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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Samsung says it will delay the consumer launch of its folding phone, the Galaxy Fold, after reviewers reported their review units malfunctioning. Samsung says it will announce the new release date in the coming weeks. Tesla kicked off a special event on Monday to show off its robo-taxi tech. Some experts have warned that CEO Elon Musk's previous comments about Tesla's self-driving software could be unsafe and even unethical. El...

Here's a look at 10 ways Google tries to make its campuses around the world more sustainable (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google campuses may be best known for their fun quirks — like having massive slides in a number of them. But over the years, the company has made strides to make its offices not only fun to work in, but environmentally friendly as well.  From cutting down on food wastes to harvesting its own honey, below are ten ways Google offices around the world are working towards being more sustainable.  Visit for more stories. Google campuses may be best known for their fun quirks — ...

Samsung says it's delaying the Galaxy Fold launch after broken review units 'showed us how the device needs further improvements'

Samsung has delayed the launch of its Galaxy Fold. The decision to postpone the launch, which had been scheduled for this Friday, came after a small number of reviewers reported that the screen on their devices had broken. The company says it will announce the new release date in the coming weeks. Samsung is delaying the launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone following reports that the screen on some review units of the device had broken, the company said Monday. Samsung says it will announce a...
Tags: US, Samsung, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Huawei China, Galaxy Fold

10 smartphone habits that are getting in the way of your success

The smartphone has given us instantaneous connection and access to limitless information, while helping keep our lives in order. However, spending too much time on social media, constantly receiving notifications, and sleeping near your smartphone could be hurting your productivity more than you think. Here are 10 smartphone habits that are ruining your productivity, according to experts. Visit for more stories. Being on your phone at work, once the sign of a bad employe...
Tags: America, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Jacobs, Chen, Jonathan Alpert, Jordana Jacobs, Te Ping Chen, Audrey Noble

Uber’s self-driving car unit may be worth $7.25 billion alone

Uber is reportedly nearing a deal that could value its self-driving car unit at $7.25 billion.  The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Uber is expected to receive $1 billion from a group of investors, including SoftBank Group and Toyota, ahead of its IPO in early May.  Sources told The Journal that the company is eager to get this autonomous deal in place so that it can plug the self-driving car unit's value and growth prospects. Visit for more stories. Uber is ...
Tags: Uber, Trends, Arizona, Toyota, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, ATG, SoftBank Group, Advanced Technologies Group ATG, IPO Uber, The Journal Read

HuffPost is asking readers to voluntarily pay to support its journalism, even as its parent Verizon made $16 billion in profits last year

HuffPost is the latest publication to ask readers to support its journalism through a new membership program. For $6 a month, supporters will get perks like HuffPost merch, exclusive newsletters, and a lighter ad load. Meanwhile, its parent Verizon had $16 billion in profits in 2018. Visit for more stories. HuffPost just became the latest news outlet to chase reader revenue. It's launched a membership program that it's pitching as a way to support HuffPost's journalism at ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Digital, Trends, New York Times, The Guardian, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Vox Media, Newman, Yahoo Finance, Lessin, Jessica Lessin, Lydia Polgreen, Polgreen

Pinterest's IPO team wants to convince investors that it has more in common with Google than Snap (SNAP)

Pinterest's IPO team wants investors to see the company as a visual search engine in line with Google, according to a source familiar with the pitch. The team has also taken pains to dispel the notion the Pinterest is a social media site or comparable to the photo-sharing app Snapchat, which has sunk in value since it went public in 2017, the person said. Pinterest is expected to go start trading on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "PINS." Visit Businessinsider.c...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Pinterest, US, Trends, Credit Suisse, Evan Spiegel, New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal, Ben Silbermann, Farfetch, Snap, Morgan Stanley Goldman Sachs, GrubHub, Twitter and Facebook

US-China Trade Negotiators Target Late May or Early June Signing

The Wall Street Journal reports that US-China negotiators are targeting a late May or Early June signing date for trade deal. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Uber nears investment deal for self-driving car unit: WSJ

Uber Technologies Inc is nearing a deal with a group, including SoftBank Group Corp, to invest in its self-driving car unit to be valued at $7.25 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, SoftBank Group Corp, Uber Technologies Inc

Jessica Lessin thinks The Information could spend more on journalism than The New York Times or Wall Street Journal some day

The Information has a staff of 35 today, but founder Jessica Lessin sees the tech publication becoming on a par with The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In 10 years, The Information could actually be spending more than those titles on journalism, she said. The Information sees a lot of potential to grow by covering tech's intersection with business, and is hiring as fast as it ever has to feed that growth, she said. See the full list of the 100 people transforming business here. Jessi...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, New York, China, US, Trends, Information, New York Times, Alibaba, Times, Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Lessin, Jessica Lessin, ByteDance Lessin

The DOJ reportedly pours cold water on Sprint and T-Mobile's merger (S, TMUS)

