Wall Street Journal : Technology (67)

Toshiba Decides on Bain-Apple Group in Chip-Business Sale

Toshiba decided to sell its chip business to a Bain Capital-led group that includes Apple and Dell Technologies for more than $18 billion, although opposition to the deal remains.

Apple Watch Series 3 Review: Untethered… and Unreliable

Apple Inc. unshackles the Apple Watch Series 3 from your iPhone by giving it its own cellular connection,but the device still isn't a fully stand-alone wrist computer.

Toshiba Decides on Bain-Apple Group in Chip-Business Sale

Toshiba decided to sell its chip business to a Bain Capital-led group,which includes Apple and Dell Technologies,for more than $18 billion, although there is still opposition to the deal.

China Rushes to Surpass U.S. in Decoding Citizens' Genes

Beijing has set a goal of collecting and analyzing the genetic data from at least 1 million Chinese citizens to help unearth the causes of diseases from cancer to schizophrenia, and pave the way for targeted treatments.

Working Up a Real Sweat With VR

A new generation of virtual-reality games for the gym aims to get users' heart rates up with tennis and boxing, but also scuba diving and swordplay.

iOS 11 Is Here... Try These Hidden Tricks for Your iPhone

You don't need a fancy new iPhone to benefit from many of the latest OS tricks.

Touch Screens in Cockpits Would Improve Airliner Safety, Research Shows

Cockpits featuring touch-screen controls, historically considered unreliable in severe turbulence, offer some of the most promising safety enhancements for future airliners, according to new European research.

College-Search Quandary? There's an App for That

College-search apps and websites aim to help students find their dream school.

CEO Catches Stranger After Hours, Prompting Espionage Charges

A man's after-hours visit to a medical-technology startup near Boston marks the latest economic-espionage case alleging attempted theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies.

Nvidia's Gains Are Real, Not Virtual

Virtual money got real enough for Nvidia of late. But investors are right to focus on the chip maker's more tangible opportunities.

Lawmaker Seeks Consensus on Online Sex-Trafficking Bill

A key Senate committee chairman urged internet companies to reach a deal on legislation to combat online sex trafficking, pressuring the technology industry to help forge a consensus on a bill it has largely opposed.

Nintendo Surges on Prospect of Greater Access to China

Nintendo has had relatively limited business in China. Now a deal with Tencent has investors excited at the prospect that the Switch console and smartphone games could take off in one of the world's biggest game markets.

Emerging Markets Soar Thanks to Tech Stocks

A small group of technology shares are pushing major stock indexes to new highs. That's been true for a while with the S&P 500. Now it's playing out the same way in emerging markets.

Nintendo Deal With Tencent Paves Way for China Push

Nintendo has had relatively limited business in China. Now a deal with Tencent has investors excited at the prospect that Nintendo's Switch console and smartphone games could take off in one of the world's biggest game markets.

Venture-Capital Group Sues Trump Administration Over Immigration Rule

A group representing U.S. venture-capital investors is leading a lawsuit against the Trump administration, claiming it took illegal steps to prevent an immigration policy that would have helped foreign-born founders stay in the U.S. to build startups.

The iPhone 8 Isn't the Upgrade You're Looking for

The best thing about the iPhone 8 is that it is entirely avoidable. If you need to have the latest and greatest, wait for the iPhone X. And if you don't, you can save a chunk of cheese by buying a nearly-as-good iPhone 7.

Equifax Discloses Earlier Cybersecurity Incident

Equifax hired cybersecurity experts to deal with an incident on its corporate networks in March, two months before the start of the hack that it has said led to the potential compromise of personal data belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers.

Cisco Chairman Chambers to Step Down, Ending an Era

Cisco Systems Executive Chairman John Chambers, who oversaw the company for more than 20 years, won't stand for re-election later this year and will be leaving the technology giant.

Uber Sues Mobile Agency Alleging Ad Fraud

Uber has filed a lawsuit against Fetch Media, alleging the agency misrepresented the effectiveness of its mobile ads, failed to prevent ad fraud and didn't return rebates.

Google Offers to Auction Off Shopping Ad Spaces to Rivals

Google has proposed allowing rivals to bid for space to display products for sale, as part of its efforts to comply with a European Union antitrust order, according to people familiar with the matter.

Google Finally Mobilizes After India's Cash Crackdown

With its Tez app, Google is aiming for a piece of India's booming,but increasingly crowded,mobile-payments business.

A Shape-Shifting Car? Patent Filings Point to Auto Industry's Future

Car makers feeling heat from Silicon Valley on autonomous-car technology have sharply boosted their U.S. patent filings. Among their innovations: removable steering wheels and a drone to locate robot-taxi passengers.

Roku Expects IPO to Raise More Than $200 Million

Roku Inc. said it expects to raise more than $200 million in its initial public offering, as the maker of streaming-media devices set a price range that would value the company between $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion.

China Widens Bitcoin Crackdown Beyond Commercial Trading

Chinese authorities are moving toward a broad clampdown on bitcoin trading, testing the resilience of the virtual currency as well as the idea its decentralized nature protects it from government interference.

