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Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer

Social media’s so-called influencers have become sought-after brand ambassadors, with millions of followers and lucrative advertising deals. Now, the computer-generated Miquela Sousa character is testing the power of online celebrity.
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Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer

Social media’s so-called influencers have become sought-after brand ambassadors, with millions of followers and lucrative advertising deals. Now, the computer-generated Miquela Sousa character is testing the power of online celebrity.

GE to Sell Part of Digital Business

General Electric reached a deal to sell off part of its GE Digital business and set aside the rest in a separate company, as the conglomerate narrows its focus and scales back its software ambitions.
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GE to Sell Part of Digital Business

General Electric reached a deal to sell off part of its GE Digital business and set aside the rest in a separate company, as the conglomerate narrows its focus and scales back its software ambitions.

'Smash Bros.' Cures Nintendo of the Summertime Blues

The holiday season is looking merrier for Nintendo after a difficult summer, thanks to a hot-selling new “Super Smash Bros.” game and early signs that its Switch console is selling better.
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'Smash Bros.' Cures Nintendo of the Summertime Blues

The holiday season is looking merrier for Nintendo after a difficult summer, thanks to a hot-selling new “Super Smash Bros.” game and early signs that its Switch console is selling better.

Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be a Slow One

Amazon’s announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs each to New York and Northern Virginia sparked a frenzy of activity. Lost in the commotion: It will take many years, if not a decade, before residents see an army of Amazon employees invading their ci
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Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be a Slow One

Amazon’s announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs each to New York and Northern Virginia sparked a frenzy of activity. Lost in the commotion: It will take many years, if not a decade, before residents see an army of Amazon employees invading their cities.

Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

Apple plans to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.
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Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

Apple plans to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.

Kill Your Wi-Fi Dead Zones! The Best Mesh Systems for Your Home

No Wi-Fi in the attic? Or basement? Joanna Stern tested six mesh Wi-Fi routers to find the best system to blanket your house or apartment in Wi-Fi.
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Kill Your Wi-Fi Dead Zones! The Best Mesh Systems for Your Home

No Wi-Fi in the attic? Or basement? Joanna Stern tested six mesh Wi-Fi routers to find the best system to blanket your house or apartment in Wi-Fi.

Lam Research CEO Resigns Amid Misconduct Investigation

Lam Research Chief Executive Martin Anstice has resigned after allegations of misconduct in the workplace, and the company has named its operating chief, Tim Archer, as his successor.
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Lam Research CEO Resigns Amid Misconduct Investigation

Lam Research Chief Executive Martin Anstice has resigned after allegations of misconduct in the workplace, and the company has named its operating chief, Tim Archer, as his successor.

Canadian Authorities Arrest CFO of Huawei Technologies at U.S. Request

Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer at the request of the U.S. government for alleged violations of Iranian sanctions, the latest move by Washington to crack down on the Chinese cellular-technology giant.
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Canadian Authorities Arrest CFO of Huawei Technologies at U.S. Request

Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer at the request of the U.S. government for alleged violations of Iranian sanctions, the latest move by Washington to crack down on the Chinese cellular-technology giant.

Facebook Board Backs Sandberg's Handling of Soros Research

Facebook’s board threw its support behind Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, calling her request to probe whether the investor shorted the company’s stock “entirely appropriate.”
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Facebook Board Backs Sandberg's Handling of Soros Research

Facebook’s board threw its support behind Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, calling her request to probe whether the investor shorted the company’s stock “entirely appropriate.”

Facebook's Zuckerberg at Center of Emails Released by Parliament

The U.K. Parliament released internal Facebook emails that lawmakers said show how executives at the social-media company, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, gave some developers special access to user data and contemplated charging developers for data access.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg at Center of Emails Released by Parliament

The U.K. Parliament released internal Facebook emails that lawmakers said show how executives at the social-media company, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, gave some developers special access to user data and contemplated charging developers for data access.

New York Police Unveil Drone Program

The NYPD is buying 14 drones to assist officers in rescue missions, traffic- crash investigations and large events, but civil-liberty advocates worry the technology may be abused.
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New York Police Unveil Drone Program

The NYPD is buying 14 drones to assist officers in rescue missions, traffic- crash investigations and large events, but civil-liberty advocates worry the technology may be abused.

