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FAA Seeks to Ease Air-Traffic Controllers’ Stress From Drones

With roughly 250 monthly encounters between drones and manned aircraft nationwide, automated procedures are being developed to reduce pressure on air-traffic controllers.Operators of unmanned aircraft increasingly either fly close to U.

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Microsoft Joins the Home-Speaker Party With Invoke

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Late entry into an Amazon-dominated market aims to put Cortana wherever the consumer is




















Oct.20, 2017 9:00 a.

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Japan’s SoftBank Plans a Second Giant Technology Fund

Masayoshi Son’s brainchild hasn’t finished raising money but the next could be double in size




















Oct.20, 2017 8:21 a.

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Proposed ‘Honest Ads Act’ Seeks More Disclosure About Online Political Ads

19, 2017 5:12 p.m.

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Verizon Continues to Win Wireless Subscribers

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The telecommunications company added nearly twice as many monthly connections than Wall Street expected




















Updated Oct.m.

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Stitch Fix, in IPO Filing, Reveals Annual Sales of Nearly $1 Billion

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Personal-shopping service Stitch Fix has filed for an initial public offering, revealing that the six-year-old startup’s annual sales have zoomed to nearly $1 billion at a time when traditional clothing retailers are struggling.Unlike most venture-backed startups, Stitch Fix has been profitable in recent years, though it swung to a $594,000 loss in the most recent year, the filing shows.

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Reliability Ratings for Electric Cars Get a Boost

19, 2017 2:22 p.ET







Auto makers struggling to sell drivers on electric cars can look forward to one advantage of adding more battery-powered vehicles to their fleets: beefing up their reliability ratings thanks to the electric cars’ simplicity.

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Three Cheers for Xi Jinping! Wait, Make That a Billion

At China’s Communist Party congress, a videogame company released a free game in which users ‘clap’ for the president; multitudes obliged




















Updated Oct.19, 2017 4:48 p.

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Jared Leto, Tech Investor, Was There at the Dawn of Social Media

With a portfolio of many Silicon Valley success stories, the actor says he cold-calls prospective investments ‘all the time’




















Oct.—Jared Leto is on the hunt for more tech investments and cold-calls prospective companies “all the time,” the actor and investor said Wednesday.

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The Troubled Marriage of Brains and Computers

On June 12, 2014, a young man named Juliano Pinto stood on a field and, as 1.2 billion people looked on, performed the ceremonial first kick of the World Cup in São Paulo.

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Apple Watch Hits Cellular Snag in China

19, 2017 6:43 a.ET







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Foxconn Deal in Wisconsin Hits Snag Over Guarantees

Officials delay final vote for $10 billion factory as contract scrutinized to assure safeguards in place for $3 billion in incentives




















Oct.18, 2017 3:02 p.

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Investors Are Cautious on Tech’s Big Startups: Many May Be Overvalued

‘We’ll see more of the unicorns die’ in the coming year, said Jenny Lee, managing partner at GGV Capital




















Updated Oct.18, 2017 5:32 p.

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Meritocracy ‘Myth’ Can Hold Companies Back, Experts Say

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Many tech firms haven’t shown big gains in minority hiring, particularly for technological roles




















Oct.18, 2017 3:02 p.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Issues 2018 Outlook

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Company says it would return to shareholders about $2.ET







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Oracle Pitches Security of the Cloud to Software Clients

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—The software services industry is in the midst of generational change, and Oracle Corp.

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Nielsen Offers Broad Insight Into Netflix Ratings

ratings across 12,000 Netflix assets, including Netflix originals.The company isn’t yet measuring Netflix viewing on mobile devices.

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EA ‘Star Wars’ Delay Stirs Unease Over Industry Shift to Service Model

Electronic Arts Inc.’s sudden decision to put a highly anticipated Star Wars game on ice drew sharp questioning over how the company plans to monetize the game, and raised concerns on Wall Street about the impact to next year’s fiscal earnings.

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White House to Test Federal-Local Sharing of Drone Regulation

18, 2017 11:12 a.m.

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Affirm Wants To Move Beyond Simple Lending to Provide Financial Advice

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Online financial services company Affirm Inc.