Shares of the US telecom provider Sprint are tumbling in premarket trading after a Wall Street Journal report indicated the company's planned merger with T-Mobile was unlikely in its current form.  The Department of Justice's (DOJ) antitrust division has concerns with the deal's current structure and the potential threat it would cause to competition.  T-Mobile and Sprint are the the third and fourth largest carriers by subscribers.  Watch Sprint and T-Mobile trade live. A planned merger betw...
Tags: Verizon, Japan, US, Trends, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, Department Of Justice, Doj, Wall Street Journal, McDonald, T Mobile, Committee on Foreign Investment, Sprint and T Mobile, SoftBank SoftBank, Team Telecom, Watch Sprint

Sony is reportedly changing its standards for sexual content in new PlayStation games in response to the #MeToo movement and livestreaming (SNE)

Sony has adopted new standards to cut down on the number of PlayStation games that feature sexually explicit depictions of women, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The PlayStation 4 is the most popular video game console on the planet, with more than 90 million consoles and 800 million PlayStation games sold around the world. Sony told the Journal changed its policy for approving new PlayStation games in response to the #MeToo movement and growing interest in livestreamer...
Tags: Japan, Youtube, Trends, United States, Sony, North America, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Journal Business Insider, Newel Sony

Sprint, T-Mobile shares dive after WSJ casts doubt on deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint and T-Mobile shares are falling after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion merger . The Journal says Justice Department antitrust staff, which is reviewing the takeover, questioned the companies’ reasoning for it in a meeting this month. The report […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Journal, WSJ, T Mobile, Sprint T Mobile

Experts say that new CEO Thomas Kurian's Oracle-like playbook could cause a 'culture clash' at Google Cloud — and that could be a good thing (GOOGL, GOOG)

Analysts say that Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian's plan to emphasize sales and partnerships could lead to a "culture clash" with the search giant's more engineering-focused culture.  However, Google Cloud might come out of it stronger than ever:Although Google Cloud may have advanced technology, it needs a stronger enterprise sales program to catch up to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, say experts. Diane Greene, Kurian's predecessor, helped set the tone for Google Cloud to become mo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Bloomberg, Everest, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Aws, Wall Street Journal, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Cto, Forrester, Diane Greene

Jeff Bezos is reportedly looking to buy an NYC apartment. Here's a look at the 6 massive properties his family already owns across the US, from a sprawling Seattle estate to a set of historic NYC condos

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, and MacKenzie Bezos recently announced that they had finalized the terms of their divorce. MacKenzie Bezos granted Jeff Bezos her interests in   The Washington Post   and   Blue Origin and 75% of the Amazon stock they owned, but the couple did not announce how they'd split up their considerable real-estate holdings. Now, the Amazon CEO is reportedly on the hunt for an NYC apartment, The New York Post reported. The Bezos family owns at least six propert...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York Post, Microsoft, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Medina, Bezos

Catalent to buy Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 billion - WSJ

Drug developer Catalent Inc has agreed to buy privately held, gene-therapy focused Paragon Bioservices Inc for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Wall Street Journal, Catalent Inc, Paragon Bioservices Inc

A team of scientists linked to Elon Musk appear to be making progress putting chips into brains

A group of researchers affiliated with Elon Musk's brain-computer interface company, Neuralink, published a paper about a new technique for inserting probes into brains. They describe the technique as a "sewing machine" and it is being on lab rats. The paper is still a long way off becoming a reality. Visit for more stories. A group of scientists linked to Elon Musk's company Neuralink published a paper last month about a new system they're developing for inserting chips i...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Bloomberg, Sam Altman, Wall Street Journal, Musk, Watch Google, Neuralink, Neuralink Elon Musk

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is part of a family of impressive tech leaders, founders, and CEOs — here's who they are

Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber filed for an initial public offering on Thursday. The IPO could be one of the biggest in years. For Khosrowshahi, being a superstar in the tech industry is a family business. Khosrowshahi's cousins, uncle and brothers all made their marks within Silicon Valley and beyond. Here's everything you need to know about Dara Khosrowshahi's impressive family. Visit for more stories. Led by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, ride-sharing startup Uber filed for...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Brown University, US, Trends, Linkedin, Intel, Harvard, Canada, Jp Morgan, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Travis Kalanick

Campbell to sell fresh food unit for about $500 million to former executive - WSJ

Campbell Soup Co is nearing a deal to sell its fresh food unit's Bolthouse Farms for about $500 million to a group led by the former chief executive officer of the brand, the Wall Street Journal reported https on Thursday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Campbell, Campbell Soup Co, Bolthouse Farms

Uber warns its big push into scooters and e-bikes is creating unusual new headaches and risks for the company

Electric scooters and bicycles present a range of potential problems for Uber, the company said in the prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO), which was released on Thursday. Risks include rider incompetence, failure to use protective gear, careless steering, poor maintenance, and faulty manufacturing from third parties. The company also faces legal and political hurdles that limit where and how it can deploy scooters and bikes. Visit for more stories. Electric s...
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Campbell to sell fresh food business for about $500 million to former executive - WSJ

