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Jihadists See a Funding Boon in Bitcoin

Jihadists See a Funding Boon in Bitcoin

When a group that says it provides financial assistance “relating to the jihad” sought to improve conditions for fighters in a squalid, sandbag-fortified trench in Syria late last year, it turned to a
The New Snapchat: Less Social, More Fun

The New Snapchat: Less Social, More Fun

Snap Inc.’s overhaul of its core app splits the social from the media—but is that enough to survive?
Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood

Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood

Research shows Yelp reviews might offer clues as to when a neighborhood is about to start gentrifying.
Qualcomm Raises Bid for Chip Maker NXP to $44 Billion

Qualcomm Raises Bid for Chip Maker NXP to $44 Billion

Qualcomm raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors to about $44 billion and locked up support from key investors, as the chip maker seeks to fend off a $121 billion hostile takeover approach by Broadcom.
Mandates, Not Market Prices, Likely to Keep U.S. Solar Growing

Mandates, Not Market Prices, Likely to Keep U.S. Solar Growing

Government mandates requiring utilities to procure renewable energy should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise
South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home

South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home

An official who guided South Korea’s regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies was found dead at his home. Colleagues said he had been under heavy stress in recent months.
Why Was Facebook So Easy to Hijack?

Why Was Facebook So Easy to Hijack?

Experts offer a lesson in how Facebook and other networks through history became hierarchies, as individuals got more influence.
Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians

Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians

Facebook is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the U.S. indictment alleging that Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive’s attempts to address the issue.
The iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

The iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

The iPhone X’s steep price opens the door to cheaper options in Asian markets, and Chinese smartphone brands Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are grabbing market share.
For Tech Giants, Halting Russian Meddling Won't Be Easy

For Tech Giants, Halting Russian Meddling Won't Be Easy

The U.S. indictment handed up against three Russian companies and 13 individuals suggests it won’t be easy to stop any aggressive influence campaign in the run-up to the midterm election in less than
Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley 'Echo Chamber'

Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley 'Echo Chamber'

Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he plans to leave Silicon Valley in part because of its perceived cultural uniformity, joining other investors who have defected from the nation’s
How the Russians Ran Their Election Propaganda Shop

How the Russians Ran Their Election Propaganda Shop

The alleged Russian campaign to manipulate the U.S. presidential election was orchestrated by what amounted to a propaganda startup, with finance and graphics departments, performance targets and a
Judge Is Asked to Disallow Trump Bias Claims in AT&T Merger Trial

Judge Is Asked to Disallow Trump Bias Claims in AT&T Merger Trial

The Justice Department asked a federal judge not to allow AT&T Inc.’s defense of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc. to include a claim that the Trump administration improperly challenged
Russians Charged With Interfering in U.S. Election

Russians Charged With Interfering in U.S. Election

Three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens were indicted on charges of engaging in a widespread effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, providing the most comprehensive official
Florida Shooter: When Social Media Foretells a Mass Shooting

Florida Shooter: When Social Media Foretells a Mass Shooting

Disturbing social-media posts apparently made by Nikolas Cruz before a deadly shooting spree have rekindled questions about what responsibilities and capabilities technology companies and
Are You a Bad Parent If You Rely On Parenting Tech?

Are You a Bad Parent If You Rely On Parenting Tech?

Anxious to raise their kids the ‘natural’ way, many parents shun innovative gadgets that might make life easier. But some tech can be your ally, argues one new mom.

How 'Fortnite' Defied Convention and Became a Hit

“Fortnite” wasn’t a big hit when it first came out as a $40 game. To attract players, Epic Games made an unusual decision: create a free version.

Publishers Warm to Google's Ad Blocker, but Chafe at Company's Power

Publishers are greeting the launch of Google’s ad blocker with a mixture of relief and unease, pleased that it is purging intrusive ads but worried over the internet giant’s power to quickly overhaul
White House Blames Russia For Massive 2017 Cyberattack

White House Blames Russia For Massive 2017 Cyberattack

The White House blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack last year that crippled computer networks at multinational firms worldwide, vowing the hack would be met with “international consequences.”
Roche to Acquire Healthcare-Software Company Flatiron for $1.9 Billion

Roche to Acquire Healthcare-Software Company Flatiron for $1.9 Billion

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche Holding S.A. agreed to buy the shares of oncology software company Flatiron Health Inc. that it doesn’t already own for $1.9 billion, increasing its capabilities in