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WSJ.com: What's News US Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:55:07 EDT
WSJ.com: What's News Technology Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:30:12 EDT
  • 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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:54:57 EDT
  • Uber's Kalanick Fires Back at Investor in Legal Battle  - Uber’s former chief executive said Benchmark Capital is engaged in a personal attack that threatens to further damage the company and called for the legal dispute to be settled in arbitration.
  • Third Bidder Emerges for Energy Future's Oncor  - A new bidder has emerged with a $9.3 billion offer for power-transmission company Oncor that could wrest it from a deal with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Two Tenet Board Members Resign, Setting Up Potential Proxy Fight  - Two members of Tenet Healthcare’s board of directors, who represent the company’s largest institutional shareholder, have resigned their posts, citing “irreconcilable differences” over significant matters involving the company.
  • Skirting Netflix: Video Streamers Serve Up Horror, '70s Fare, Anime  - Walt Disney Co.’s decision this month to stream its own movies and shows marks Hollywood’s latest—and biggest—attempt to wean itself from Netflix Inc.
  • Poland Spring Suit Accuses Nestlé of 'Colossal Fraud'  - Nestlé is facing a lawsuit in the U.S. alleging that its Poland Spring brand is “common groundwater” rather than spring water, which the suit claims makes the marketing of Poland Spring water a “colossal fraud.”
  • U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rose in August  - U.S. consumer sentiment increased in the first half of August to its highest level since January, as consumers cited a positive outlook for future economic conditions.
  • Yellen to Speak on Financial Stability at Jackson Hole Next Week  - Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak at the central bank’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., next week, the Fed announced Thursday.
  • U.S. Industrial Output Up Modestly in July  - Cooling auto sales have led to a drop in production at U.S. factories, constraining a key driver of economic growth in recent years.
  • Power-Generation Company Calpine Agrees to Be Sold to Consortium  - Private-equity firm Energy Capital Partners and a group of co-investors has agreed to buy power-generation company Calpine for $5.6 billion.
  • James Murdoch Criticizes Trump: 'There Are No Good Nazis'  - James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox and board member at News Corp, became the latest major U.S. business leader to criticize President Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Virginia.
  • Vishal Sikka Resigns as Infosys CEO  - Vishal Sikka has resigned as chief executive of Infosys, citing a resistance to change at the company that deteriorated into ugly accusations of impropriety.
  • The 2008 Financial Crisis: How It All Began  - August 2007 marked the beginning of the worst financial crisis since the great depression. WSJ’s finance and banking editors break down the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis.
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Dropped to 232,000 Last Week  - The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week from already low levels, a sign of health in the U.S. labor market.
  • Foot Locker Sales Miss Weighs on Sector  - Foot Locker reported worse-than-expected same-store sales in its latest quarter, a sign that the ‘athleisure’ market may be running out of steam.
  • Higher Costs Chip Away at Lenovo's Profitability  - A supply squeeze in memory chips is hampering Lenovo Group’s turnaround strategy, pushing the PC and phone maker to its first quarterly loss in nearly two years.
WSJ.com: Markets Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:44:09 EDT
  • Jack Ma Works His Magic With MassMutual Bid  - For Alibaba’s Jack Ma, joining in a $1.7 billion bid for the Hong Kong and Macau businesses of MassMutual looks like a slick way to get into the insurance line.
  • Biogen Treads Tricky Path Between Politicians, Investors  - Biogen is taking a political risk with aggressive multiple sclerosis drug pricing, but the company is under pressure to boost its share price.
  • A Pillar of Chinese Growth Starts to Show Cracks  - Housing prices rose more slowly in China’s interior for the second time in two months—a potentially worrying sign for growth following a raft of weak data in July.
  • Tripling Down on Emerging Markets With a New Leveraged ETF  - Direxion, the firm behind popular funds that bet on gold mining companies, oil prices and Chinese stocks, launches an ETF that aims to triple the returns of emerging-market bonds.
  • Why It is Time to Own France's Biggest Bank  - BNP Paribas is exploiting rivals’ weaknesses while keeping a tight rein on costs
  • Under Armour's Self-Inflicted Wound  - A love-hate triangle has ensnared Under Armour, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kohl’s. The dynamic among the three companies shows how brands and retail chains are tripping over each other as they struggle to survive fierce competition.
  • OPEC's Sick Man, Venezuela Could Jolt Oil Market  - Venezuela’s already falling oil production will get worse before it gets better, potentially roiling global energy markets.
  • Cisco's Long, Slow Decline  - Investors had low expectations for Cisco Systems ahead of its fiscal fourth-quarter results posted Wednesday.
WSJ.com: Opinion Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:35:57 EDT
  • All the President's Advisers  - Steve Bannon all but dares Trump and Kelly to fire him.
  • This Time, Terror Hits Spain  - Another van attack on a busy street filled with tourists.
  • Refighting the Civil War  - Once was enough, as Robert E. Lee understood.
  • The Acton Institute's Moral Capital  - Economic liberty may be unfashionable, but the think tank hasn’t given up on it.
  • Why Not Put Truth on a Pedestal?  - Richmond’s mayor has a solution for Confederate monuments: Leave them up but provide context.
  • How to Take On China Without Starting a Trade War  - On intellectual property, Washington has a strong case against Beijing at the World Trade Organization.
  • When CEOs Play Politics, Shareholders Can Take Them to Court  - After Target established an ‘inclusive’ restroom policy, its share price plummeted by 40%.
  • Why Georgia Sticks With Nuclear Power  - It’s a hedge against a low-carbon future—and much more.
  • The 'Resistance' Goes Lower  - Green groups are attacking staffers merely for working in Trump’s government.
  • Trump's Tangle of Rhetorical Inadequacy  - A gifted leader might make the case for building more statues rather than tearing down the ones we have.
  • The Politics of Pointlessness  - Charlottesville may be a prototype of a politics drifting away from normalcy.
  • Trump, Pershing and Persuasion  - Could Trump possibly be winning this week?
 
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