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Amazon's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods unites two maverick businessmen who will now have to blend very distinct approaches to make the deal a success. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.
While Amazon may be the player most likely to persuade Americans to buy fresh food online, it must first solve the "last mile" logistics puzzle. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the details.
The Wall Street Journal's Jennifer Levitz says high costs are preventing far-flung U.S. communities from getting speedy broadband Internet access. Jennifer visited a rural Missouri county and tells us how it's been impacted by slow Internet service.
The Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson says the IBM/BMW deal would provide car owners with customized services based on real-time vehicle performance.
Look ma, no hands! Facebook is working on developing technology that would help us type and text directly with our minds, not our fingers. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims talks about Facebook's plan for telepathic typing.
While Uber wrestles with a string of controversies, the ride-hailing company is in advanced talks to acquire much of the engineering team from struggling car-parking service, Luxe Valet. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the details.
Having taken shots of many of the world's streets using cameras on vehicles, Google is moving to more difficult locations. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Cherney talks the latest virtual enhancements to its "Street View" feature as well as its future in mapping technology.
Amazon has teamed up with Crestron, global provider of technology solutions, to bring Alexa into the work place and hopefully get employees to work more productively. Dan Jackson, who leads Crestron's enterprise technology business, has the details.
Uber has fired more than 20 workers as a result of an investigation into claims it has an aggressive, male-dominated workplace that permits sexual harassment and sexism. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger has the details.
The Wall Street Journal's Wilson Rothman discusses how, with iOS 11, the new iPad Pro could be Apple's best chance at turning the iPad into a laptop replacement.
In wake of the London attacks, the Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas discusses the criticism Silicon Valley is facing for not cracking down enough on terrorists who successfully use the internet to communicate with and recruit followers.
The Wall Street Journal's Brian Fitzgerald and Wilson Rothman break down the top takeaways from the first day of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference including an updated iOS, a new iPad Pro, and the unveiling of its smart speaker, HomePod.
Google is set to roll out a new ad-blocking tool expected to prevent all ads from appearing on websites that are deemed to provide a bad advertising experience for users. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Marshall has the details.
In the first part of the Wall Street Journal's comprehensive guide to online privacy, personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler breaks down how to share as little data as possible, as well as how to efficiently block your browser.
Looking to install outdoor lighting -- without the elaborate and costly installation? The Wall Street Journal's Michael Hsu offers a guide to outdoor solar lights for your garden or patio.
The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler talks the growing business of digitizing the doctor's office with a look at Outcome Health, a company specializing in digital posters and pamphlets in doctor's waiting rooms.
Now that Uber has fired its top driverless-car executive Anthony Levandowski, the Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks where the company's bid to contain a spiraling legal battle with Google parent Alphabet goes from here.
The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman and Brian Fitzgerald explain how Nintendo has been pitted against companies like Apple as tech giants are gobbling up the same parts Nintendo needs to make its hit Switch machine.
The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom's take everything from the app's next set of challenges, to its relationship with Facebook and the constant competition with Snap.
On the heels of Ford's recent CEO restructuring, the Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims talks how investors and boards are hunting for corporate leaders who can move quickly to fend off upstarts and place big bets on disruptive tech.
The Wall Street Journal's Brian Fitzgerald discusses how Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard commencement speech sheds light on how dropping out to launch a startup has gained allure in the tech industry.
With Mixer, Microsoft is joining Facebook in making a late entry into a hot market dominated by Amazon and Alphabet. The Wall Street Journal Sarah E. Needleman has the details.
The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar discusses the speed at which technology is changing the retail industry, and how companies like J.Crew are digitally shifting their focus for a more accessible image.
The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler breaks down just how much of your personal information is out there -- and how you can avoid making yourself a data-target.
Uber revealed that it mistakenly underpaid its New York City drivers for years, an error that could cost it millions of dollars. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks where this leaves the company's contentious relationship with its 1.5 million drivers.
