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European Officials Pledge to Probe Facebook's Handling of User Data
19 Mar 2018 at 9:26am
EU officials will probe Facebook?s handling of user data, after the company said it is investigating whether a firm linked to the Trump campaign improperly kept personal data for years.
Qualcomm Evaded Broadcom's Bid; Now, CEO Has a Lot to Prove
19 Mar 2018 at 8:02am
For Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, having fended off an unwanted takeover from Broadcom just leaves more headaches, from customer disputes to unhappy shareholders to a long-shot takeover bid from his former boss.
Alibaba Bets Another $2 Billion on Southeast Asia
19 Mar 2018 at 8:34am
Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma is doubling down on Southeast Asia, investing another $2 billion in e-commerce subsidiary Lazada Group and naming trusted confidante Lucy Peng as its chief executive.
SoftBank Could List Arm Holdings Again
19 Mar 2018 at 9:00am
SoftBank Group, which acquired ARM Holdings in 2016 and took it private, could relist the U.K. chip designer within 12 years, a senior executive said.
The Battery Boost We've Been Waiting for Is Getting Close
19 Mar 2018 at 4:47am
Lithium-ion batteries get a little bit better every year, but capacity is about to get a much-needed major lift, thanks to nanotechnology and a shift in materials.
Snap Contends With User Outcry: New Isn't Necessarily Better
19 Mar 2018 at 9:08am
Snap?s battle with a vocal user backlash over a new version of its app is teaching the company that the social-media tradition of getting people to spout off publicly as much as possible can have a downside.
Rivals Chip Away at Google's and Facebook's Digital Ad Dominance
19 Mar 2018 at 7:33am
Google and Facebook have dominated the U.S. digital advertising market for years, but new data show signs that platforms like Amazon and Snapchat are chipping away at the digital duopoly?s market share.
Grubhub Expands Pact With Yelp, Aiming for Cheaper Deliveries
19 Mar 2018 at 7:14am
Grubhub and its rivals say they need to get bigger to cut delivery fees that are sometimes higher than the price of a burger and fries. That is partly the goal of the expanded partnership that Grubhub and Yelp plan to announce on Monday.
Why Some 'Fortnite' Friends Can't Play Together
18 Mar 2018 at 10:54am
Major videogame console makers like Microsoft and Sony support ?cross-play? with PCs and smartphones?but not always with each other.
CACI Makes Bid for CSRA, Seeking to Break Up General Dynamics Deal
19 Mar 2018 at 5:58am
CACI International Inc. has made a roughly $7.2 billion bid to buy CSRA Inc. in an attempt to break up the information-technology provider?s sale to General Dynamics Corp.
EA Drops Plan to Sell 'Loot Boxes' in 'Star Wars Battlefront II'
16 Mar 2018 at 1:09pm
Videogame-maker Electronic Arts Inc. nixed its plan to sell randomized packs of virtual goods?known as ?crates? or ?loot boxes??in the latest edition of its ?Star Wars Battlefront? series.
Senate Likely to Pass Bill Limiting Websites' Immunity in Sex-Trafficking Cases
19 Mar 2018 at 6:29am
U.S. lawmakers are pushing ahead with changes to the internet immunity law, despite efforts by some tech companies and their allies to soften or slow down the effort.
Tesla's Make-Or-Break Moment Is Fast Approaching
16 Mar 2018 at 6:43pm
Tesla is entering one of the most critical phases in its history, as the auto maker must boost production of the Model 3 or possibly face severe financial consequences.
PwC Has an Answer for the Blockchain: Audit It
16 Mar 2018 at 2:46pm
PricewaterhouseCoopers unveiled a new offering to audit companies? use of the blockchain?making sure companies are implementing and using it properly, and allowing people within a company to continuously monitor its blockchain transactions.
Oracle Earnings: What to Watch
19 Mar 2018 at 2:30am
Oracle is set to report earnings for its fiscal third quarter after the close of trading Monday.