Google Suspends Two Mobile Apps After Reports of Ad Fraud

Google has suspended two apps from its Google Play app store belonging to two Chinese developers—Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech—amid allegations that the products could have been used in an ad fraud scheme.
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Google Suspends Two Mobile Apps After Reports of Ad Fraud

Google has suspended two apps from its Google Play app store belonging to two Chinese developers—Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech—amid allegations that the products could have been used in an ad fraud scheme.

GOP Campaign Committee Was Victim of Cyberattack

The campaign arm for Republican Party congressional candidates fell victim to a cyberattack in April by an unidentified intruder who had access to confidential emails belonging to officials at the organization.
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GOP Campaign Committee Was Victim of Cyberattack

The campaign arm for Republican Party congressional candidates fell victim to a cyberattack in April by an unidentified intruder who had access to confidential emails belonging to officials at the organization.

Part Tablet, Part Laptop: Make Your Next Computer a Slate PC

Meet the best of a new generation of laptop-tablet hybrids—let’s call them slates—now with better technology and better software designed just for them.
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Part Tablet, Part Laptop: Make Your Next Computer a Slate PC

Meet the best of a new generation of laptop-tablet hybrids—let’s call them slates—now with better technology and better software designed just for them.

Marriott's Starwood Faulted on Earlier Hack, Experts Say

Marriott says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of customer data, but cybersecurity specialists say the company missed a significant chance to halt the breach years earlier.
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Marriott's Starwood Faulted on Earlier Hack, Experts Say

Marriott says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of customer data, but cybersecurity specialists say the company missed a significant chance to halt the breach years earlier.

Data Breach at Q&A Site Quora Affects 100 Million

The website, which lets users ask and answer almost any question, said that the hackers gained access to users’ names, email addresses and direct messages.
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Data Breach at Q&A Site Quora Affects 100 Million

The website, which lets users ask and answer almost any question, said that the hackers gained access to users’ names, email addresses and direct messages.

Tencent Music Moves Forward With IPO After Delay

Tencent Music Entertainment is moving forward with its plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. after pausing the process a couple of months ago because of a stock-market selloff.
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Tencent Music Moves Forward With IPO After Delay

Tencent Music Entertainment is moving forward with its plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. after pausing the process a couple of months ago because of a stock-market selloff.

Qualcomm Won't Revive NXP Deal, After White House Flags China Concession

Qualcomm ruled out a revival of its erstwhile takeover deal for NXP Semiconductors, a day after the White House said China would reconsider the merger as part of the truce in their broad trade battle.
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Qualcomm Won't Revive NXP Deal, After White House Flags China Concession

Qualcomm ruled out a revival of its erstwhile takeover deal for NXP Semiconductors, a day after the White House said China would reconsider the merger as part of the truce in their broad trade battle.

Huawei to Complete Network Project Despite Opposition

Chinese telecom giant Huawei will complete construction of an internet network in Papua New Guinea despite opposition from Australia, Japan and the U.S., after the Pacific nation dismissed cyberspying worries.
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Huawei to Complete Network Project Despite Opposition

Chinese telecom giant Huawei will complete construction of an internet network in Papua New Guinea despite opposition from Australia, Japan and the U.S., after the Pacific nation dismissed cyberspying worries.

Silicon Valley's Stock Exchange Meets SEC Roadblock

The Long-Term Stock Exchange—a market for the nation’s hottest startups–was opposed by a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Silicon Valley's Stock Exchange Meets SEC Roadblock

The Long-Term Stock Exchange—a market for the nation’s hottest startups–was opposed by a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Amazon, With Little Fanfare, Emerges as Advertising Giant

Its push is happening online, on devices such as FireTV and on delivery boxes, challenging the big ad sellers, including Facebook, Google and TV networks. Marketers are conflicted between wanting the company’s data and fearing it as a competitor.
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Amazon, With Little Fanfare, Emerges as Advertising Giant

Its push is happening online, on devices such as FireTV and on delivery boxes, challenging the big ad sellers, including Facebook, Google and TV networks. Marketers are conflicted between wanting the company’s data and fearing it as a competitor.

Apple's App Store Under Fire in Supreme Court Case

The tech giant’s exclusive market for selling iPhone apps came under fire at the Supreme Court, as justices considered whether consumers can proceed with a lawsuit claiming the company has an illegal monopoly.
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Apple's App Store Under Fire in Supreme Court Case

The tech giant’s exclusive market for selling iPhone apps came under fire at the Supreme Court, as justices considered whether consumers can proceed with a lawsuit claiming the company has an illegal monopoly.

