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WSJ.com: What's News US Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:08:27 EST
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:31:18 EST
  • Dyn Says Cyberattack Has Ended, Investigation Continues  - The web service provider was disrupted by a denial-of-service attack on Friday that cut off access to popular sites such as Twitter, Netflix and PayPal.
  • Visa Taps Blockchain for Cross-Border Payment Plan  - Visa is putting a bitcoin-style network to work as it aims to take on a new market, the large and complex cross-border payments made between businesses.
  • Airbnb Revises New York Rules Amid Possible Legislation  - Airbnb announced planned changes to its home-listing website in New York to appease regulators, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo considers a bill that would impose stiff fines on some hosts.
  • Russian Hacker Suspected of LinkedIn Attack Indicted in U.S.  - A federal grand jury in Oakland has indicted a 29-year-old Russian man suspected of hacking into three Bay Area technology companies: LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, a now-defunct social networking company.
  • FCC Reaches Settlement With T-Mobile Over Unlimited Plans  - The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it reached settlement with T-Mobile US Inc. valued at $48 million for failing to adequately inform consumers of wireless data restrictions on plans it called “unlimited.”
  • Kabam Weighs Multiple Offers for Canada Studio  - Mobile-videogame publisher Kabam Inc. is weighing multiple acquisition offers for its most lucrative studio, according to a person familiar with the matter, in a sign of continued deal making in the game industry.
  • Snapchat to Revamp Ad Sales Agreements With Publishers  - Snapchat has indicated it intends to shake up the structure of its content deals with media companies, telling some that it wants to pay them a licensing fee and sell all the advertising itself.
  • The Natural Side of A.I.  - IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the biggest misconception about intelligent machines
  • Citrix Raises Annual Outlook as Quarterly Earnings Jump  - Citrix Systems Inc. reported better-than-expected results in the latest quarter and raised its outlook for the year as the software company benefited from climbing revenue from its license updates and maintenance business.
  • Google Signs Up CBS for Planned Web TV Service  - Google Inc. has reached an agreement with CBS Corp. to carry the broadcast network on its soon-to-be-launched web TV service, people familiar with the matter said.
  • IPO Hopeful Bloom Energy Enlisted Colin Powell for Tax-Credit Extension  - The $1.2 billion-backed Silicon Valley-based energy startup said in documents, viewed by The Wall Street Journal, that the extension of a tax credit is a “prerequisite for an IPO.”
  • Pure Storage, Dell Settle Litigation Launched by EMC  - Pure Storage and Dell Technologies ended a three-year legal battle launched by EMC Corp., which was recently acquired by the big computer maker.
  • Cybersecurity: Peace of Mind Isn't Priceless  - Fortinet’s recent warning is the latest sign that cybersecurity demand is moderating.
  • Seagate Earnings Jump on Cost Cuts, Storage Demand  - Seagate Technology said its profit more than tripled in the September quarter, boosted by the company’s recent cost cuts and increasing demand for its cloud-storage products.
  • Google Pitches Survey Tool to Measure Effectiveness of Advertising, Branded Content  - Google wants to help marketers better understand the impact of their advertising and branded content efforts with a new version of its online surveys product called Google Surveys 360.
  • Calling Tehran: Vodafone Leaps Into Iran With Internet-Service Deal  - Vodafone Group is partnering with an Iranian internet-service provider to help improve its networks in the country, making it the latest, big Western company to dive into the fast-opening Islamic Republic.
  • Turns Out Belichick Is Not a Big Tablet Guy  - Bill Belichick is done fumbling with technology on the sidelines.
  • Nintendo Earnings: What to Watch  - Nintendo is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings after the Japanese market closes on Oct. 26. Here’s what you need to know.
  • 'Grand Theft Auto' Game Publisher Plans New Title  - Take-Two Interactive Software confirmed it would release a “Red Dead” videogame next fall after investors drove up the company’s shares 5% Monday on earlier hints that the announcement was imminent.
  • Salesforce's M&A Target List Excluded Twitter  - Months before Salesforce considered buying Twitter, the company was looking at more than a dozen acquisition targets that didn’t include the social-media giant, according to a leaked internal presentation for its board members.
