Wall Street Journal : Technology (50)

Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.

Outcome Health Employee Made Whistleblower Claim, Investor Lawsuit Says

Outcome Health's CEO was sent a whistleblower letter last year by a salesman accusing the company of committing “ongoing fraud,” allegations the ad startup told investors had no merit, according to documents filed in an investor lawsuit.

Meet the Antitrust Chief Heading Up AT&T-Time Warner Lawsuit

The Justice Department's new antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, needed just seven weeks to land himself in the middle of the biggest antitrust case in 20 years.

A Broadcom-Qualcomm Deal Would Face a Regulatory Minefield

Broadcom's $105 billion gambit to acquire Qualcomm faces challenges not only in winning over shareholders but in navigating a host of potential roadblocks from regulators.

Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman, one of the most prominent women in U.S. business, will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise early next year.

How Amazon Can Make or Break Holiday Retail

The maker of popular children's robots is using Amazon to game the holiday retail season for its latest model.

Uber Reveals Data Breach and Cover-up, Leading to Two Firings

Uber Technologies on Tuesday revealed it paid hackers $100,000 in an effort to conceal a data breach affecting 57 million accounts last year.

Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise early next year, the company said Tuesday.

Cash Sloshes Into Venture Funds, Prompting Fears of Excess

Silicon Valley is bursting with fledgling venture-capital funds as cash continues to flow despite worries that startups have generally returned little in profits.

Tech Rally Goes Global, Powering Stock Indexes to Fresh Records

Shares in technology companies are outpacing other sectors this year by the widest margin since the height of the dot-com era, with a handful of key players dictating how markets are performing around the world.

Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

The internet-calling and messaging service has been unavailable for download from some app stores and websites in China, the latest disruption to online communication tools as the government tightens its grip on the internet.

Iranian Charged With Hacking HBO, Taking 'Game of Thrones' Scripts

Federal prosecutors unsealed charges against an Iranian national, accusing him of hacking into HBO's computer network, stealing unreleased scripts of “Game of Thrones” and then threatening to leak them publicly.

How Amazon Can Make or Break Holiday Retail

The maker of popular children's robots is using Amazon.com Inc. to game the holiday retail season for its latest model.

Volvo Promises Uber Fleet of Self-Driving Taxis by 2019

Volvo said it has agreed to supply Uber Technologies with a fleet of 24,000 self-driving taxis beginning in 2019,one of the first and biggest commercial orders for such vehicles.

Retailers Try New Pricing Tricks to Battle Amazon on Black Friday

Instead of copying Amazon's playbook, retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target are coming up with new tricks to maximize sales ahead of Black Friday.

Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants

Mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S. in November hit a near-record $200 billion as CEOs in many industries join forces to fend off competition from Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix.

Altice Soothes Investors With Plan to Sell Assets, Not Stock

Altice promised to pare its mountain of debt by selling noncore assets rather than by issuing new equity, reassuring jittery investors who have sent the telecommunications company's shares into a tailspin recently.

Marvell Confirms $6 Billion Purchase of Chip Maker Cavium

Marvell Technology plans to buy chip maker Cavium in a $6 billion cash-and-stock deal that would set it up to better compete with semiconductor giants such as Intel and Broadcom.

FCC to Outline Plan to Roll Back Rules on Net Neutrality

Regulators are expected to unveil plans for reversing Obama-era rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, a move that could reshape the internet economy and consumers' online experience.

PayPal to Introduce Customers to Robo Investing

The San Jose, Calif., payments company is connecting its website and smartphone apps with those of Acorns Grow Inc., a five-year-old automated savings and investment service.

Martin Ford on Who's Enjoying the Fruits of Innovation

The author says technological progress hasn't been great for the average person.

Alibaba to Buy Big Stake in Wal-Mart China Rival

E-commerce giant Alibaba is adding to its already-sizeable bet on brick-and-mortar, saying it will pay $2.88 billion for a 36% stake in China's second-largest big-box retailer, Sun Art Retail.

Alibaba to Buy Big Stake in Chinese Big-Box Retailer

E-commerce giant Alibaba is adding to its already-sizeable bet on brick-and-mortar, saying it will pay $2.88 billion for a 36% stake in China's second-largest big-box retailer, Sun Art Retail.

Marvell Nears Deal to Buy Cavium for About $6 Billion

The acquisition would create a bigger and more well-rounded competitor to chip-making giants such as Intel Corp. and Broadcom Ltd.

The Latest Path to Silicon Valley Riches: Stake Sales

Entrepreneurs and venture investors are cashing out of hot startups through secondary sales of big stakes, rather than waiting for companies to go public or be acquired.

Toshiba to Raise $5.3 Billion in Sale of New Shares

Toshiba Corp. said it would raise ¥600 billion through the sale of new shares to foreign funds, a step to avoid a delisting from the Tokyo Stock Exchange if the planned sale of its chip unit is delayed.

