Business and Technology News

Jeff Bezos is having a moment, and he's not afraid to show it
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:36:47 EDT - This may go down as the year the world officially recognized Jeff Bezos's Midas touch.
Project Loon partners with AT&T in Puerto Rico
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:18:13 EDT - Project Loon, an outfit that began in Google's moonshot lab, says some balloons are currently providing limited service to certain areas of the island.
Amazon could put its second HQ in Canada. But will it?
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:40:42 EDT - There are plenty of cities in Canada that fit the bill -- if Amazon is comfortable leaving the U.S.
Microsoft Cortana-powered speaker: Solid sound but not a standout
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:47:55 EDT - Read full story for latest details.
Laptops could be banned from checked bags due to fire risk
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:49:47 EDT - An overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold and even "lead to the loss of the aircraft," a report says.
Japanese tycoon wants to invest $880 billion in tech
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:17:09 EDT - Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son says his Saudi-backed $100 billion Vision Fund just isn't enough.
Alphabet leads $1 billion investment in Lyft
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:59:00 EDT - Read full story for latest details.
Tech companies are hindering criminal investigations
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:11:58 EDT - Read full story for latest details.
What 'bad' year? Facebook's stock up 50%
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:29:30 EDT - Facebook may have suffered from some bad public relations this year. But it continues to add users and post incredible gains in revenue and earnings. Facebook is now worth more than $500 billion. Russia doesn't matter to Wall Street.
New bill could let companies retaliate against hackers
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:10 EDT - Experts say the "hack back" bill won't work.
China's answer to Groupon and Yelp is now worth $30B
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:33:10 EDT - Read full story for latest details.
How Seoul is using technology to avoid 'traffic hell'
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:01:39 EDT - Seoul's subway is hailed as one of the world's best and a sophisticated monitoring system helps keep road traffic flowing above ground.
Blue Apron lays off hundreds just months after IPO
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:20:42 EDT - Blue Apron laid off 6% of its staff across its fulfillment centers and corporate offices in an effort to get closer to profitability.
Facebook orders U.S. remake of cult teen hit 'Skam'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:33:24 EDT - Read full story for latest details.
The city trying to land Amazon's HQ with help from Goldman Sachs
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:26:26 EDT - Baltimore is getting a hand from Goldman Sachs as it tries to become Amazon's second home.
Reed Hastings makes the Forbes richest list
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:39:04 EDT - The Netflix CEO's net worth is $2.2 billion.
Why isn't the world's biggest tech fund investing at home?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:55:40 EDT - About 60% of the capital in the $100 billion Vision Fund comes from the Middle East but the region has yet to benefit due to a lack of larger startups.
IBM gets a boost from low taxes and cloud computing
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:25:31 EDT - IBM shares surged on solid earnings and boosted the Dow in the process. IBM already pays an extremely low tax rate and may benefit further from Trump tax reform. IBM also forecast sales growth for the first time in more than four years.
Twitter's plan to police hate speech and symbols
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:00:20 EDT - Days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised there would be more aggressive rules coming to Twitter, the company outlined its policy changes in an email to its Trust & Safety Council on Tuesday.
Garmin just put Alexa in the car
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:42:49 EDT - The Garmin Speak is a small GPS device for the car that includes Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.