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Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:00:00 -0500

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The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in stores and allow shoppers to link their card information to their hands.

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Spotify in Talks to Buy the Ringer


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:09:00 -0500

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Spotify is in early talks to buy sports and pop-culture outlet the Ringer, a deal that would bring the audiostreaming giant into broader digital media and add a network of content including “The Bill Simmons Podcast.”

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Tesla Unintended-Acceleration Claims to be Reviewed by U.S. Regulators


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:51:00 -0500

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Federal regulators are looking into whether consumer complaints of unintended acceleration in Tesla models warrant a formal defect investigation into about 500,000 vehicles sold by the electric-car maker.

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Boeing Encounters New MAX Woes


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:41:00 -0500

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The plane maker has found a software problem that prevents the 737 MAX’s computers from powering up properly prior to flight, which could complicate the aircraft’s return to service.

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Barr's Encryption Push Is Decades in the Making


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 05:30:00 -0500

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Attorney General William Barr has intensified a long-running fight between law enforcement and tech firms over encrypted communications, potentially setting up a showdown with Silicon Valley.

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Is Peloton a Fitness Fad or a Tech Company? Everything's Riding on the Answer


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:07:00 -0500

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As the exercise giant pursues patent-infringement lawsuits against smaller competitors Echelon and Flywheel, the company’s core identity is at stake.

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Airbnb to Tie Employee Bonuses to Guest Safety


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:22:00 -0500

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Ahead of its plans to go public, Airbnb laid out a strategy that emphasizes serving “stakeholders” that include hosts, guests, investors, employees and the communities in which it does business.

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Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Firm to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:57:00 -0500

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Google’s parent company joins Apple, Amazon and Microsoft as the only companies to hit a $1 trillion valuation, highlighting the technology sector’s steady market leadership.

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Facebook Backs Off Plan to Sell Ads in WhatsApp


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:36:00 -0500

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The social-media giant disbanded a team that was working to integrate ads in its messaging service, marking a retreat from a controversial plan that had driven the platform’s creators to resign.

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Amazon Sought $1 Billion in Incentives on Top of Lures for HQ2


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:59:00 -0500

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As Amazon began a search for a second headquarters in 2017, and billions in economic incentives to go with it, CEO Bezos and his top lieutenants set another goal: to secure an additional $1 billion of economic incentives for other real-estate projects.

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Goodbye, Back Pain? This Office Chair Was Designed by a Trauma Surgeon


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:33:00 -0500

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For decades, American workers have tried trendy office chairs hoping to alleviate the agony of sitting. Is the new “Active Stool” the one?

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As Justice Department Pressures Apple, Experts Say iPhone Easier to Crack


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:59:00 -0500

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The escalation of a long-running encryption conflict between the Justice Department and Apple has puzzled security experts who say that new hacking tools have made it possible to gain access to many of the company’s devices in criminal investigations.

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Fiat Chrysler, Foxconn Team Up for Electric Vehicles


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:07:00 -0500

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Fiat Chrysler plans to develop electric vehicles with contract-electronics giant Foxconn, as the Italian-American auto maker looks to make up ground in the market for battery-powered cars.

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Microsoft Raises Stakes in Corporate Climate-Pledge Race


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:38:00 -0500

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The software giant said it would become “carbon negative” by 2030—taking more carbon out of the air than its operations and those of its supply chain produce.

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Are Consumers Ready for a Toilet Equipped With Alexa?


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:22:00 -0500

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The bathroom is poised to become one of your home’s smarter rooms thanks to a raft of new fixtures, furnishings and, yes, toilets.

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