WSJD - Technology

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

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:02:07 EDT

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 (Hong Kong).

Apple Readies $1 Billion War Chest for Hollywood Programming

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:37:12 EDT

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.

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

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:16:16 EDT

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.

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

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:42:31 EDT

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.

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

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:14:48 EDT

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.

With a Sales Army of 35,000, Oracle Won Cloud Customers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:14:53 EDT

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.

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

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:10:48 EDT

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

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:44:32 EDT

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.

Facebook Courts Marketers With In-Stream Video Ads

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:03 EDT

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

Vishal Sikka Resigns as Infosys CEO

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:32:58 EDT

Vishal Sikka has resigned as chief executive of Infosys, citing a resistance to change at the company that deteriorated into ugly accusations of impropriety.

Spotify Has Big Ambitions for Ad Business

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:51:57 EDT

Spotify for years has been focused on generating awareness of its app and adding new paid subscribers across the globe. But its presence at the Cannes Lions ad festival marked a heightened attention to its ad sales business.

China Tech Workers Wanted: Women Need Not Apply

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:55:13 EDT

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.

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Tax Incentives for Foxconn

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:46:50 EDT

The Wisconsin State Assembly voted to approve a $3 billion tax-incentive package for Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group to build a display-panel plant in the state.

ZTE Chips Away at U.S. Smartphone Market

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:11:04 EDT

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.

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

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:45:20 EDT

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.

Nielsen to Track Growing Clout of Esports

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:11:41 EDT

Nielsen Holdings PLC said it began measuring the financial value of sponsoring videogame competitions and teams, the latest sign of the rising interest in so-called esports.

How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple's New Headquarters

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:21:17 EDT

With Apple Park, the company’s chief designer has once again brought Steve Jobs’s exacting design vision to life.

Turner Sports to Launch Streaming Network to Air Champions League

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:51:45 EDT

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.

Trapped in Tech's Unicorn Land

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:03:18 EDT

Money keeps swelling the ranks of large private tech companies. But a weak IPO market and picky M&A investors have narrowed the exit options.

The Secret to Startup Success? Fudge Your Age

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:06:53 EDT

To look like overnight successes, new companies are playing around with their origin stories.

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:55:48 EDT

Bill Burr’s 2003 report recommended using numbers, obscure characters and capital letters and updating regularly. As his advice is overturned, he feels regretful.

Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: the Antenna

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:47:15 EDT

Cord-cutters accustomed to watching shows online are often shocked that $20 ‘rabbit ears’ pluck signals from the air. Is this legal?

Smoke, Then Fire: Uber Knowingly Leased Unsafe Cars to Drivers

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:30:39 EDT

Chasing breakneck growth, the ride-hailing giant bought Honda SUVs in Singapore subject to a recall. Then one caught fire, sparking a panic at the company. The episode, which wasn’t previously public knowledge, adds to the list of crises that unfolded at Uber on the watch of former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

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

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:41:07 EDT

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.

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

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:44:12 EDT

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.

Radio's Forgotten Technology Is Booming in India

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:41:55 EDT

The South Asian nation is in the middle of a radio boom and media companies are rushing to get new stations and talent on the air while advertisers shift strategies to capture audiences and revenue.

Tencent's Mobile-Game Growth Continues

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:33:04 EDT

Chinese internet company Tencent reported a 70% surge in profit, buoyed by revenue from ‘Honor of Kings’ and other mobile games; triple-digit growth in payment services; and an increase in online advertising.

Higher Costs Chip Away at Lenovo's Profitability

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:09:30 EDT

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.

The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:58:52 EDT

A new generation of internet users—a swath of the poor and less-literate—tend to use voice recognition and other intuitive apps over text, creating new business winners and losers. Silicon Valley giants are rushing to respond.

Analog Devices Hires CFO From Wabco Holdings

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:07:53 EDT

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

Uber Shareholders Fight for Control Amid Leadership Vacuum

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:06:50 EDT

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

Save Time With 7 iPhone Shortcuts

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:33:34 EDT

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

Uber's Kalanick Fires Back at Investor in Legal Battle

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:00:35 EDT

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.