Just Say No to Push Notifications
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:15:27 EDT
App makers are out to capture our attention with reminders and alerts on our phones’ lock screens. Do we really need a reminder to post to Facebook? Joanna Stern proposes a notification bill of rights.
NFL, Tencent Aiming for China's Smartphone Screens
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:24:17 EDT
Pro football may rule big-screen TVs in the U.S., but it’s the small screens of smartphones where the National Football League hopes to make its play in China.
Macy's Hires eBay Executive Amid Management Shakeup
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:52:17 EDT
Macy’s poached a senior eBay executive and streamlined its top management in an effort to speed up decision-making at the struggling department-store chain.
Kleiner Perkins to Invest $40 Million in Toronto-Based
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:07:35 EDT
Online retail software firm has raised $40 million in a new round of venture-capital financing led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
HTC Joins Facebook in Slashing VR Headset Price
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:30:47 EDT
HTC is dropping the price of its Vive virtual-reality headset by $200, weeks after Facebook made a similar price cut for its Oculus Rift goggles.
Cisco to Buy Springpath for $320 Million
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:09:49 EDT
Cisco Systems said Monday it plans to buy Springpath Inc., an early partner in the so-called hyperconverged-systems market, as part of a shift to selling software and services to help turn around the struggling company.
Samsung Investors Await Note 8 Launch and Scandal Verdict
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:55:11 EDT
For Samsung Electronics, the launch this week of a new smartphone and a court ruling for its detained de facto leader may offer closure and clarity for a company rocked by two scandals over the past year.
Alipay, WeChat Take Battle for Mobile-Payment Dominance Overseas
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:43:51 EDT
China’s tech titans are expanding into foreign markets, signing partnerships with merchants in Southeast Asia and Europe and looking to invest in payment systems in other countries.