  • Venture Capital Prowls into the Life-Insurance Business  - Ladder Financial said it raised $14 million in a new fundraising round led by Canaan Partners, one of LendingClub’s first outside investors.
  • Intel's Earnings Rise, but Revenue Outlook Disappoints  - Intel reported a 9% rise in quarterly earnings, as a lengthy slide in the computer market reversed and cloud companies stocked up on servers. Shares, though, slid after the company’s lackluster revenue outlook.
  • Corporate Leaders Can Learn From Himalayan Climbers  - How is climbing the corporate ladder like reaching the summit of Mount Everest? Workplace teams may harm their effectiveness when they play down individuals’ important differences to promote group cooperation, a study finds.
  • Qualcomm Promises 5G Modem Chip for 2018  - Qualcomm Inc. announced plans to deliver its first chip for the next generation of cellular networks, angling to be ready as some carriers roll out versions of 5G services by 2018.
  • Zenefits Touts New Software in Turnaround Effort  - Human-resources startup Zenefits is seeking to put its troubled past behind it, launching redesigned software at its first customer conference in an effort to jump-start sales and repair its corporate image.
  • Tesla Extends Delivery Date of Model 3 for New Reservations  - The wait for Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 sedan just got longer for some buyers. New reservations for the vehicle won’t be filled until mid-2018 or later.
  • Companies Try Out Selfies as Password Alternatives  - Companies and government agencies—from ride-hailing service Uber and credit-card giant MasterCard to the Alabama Department of Revenue—are asking people to snap self-portraits on their phones as proof of identity.
WSJ.com: US Business Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:42:10 EST
  • The Big Loophole That Helped Russia Exploit Facebook: Doctored Photos  - This use of doctored images was a crucial and deceptively simple technique to spread fabricated information during the 2016 election. Tech companies, which are increasingly under fire, struggle to screen for indications photos might have been distorted or taken out of context.
  • Airbnb Adds Hotels and Luxury Listings to Bolster Growth  - Airbnb Inc., looking to solidify sales ahead of an expected IPO, is adding more hotels to its site, along with a loyalty program and new tiers of listings that include luxury and more budget-friendly offerings.
  • Ford Names New North America President in Leadership Shuffle  - Ford Motor named a new leader for its key North American operations among several executive changes, a day after a top executive was fired after a company investigation into allegations of misconduct.
  • SpaceX Lifts Two of Its Own Prototype Satellites Into Orbit  - SpaceX launched into orbit a commercial payload with two prototype communications satellites intended to pave the way for an eventual constellation of thousands of similar internet-via-space satellites.
  • Pass-Through Businesses Rethink Their Status in Wake of Tax Law  - As business owners pore through the new tax law, many are asking themselves a fundamental question: Will changing how their company is structured cut their tax bills?
  • Fed Gives Bullish Signals on Economy  - Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that a strengthening economic growth outlook bolstered their plans to keep raising short-term interest rates this year, minutes from their January meeting show.
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week  - The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell last week for the third time in the past four weeks.
  • Leading Economic Indicators Index Rises  - An economic index that measures U.S. business trends increased further in January and points to robust growth in the first half, the Conference Board said.
  • Home Sales Post Their Sharpest Drop in Three Years  - Sales of previously owned U.S. homes in January experienced their sharpest annual drop in more than three years as low inventories and rising prices and interest rates took a toll.
  • Canada Retail Sales Fell in December  - Canadian retail sales declined in December for the first time in four months, falling short of expectations on lower sales at general merchandise, health and electronics stores.
  • 'Angry Birds' Maker's Shares Drop 45% After Revenue Warning  - Shares in Rovio fell by more than 40% after the company behind “Angry Birds” missed fourth-quarter sales expectations and warned revenue would be flat or lower in 2018.
  • MiMedx Didn't Report Payments to Doctors  - MiMedx, a fast-growing medical tissue-graft developer, has financial ties to more than 20 doctors but hasn’t reported them to the government under a 2013 law.
  • J.C. Flowers, Cerberus Agree to Buy HSH Nordbank  - U.S. private-equity firms J.C. Flowers and Cerberus Capital Management have agreed to buy German lender HSH Nordbank for up to $1.2  billion in a deal to be announced as early as next week.