The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan discusses the newest cybersecurity dangers as details emerge about how the hacking group critical in the WannaCry attack has been releasing alleged National Security Agency secrets for the past eight months.
After revenue for the entire Surface line of computers sank 26% last month, the Wall Street Journal's Brian Fitzgerald talks whether a new Surface Pro tablet-laptop can revive the product line and give Microsoft the boost it needs.
As women remain an underserved market in financial services, a new fintech app that uses artificial intelligence and psychology aims to change that. MarketWatch reporter Maria LaMagna has the details.
As IT security becomes one of the fastest-growing categories in tech, the Wall Street Journal's Christopher Mims discusses how the rise of cyberthreats have transformed IT jobs into professions that treat cybersecurity as a top priority.
Amazon has upended the produce market in Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters and giving out more than 1.7 million free bananas. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks how the response has been split.
Tired of hunching your shoulder to allow for hands-free talking? There's an easy way to attach a phone rest to your iPhone or Android smartphone. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Hsu breaks it down.
With Microsoft planning to extend its cloud business into Africa with two big data centers there next year, the Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene talks where the cloud-computing arms race goes from here.
In a new deal with Target, mattress seller Casper is the latest online retailer to turn to physical stores. The Wall Street Journal's Eliot Brown explains why web-retail startups are increasingly looking for growth in brick-and-mortar.
With Twitter co-founder Biz Stone rejoining the micro-messaging company to focus on its culture, the Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells talks whether he can revive morale amid executive departures and slumping growth.
While the hackers behind the WannaCry cyberattack succeeded in extracting some ransom payments, converting that bitcoin into cash could prove to be a tougher task. The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna breaks down.
Lyft and Alphabet's Waymo have announced that they would work together to develop autonomous-vehicle technology, dealing another potential blow to rival Uber's ambitions. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas has the latest.
As businesses deal with the fallout from the WannaCry virus, a cyberattack that hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, WSJ Pro's cybersecurity writer Kate Fazzini talks about how ransomware is on the rise, and what businesses can do to protect themselves.
Michael Hsu, Gear & Gadgets editor for the Wall Street Journal's Off Duty section, offers key tips in his comprehensive guide to making your iPhone footage more cinematic.
New details on the highly anticipated Echo Show smart speaker from Amazon shed light on the video technology involved within the 7-inch touchscreen, as well as a motion detector camera. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the latest.
After its red-hot IPO, Snap reported quarterly revenue that missed analysts' estimates in its very first results. The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo breaks it down.
Amazon has unveiled a new speaker, the Echo Show, equipped with a touch screen that can incorporate new video and calling capabilities. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks how the online retailer stays one step ahead of tech rivals in seeking to control smart homes.
The hacking of French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's campaign has shed light on the importance of a strong IT security strategy in a clutch situation. WSJ Pro's Kate Fazzini talks the key cybersecurity lessons companies can learn from the attack.
Ahead of Snap's first quarterly earnings report as a publicly traded company, the Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells discusses how its new ad tool, Snapchat Ad Manager, could encourage a broader base of companies to experiment with Snap's ad formats.
Amid a wave of phishing emails spoofing the Google Docs document-sharing app hit a cross-section of businesses this week, WSJ Pro's Kate Fazzini talks how companies can be proactive against cyber-security threats and email hacks.
The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains how Tesla's CEO Elon Musk thought it would be funny for the names of his vehicle models to spell out something cool -- and the slight misunderstanding in the marketplace about a new car model and its name.
The Wall Street Journal's Robert McMillan explains a new phishing attack impacting Google recipients who gave attackers access to their Google email messages and contact list. Plus, what you need to know about keeping yourself secure.
Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S operating system at an event in New York focused on education this week. The Wall Street Journal's tech editors Brian Fitzgerald and Wilson Rothman break down everything you need to know, and whether Microsoft is poised to finally catch up to its rivals.
All eyes are on Facebook as the social media giant reports quarterly results Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo talks how Facebook fared this quarter and what lies ahead amid new controversies and competition.
