Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Google Searches for Ways to Boost News Subscriptions

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The tech giant is working on new tools to help news organizations sell their wares, a move that could help ease its strained relationship with publishers.

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Alipay, WeChat Take Battle for Mobile-Payment Dominance Overseas

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

China’s tech titans are expanding into foreign markets, signing partnerships with merchants in Southeast Asia and Europe and looking to invest in payment systems in other countries.

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Samsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal Verdict

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

For Samsung Electronics, the launch this week of a new smartphone and a court ruling for its detained de facto leader may offer closure and clarity for a company rocked by two scandals over the past year.

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Tech Censorship of White Supremacists Draws Criticism From Within Industry

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

A prominent privacy group has questioned the power a few corporations have to censor, as the number of tech companies blocking white supremacists and a neo-Nazi website grow.

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Save Time With 7 iPhone Shortcuts

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Close apps faster, scroll faster, even charge your phone faster with these tricks from The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern.

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Higher Costs Chip Away at Lenovo’s Profitability

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A supply squeeze in memory chips is hampering Lenovo Group’s turnaround strategy, pushing the PC and phone maker to its first quarterly loss in nearly two years.

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Trapped in Tech’s Unicorn Land

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Money keeps swelling the ranks of large private tech companies. But a weak IPO market and picky M&A investors have narrowed the exit options.

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Uber’s Kalanick Fires Back at Investor in Legal Battle

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Uber’s former chief executive said Benchmark Capital is engaged in a personal attack that threatens to further damage the company and called for the legal dispute to be settled in arbitration.

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Vishal Sikka Resigns as Infosys CEO

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Vishal Sikka has resigned as chief executive of Infosys, citing a resistance to change at the company that deteriorated into ugly accusations of impropriety.

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Analog Devices Hires CFO From Wabco Holdings

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Chip maker Analog Devices has hired Wabco Holdings’ chief financial officer, Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah.

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Wisconsin Assembly Expected to Approve Tax Incentives for Foxconn

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The Wisconsin State Assembly will vote Thursday on a $3 billion tax-incentive package for Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group to build a display-panel plant in the state.

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Facebook Courts Marketers With In-Stream Video Ads

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

As Facebook ramps up its video ambitions, get ready for more commercial breaks.

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Nielsen to Track Growing Clout of Esports

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Nielsen Holdings PLC said it began measuring the financial value of sponsoring videogame competitions and teams, the latest sign of the rising interest in so-called esports.

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Cisco’s Feud With Former Star Executive Turns Personal—And Costly

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Arista Networks is grabbing Cisco’s giant networking business, winning over its customers and rankling its top brass. The battle has divided CEO Jayshree Ullal and Cisco’s John Chambers, who were once close colleagues.

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China Tech Workers Wanted: Women Need Not Apply

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment have rocked Silicon Valley recently, but the torrent of news has barely registered as water-cooler talk in China’s tech industry, Li Yuan writes.

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Alibaba Buys Stake in Indonesian Online Retailer, Extends Global Reach

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Alibaba Group Holding plans to take part in a $1.1 billion investment in an Indonesian e-commerce firm as it seeks to expand its footprint globally.

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Spotify Has Big Ambitions for Ad Business

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Spotify for years has been focused on generating awareness of its app and adding new paid subscribers across the globe. But its presence at the Cannes Lions ad festival marked a heightened attention to its ad sales business.

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Turner Sports to Launch Streaming Network to Air Champions League

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Time Warner’s Turner Sports is launching a streaming, direct-to-consumer subscription service that will be a platform to air soccer matches from UEFA’s Champions League and Europa League.

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ZTE Chips Away at U.S. Smartphone Market

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp. has nudged up its market share in the U.S., as its affordable devices and aggressive marketing chip away at the market’s leaders.

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Apple’s Cook Joins Business Leaders Criticizing Trump’s Remarks

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined the chorus of business leaders criticizing President Trump’s response to Saturday’s deadly white-supremacist protests and said the company would donate money to battle hate groups.

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Facebook Shut Down Employee Chat Room Over Harassing Messages

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Facebook dismantled a popular anonymous discussion board for employees last year that had become a forum for conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments.

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Miami Beach PD Using Rapid DNA Tech to Solve Crimes Faster

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Miami Beach Police Department has a new item in their toolbox for justice: rapid DNA technology.Photo Credit: Amanda Plasencia/NBC 6

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Tencent, Alibaba in Group Buying 35% of China State-Owned Telecom

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

China’s internet titans are among the companies joining in a government-encouraged plan to pump $11.7 billion into state-owned telecom giant China Unicom (Hong Kong).

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Which Laptop Should I Buy?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

If you’re shopping for a laptop, you have questions. Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler has the answers—and shares insights into the state of the business.

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Tencent’s Mobile-Game Growth Continues

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Chinese internet company posted double-digit revenue and profit increases as it continued to expand its mobile-game, social-media and advertising businesses.

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Tech Firms Break From Hands-Off Approach With Bans on White Supremacists

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Recent moves by tech companies including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, GoDaddy, Uber and GoFundMe to crack down on white supremacists thrust them into unusual territory for corporations that often take a more hands-off approach to who uses their services and how.

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Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programming

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Apple has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year—a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood.

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How Oracle Engineered Its Sales Staff for the Cloud

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Oracle Corp. is starting to see the positive results of remaking its sales force as it confronts longstanding questions from Wall Street about the software company’s commitment to cloud computing.

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Uber Shareholders Fight for Control as Leadership Vacuum Weighs

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The acrimony among Uber’s investors spilled further into view with a new letter from one shareholder alleging underhand tactics by Benchmark Capital.

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Verizon to Compete With AT&T for Public-Safety Customers

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Verizon Communications Inc. said it is building dedicated lanes at the core of its U.S. network for firefighters and other first responders, a bid to compete with AT&T Inc.’s plans for its own public-safety network.

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