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Zuckerberg Enters the Lion's Den: Privacy-Focused Europe

Zuckerberg Enters the Lion's Den: Privacy-Focused Europe

Top European lawmakers are set to interrogate Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s handling of alleged user-data misuse and election interference on the platform.
U.S., China Agree on Outline to Settle ZTE Controversy

U.S., China Agree on Outline to Settle ZTE Controversy

The U.S. and China have agreed on the broad outline of a deal that would save imperiled Chinese telecom giant ZTE, as the two sides move closer to resolving their trade dispute.
Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns

Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns

Amazon cultivated an image as a customer-friendly company in part by making it easy for shoppers to send back items they don’t want. Then it started banning customers who return too many items.
Chinese Tech Unicorns Try a Different Approach to Raising Cash

Chinese Tech Unicorns Try a Different Approach to Raising Cash

Some of China’s most valuable private tech firms are turning to a less common way of raising capital: convertible securities.
How to Launch Cryptocurrency Derivatives: CFTC Issues New Guidance

How to Launch Cryptocurrency Derivatives: CFTC Issues New Guidance

The top U.S. derivatives regulator provided guidance to exchanges and clearinghouses that want to list cryptocurrency products, responding to industry concerns about the vetting process for new
Is Tesla Abandoning the Mass Market?

Is Tesla Abandoning the Mass Market?

Tesla has given its first signals that it’s giving up on its ambition to become a mass-market car maker, when Chief Executive Elon Musk admitted that his promised $35,000 Model 3 vehicle would cause
Uber's New Rules on Arbitration for Sex-Related Claims Face First Test

Uber's New Rules on Arbitration for Sex-Related Claims Face First Test

A former Uber Technologies software engineer is suing the ride-hailing firm alleging years of sexual harassment, race discrimination and pay inequity, marking the first test of the company’s new
Adobe to Buy E-Commerce Firm Magento Commerce for $1.68 Billion

Adobe to Buy E-Commerce Firm Magento Commerce for $1.68 Billion

Adobe Systems Inc., the elder software-business statesman, is buying e-commerce firm Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion, adding a key piece to its platform
Pick Your Stock-Market Boom: Big Oil vs. Big Tech

Pick Your Stock-Market Boom: Big Oil vs. Big Tech

There are two great times to make money in stock markets: the postcrash rebound and the end-of-cycle excess. Oil and technology fit the pattern perfectly in the past two years.
How HP Survives in a Shrinking PC Market

How HP Survives in a Shrinking PC Market

By focusing on sleeker designs and high-performance game machines, HP managed to boost revenue and gobble market share from smaller competitors even as the PC market shrank.
Why Auto Dealers Struggle to Explain Your Car's Hi-Tech Safety Features

Why Auto Dealers Struggle to Explain Your Car's Hi-Tech Safety Features

Most new cars nowadays can be outfitted with advanced safety gear, but salespeople often fail to pitch buyers on the benefits of these potentially lifesaving but costly features.
New Fintech IPO Offers Litmus Test for Online Lenders

New Fintech IPO Offers Litmus Test for Online Lenders

The company hopes to break a string of disappointing debuts for other fintech upstarts.
Boston Wants Amazon, but Is There Room?

Boston Wants Amazon, but Is There Room?

The possible arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters in East Boston is triggering both hopes and apprehension in a neighborhood already dealing with fallout from surging costs in a growing city.
The AI Doctor Will See You Now

The AI Doctor Will See You Now

Artificial intelligence in medicine promises to alert us to disease or a medical emergency before it happens—if only we can navigate the pitfalls.
The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

Welcome to dropshipping, where entrepreneurs use social-media and virtual storefronts to flip merchandise from online marketplaces like Alibaba’s AliExpress to customers paying premium prices.
Want to Invest in Jack Ma? Avoid Alibaba's Rivals

Want to Invest in Jack Ma? Avoid Alibaba's Rivals

Investors are being caught in the middle of China’s biggest business rivalry, as those looking to get in on a private fundraising by Jack Ma’s financial-technology firm must agree not to invest in
Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

The European Union’s tough new data-protection law demands costly changes for many companies and opens rich business opportunities for others.
News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook's Political-Ad Rules

News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook's Political-Ad Rules

A trade group representing news organizations raised concerns to Facebook that the social media company’s rules on political ads are overly broad and could affect their ability to promote stories.
Theranos Inc.'s Partners in Blood

Theranos Inc.'s Partners in Blood

Much of the attention to the medical diagnostics firm accused of fraud has focused on CEO Elizabeth Holmes. But behind the scenes, another character played a central role.
Google to Hold Talks With Publishers Over Their GDPR Concerns

Google to Hold Talks With Publishers Over Their GDPR Concerns

Google invites publishers to meetings at four of its global offices on May 24.