Tech

Net Neutrality: A Case Study With JetBlue and Amazon

      JetBlue Photo: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News By Ryan Knutson Ryan Knutson The Wall Street Journal Biography @Ryan_Knutson Google+ ryan.knutson@wsj.com Updated Dec. 12, 2017 10:46 a.m. ET 13 COMMENTS If you have taken a flight recently on JetBlue Airways , you might have noticed something that looks a lot like a net-neutrality boogeyman: prioritization of Amazon.com ...Read More

Nintendo Looks for Help to Raise Its Smartphone Game

      Kyoto-based Nintendo long shunned smartphones, preferring to produce games for its own machines. Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press By Takashi Mochizuki Takashi Mochizuki The Wall Street Journal Biography @mochi_wsj takashi.mochizuki@wsj.com Dec. 12, 2017 10:29 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS TOKYO— Nintendo Co. NTDOY -1.93% is looking to expand tie-ups with software...Read More

Cuomo Points to Tech Companies After New York Bombing Attempt

     The revelation that the man accused of detonating a homemade pipe bomb in New York City downloaded information from the internet on how to build such a device prompted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to urge Internet service providers to reassess their approach to extremist content. Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old electrical worker from Bangladesh, detonated a homemade pipe bo...Read More

These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For: How Star Wars Obsessives Found the Actual Millennium Falcon

      James Burns edits Jedi News, which breaks news about Star Wars. Photo: James Burns By Andrew Beaton Andrew Beaton The Wall Street Journal Biography @andrewlbeaton andrew.beaton@wsj.com Dec. 12, 2017 11:47 a.m. ET 3 COMMENTS Staring at a satellite image on Google Maps, James Burns could hardly believe his eyes. There in plain sight was a Hollywood legend—shielde...Read More

Facebook to Give Countries a Chance to Tax Its Profits From Local Ads

     PARIS—Facebook Inc. plans to book more revenue in the countries where it sells ads, becoming the latest U.S. tech giant to bow to pressure from foreign governments to simplify its tax structure and potentially pay more income tax overseas. The social-networking company Tuesday said it plans over the next year to start recording advertising sales made through loc...Read More

How Tesla Electrified Rivals at the L.A. Auto Show

      POWER TRIP Tesla cast a long shadow at the Los Angeles Auto Show with rivals like BMW unveiling me-too models. Photo: Bloomberg By Dan Neil Dan Neil The Wall Street Journal Biography Dec. 8, 2017 10:05 a.m. ET 188 COMMENTS OH, HELLO. I wasn’t expecting to see a Tesla booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show, much less meet the elusive Model 3, sitting front and cente...Read More

The Force Behind Bitcoin's Meteoric Rise: Millions of Asian Investors

     Behind the stunning rise of bitcoin lies a new force in global financial markets: millions of individual Asian investors. Despite the attention focused on the launch of bitcoin futures in the U.S. this weekend, the center of gravity for trading the virtual currency, measured by volumes, has been in the East—starting in China, before shifting earlier this year to...Read More

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

      The Shazam logo on display on a wall at the company’s offices in London. Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News By Tripp Mickle Tripp Mickle The Wall Street Journal Biography @trippmickle tripp.mickle@wsj.com Updated Dec. 11, 2017 2:22 p.m. ET 5 COMMENTS Apple Inc. said it has acquired Shazam Entertainment Ltd., giving it ownership of one of the popular song-recogn...Read More

High-Tech Hedge Fund Hits Limits of Robot Stock Picking

     BERKELEY, Calif.—For Michael Kharitonov, building a hedge fund based on machine learning has been a rule of threes: It was three times as hard, and it took three times as long, as anticipated. “Most of the things we’ve tried have failed,” said the co-founder of a little-known firm called Voleon Group. Machine learning, a set of techni...Read More

Toshiba and Western Digital Resolve Dispute Over Chip Unit

      A Toshiba memory module in Tokyo earlier this year. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News By Takashi Mochizuki Takashi Mochizuki The Wall Street Journal Biography @mochi_wsj takashi.mochizuki@wsj.com Dec. 11, 2017 9:54 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS TOKYO— Toshiba Corp. TOSYY 1.79% and Western Digital Corp. WDC -0.33% agreed to settle a dispute over Toshiba’s planned...Read More