WSJD - Technology
The Secret to Tech's Next Big Breakthroughs? Stacking Chips
19 Nov 2017 at 7:57am
Microchips, once always thin and flat, now are getting stacked like pancakes and becoming 3-D?with big consequences for all our devices.
The Latest Path to Silicon Valley Riches: Stake Sales
19 Nov 2017 at 7:50am
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.
Outcome Health Offers Voluntary Buyouts to Employees
18 Nov 2017 at 9:11pm
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
18 Nov 2017 at 4:44pm
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.
U.S. Warned of Russian Firm Kaspersky as Early as 2004
18 Nov 2017 at 9:24am
A Russian cybersecurity firm whose products current and former U.S. officials suspect Moscow has used as a tool for spying was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as early as 2004.
EA Pulls Microtransactions From 'Star Wars Battlefront II' After Backlash
18 Nov 2017 at 8:37pm
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.
Google Has Picked an Answer for You---Too Bad It's Often Wrong
17 Nov 2017 at 12:16pm
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.
Even With Beijing Pushing, Electric Cars Prove Hard to Start
17 Nov 2017 at 5:19pm
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.
BuzzFeed Set to Miss Revenue Target, Signaling Turbulence in Media
17 Nov 2017 at 7:37am
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.
Wal-Mart Posts Strongest U.S. Sales in Nearly a Decade
17 Nov 2017 at 4:04am
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.
Axios Raises $20 Million to Fund Newsroom Expansion
17 Nov 2017 at 1:30pm
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.
Fed's Brainard: Consumers Need Control of Their Financial Data
16 Nov 2017 at 3:21pm
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.
Reddit CEO Cracks Down on Abusive Content to Protect Users, Attract Advertisers
17 Nov 2017 at 7:53am
Steve Huffman is trying to weed out violent and abusive content from Reddit, and he?s also personally been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used his platform to spread divisive messages. He hasn?t found much yet.
Stitch Fix Prices Shares at $15 Apiece in IPO
17 Nov 2017 at 6:10am
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.
Volkswagen Plans $12 Billion Electric-Car Blitz in China
16 Nov 2017 at 5:51am
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.