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EU's Google Fine Threatens to Shake Mobile Industry

9 hours 43 min ago
When the first Android phone went on sale a decade ago, Google made a bet: Its free operating system would hook smartphone makers. Now that business model may need an upgrade.

Netflix Creating Comedy Radio Channel With SiriusXM

10 hours 33 min ago
The streaming-content giant has cut a deal with the satellite-radio broadcaster to create an outlet for its comedy content.

New York-London in 3½ Hours? Supersonic Travel Is Back on the Horizon

11 hours 1 min ago
Fifteen years after the Concorde last flew, investors, plane makers and equipment suppliers are pushing to revive superfast airliners and business jets. But will regulators go along—and will passengers be willing to pay?

Google Hit With Record $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case

13 hours 3 min ago
The EU fined Alphabet’s Google $5 billion, a record for the bloc that could loosen the company’s grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones.

IBM Earnings: What to Watch

13 hours 10 min ago
International Business Machines is scheduled to announce second-quarter earnings Wednesday after the market closes. Here’s what to look for.

Musk Apologizes for Calling Cave Rescuer a Pedophile

13 hours 38 min ago
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.

Samsung to Launch Foldable-Screen Phone Early Next Year

15 hours 21 min ago
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.

Texas Instruments CEO Resigns After Code of Conduct Violations

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:25pm
Texas Instruments Inc.’s Chief Executive Brian Crutcher has resigned over violations of the company’s code of conduct, the analog chip giant said, less than two months after taking control of the company.

Lawmakers Question Tech Firms, Publishers on How They Combat Fake News

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:02pm
Tech firms, publishing executives and lawmakers broadly agree on the dangers of fake news and hate speech online. But they still can’t find common ground on how to define it and what to do about it.

Airbus Sees Broad Benefits from Satellite Joint Venture

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 3:05pm
Airbus says working with internet-service startup OneWeb is helping it maintain a head start over competitors seeking to launch small-satellite constellations.

The iPhone App Making the NBA Smarter

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:02pm
NBA, college and youth basketball teams have begun using a product designed by former Apple engineers for shot-tracking. The app requires a phone and a hoop—and that’s it.

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:54pm
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.

Media Executives Argue Facebook Is Deferential to Conservatives

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:48am
Some publishing executives criticized Facebook for being overly accommodating to conservative outlets, days before social-media executives are to appear on Capitol Hill.

Netflix's Intermission Was Long Overdue

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:32am
The streaming company’s market value has become too rich, despite strong growth.

Big Tech's Growth Comes With a Big Bill

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:30am
Tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Google are delivering above-average growth, but the cost of staying competitive is rising more.

Amazon Foes Walmart and Microsoft Deepen Tech Partnership

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:22am
Walmart agreed to use Microsoft’s cloud technology to power functions, including algorithms for purchasing and sales-data sharing with vendors, the two companies said.

New Research Prompts Selloff in Companies Using Crispr Technology

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:13pm
Shares of companies developing therapies using the gene-editing technology Crispr declined Monday following the publication of research suggesting Crispr could cause far more extensive DNA damage than previously thought.

Netflix Shares Skid as Subscriber Growth Misses Its Mark

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:44pm
Netflix registered more than a million fewer subscribers than it expected in the second quarter, a sign that the streaming-video site’s strong momentum may be slowing. Shares fell 14% in after-hours trading.

Amazon Website Hit With Glitches as Shoppers Seek Prime Day Deals

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 8:25pm
Amazon’s website and mobile application were plagued by outages as the online retail giant kicked off its annual sales event, Prime Day.

Uber Faces U.S. Probe Over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:36pm
Uber is the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stemming from a complaint about gender inequity, part of a series of federal probes of the ride hailing giant.