  • Newell Adds New Directors Ahead of Proxy Fight With Starboard  - Newell Brands, a conglomerate that makes everything from Elmer’s glue to Mr. Coffee machines, is adding three new board members ahead of a proxy fight with an activist investor seeking to oust the entire board and chief executive.
  • America's Emerging Petro Economy Flips the Impact of Oil  - The effect of oil prices on the U.S. economy used to be straightforward: Higher was bad. Yet between 2014 and early 2016, as oil collapsed, growth slowed sharply. Since then oil has doubled, yet the economy has accelerated.
  • Greek Parliament Investigates Politicians in Novartis Bribery Probe  - Greece’s parliament will investigate whether senior political leaders took bribes from Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis to fix drug prices and boost its sales to public hospitals.
  • Why Sewing Robots May Replace Humans in Factories  - In this episode of Moving Upstream, we explore how automation is changing the garment industry and the millions of jobs it provides
  • HP Earnings: What to Watch  - HP Inc. is scheduled to report fiscal first-quarter results Thursday. Investors will watch for news on the company’s share of the personal-computer market, its printer business and effects of the new tax law.
  • Judge Will Decide Two Media Merger Cases in One  - Comcast’s pursuit of Fox may hinge on the outcome of the AT&T-Time Warner case.
WSJ.com: Markets Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:25:28 EST
  • How Gargantuan Can Private Equity Get?  - The biggest private-equity firms are in a fund-raising frenzy, but it will be increasingly hard to find the returns that have made them such money magnets.
  • A Reality Check for Wayfair  - Investors have been feverishly pushing up Wayfair’s stock despite the company’s growing losses, worsening free cash flow and surging marketing spending. That run may finally be coming to an end.
  • Why Barclays' Promises Are Still for Another Day  - If Barclays has the money now for bigger shareholder payouts, why isn’t it making them? The answer shows the risks for investors.
  • Judge Will Decide Two Media Merger Cases in One  - Comcast’s pursuit of Fox may hinge on the outcome of the AT&T-Time Warner case.
  • British American Tobacco Hasn't Run Out of Fire  - British American Tobacco could be forgiven for missing the good old days of straightforward market decline.
  • What Will Keep the Chinese Consumer Strong?  - China’s consumer confidence has reached a high since Nielsen started compiling the index in 2005. Luxury goods, in particular, are back in vogue. But the property market brings risks.
  • Tough Start for Housing  - Homes sales slowed in January even before higher rates and the tax law hit the market.
  • Here's a Change: U.S. Borrowing Costs Among Highest in Developed World  - As if there weren’t enough evidence that the ground is shifting in markets, here’s something that hasn’t happened in nearly two decades: America is paying more to borrow than Australia.
  • When Weak Bank Lending Is a Good Sign  - Slow lending growth can be a sign of nervousness, but this year it is tied to positives like the tax cut and will likely pick up in the coming months.
WSJ.com: Opinion Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:42:34 EST
  • Iran's Syrian Front  - Assad’s atrocities grow as Tehran builds a new anti-Israel satellite.
  • Billy Graham  - A North Carolina farm boy brought the Gospel to the world.
  • Thomas vs. Sotomayor  - A Supreme Court exchange illuminates judicial differences.
  • Why America Is Going Broke  - Entitlements are driving deficits and debt. Absent reform, the problem will soon become a crisis.
  • Both Sides of the Aisle Want Better Roads and Ports  - Conservative Republicans and progressive Democrats can find common ground on infrastructure.
  • Billy Graham Bore Witness for 99 Years  - He was perhaps the most significant evangelist since the Apostle Paul.
  • Trump Wastes Another Weekend  - The indictment was a perfect time to pivot. Instead he amplified the media noise.
  • America's Security Depends on Mexico  - Working together to stop drug cartels and illegal immigration.
  • Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel  - The Palestinian Authority accepts the Jewish state’s help on water projects. South Africa refuses it.
  • The FBI's Parkland Fail  - The list of fatal mistakes by federal agencies in recent years is staggering.
  • Impeachment or Bust  - What if ‘Resist!’ makes it harder for Democrats to take back the House?
  • The Clear and Present Danger of Trump  - His weekend Twitter outburst calls into question his ability to discharge his powers.
  • The Amazing Trumpkin?  - Guess which economic forecaster accurately predicted growth in 2017.
 
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