WSJD - Technology
John Mack, Old-School Financier, Coaches Fintech Wannabes
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:00:15 EDT
Since handing over the reins at Morgan Stanley, John Mack has been working with financial-technology startups, dabbling in bitcoin and watching as Wall Street gives way to a mellower brand of finance.
Los Angeles Leaders Seek Civic Commitment From Tech Industry
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:13:03 EDT
The tech sector in Los Angeles has taken off in the shadow of Silicon Valley, but now it is looking to its more famous and successful sibling in the north for lessons on how not to grow.
Sharing More Than Just Rides in Car-Maker Alliances
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:51:37 EDT
Auto makers are increasingly partnering with each other and their would-be rivals in Silicon Valley to pursue new ventures in self-driving cars.
Addicted to Audio: Why Music Obsessives Blow Their 401Ks Chasing Down Vintage Gear
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:01:17 EDT
Vintage-audio collectors are on the hunt for coveted, ancient and pricey components to make their classic stereo systems sing. Here, how to start exploring and avoid the pitfalls.
Amazon Wants Alexa to Do More Than Just Play Your Music
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:22:31 EDT
Amazon.com Inc., battling Google for voice-assistant supremacy, is accelerating efforts to make Alexa more useful, offering developers incentives to add games, enhance AI skills.
Charles Wang, Founder of Computer Associates, Dies at 74
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:05:00 EDT
Charles B. Wang, who helped found the software company Computer Associates International Inc. and was a part owner of the New York Islanders professional hockey team, died Sunday in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Software Provider E2open Buys Shipping Platform Inttra
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:03 EDT
The acquisition announced Monday is E2open’s latest in a series of deals in the past two years and its first outside its business of making cloud-based software aimed at managing the operations and inventory behind corporate enterprises.
Can Tesla Drive Out of the Slow Lane in China?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:04:30 EDT
The electric car company has suffered amid U.S.-China trade tensions. Its plan to go local in China faces some stiff obstacles.
The Minefield of Talking With Your Children About Sexting
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:50:44 EDT
Parents face a daunting task educating teens, tweens and even grade-schoolers on the hazards of sexually explicit photos or videos, but these strategies can help.
Why Big Tech Keeps Trying Its Hand at Hardware
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:50:53 EDT
Google, Amazon and Microsoft are making lots of new devices, but what they’re really selling are touchpoints.
Where GoDaddy's Scott Wagner Goes for Advice and Insight
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:27:05 EDT
“My best ideas, realizations, crystallization of what we have to do come from watching not only people work with our own software … it comes from interacting with customers,” says the CEO of the internet domain registrar. Family, old friends and authors are also trusted advisers.
Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust?
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:42:43 EDT
As IPO proposals value Uber at an eye-popping $120 billion, auto makers are racing to gain ground in everything from car sharing to driverless technology. At stake: who will control the future of transportation.
Online Harassment in the Crosshairs
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:17 EDT
For some, harassment on the Internet and social media can become so extreme that victims find it impossible to lead a normal life. In the latest episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ’s Jason Bellini visits with victims and perpetrators, and takes a look at the evolving legal landscape.
How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:51:57 EDT
What if you could store and deliver goods as easily as data? Amazon, Walmart and others are using AI and robotics to transform everything from appliance shopping to grocery delivery. Welcome to the physical cloud.
Deal to Create Chinese Lithium Giant Faces Legal Challenge
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:00:16 EDT
A Chilean court is set to rule on a legal challenge to Tianqi Lithium’s deal to buy 24% of mining company SQM—which critics say could create a cartel for a key element in electric-vehicle and smartphone batteries.
Uber Ambitiously Eyes 2021 for Food-Delivery Drones Launch
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:34:26 EDT
Uber Technologies envisions taking to the skies with a fleet of food-delivery drones in as little as three years, an ambitious timeline for a ride-hailing company that would face technical challenges and regulatory hurdles.
Facebook Turns to U.K. Politician to Help Repair Image
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:32:55 EDT
Facebook has hired Britain’s former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, as its top policy and communications executive, giving a Silicon Valley outsider the task of mending the social network’s image.
The Century-Old Estate That Wants to Be Silicon Valley's Priciest Home
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:53:09 EDT
In Woodside, Calif., a 74-acre retreat located near the Bay Area’s current record holder owned by Masayoshi Son is coming on the market with no listing price.
An Army Veteran Wages War on Social-Media Disinformation
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:33:35 EDT
Kris Goldsmith has become the cybersleuth for the Vietnam Veterans of America, hunting fake Facebook pages that sow discord and often have roots overseas.
The Key to Being Safer Online Is Actually a Key
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:11:47 EDT
The best way to protect yourself against hackers and phishers is to turn on two-factor authentication—then get a YubiKey or Google Titan Key.
5G Has Arrived. It's Been A Long Wait for Ericsson, Nokia.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:38:07 EDT
After years of stagnant sales, the push to build new 5G networks is finally paying off for the world’s telecom-equipment makers.
Search for Amazon HQ2 Sparks Real Estate Speculation
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:29:22 EDT
Real-estate investors are poised to buy up property in whichever city Amazon.com picks for its second headquarters. Some bold investors aren’t waiting.
Bill Gates: How Paul Allen Changed My Life
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:11:43 EDT
When other high school kids were sneaking out of the house to go partying, Paul and I would sneak out at night to go use the computers in a lab at the University of Washington, Bill Gates recalls in a remembrance.
Tech Startups Stoke Market for IPOs
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:36:57 EDT
After years on the stock market’s sidelines, a number of highly valued Silicon Valley companies are gearing up to go public as soon as next year. Among the IPO candidates are ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, and data-mining specialist Palantir Technologies.
2019 Mini Cooper Countryman PHEV: Worthwhile Drive, Worthless Battery
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:16:16 EDT
From its responsive e-assisted steering to its handsome exterior, there’s a lot to like about the ‘effervescent’ new Mini, says Dan Neil. But everything that’s wrong with it can be traced to its battery.
Viacom Plans 'To All the Boys' Sequel for Netflix in Push to Create More Content for Rivals
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:12:49 EDT
The MTV owner is also rebooting ‘The Real World’ for Facebook. Its new strategy: if you can’t beat them, feed them