WSJD - Technology
Match Group Deepens Its Connection With Dating-App Hinge
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:58:18 EDT
Match Group Inc. has added Hinge to its stable of dating apps, acquiring a controlling stake in the Tinder-competitor that is popular with millennials.
Amazon's Face-Scanning Surveillance Software Contrasts With Its Privacy Stance
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:44:26 EDT
Facial-recognition technology enables governments and private enterprise to track citizens anywhere there is a camera, even if they’re not carrying any devices. It’s a stark example of a technology that is being deployed faster than society and the law can adopt new norms and rules, writes Christopher Mims.
Robotic Chessboard Is Like Something Out of Harry Potter
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:51:38 EDT
The high-tech Square Off lets your opponents move carved wooden pieces into position from another room—or even another country.
More Nintendo Switch Videogames May Be Coming Via the Cloud
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:44:09 EDT
Japanese videogame publisher Capcom may bring more high-end games to Nintendo’s Switch in a cloud-based streaming service, one sign that videogames could follow a path already well established for movies and music.
A Burger Joint Where Robots Make Your Food
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:49:44 EDT
Creator, a San Francisco restaurant set to open this month, will offer a $6 gourmet burger, cooked and assembled with no human help
AT&T Unveils $15-a-Month Video Service
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:26:37 EDT
The service, tentatively named WatchTV, aims to use a “skinny bundle” of channels to recapture some of the millions of cord-cutters who dropped cable and satellite television.
Two Titans' Rocky Relationship Stands Between Comcast and Fox
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:56:12 EDT
Tensions between Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch are complicating Comcast’s pursuit of the biggest media deal in years. Both Comcast and Disney, who are vying for Fox’s entertainment assets, are seeking to counter the challenge of cord cutting and new technology rivals.
How Phone Companies Share Your Data
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:50:07 EDT
Carriers like Verizon Communications and AT&T get requests for their customers’ whereabouts from all sorts of places. How they handle them depends on who is asking.
Supreme Court Rules States Can Collect Sales Tax on Web Purchases
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:33:02 EDT
States can require online retailers to collect sales taxes, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, closing a loophole that gave web sellers an edge over conventional stores, resulting in some $34 billion a year in uncollected funds.
Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Suspends New Business
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:56:28 EDT
BitFlyer said it would halt taking new business after regulators said it wasn’t doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorist financing.
Should the U.S. Follow Europe in Imposing Stricter Data-Privacy Regulations?
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:17:30 EDT
Supporters say it’s time to counter tech companies’ widespread collection of personal data. Opponents say generic regulations aren’t the most effective way to do that.
Microsoft Distances ICE Contract From Family Separations as It Denounces Policy
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:52:23 EDT
Microsoft executives joined other tech leaders in denouncing the U.S. handling of migrant families but stopped short of heeding calls from some employees to end work with ICE over the agency’s role in separating children from their parents.
Police Need Warrant for Phone Location Data, Supreme Court Rules
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:55:32 EDT
The Supreme Court ruled that authorities need a search warrant before obtaining broad access to data that shows the location of cellphone users—except for emergencies—in a decision that ?furthers privacy ?protections in the digital age.
Scott McNealy Asks Nearly $100 Million for Silicon Valley Estate
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:55:14 EDT
The sports-friendly Palo Alto, Calif., home of the technology veteran and dad of four boys has own ice hockey rink, golf green, climbing wall and ‘pizza room.’
Why Europe's Cyber Insurance Windfall Hasn't Happened
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:20:40 EDT
One of the biggest data-privacy laws in history was supposed to kick off a new era of surging demand for cyber insurance in Europe. So far, it hasn’t.
This Upstart Wants to Be the Grubhub of China (and the Yelp, and the Groupon, and the Kayak)
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:11:39 EDT
Meituan-Dianping defies easy comparison to a like company in the U.S., instead providing a range of services similar to those of Yelp, Groupon and Grubhub in a single app.
Tesla Sues Former Employee Amid Crackdown on 'Sabotage'
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:42:03 EDT
Tesla accused a former employee in a lawsuit of hacking into its computer system to steal company data and send it to an unnamed third party.
The Company Beating Amazon in Grocery Delivery
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:30:17 EDT
Amazon and Walmart have invested billions in e-commerce. Yet with one deal, Kroger took the lead in grocery delivery. Expect the two retail giants to fight back.
Intel CEO Challenge: Pick From Thin Bench, or Look Outside
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:32:08 EDT
Brian Krzanich’s resignation this week leaves Intel’s board with a tough choice: Name the next CEO from a small pool of internal candidates, or go outside for the first time in the chip maker’s 50-year history.
Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Scales Down IPO
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:57:43 EDT
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is planning to raise up to $6 billion in its initial public offering next month, down from the $10 billion previously expected after plans for a dual offering on mainland China were scuttled.
Uber Goes to Court to Fight for Its Future in London
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:52:34 EDT
Uber has spent much of the past year repenting for a string of scandals. Now the company must prove it has changed—or risk being locked out of one of its largest markets.
A $15,000 iPhone-Hacking Box Has Apple Playing Defense
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 22:32:46 EDT
GrayKey, a $15,000 iPhone-unlocking box sold to police and other U.S. authorities by Atlanta startup Grayshift, is in heavy use with some forensic law-enforcement authorities, prompting Apple to punch back.