‘Illegal,’ Escalating Policy Clash

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission suggested he might take legal action to block California’s net-neutrality bill, ratcheting up a high-profile clash over internet policy.

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How to Buy a House the Wall Street Way

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Technology firms powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence are enabling institutional investors to buy large volumes of homes, shifting longstanding patterns in residential real estate.

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Wearable Health Monitors: Do They Work?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The newest devices claim to monitor heart health, measure glucose levels and track blood pressure.

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Nearly 600 Russia-Linked Accounts Tweeted About the Health Law

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Nearly 600 Russia-linked Twitter accounts tweeted about the Affordable Care Act and U.S. health policy from 2014 through this past May, new data show. Most of the nearly 10,000 tweets seem intended to pit one side against the other.

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China’s High-Powered Tesla Rival Is Short on Gas

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

NIO, China’s answer to Tesla, is off to an electrifying start. Its sky-high valuation, however, makes even Elon Musk’s company look like a bargain.

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