John Ford on Who's Enjoying the Fruits of Innovation

The author says technological progress hasn't been great for the average person.

The Secret to Tech's Next Big Breakthroughs? Stacking Chips

Microchips, once always thin and flat, now are getting stacked like pancakes and becoming 3-D,with big consequences for all our devices.

Getting in Early: Investment Firms Buy Stock in Startups Before IPOs

Wealthy investment firms are snapping up stock in some of highly valued startups by buying positions from early shareholders, allowing employees and investors to cash out some stock while the companies avoid the public markets.

Outcome Health Offers Voluntary Buyouts to Employees

Outcome Health, a Chicago startup, offered voluntary buyouts to employees, and Harvard Health Publishing and the American Medical Association put their partnerships with the company on pause.

Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck

Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of traveling for hundreds of miles on a single charge.

EA Pulls Microtransactions From 'Star Wars Battlefront II' After Backlash

Electronic Arts halted in-game sales of virtual goods in its sequel to “Star Wars Battlefront” on the eve of the game's launch, bowing to pressure from customers fearing big spenders could gain an unfair edge.

Tesla Reveals Semi Truck With 500-Mile Range, New Roadster Car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the company's first all-electric semitrailer truck and a $200,000 super car, his latest attempt to stir excitement as the company struggles to mass-produce an affordable sedan.

Even With Beijing Pushing, Electric Cars Prove Hard to Start

Electric vehicles aren't yet living up to the hype, auto makers in China are finding, as they churn out more EVs than they can sell,even with generous government subsidies,to satisfy Beijing's directives.

Axios Raises $20 Million to Fund Newsroom Expansion

The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing.

Google Has Picked an Answer for You---Too Bad It's Often Wrong

Going beyond search, the internet giant is presenting itself as an oracle by promoting a single result over all others as a definitive answer. Many of these “featured snippets” are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.

Wal-Mart Posts Strongest U.S. Sales in Nearly a Decade

The world's biggest retailer posted its strongest quarterly U.S. sales growth in nearly a decade Thursday, boosted by a big jump in e-commerce and strong store traffic at a time when many traditional retailers are struggling to keep their business growing.

BuzzFeed Set to Miss Revenue Target, Signaling Turbulence in Media

Digital publisher BuzzFeed is on track to miss its revenue target for this year by a significant amount, the latest sign that troubles in the online ad business are making it tough for new-media upstarts to live up to lofty expectations.

Fed's Brainard: Consumers Need Control of Their Financial Data

Consumers need to be in control of their financial data, Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard said, wading into a continuing debate about rules governing the use of personal data in new financial products.

Stitch Fix Prices Shares at $15 Apiece in IPO

Fashion startup Stitch Fix priced its shares below its target range in its initial public offering due to concerns about competition and long-term growth prospects, according to people familiar with the deal.

Spoiler Alert: Jack Ma Beats Jet Li, but No Hollywood Ending for Alibaba

Alibaba's Jack Ma is burnishing his fame by starring in a martial-arts film that topped 100 million views online in just a few days. But his internet stardom won't be enough to rescue his struggling entertainment business, which is losing money and market share.

Volkswagen Plans $12 Billion Electric-Car Blitz in China

Volkswagen said it and its Chinese joint-venture partners will jointly invest nearly $12 billion by 2025 in developing electric cars for the local market, enough to roll out a total of 40 models.

What Is Uber Really Worth?

SoftBank is shooting for a multibillion-dollar stake in Uber by paying one price to the company and a lower one to its shareholders,an unusual approach at such a grand scale that raises the question of what Uber is actually worth.

WeWork Takes a Dip in the Wave-Pool Business

WeWork has bought a large stake in a Spanish company that makes wave pools, the latest move by the highly valued startup to branch out beyond its office-leasing business.

Asia's Tech Giants Are Making Analysts Play Catch-Up

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings exceeded analysts' revenue expectations for the 9th straight quarter, leading a group of large Asian tech firms that continue to confound analysts and drive stock-market gains.

The Best iPhone Fast Chargers and Wireless Chargers

There have never been so many ways to charge an iPhone with speed and convenience, but beware,some options are overpriced.

Elon Musk Plugs Tesla's New Truck Even as Model 3 Faces Delays

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk will be pitching an unconventional idea to capture the imagination of investors even as his company is grinding through “production hell” with the Model 3 sedan.

AT&T Wireless Customers Report Network Problems

AT&T's wireless network suffered a widespread failure Wednesday night that prevented some customers from placing or receiving calls.

The Music Industry's New Gatekeepers

Playlist professionals have replaced radio DJs as the new power brokers, as streaming services' ready-made song lists become hitmakers.

Time Inc. to Launch Sports Illustrated TV

Time Inc. will launch a subscription streaming service Thursday built around its iconic sports publication, as it tries to counter punishing economics in its legacy business with bets on digital media.