An analysis last year by a longtime engineer at Facebook found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men, setting off an internal debate over gender bias. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman has the details.
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed new details about his idea for an underground roadway system beneath cities that would zip cars through tunnels. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler has the latest.
Apple is expected to report this week that its stockpile of cash has topped a quarter of a trillion dollars -- exceeding that of any other U.S. company in recent history with the exception of financial companies. The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle has the latest.
Amid big earnings reports from Amazon, Microsoft and Google, Dan Gallagher talks how the newfound prominence of today's high-tech giants is driving the market.
With Verizon's new investment in Renovo Auto, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks how it aims to find its place among the vast oceans of wireless data that could flow from computer-driven cars.
Amazon has introduced the Echo Look, a version of its speakers that comes with a camera so users can now take videos of their outfits and compare them via algorithms. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.
The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene previews Microsoft's earnings report with a look at whether its productivity and cloud business can carry the company's results to at least meet, if not beat, expectations.
The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells talks how Twitter's revenue slides for the first time since its IPO, raising questions about how the company is going to hit its goal of becoming profitable this year.
Waymo, the autonomous car unit of Google-parent Alphabet, will dramatically expand its testing efforts by making hundreds of self-driving vehicles available to families and urban commuters in the Phoenix area. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.
The Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks Apple's plans to put senior engineers -- some with NASA experience -- in autonomous cars for road tests as it rushes to catch up in the self-driving car race.
With next month marking the 30th birthday of favorite techie acronym, the "GIF," Wall Street Journal columnist Ben Zimmer talks how it has survived to be one of the most resilient terms of the digital age.
As Amazon continues to build out its supply chain and logistics network, the Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens talks how it's setting its sights on new driver-less vehicle technology.
The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler talks Elon's Musk's newly launched company called Neuralink, which aims to implant tiny electrodes in the brain "that may one day upload and download thoughts."
Hyperloop One, self-dubbed the "transportation of the future," is delaying and scaling back the first full test of its prototype of train-like pods that whisk through low-pressure tubes. The Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells has the latest.
Tesla has settled a lawsuit against the former director of its semiautonomous Autopilot system, clearing the way for one of the stars among self-driving cars to build his own company that could become a threat to the Silicon Valley car maker. The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins has the latest.
With its Galaxy S8, Samsung has created a bigger phone that fits better. Although incomplete without the much-hyped "Bixby" voice assistance, the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler explains why its a new trendsetter.
While "add on" features have generated billions of dollars a year in revenue for the video game industry, major gaming publishers are finding it comes at a price. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the latest.
GM left out one feature from Chevrolet's new Bolt electric car: built-in navigation. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Colias talks how the era of smartphones have changed the game of smart mapping.
Google has joined tech companies in purchasing land in a private industrial park near Reno, Nevada, buying up 1,210 acres for a data center. The Wall Street Journal's Jack Nicas talks whether this hints at any other big projects down the road.
The Switch, Nintendo's new game console, got off to a roaring start in the U.S. during its launch month of March, surprising analysts and investors who worried that pricing would hurt sales. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the details.
The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks how Instagram's chief operating officer, Marne Levine, has been the driving force that helped the photo-sharing app mature into a full-fledged business.
The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler talks the latest innovation in PCs, as desktop makers reinvent the stationary computer -- from drafting-board touch screens to bodies that double as home-theater speakers.
Tara Rudnicki, President of Tobii Dynavox's North American market, discusses the launch of Indi, the all-in-one speech tablet for non-verbal communicators and its revolutionary tech aiming to bring quality of life improvements to people living with disabilities.
The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks Tesla's new milestone and how being able to (briefly) pass GM in market value underscores profound changes happening in the global automotive industry.
The Wall Street Journal's Jay Greene says Amazon, Microsoft and Google are spending billions of dollars on their cloud computing businesses. They're building enormous data centers which will run other companies' computer networks.