Uber Hacked and Surveilled Rivals, Alleges Ex-Manager in Letter
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:21:36 EST
A 37-page letter sent to Uber’s management in May that painted it as a paranoid firm with a sophisticated intelligence apparatus designed to gain an edge on rivals and trick regulators has been made public.
A Glimpse Into the Future, Without Net Neutrality
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:32:37 EST
It’s hard to predict how the world might change now that the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules. WSJ’s Ryan Knutson travels into the future using a magic router to offer a few ideas.
Fox Deal Adds Hulu to Disney's Arsenal in Attack on Netflix
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:59:59 EST
Walt Disney’s plan to buy a large portion of 21st Century Fox’s assets would double its 30% stake in Hulu and help as it takes on rival Netflix.
Social-Media Stars Are Turning Heads---of Regulators
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:20:52 EST
The Federal Trade Commission has stepped up policing of product plugs and brand endorsements made by celebrities of social networks, enforcing deceptive-marketing rules that require them to disclose financial ties.
How Digital Wizardry Lets Shoppers 'Install' Furniture Before Buying
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:47:23 EST
Never make a costly decorating blunder again. With augmented and virtual reality, you can see 3-D images of coveted pieces in your living spaces, and super-realistic renderings show you your room’s future.
Facebook Acknowledges Some Social-Media Use Is Harmful
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:19:14 EST
The company’s top researcher pointed to external studies showing the negative effects of “passive” use of social-media sites to read news without interacting with anyone but said “active” use can improve well-being.
Can Robots Learn to Improvise?
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:09:58 EST
In a lab each move is programmed, but in the wider world, artificial intelligence must adapt to endless variety.
End of Net Neutrality: What It Means for Consumers
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:38:51 EST
The Federal Communications Commission has repealed net-neutrality rules. Here is how the move could affect consumers.