Campbell Soup Co is nearing a deal to sell its fresh foods unit, including Bolthouse Farms, for about $500 million to a group led by the former chief executive officer of the unit, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Campbell, Campbell Soup Co, Bolthouse Farms

'SNL' star Kate McKinnon will play disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a Hulu series

"Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon will play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a Hulu TV series, "The Dropout." HBO released a documentary on Theranos and Holmes in March, and a movie is in the works from "Vice" director Adam McKay starring Jennifer Lawrence. Another Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes project is in the works.  Hulu is developing a limited TV series called "The Dropout," based on the ABC Radio podcast of the same name about the company Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth H...
Tags: Hbo, Jennifer Lawrence, Trends, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Hulu, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Universal Pictures, Elizabeth Holmes, Adam Mckay, Elizabeth, Holmes, ABC Radio, Kate McKinnon

Cybersecurity firm Cofense says Pamplona to sell stake after U.S. probe: Reuters

U.S. cybersecurity firm Cofense Inc said on Wednesday that buyout firm Pamplona Capital Management is seeking to sell its stake in the company following a year-long probe by U.S. national security regulators. Pamplona declined to comment. The pressure to divest comes as Washington increases scrutiny on foreign ownership of U.S. technology companies, including by China, and is paying closer attention to deals that could compromise the personal data of U.S. citizens. The U.S. intelligence communit...
Tags: Washington, China, Russia, Trends, Tech, United States, Wall Street Journal, Mikhail Fridman, Pamplona, Reuters, U S Treasury Department, Leesburg Virginia, CFIUS, PE Deals, U S Department of the Treasury, Kunlun

US asks to extradite Julian Assange over leaked state secrets after he was arrested and forcibly removed from Ecuador’s London embassy

WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange, was arrested by the British police at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday morning. The US requested his extradition and charged him with conspiracy to hack classified US government computers. WikiLeaks helped Chelsea Manning, a former US Army intelligence analyst, hack into Department of Defense computers, the Department of Justice said Thursday. WikiLeaks helped Manning publish sensitive military documents in 2010, as well as Democratic National Co...
Tags: Usa, UK, London, Sweden, Russia, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Britain, Edward Snowden, Cia, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Sajid Javid, Kremlin, Metropolitan Police

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Amazon workers get to hear some of what users tell Alexa, and they have a chat room to talk about "amusing" recordings. Amazon told Bloomberg that it only tasks humans with reviewing "an extremely small sample of Alexa voice recordings." Oracle and IBM are officially out of the race for a key $10 billion defense cloud contract as Amazon and Microsoft move ahead. The JEDI contract is expected to be awarded by mid-July at the ear...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, New York City, Disney, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, New York Times, New Jersey, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Abc News, Wall Street Journal

Brazil plans to charge Vale over deadly mine collapse: WSJ

Prosecutors are planning to file criminal charges against Brazil's miner Vale SA and its employees over the collapse of a mine-waste dam in January that killed hundreds of people, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the lead investigator.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Brazil, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Vale, Vale SA

WSJ: Ditech Bankruptcy Loophole Could Cause Adverse Effect for Some Homeowners

Compounding a series of financial problems the companies are facing, Reverse Mortgage Solutions (RMS) and its parent company Ditech Holding Corporation are experiencing new scrutiny from consumer advocates and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) due to the company’s latest chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, according to an article at the Wall Street Journal. Some homeowners who may be entitled to compensation for damages could lose their chance due to a loophole created by Ditech’s lates...
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Brazil plans to charge iron ore miner Vale over deadly mine collapse: WSJ

Prosecutors are planning to file criminal charges against Brazil's miner Vale SA and its employees over the collapse of a mine-waste dam in January that killed hundreds of people, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the lead investigator.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Brazil, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Vale, Vale SA

Goldman Sachs is scrapping a homegrown email app it once touted — and it's a sign the bank is moving away from building tech in house

Goldman is ditching its homegrown email app Orbit in favor of those offered by Blackberry and Microsoft. The decision shows Goldman distancing itself from software it developed in house to give employees a secure way to send and receive emails, and review documents, from their mobile devices.  It's part of Goldman's plan to focus its engineering resources on technology that's core to its business, such as software developed for trading clients or consumers of its digital bank.   Visit Business...
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'Babylon Berlin' will return for season 3 on Netflix in the US, continuing the decadent and dark crime series set in pre-Nazi Germany

Netflix found another quality coproduction in Germany's "Babylon Berlin," a crime series and binge-worthy period piece. The third season has been bought in 35 countries, and will continue streaming in the US on Netflix. Set in Berlin, the decadent capital of the 1920s Weimar Republic, the show's first two seasons are now available on Netflix. In the wake of its success with the German sci-fi thriller "Dark," Netflix found another quality coproduction from Germany last year in the 1920s-set cr...
Tags: Apple, UK, Australia, China, Germany, Berlin, US, Trends, Netflix, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Npr, Wall Street Journal, Marvel Studios, Weimar

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