WSJD - Technology

Texas Instruments CEO Resigns After Ethics Violations

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:45:51 EDT

Texas Instruments CEO Brian Crutcher has resigned over violations of the company’s code of conduct, less than two months after taking control of the company.

New York City Council Passes Bill to Regulate Airbnb

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:13:43 EDT

The New York City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to require Airbnb to disclose the names and addresses of its hosts to a city-run enforcement agency in an effort to crack down on illegal units.

Justice Department Wants to Speed Appeal of AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:14:31 EDT

The Justice Department on Wednesday sought to fast-track its appeal of the court decision allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner, while offering the first hints of its legal arguments for the next phase of proceedings.

Netflix Creating Comedy Radio Channel With SiriusXM

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:54:24 EDT

The streaming-content giant has cut a deal with the satellite-radio broadcaster to create an outlet for its comedy content.

Google Faces Uphill Battle in Appealing EU Android Fine

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:59:04 EDT

Google has a tough task appealing its $5 billion fine from the European Union, but the challenge isn’t insurmountable.

Samsung to Launch Foldable-Screen Phone Early Next Year

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:18:19 EDT

Samsung is planning to introduce a foldable-screen smartphone early next year, as the world’s largest phone maker eyes a splashy device that can help boost longer-term demand for its slumping handset business.

Twitter Follower Numbers to Drop as It Removed Locked Accounts

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:23:28 EDT

Twitter is subtracting some accounts it has flagged for suspicious activity from the follower numbers of its users, part of the social-media company’s efforts to clamp down on abusive activity.

Tesla's Elon Musk Needs to Find His Mary Barra

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:58:06 EDT

Spread alarmingly thin and losing people, the electric-car entrepreneur needs a strong leader to help carry out his vision. There’s one over at GM.

Medical Testing Giant LabCorp Hit by Ransomware Attack

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:14:07 EDT

The medical-testing giant Laboratory Corp. of America is dealing with a broad cyberattack, people familiar with the matter said, the latest breach to disrupt companies that hold sensitive information.

Microsoft's Revenue Gets Lift From Cloud

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:48:13 EDT

The software giant said it topped $100 billion in annual revenue for the first time. Revenue from server products and cloud services rose 26% in the fiscal fourth quarter.

The First Real Boom in Virtual Reality? It's Pornography.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:51:13 EDT

Naughty America, one of the world’s most prolific producers of VR content, is at the forefront of a lucrative niche driving adoption of the technology.

Amazon Foes Walmart and Microsoft Deepen Tech Partnership

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:54:37 EDT

Walmart agreed to use Microsoft’s cloud technology to power functions, including algorithms for purchasing and sales-data sharing with vendors.

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:45:59 EDT

Astronomers searching for a planet beyond Pluto discovered instead a dozen new moons orbiting Jupiter. That swells to 79 or so the number found circling the giant planet since Galileo spotted the first of them with a homemade telescope more than 400 years ago.

Facebook to Take Down Posts That Could Lead to Violence

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:10:00 EDT

In response to attacks on individuals in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the social-media platform will remove information if posts are flagged by local partners as potentially leading to violence.

U.K. Shows Unease About Huawei Gear

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:01:15 EDT

The U.K. government raised new concerns about the use of telecommunications gear from Huawei Technologies, stepping back from previous assertions that the Chinese company’s products didn’t present a national security threat.

China Has 487 Electric-Car Makers, and Cities Want More

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:38:38 EDT

Partnerships between cities and electric-car startups are springing up all over China, spurred by Beijing’s call for the country to become a world power in electric-vehicle technology and by local governments eager to jump on the bandwagon.

Why the Android Antitrust Case May Not Trouble Google

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:12:09 EDT

The European Union’s $5 billion antitrust action against Alphabet’s Google, while historic, ultimately may not prove too onerous.

Startup Producing Cell-Grown Meat Raises New Funding

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:03 EDT

German drugmaker Merck and a top European meat processor are backing a startup producing beef from cattle cells, ramping up a race to transform the global meat industry with cell-culture technology.

Scientists Find Birthplace of Mysterious Ghost Particle

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:43:09 EDT

Astronomers for the first time traced a burst of powerful cosmic particles called neutrinos to a black hole firing like a ray gun aimed at Earth, by using an unusual observatory buried in a billion tons of ice under the South Pole.

Brash Tech Innovators Are Starting to Ask Permission, Rather Than Forgiveness

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:55:04 EDT

Not long ago, swaggering companies such as Uber and Airbnb swept through cities like a wrecking ball, establishing billion-dollar businesses and vast constituencies before regulators could figure out how to rein them in. That’s changing as companies cooperate with local officials before, not after, diving in.

Robots Are Ready to Shake (and Stir) Up Bars

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:16:30 EDT

Robot bartenders are mostly novelties today. But a group of startups is hoping to bring automation to your neighborhood watering hole—and even your home bar.

On Amazon, Fake Products Plague Smaller Brands

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:16:42 EDT

Amazon has made it easy for small brands to sell their products to large numbers of customers, but that has also enabled some counterfeiters to cut into their business.

Musk Apologizes for Calling Cave Rescuer a Pedophile

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:21:14 EDT

Tesla’s chief executive apologized for lashing out at the British cave explorer who dismissed his efforts to help rescue the youth soccer team trapped in a Thai cave.

IBM Rides New Businesses to Higher Revenue, Profit

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:08:04 EDT

IBM reported higher profit and sales for its latest quarter, with newer businesses like cloud computing contributing more than half of total revenue.

SoftBank's Son Calls Japan 'Stupid' for Banning Ride Hailing

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:03:09 EDT

Tech investor Masayoshi Son called Japan’s ban on ride-hailing apps such as Uber “stupid,” heightening a clash with government leaders who say the apps are unsafe.