WSJD - Technology
Uber's First-Quarter Sales Rise 70% as It Preps for IPO
23 May 2018 at 4:07pm
As Uber Technologies Inc. makes preparations for a possible initial public offering next year, the ride-hailing company is showing it can deliver soaring sales growth like a younger startup.
Apple Avoids Amazon's Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus
23 May 2018 at 4:45pm
The world?s two most valuable technology companies, Apple and Amazon, are shopping for cities in which to build new corporate campuses. But with one of them, you would hardly know it.
Hundreds of Thousands of Routers Are Being Primed for a Cyberattack
23 May 2018 at 4:31pm
A newly discovered network of hacked routers and storage devices could be used to launch a massive cyberattack or knock hundreds of thousands of internet users offline, Cisco and authorities in the U.S. and Ukraine warned.
Bought an iPhone Battery Last Year? Apple Has a $50 Refund
23 May 2018 at 2:26pm
Apple Inc. will give a partial refund to some iPhone users who paid full price for replacement batteries in 2017, its latest benefit to placate owners since it disclosed it inhibited some iPhones? performance to save battery life.
Your Smartphone Is the Best Computer You Own
23 May 2018 at 4:02pm
How to turn your smartphone into the powerful PC it?s meant to be.
Elon Musk's Latest Proposal: A Website Named 'Pravda' to Rate Media Credibility
23 May 2018 at 4:39pm
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, unhappy with media coverage of Tesla Inc., said he plans to create a Yelp.com-like site to let people rate the credibility of journalists and news organizations, and suggested he would name it after the former Soviet Union?s main propaganda outlet.
FBI Says No Misconduct in Inflated Number of Encrypted Phones
23 May 2018 at 5:10pm
The FBI sought to defend itself from mounting accusations it had irresponsibly relied on inflated statistics about the number of encrypted phones investigators were unable to access last year, saying there was no evidence the error was due to impropriety.
Facebook CEO Dodges Tough Questions by EU Lawmakers
22 May 2018 at 9:16pm
Mark Zuckerberg apologized to EU lawmakers over the fake-news and privacy scandals engulfing Facebook, but rebuffed suggestions that the company has outsize market power and avoided responding to many difficult questions.
Congress Pushes Back on White House Approach to Chinese Tech Deals
23 May 2018 at 7:26am
Lawmakers are moving to thwart Trump administration efforts to ease restrictions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE and other sensitive technology, citing fears the positions would compromise national security in the latest twist in trade negotiations.
Foxconn Unit Plans China's Biggest IPO Since 2015
22 May 2018 at 10:58pm
A unit of Taiwan?s contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said it plans to raise $4.25 billion through an initial public offering in Shanghai, potentially marking China?s biggest IPO since 2015.
New Intel Chip Flaws Found---And They Likely Won't Be the Last
22 May 2018 at 3:37pm
Intel plans to release patches for a new vulnerability affecting its chips, the second time this year it has addressed flaws known as Spectre and Meltdown. It is unlikely to be the last.
SoftBank Agrees to Sell Flipkart Stake to Walmart
23 May 2018 at 3:31am
The operator of the world?s largest technology fund?which holds a 21% stake in Flipkart?had been delaying a decision to participate in Walmart?s $16 billion deal to take control of India?s largest e-commerce company.
With Pop Star as Bait, China Nabs Suspects Using Facial Recognition
22 May 2018 at 6:01pm
A string of fugitive arrests at Cantopop star Jacky Cheung?s China concerts have spotlighted China?s expanding use of surveillance technology such as facial recognition in public security.
Israeli Intelligence Company Formed Venture With Cambridge Analytica
23 May 2018 at 8:02am
A company owned by Joel Zamel, an Israeli entrepreneur whose work has drawn the scrutiny of special counsel Robert Mueller, formed a strategic partnership with a data firm for President Trump?s campaign in a joint bid to win business from the U.S. government and other clients after the 2016 election.
Small Banks' New Money Maker: Bitcoin
22 May 2018 at 7:46pm
To many banks, bitcoin and other digital currencies are a mania, or worse. But to a handful of small lenders, they are a moneymaker.