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Google buys $1.1bn piece of HTC

Rumored for some time, Google's purchase of a significant chunk of handset-maker HTC was announced today. The WSJ: Google said an HTC team that helped develop Google’s flagship Pixel smartphone will join the company. The Mountain View, Calif., com.....»»

Source:  BoingboingCategory: TopSep 21st, 2017Related News

Equifax security and information executives are stepping down

 Top executives at Equifax are retiring effective immediately according to WSJ. Susan Mauldin was the company’s Chief Security Officer and David Webb was the Chief Information Officer. The report says the executives are retiring though,.....»»

Source:  TechcrunchCategory: TopSep 15th, 2017Related News

WSJ"s LaCroix Flavors Taste Test

WSJ's LaCroix Flavors Taste Test.....»»

Source:  VideonewsindexCategory: VideosSep 14th, 2017Related News

Equifax Lobbied For Easier Regulation Before Data Breach

WSJ reports: Equifax was lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies to ease up on regulation of credit-reporting companies in the months before its massive data breach. Equifax spent at least $500,000 on lobbying Congress and federal regulators in the f.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopSep 12th, 2017Related News

WSJ: Discovery, AMC and Viacom try a sports-free streaming bundle

The already crowded field of "skinny bundles" will soon feature another service vying for your attention (and wallet). As The Wall Street Journal reports, a host of broadcast networks are reportedly soft launching a new streaming platform st.....»»

Source:  EngadgetCategory: TopSep 12th, 2017Related News

FBI probes Uber’s use of software to target rival Lyft

 The ride-hailing giant’s use of a software program which tracked activity of a rival, Lyft, is being investigated by the FBI over whether it constituted an illegal interference with a competitor, the WSJ reports. Read More.....»»

Source:  TechcrunchCategory: GadgetSep 8th, 2017Related News

Facebook Plans to Spend $1 Billion Next Year On Content

In a move which will no doubt be music to Hollywood's ears, Facebook is reportedly planning to spend as much as $1 billion next year on building out its own, original video content. According to the WSJ, the spending will go towards making Facebook a.....»»

Source:  SocaltechCategory: TopSep 8th, 2017Related News

iPhone"s Summer Production Glitches Create Holiday Jitters

Yoko Kubota, Tripp Mickle, and Takashi Mochizuki, reporting for WSJ: Apple's new iPhone, which is expected to be unveiled Tuesday, was plagued by production glitches early in the manufacturing process this summer, according to people familiar with th.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopSep 7th, 2017Related News

Why Apple"s Sept. 12 iPhone Event Is Its Most Crucial in Years

Apple, as expected, has scheduled one of its trademark product briefing keynote events for Sept. 12, according to the WSJ. What's on the agenda? Almost certainly new iPhones, a new Apple TV box, a new Apple Watch and a longer introduction to HomePod.....»»

Source:  ScitechtodayCategory: TopSep 2nd, 2017Related News

Apple Employees Rebelling Against Apple Park"s Open Floor Plan, Report Says

During a new episode of The Talk Show podcast on Daring Fireball, John Gruber touched on the topic of the open floor plans that Apple has implemented within its new campus, Apple Park. A WSJ profile of Jony Ive, where he talked about Apple Park, ment.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopAug 9th, 2017Related News

Is this the End of Typing? The Internet"s Next Billion Users Want Video and Voice

An anonymous reader shares a WSJ article: The internet's global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one. Instead of typing searches and emails, a wave of newcomers -- "the next billion," the tech industry calls t.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopAug 8th, 2017Related News

Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: the Antenna

From a report on WSJ: Dan Sisco has discovered a technology that allows him to access half a dozen major TV channels, completely free. "I was just kind of surprised that this is technology that exists," says Mr. Sisco, 28 years old. "It's been awesom.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopAug 2nd, 2017Related News

Bad News If You Make $150,000 to $300,000: Higher Taxes for Many

From a WSJ report: If President Donald Trump sticks to what he has said, Americans earning between $149,400 and $307,900 are most likely to see an increase in their taxes as a result of tax reform (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled). Those f.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 29th, 2017Related News

Tesla Model 3 Test Drive: Car Has Bite and Simple Interior

An anonymous reader shares a WSJ article: A first peek inside Tesla's new Model 3 compact car revealed a starker, cozier interior than the more spacious and luxurious Model S. But as the sedan sped off, the experience felt similar. On Friday, the Sil.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 29th, 2017Related News

WSJ Interview: Trump Doesn"t Rule Out Firing Sessions

WSJ Interview: Trump Doesn't Rule Out Firing Sessions.....»»

Source:  VideonewsindexCategory: VideosJul 26th, 2017Related News

Toyota in “production engineering” for a solid state battery, WSJ says

Solid electrolyte could make electric cars lighter, battery smaller. Enlarge / A power cable sits in the charge point of a Toyota Motor Corp. FT- EV III concept electric vehicle on display during the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile E.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJul 25th, 2017Related News

China"s Censors Can Now Erase Images Mid-Transmission

Eva Dou, reporting for WSJ: China's already formidable internet censors have demonstrated a new strength -- the ability to delete images in one-on-one chats as they are being transmitted, making them disappear before receivers see them. The ability i.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 18th, 2017Related News

WSJ Op-Ed: The Post Office Is Delivering Amazon"s Packages Below Cost

schwit1 shares a pay-walled op-ed from the Wall Street Journal (also excerpted at the URL below): The U.S. Postal Service delivers the company's boxes well below its own costs. Like an accelerant added to a fire, this subsidy is speeding up the colla.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 15th, 2017Related News

AlphaBay taken down by law enforcement across 3 countries, WSJ says

Alleged founder Alexandre Cazes found dead in a Thai jail cell. Enlarge / A bitcoin token stands in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images) AlphaBay, one of th.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJul 13th, 2017Related News

Reality Bytes: A Highflying Tech Entrepreneur Crashes Back To Earth

An anonymous reader shares a WSJ article: Entrepreneur Jia Yueting likes to say that Apple is outdated, China's big technology companies are innovation-killing monopolies and his company, LeEco, is the real industry disrupter. That swagger served Mr......»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopJul 7th, 2017Related News