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YouTube Continues Showing Brands' Ads With Objectionable Videos

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:56
A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers’ advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.
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Netflix: The Monster That's Eating Hollywood

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:07
The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, spurring pushback from rival TV producers who once saw it as a partner.
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There's Money in Faxes---for Plaintiffs

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:03
Lawsuits over fax spam have surged in recent years under a decades-old law that allows recipients of the unwanted ads to recover upward of $500 per message.
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GameStop Closing at Least 150 Stores Amid Sales Decline

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:27
Videogame chain GameStop Corp., hit hard by a shift to digital downloads , plans to close at least 150 stores this year and expand nongaming businesses.
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Samsung's Restructuring Plan Faces Challenges

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:12
Samsung Electronics’ chief executive said that officials see challenges in restructuring the sprawling Samsung conglomerate, with a continuing review revealing “adverse implications” to switching to a holding-company structure.
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China's Bike-Sharing Startups Are Coming to U.S. Cities

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 23:40
Urban bike-sharing programs in the U.S. have often been a sinkhole for investors, with low takeup rates and high operating costs requiring public subsidies. Chinese startups think they have a solution.
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New WikiLeaks Documents Describe Alleged Mac, iPhone Hacking Tools

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 22:51
WikiLeaks on Thursday released new documents it says describe hacking tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency over the past decade to infect Apple Inc. devices.
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Theranos Offers Shares for Promise Not to Sue the Company

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 22:07
A deal approved by Theranos’s board would give investors who pledge not to sue the battered blood-testing company some shares from founder Elizabeth Holmes’s personal stake.
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Amazon Defeats IRS in Tax-Court Case

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:30
Amazon.com prevailed over the Internal Revenue Service in a more-than-$1.5 billion dispute over the online retailer’s transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.
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Google Faces Tall Order Policing Content

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:48
Google’s commitment to better police the millions of websites and videos across its advertising network is complicated by the very scale and diversity that has made the network so attractive to marketers.
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Apple Poised to Start Making iPhones in India

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:17
Apple will soon start assembling iPhones in India for the first time, say government officials familiar with its plans, boosting the company’s chances of gaining a foothold in the fast-growing market.
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High-Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction 'Shopping' in Patent Suits

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:07
Businesses, particularly tech firms, are watching closely a case to be argued in the Supreme Court next week challenging a system that has led to a concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions such as eastern Texas.
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Baidu's Loss Is a Setback for AI in China

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:55
As ambitious as they are, China’s tech firms are behind the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft when it comes to artificial intelligence. With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, their ability to retain top foreign talent is in question.
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Microsoft Licenses Patents to Toyota In Bid For Bigger Car-Tech Role

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:22
Microsoft agreed to license a batch of patents to Toyota as part of the software giant’s effort to leverage its vast intellectual-property portfolio to become a key provider of connected-car technology.
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IPG Creates New Role For Arun Kumar in Data Push

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:00
IPG has named Arun Kumar data and marketing technology chief for its media agency network as it moves to create a more central data strategy.
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Europeans Won't Follow Suit on Electronics on Flights

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:33
Countries in continental Europe said they won’t for now adopt new U.S. and U.K. rules barring most electronic gear from the cabins of flights from the Middle East and North Africa—opening up an unusual split among Western security authorities over airplane safety.
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Tencent: Raising the Bar for China's Most Valuable Company

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:34
Whether China’s most valuable company can keep getting bigger depends on whether it can sell advertising as effectively as Facebook. So far it is progressing well, but expectations are also rising fast.
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AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads From Google Over 'Hate' Videos

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:22
AT&T and Verizon Communications pulled much of their advertising from Google over concerns that their ads may have run alongside controversial videos, extending the financial impact of a controversy.
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Privacy Shield Seems Safe, but Have a Backup Plan

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:23
The Privacy Shield data transfer agreement between the U.S. and EU is likely to remain intact under the Trump administration, experts say, but American businesses can still take steps to ensure they’re protected if the deal fails.
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Smart Lights Are a Bright Idea, With Alexa and Siri

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:19
Reliable voice control makes smart lighting easier than ever. Geoffrey A. Fowler explains the right—and wrong—ways to improve your home lighting with connected bulbs, plugs and switches.
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