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How HP Survives in a Shrinking PC Market

1 hour 10 min ago
By focusing on sleeker designs and high-performance gaming machines, HP managed to boost revenue and gobble market share from smaller competitors even as the PC market shrank.

Boston Wants Amazon, but Is There Room?

3 hours 46 min ago
The possible arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters in East Boston is triggering both hopes and apprehension in a neighborhood already dealing with fallout from surging costs in a growing city.

Want to Invest in Jack Ma? Avoid Alibaba's Rivals

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 1:38pm
Investors are being caught in the middle of China’s biggest business rivalry, as those looking to get in on a private fundraising by Jack Ma’s financial-technology firm must agree not to invest in companies controlled by major rivals like Tencent Holdings.

The AI Doctor Will See You Now

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:51am
Artificial intelligence in medicine promises to alert us to disease or a medical emergency before it happens—if only we can navigate the pitfalls.

The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:51am
Welcome to the world of dropshipping, where entrepreneurs use social-media ads and hip virtual storefronts to flip merchandise from online marketplaces like Alibaba’s AliExpress to customers often paying premium prices.

Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:00am
The European Union’s tough new data-protection law demands costly changes for many companies and opens rich business opportunities for others.

News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook's Political-Ad Rules

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:10pm
A trade group representing news organizations raised concerns to Facebook that the social media company’s rules on political ads are overly broad and could affect their ability to promote stories.

Theranos Inc.'s Partners in Blood

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:42pm
Much of the attention to the medical diagnostics firm accused of fraud has focused on CEO Elizabeth Holmes. But behind the scenes, another character played a central role.

Google to Hold Talks With Publishers Over Their GDPR Concerns

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:05pm
Google invites publishers to meetings at four of its global offices on May 24.

A Look Inside a ZTE Phone Shows How Hard It's Hit by a U.S. Ban

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:27pm
A look inside ZTE’s Axon 3 smartphone reveals how much the telecom giant depends on U.S. technology: 60% of the electronic components come from U.S. companies including Qualcomm, SanDisk and SkyWorks.

Et Tu, Tesla? The Escalating War on Middle Management

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:13pm
The electric-car maker is the latest company to embrace flatness, but some researchers think it’s time to cut “sandwich” bosses a bit of slack.

AI Can't Reason Why

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:42pm
The current data-crunching approach to machine learning misses an essential element of human intelligence

TV Salivates Over Potential of Sports Betting to Boost Viewers and Advertising

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:57am
Media companies think they may have hit the jackpot with the Supreme Court’s ruling on sports betting, which is expected to increase TV viewership and boost ad spending.

Cambridge Analytica Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in U.S.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:57am
Cambridge Analytica LLC, the data firm embroiled in controversy following allegations of misuse of Facebook data during the 2016 presidential campaign, filed for bankruptcy protection in New York.

PayPal Pays Up to Get Into Stores

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:32am
PayPal has long been the king of peer-to-peer payments but has had a very limited presence in stores. The acquisition of a Swedish payments company called iZettle is a smart but expensive way to fill that gap.

Baidu's President Stepping Down for 'Family Reasons'

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:46am
Chinese search engine giant Baidu is facing more turmoil in its top ranks, with President Qi Lu planning to step down from his operational roles after about 18 months on the job.

When It Comes to Tech, Venture Capital Grows Less Venturesome

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:45am
More big fundraising deals for a few already-large private tech companies means there’s less left for early-stage startups.

Space Village One: A Vision for Life Beyond Earth

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:48am
NASA has commissioned designs for future space stations, among them this expandable colony that would house up to 8,000 people.

What Do Tesla, Apple and SoftBank Have in Common? They're All Hot for Lithium

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:45am
Tesla and a large Chinese firm each struck new deals with lithium producers, the latest sign that technology companies, car makers and other big users of lithium are rushing to secure supplies of the material used in electric car and cell phone batteries.

Legislation to Curb Chinese Deals Moves Through Congress

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:21am
After more than a year of negotiation, committees in both chambers of Congress are set to advance versions of a major bill aimed at blocking sensitive Chinese deals, heightening the chances the proposed legislation will become law this year.

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