Wall Street Journal : Technology (50)

Google Searches for Ways to Boost News Subscriptions

The tech giant is working on new tools to help news organizations sell their wares, a move that could help ease its strained relationship with publishers.

Tech Censorship of White Supremacists Draws Criticism From Within Industry

A prominent privacy group has questioned the power a few corporations have to censor, as the number of tech companies blocking white supremacists and a neo-Nazi website grow.

Alipay, WeChat Take Battle for Mobile-Payment Dominance Overseas

China's tech titans are expanding into foreign markets, signing partnerships with merchants in Southeast Asia and Europe and looking to invest in payment systems in other countries.

Samsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal Verdict

For Samsung Electronics, the launch this week of a new smartphone and a court ruling for its detained de facto leader may offer closure and clarity for a company rocked by two scandals over the past year.

Uber's Kalanick Fires Back at Investor in Legal Battle

Uber's former chief executive said Benchmark Capital is engaged in a personal attack that threatens to further damage the company and called for the legal dispute to be settled in arbitration.

Save Time With 7 iPhone Shortcuts

Close apps faster, scroll faster, even charge your phone faster with these tricks from The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern.

Higher Costs Chip Away at Lenovo's Profitability

A supply squeeze in memory chips is hampering Lenovo Group's turnaround strategy, pushing the PC and phone maker to its first quarterly loss in nearly two years.

Cisco's Feud With Former Star Executive Turns Personal---And Costly

Arista Networks is grabbing Cisco's giant networking business, winning over its customers and rankling its top brass. The battle has divided CEO Jayshree Ullal and Cisco's John Chambers, who were once close colleagues.

New Ford CEO Hints at Changes in Auto Maker's Self-Driving Plans

Fresh into his role as Ford Motor Co.'s chief executive, Jim Hackett said the auto maker is rethinking how customers are going to want to use self-driving vehicle technology.

Uber Wins Ruling on 'Terms of Service' Agreements

A federal court found that Uber Technologies customers sign over their rights to sue in court when they click to agree to the ride-hailing company's terms of service, which include a provision requiring arbitration.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal, an Early Trump Target, Reaches Advanced Stage

The government review of AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner has reached an advanced stage, a significant milestone in a deal that was closely watched for signs of how the Trump administration would view large mergers.

Analog Devices Hires CFO From Wabco Holdings

Chip maker Analog Devices has hired Wabco Holdings' chief financial officer, Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah.

Alibaba's Net Income, Revenue Surge on Growth in Online Sales

The Chinese e-commerce giant's efforts to expand product offerings and leverage big-data assets,all aimed at getting consumers and advertisers to spend more,appear to be working.

Facebook Courts Marketers With In-Stream Video Ads

As Facebook ramps up its video ambitions, get ready for more commercial breaks.

China Tech Workers Wanted: Women Need Not Apply

Allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment have rocked Silicon Valley recently, but the torrent of news has barely registered as water-cooler talk in China's tech industry, Li Yuan writes.

Apple's Cook Joins Business Leaders Criticizing Trump's Remarks

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined the chorus of business leaders criticizing President Trump's response to Saturday's deadly white-supremacist protests and said the company would donate money to battle hate groups.

Alibaba's Revenue Surges, Fueled by Consumer Demand

The Chinese e-commerce giant posted revenue of $7.4 billion for the fiscal first quarter, up 56% from the year-earlier period.

ZTE Chips Away at U.S. Smartphone Market

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp. has nudged up its market share in the U.S., as its affordable devices and aggressive marketing chip away at the market's leaders.

Turner Sports to Launch Streaming Network to Air Champions League

Time Warner's Turner Sports is launching a streaming, direct-to-consumer subscription service that will be a platform to air soccer matches from UEFA's Champions League and Europa League.

Tech Firms Ban White Supremacists, Shifting From Hands-Off Policy

Recent moves by tech companies including Alphabet Inc.'s Google, GoDaddy, Uber and GoFundMe to crack down on white supremacists thrust them into unusual territory for corporations that often take a more hands-off approach to who uses their services and how.

Facebook Shut Down Employee Chat Room Over Harassing Messages

Facebook dismantled a popular anonymous discussion board for employees last year that had become a forum for conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments.

Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programming

Apple Inc. has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, as the iPhone maker shows how serious it is about making a splash in Hollywood.

Does the World Really Want Content From Apple?

Big money can't guarantee Apple success in Hollywood, especially when competitors are spending more.

The Next Laptop You Should Buy Is...

If you're shopping for a laptop, you have questions. Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler has the answers,and shares insights into the state of the business.

Uber Shareholders Fight for Control Amid Leadership Vacuum

The acrimony among Uber's investors spilled further into view with a new letter from one shareholder alleging underhand tactics by Benchmark Capital.

Tencent, Alibaba in Group Buying 35% of China State-Owned Telecom

China's internet titans are among the companies joining in a government-encouraged plan to pump $11.7 billion into state-owned telecom giant China Unicom .

Tech Firms Break From Hands-Off Approach With Bans on White Supremacists

Recent moves by tech companies including Alphabet Inc.'s Google, GoDaddy, Uber and GoFundMe to crack down on white supremacists thrust them into unusual territory for corporations that often take a more hands-off approach to who uses their services and how.

Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programming

Apple has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year,a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood.

Uber Shareholders Fight for Control as Leadership Vacuum Weighs

The acrimony among Uber's investors spilled further into view with a new letter from one shareholder alleging underhand tactics by Benchmark Capital.

How Oracle Engineered Its Sales Staff for the Cloud

Oracle Corp. is starting to see the positive results of remaking its sales force as it confronts longstanding questions from Wall Street about the software company's commitment to cloud computing.

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW-Led Self-Driving Car Tech Alliance

Fiat Chrysler said it's joining a BMW-led consortium to develop self-driving car technology, a move that comes more than a year after the group was formed with an aim of producing fully automated vehicles by 2021.

Uber Settles With FTC Over Data-Privacy Protections

Uber agreed to two decades of audits as part of a settlement with the federal government over allegations that the company didn't have sufficient data-privacy protections for its users.

Amazon Sells $16 Billion of Bonds to Finance Whole Foods Deal

Amazon.com Inc. sold $16 billion of bonds Tuesday to help fund its purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc., meeting strong demand from investors as it made a rare trip to the debt market.

Three CEOs Quit Trump Advisory Council

Merck's Frazier, Intel's Krzanich and Under Armour's Plank resigned from a manufacturing-advisory council to the Trump administration in an apparent protest of the president's failure to quickly condemn the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

Verizon to Compete With AT&T for Public-Safety Customers

Verizon Communications Inc. said it is building dedicated lanes at the core of its U.S. network for firefighters and other first responders, a bid to compete with AT&T Inc.'s plans for its own public-safety network.

Uber Founder Kalanick Is Obstacle in CEO Search, Says Investor Benchmark

Days after it sued Uber's former chief executive, investor Benchmark Capital sent a letter to the ride-hailing company's employees saying it took action to prevent him from undermining the search for his replacement.

Pandora Names Sling TV's Lynch as New CEO

Pandora Media said former Sling TV Chief Executive Roger Lynch will lead the Internet-radio company as it faces an increasingly competitive landscape.

Amazon Issues Eclipse-Glasses Refunds

Amazon.com started issuing refunds to consumers who bought certain brands of eclipse glasses after reports that counterfeits were flooding the market.

Google, GoDaddy Crack Down on Daily Stormer

Google on Monday said it canceled the website-hosting registration for the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, hours after GoDaddy told the site it needed to find a new host.

Uber Handed One-Month Suspension in the Philippines

Uber Technologies was suspendedĀ from operating in the Philippines for one month after the ride-hailing firm allegedly failed to comply with regulatory requirements to stop accepting new drivers.

SpaceX Cargo Mission Demonstrates Increasing Research on Space Station

An unmanned SpaceX mission scheduled to blast off Monday highlights the expansion of research on the international space station: the cargo includes nearly two dozen ambitious experiments.

Netflix Signs 'Scandal' Creator From ABC as Rivalry Intensifies

Netflix has recruited prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes, the creator of ABC hits such as “Scandal” and “Grey's Anatomy,” the clearest sign yet of a race for talent between new and old entertainment industry giants.

How Facebook's Mobile Analytics Peek Into Rivals' Business

Months before Snapchat parent Snap publicly disclosed slowing user growth, rival Facebook already knew, thanks to information from a data-security app owned by the social-media company.

Netflix Signs 'Scandal' Creator From ABC as Rivalry Intensifies

Netflix has recruited prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes, the creator of ABC hits such as “Scandal” and “Grey's Anatomy,” the clearest sign yet of an arms race for talent between new and old entertainment industry giants.

Chinese Shopping Splurges Are Set to Boost Alibaba's Revenue

Chinese consumers can't stop filling their closets with stuff they buy online,and that is powering Alibaba. The e-commerce company is likely to report Thursday its quarterly revenue has risen roughly 50% from a year earlier.

What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity

The memo written by a Google employee about gender diversity hit a raw nerve in an industry already beset by accusations of sexism and discrimination. Research, meanwhile, has established the business case for diversity.

Facebook's Onavo Gives Firm Inside Peek at Rivals

Months before Snapchat parent Snap publicly disclosed slowing user growth, rival Facebook already knew, thanks to information from a data-security app owned by the social-media company.

Chinese Shopping Splurges Are Set to Boost Alibaba's Revenue

Chinese consumers can't stop filling their closets with stuff they buy online,and that is powering e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. On Thursday, Alibaba is likely to report that its quarterly revenue has risen roughly 50% from the year-earlier period.

America's 'Cable Cowboy' Lays Groundwork for Internet Dominance Beyond U.S.

Media mogul John Malone and his lieutenants are quietly building a cable colossus in Europe and Latin America that potentially could be the backbone for the next generation of wireless-internet service.

Trump Administration to Begin Probe of Alleged Chinese Technology Theft

The Trump administration announced plansĀ to pressure China over alleged intellectual property theft, adding the threat of trade retaliation to an ongoing campaign seeking greater cooperation from Beijing in the North Korean nuclear crisis.