WSJD - Technology

Fiserv to Acquire First Data in $22 Billion All-Stock Deal

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:16:11 EST

Fiserv is acquiring First Data in a transaction valued at $22 billion, a deal that would combine two companies that focus on payments and financial-services technology.

How to Make Money Trading: Hack Into SEC, Peek at 157 Secret Earnings Reports

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:19:13 EST

According to a government complaint, a hacker and his associates spent six months rooting around the SEC’s corporate-filing system. The disclosures of how the hack worked is a black eye for the agency, which is itself responsible for policing companies’ cyber defenses.

Apple's Next Move: Be More Like Microsoft

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 04:56:30 EST

Owning an Apple device used to be the only way to access the company’s services and software. Now that Apple is on the defensive, the walled garden may be holding it back from reaching vital audiences.

WeWork's CEO Makes Millions as Landlord to WeWork

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:01:28 EST

The CEO of WeWork has made millions by leasing multiple properties in which he has an ownership stake back to WeWork, one of the country’s most valuable startups.

Cadillac, Tesla and the Long Road to Cheap Electric Vehicles

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:55:17 EST

Tesla isn’t the only one struggling to make a cheap electric vehicle: General Motors has decided to hitch its EV strategy to a Cadillac. Mass-market EVs will eventually transform the U.S. auto industry—but not quite yet.

Driverless Cars Tap the Brakes After Years of Hype

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:34:47 EST

The hype that has consumed the nascent driverless car industry over the past few years has moved into a new period of cautious optimism.

Microsoft's Answer to Seattle's Housing Issue: $500 Million

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:57:39 EST

Microsoft pledged $500 million to support affordable housing in the Seattle area, an effort to address concern that technology companies’ financial success has pushed less wealthy people out of their communities.

Netflix Reports Paid Customers Rise on Strength Overseas

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:29:34 EST

Netflix reported a jump in paid subscribers in the fourth quarter, exceeding its own expectations for growth by drawing in more customers in international markets even as domestic growth slowed.

'They Own the System': Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:47:36 EST

The online retail giant, the world’s largest public company, commands an unrivaled customer base for the books, ebooks and audiobooks it publishes. As a result, it’s jolting the publishing industry, creating instant best sellers out of self-published writers and pushing down earnings for others.

Sprint Vows to Wind Down Location Sharing

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:37:52 EST

Sprint says it will stop piping individual customers’ real-time locations to data middlemen following similar moves by rivals last week.

Facebook Pulls More Russia-Linked Accounts

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:51:35 EST

Facebook said it had removed pages and accounts linked to what it said were two Russia-based misinformation campaigns, the latest step in the social-media company’s effort to prevent misuse of its service.

U.S. Weaponizes Its Criminal Courts in Fight Against China and Huawei

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:23:22 EST

The federal pursuit of theft charges adds pressure on Chinese tech giant Huawei by further involving the criminal-justice system in the fight against China’s alleged encroachment on intellectual property.

Snap Finance Chief Joins Executive Exodus

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:34:16 EST

Snap Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone is leaving after less than a year on the job, deepening the turmoil at the top of the Snapchat parent as it struggles to retain users.

Netflix Raises Prices on All of Its Subscription Plans

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:38:55 EST

Netflix is raising prices on all of its subscription plans, with the streaming service’s most popular plan increasing to $13 a month from $11, and the base plan rising to $9 a month from $8.

Industrial Exoskeletons Give Workers a Lift

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:45:13 EST

Ford, Boeing, Toyota and others are equipping workers with wearable devices that enhance strength and endurance. “Iron Man”-style powered suits could be next.

Johnson & Johnson to Use Apple Watch App for Heart-Health Study

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:44:41 EST

A new partnership between Johnson & Johnson and Apple using an app on the Apple watch aims to detect irregular heart rhythms of people with atrial fibrillation before life-threatening events can occur.

Lime Looks to Peddle Its Bicycles in Australia

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:00:13 EST

Lime, which counts Uber Technologies Inc. as an investor, hopes cyclists will embrace its shared electric bikes and scooters in Australia, a market that has proved tough for several ‘dockless’ bike-sharing companies.

Sorry I Forgot Your Birthday, I've Stopped Checking Facebook

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:06:35 EST

Facebook gives you a daily reminder of your friends’ special day. Now that people are deactivating their accounts or taking breaks, those key dates are getting forgotten. ‘It was pretty awkward. But how would I have known?’