WSJD - Technology
States' Next Target on Sales Taxes: Sellers on Amazon
30 Mar 2017 at 12:27pm
After spending years fighting Amazon.com to force it to collect sales taxes, U.S. states are turning their attention to the individuals and small companies that account for a growing share of the online marketplace?s sales.
Why China Can't Get Enough of Elon Musk
30 Mar 2017 at 9:25am
In China, tech-industry leaders and investors hail Elon Musk as a genius and visionary worth cheering on. So it comes as no surprise to them that Tencent, the country?s most valuable company by market capitalization, invested $1.8 billion in his electric-car maker, Tesla.
Telecom Giants Get the OK to Mine Your Web History
30 Mar 2017 at 9:58am
Congress has voted to overturn Obama-era internet privacy rules. Now the path is clear for telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T to build detailed profiles of their customers? behavior and sell that information to marketers.
EU Mulls New Online Rules to Better Fight Crime, Terror
30 Mar 2017 at 9:46am
The European Union is considering changes to online rules to help investigators better fight crime and terror, the bloc?s justice chief said in an interview.
Galaxy S8 First Look: Samsung Goes to Greater Lengths to Impress
30 Mar 2017 at 8:41am
Samsung?s Galaxy S8 phone squeezes in a longer, 5.8-inch screen, a Siri rival named Bixby and the ability to double as a desktop computer. Can it make us forget the recalled Galaxy Note 7?
Amazon and Facebook Hit Unexpected Obstacle in India: China
30 Mar 2017 at 1:29am
As the U.S.?s top tech brands ramp up their operations in India, they are facing competition from their Chinese equivalents, who have been bolstering India?s homegrown startups with money and expertise.
Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Detailed in Police Report
30 Mar 2017 at 10:03am
The Tempe, Ariz., police report revealed Uber?s sport-utility vehicle was hit after entering an intersection on a yellow light and that turning traffic blocked both parties? views before the collision.
Toshiba's Westinghouse Electric Files for Bankruptcy Protection
30 Mar 2017 at 8:14am
Westinghouse, a major player in global nuclear construction, filed for bankruptcy protection, raising questions about the fate of four half-finished reactors in the U.S.
Tesla Gets Backing of Chinese Internet Giant Tencent
29 Mar 2017 at 2:35am
Tesla gained a potential key ally in China after the country?s most valuable company, Tencent, revealed it had bought a 5% stake in the Silicon Valley electric-vehicle maker.
House Moves to Roll Back a Privacy Rule on Internet
29 Mar 2017 at 7:31am
House lawmakers voted to overturn an Obama-era privacy rule for broadband providers, buoying telecommunications firms but potentially muddying consumer-protection standards.
Shipping-Technology Startup Freightos Raises $25 Million
29 Mar 2017 at 11:45am
Shipping-technology startup Freightos raised $25 million in a funding round led by General Electric?s GE Ventures, the freight company said/
Chip Company MaxLinear to Buy Exar for $661.6 Million
29 Mar 2017 at 3:53am
Semiconductor company MaxLinear Inc. said it would buy Exar Corp., another semiconductor-technology firm, for about $661.6 million in cash, as MaxLinear seeks to build scale to boost growth.
SEC Deals Bitcoin ETF Plans Another Setback
29 Mar 2017 at 10:37am
The Securities and Exchange Commission delivered the second blow this month to the concept of an exchange-traded fund based on the digital currency bitcoin, rejecting a proposed bitcoin ETF backed by SolidX Management that was seeking to list on an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange.
SoftBank Considers $6 Billion Investment in China Ride-Hailing Firm Didi
28 Mar 2017 at 5:48pm
SoftBank has approached China?s Didi Chuxing about investing roughly $6 billion to help the ride-hailing firm expand in self-driving car technologies.
TV Networks See Opportunity in Google Ad Backlash
28 Mar 2017 at 10:55am
As TV?s annual ad sales season kicks off, networks are looking to capitalize on the uproar among advertisers over Google?s placement of ads alongside content promoting hate, racism and terrorism.