Slack Closes $250 Million Funding Round Led by SoftBank's Vision Fund

Slack said it closed a $250 million funding round led by SoftBank's Vision Fund, making it the latest tech startup to catch the eye of the world's largest technology fund.

Google Offers to Auction off Shopping Ad Spaces to Rivals

Google has proposed allowing rivals to bid for space to display products for sale, as part of its efforts to comply with a European Union's antitrust order, according to people familiar with the matter.

Cisco Chairman Chambers to Step Down, Ending an Era

Cisco Systems Executive Chairman John Chambers, who oversaw the company for more than 20 years, won't stand for re-election later this year, the technology giant said.

Google Launches Tez Mobile-Payments App for India

The smartphone app lets users transfer money to individuals and businesses in India without the use of a credit or a debit card.

New Way to Track Auto Innovation: Patent Filings

Car makers feeling heat from Silicon Valley on autonomous-car technology have sharply boosted their U.S. patent filings. Among their innovations: removable steering wheels and a drone to locate robot-taxi passengers.

How Apple's Pricey New iPhone X Tests Economic Theory

Expensive new phones from Apple and Samsung are testing a cranky economist's theory that certain products could defy the economic laws of gravity by stoking more demand with super-high prices.

Snapchat Removes Al Jazeera Channel in Saudi Arabia

Snap Inc. said it received a request from the Saudi Arabian government to block access to Al Jazeera news articles and videos on its Snapchat social-media app to residents in the country.

Alibaba-Backed Insurer Plans IPO That Could Set Its Value at $10 Billion

ZhongAn Online Property & Casualty Insurance said it plans to raise up to $1.5 billion in an initial public offering that could value China's first online-only insurer at around $10 billion.

LOL Democracy! Young Voters Are Baffled by Mail-In Ballots

Both sides in Australia's referendum on same-sex marriage wonder if millennials, more accustomed to texting and social media, actually know how to send a letter. 'I took my dad to help.'

The Dangers of the Hackable Car

As cars go increasingly digital,and connected,cybersecurity experts worry that they also are becoming a lot more vulnerable

A Better Way to Teach Cybersecurity to Workers

Companies are training employees with carrots, not sticks.

What Comes After Passwords?

A look at biometrics, behavioral monitoring and more.

'We've Been Breached': Inside the Equifax Hack

The crisis has sent shock waves through the industry, spooked consumers and sparked investigations. A focus for inquiry is a software glitch that appears to be how the intruders got into the company's systems.

EU Finance Ministers Cautiously Support Push to Toughen Tech Taxes

Finance ministers expressed cautious support for a push to pursue new tax rules for technology giants, though they stressed it would be necessary to find a permanent, global solution that includes the U.S.

Why There Are Never Enough New iPhones

Delays in delivery of hot gadgets from big tech firms are so common, you would almost think they are deliberate,and sometimes they are.

Facebook Gave Mueller More Details on Russian Ad Buys Than Congress

Facebook handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller detailed records about the Russian ad purchases on its platform that go beyond what the company shared with Congress, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook Gave Mueller More Details on Russian Ad Buys Than Congress

Facebook has handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller detailed records about the Russian ad purchases on its platform that go beyond what it shared with Congress, according to people familiar with the matter.

Made You Click: How Facebook Fed You Political Ads for Less Than a Penny

Political ads on Facebook got into your news feed at a cost of less than a penny each, highlighting the outsize reach contentious paid content can have on the social-networking site.

Made You Click: How Facebook Fed You Political Ads for Less Than a Penny

Political ads on Facebook got into your news feed at a cost of less than a penny each,highlighting the outsize reach contentious paid content can have on the social-networking site.

For Amazon, Can Two Headquarters Still Equal One Culture?

In planning Amazon's second headquarters, CEO Jeff Bezos faces a new challenge: how to maintain the online retail giant's carefully cultivated culture when he can't be in two places at once.

Tech Industry Finds Washington Isn't So Hands-Off Anymore

New scrutiny by Congress of Facebook Inc. over its acceptance of Russian ad buys is just the latest in a string of political challenges facing technology firms, which long enjoyed a hands-off approach from Washington.

Alphabet in Talks to Invest About $1 Billion in Lyft

Google parent Alphabet has held talks to invest about $1 billion in Lyft, according to people familiar with the matter.

Oracle's Bet on Cloud Computing Drives Growth

With Oracle's shares hitting all-time highs this summer, the company Thursday reported earnings that showed its efforts to reinvent itself continue to pay off.

Beyond Netflix: Fall's Must-See Streaming TV

A guide to the best shows and movies on niche streaming services you haven't heard of yet.

Horrors! Millennials Use Tracking Apps to Turn Tables on Mom and Dad

Young adults co-opt smartphone monitoring technology to tidy up after parties, avoid unannounced visits, expose everyday parental deceptions. 'They were like 2,000 miles away.'

Japan's SoftBank Wants Big Chunk of Uber, But at Steep Discount

SoftBank Group is seeking a commanding stake in Uber Technologies, but the Japanese investor wants a steep discount.