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Flight-Simulator Enthusiasts Confident of Real-World Skills

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:25:53 EDT

Virtual-flight hobbyists are in the spotlight after a man who stole an aircraft last week near Seattle said he learned to fly with “videogames.’’

WhatsApp Founder's 'Rest and Vest' Reward From Facebook: $450 Million

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:40:29 EDT

After WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said he was leaving Facebook in April, he has continued showing up at the social-media giant’s headquarters. His incentive for doing so: about $450 million in stock awards.

FDA Approves Teva's Generic Version of EpiPen Injector

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:29:31 EDT

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version from a rival company of Mylan’s EpiPen injector device for life-threatening allergic reactions.

When Digital Platforms Become Censors

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:36:01 EDT

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tech giants say that they’re open forums. What happens when they start to shut down voices they consider beyond the pale?

Foxconn Pursues Chip Ambitions With Plans for China Plant

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:24:11 EDT

Foxconn is making a new push into semiconductors, teaming up with a local government in China’s Pearl River Delta to build a chip fabrication plant.

Uber's Revenue Growth Keeps Up Fast Pace as Losses Narrow

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:55:48 EDT

A year after joining Uber Technologies, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is showing signs he can maintain the ride-hailing firm’s rapid pace of revenue growth while reining in some of its substantial losses.

DoorDash More Than Doubles Valuation to $4 Billion

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:04:08 EDT

DoorDash said it raised $250 million in a round of funding that values the prepared food-delivery startup at $4 billion, more than doubling its valuation for the second time in five months.

Google Defends Push Into China Amid Censorship Concerns

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:54:45 EDT

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai defended to employees the internet giant’s controversial push to do more business in China but said the company is “not close to launching a search product” in the country.

Strawberry Jam: Urban-Farming Startups Tackle a Problem Crop

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:27:38 EDT

If shipping-container farms are going to feed the world, their backers will have to find an economical way to grow the popular fruit indoors.

Microsoft's Cortana Mistake: Relying on Windows

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:27:36 EDT

Microsoft is moving to retool Cortana, its digital voice assistant that has struggled as the software giant shackled it to the personal computer.

Judge Rejects Large Parts of FTC Suit Against DirecTV

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:55:53 EDT

A federal judge rejected large parts of a nearly $4 billion government lawsuit alleging satellite-TV giant DirecTV engaged in deceptive advertising.

Tencent's Rout This Year Has Wiped Out Over $175 Billion in Market Value

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:56:27 EDT

Tencent’s selloff has sparked fears of a broader contagion for tech stocks around the world.

Google Outgrows Its Youthful Ideals

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:42:12 EDT

In middle age, the search giant’s motto has gone from ‘Don’t be evil’ to something more like ‘Get real.’

Saudi Arabia Goes High-Tech in Approach to Investing

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:40:24 EDT

Crown Prince Mohammed and his sovereign-wealth fund, weighing whether to be part of a deal to take Tesla private, have become a pivotal global investor. But some Saudis worry impulsive bets on future technologies could jeopardize the wealth of future generations.

Trump Move to Loosen U.S. Use of Cyberweapons Prompts Intrigue

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:51:37 EDT

The Trump administration’s move to loosen rules of engagement for U.S. cyberattacks has prompted questions about how the military will carry out offensive digital strikes, and whether hostilities with adversaries will escalate.

What Your Car Knows About You

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:25:11 EDT

Auto makers can now collect large amounts of data from internet-connected vehicles, from location to driving habits.

Buffett's Berkshire Keeps Buying More of Apple

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:55:22 EDT

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway continued to load up on technology giant Apple in the second quarter, taking its stake in the iPhone maker to $46.6 billion.

IBM Bet Big on Using Watson to Improve Cancer Care. It Has Fallen Short.

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 20:28:41 EDT

Big Blue spent billions on its Watson artificial intelligence product with a focus on cancer care. Sometimes, it didn’t say more than doctors already knew. In other cases, Watson was tripped up by a lack of data in rare or recurring cancers and rapidly evolving treatments.

Nvidia Clears Its Crypto Cloud

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:25:31 EDT

A volatile crypto market has been a distraction for the chip maker—and its investors.

Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:43:43 EDT

While Google’s search engine remains blocked in China, the company is courting allies there by providing tools and support to a growing number of app developers, manufacturers and advertisers.

Tesla Was Under Regulator Scrutiny Prior to Musk's Tweet

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:26:58 EDT

The SEC began investigating last year whether Tesla misled investors about its Model 3 car production problems and subpoenaed a parts supplier.

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