Uber Goes to Court to Fight for Its Future in London
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:30:32 EDT
Uber has spent much of the past year repenting for a string of scandals. Now the company must prove it has changed—or risk being locked out of one of its largest markets.
Intel CEO Resigns Over Relationship With Employee
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:12:16 EDT
Intel said Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned for violating company policy by having a relationship with a co-worker, one of the most prominent CEOs to lose a job in an era of greater scrutiny over workplace behavior.
Two Titans' Rocky Relationship Stands Between Comcast and Fox
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:56:12 EDT
Tensions between Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch are complicating Comcast’s pursuit of the biggest media deal in years. Both Comcast and Disney, who are vying for Fox’s entertainment assets, are seeking to counter the challenge of cord cutting and new technology rivals.
Supreme Court Rules States Can Collect Sales Tax on Web Purchases
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:33:02 EDT
States can require online retailers to collect sales taxes, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, closing a loophole that gave web sellers an edge over conventional stores, resulting in some $34 billion a year in uncollected funds.
Amazon's Face-Scanning Surveillance Software Contrasts With Its Privacy Stance
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:04:33 EDT
Facial-recognition technology enables governments and private enterprise to track citizens anywhere there is a camera, even if they’re not carrying any devices. It’s a stark example of a technology that is being deployed faster than society and the law can adopt new norms and rules, writes Christopher Mims.
AT&T Unveils $15-a-Month Video Service
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:26:37 EDT
The service, tentatively named WatchTV, aims to use a “skinny bundle” of channels to recapture some of the millions of cord-cutters who dropped cable and satellite television.
Japan's Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Suspends New Business
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:20:46 EDT
BitFlyer said it would halt taking new business after regulators said it wasn’t doing enough to stop money laundering and terrorist financing.
This Upstart Wants to Be the Grubhub of China (and the Yelp, and the Groupon, and the Kayak)
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:11:39 EDT
Meituan-Dianping defies easy comparison to a like company in the U.S., instead providing a range of services similar to those of Yelp, Groupon and Grubhub in a single app.