After Amazon HQ2, Some Lawmakers Question Nondisclosure Requirements

The competition for Amazon HQ2 has thrust nondisclosure agreements into the spotlight, leading some officials to question whether they would sign them in the future.
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After Amazon HQ2, Some Lawmakers Question Nondisclosure Requirements

The competition for Amazon HQ2 has thrust nondisclosure agreements into the spotlight, leading some officials to question whether they would sign them in the future.

Amazon, With Little Fanfare, Emerges as an Advertising Giant

Its push is happening online, on devices such as FireTV and on delivery boxes, challenging the big ad sellers, including Facebook, Google and TV networks. Marketers are conflicted between wanting the company’s data and fearing it as a competitor.
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Amazon, With Little Fanfare, Emerges as an Advertising Giant

Its push is happening online, on devices such as FireTV and on delivery boxes, challenging the big ad sellers, including Facebook, Google and TV networks. Marketers are conflicted between wanting the company’s data and fearing it as a competitor.

Fraudsters Catch Venmo by Surprise

The PayPal-owned money-sending service faced an unexpected rash of payments fraud earlier this year. Venmo’s operating losses swelled in the aftermath, and the company decided to shut down some features.
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Fraudsters Catch Venmo by Surprise

The PayPal-owned money-sending service faced an unexpected rash of payments fraud earlier this year. Venmo’s operating losses swelled in the aftermath, and the company decided to shut down some features.

Behind an Effort to Fact-Check Live News With Speed and Accuracy

Voyc, a voice-scanning tool powered by artificial intelligence, can identify a questionable statement as little as two seconds after it’s uttered. “We’re trying to build something that … connects people to information faster,” says one developer of
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Behind an Effort to Fact-Check Live News With Speed and Accuracy

Voyc, a voice-scanning tool powered by artificial intelligence, can identify a questionable statement as little as two seconds after it’s uttered. “We’re trying to build something that … connects people to information faster,” says one developer of the technology.

Drone Rules Likely Delayed, Grounding Growth

Many agree drones need electronic license plates before they can deliver packages or fly remotely over crowds. But few agree on how to create those ID tags, and federal officials are far behind schedule on issuing guidance.
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Drone Rules Likely Delayed, Grounding Growth

Many agree drones need electronic license plates before they can deliver packages or fly remotely over crowds. But few agree on how to create those ID tags, and federal officials are far behind schedule on issuing guidance.

Soros Philanthropy President Calls for U.S. Lawmakers to Review Facebook

The president of George Soros’s philanthropy called for oversight of Facebook by lawmakers after the social-media company said it hired a controversial public-relations firm to research the billionaire.
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Soros Philanthropy President Calls for U.S. Lawmakers to Review Facebook

The president of George Soros’s philanthropy called for oversight of Facebook by lawmakers after the social-media company said it hired a controversial public-relations firm to research the billionaire.

Not So Big in Japan: Apple Cuts Price of iPhone XR to Boost Sales

Less than a month after releasing the iPhone XR, Apple is moving to offer subsidies to mobile-network operators in Japan to shore up sales of its least expensive new smartphone.
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Not So Big in Japan: Apple Cuts Price of iPhone XR to Boost Sales

Less than a month after releasing the iPhone XR, Apple is moving to offer subsidies to mobile-network operators in Japan to shore up sales of its least expensive new smartphone.

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says He Has No Plans to Step Down as Chairman

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushed back against calls for him to step down as chairman and said he hoped to continue working with his longtime chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, in a TV interview.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg Says He Has No Plans to Step Down as Chairman

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushed back against calls for him to step down as chairman and said he hoped to continue working with his longtime chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, in a TV interview.

Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records

Apple is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans.
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Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records

Apple is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans.

A Silicon Valley Tech Leader Walks a High Wire Between the U.S. and China

Nvidia sells lots of artificial-intelligence chips in China. That creates a dilemma as the company tries to navigate political and trade tensions.
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A Silicon Valley Tech Leader Walks a High Wire Between the U.S. and China

Nvidia sells lots of artificial-intelligence chips in China. That creates a dilemma as the company tries to navigate political and trade tensions.