Tag: computers

Opinion: John McAfee was one of the original genius-but-bizarre CEOs — and Elon Musk should take note

The fantastical story of antivirus-software entrepreneur John McAfee in his later years should be a cautionary tale to other genius CEOs, especially Elon Musk. McAfee,...

Biden’s long-term spending plans ‘are not about overheating the economy,’ says White House adviser

Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese on Wednesday defended some of the Biden administration’s long-term spending plans, characterizing the proposed outlays as not connected...

France’s Macron Pushes Controls on Religion to Pressure Mosques

PARIS—President Emmanuel Macron is redrawing the line that separates religion and state, in a battle to force Islamic organizations into the mold of French secularism....

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...

Why over 80,000 people want Jeff Bezos to stay in space

Get out and stay out! That’s the message from a couple of irreverent Change.org petitions calling for Jeff Bezos to stay in space when he...

Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and...

White House walks back Biden comments on cybercriminal swap with Russia

The White House on Sunday walked back comments from President Biden that he’d be “open” to exchanging cybercriminals with Russia. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told press...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

Senate passes bill that targets China and chips in 68-32 vote

The Democratic-run Senate, with some Republican support, passed legislation on Tuesday that targets China and aims to support the American semiconductor industry, in a sign...

Apple boosts FaceTime, messaging with iOS 15 software upgrades

Apple Inc.’s forthcoming upgrades for its iPhone operating system will aim to make FaceTime a more formidable competitor in the world of videoconferencing, while also...

Biden Expands Blacklist of Chinese Companies Banned From U.S. Investment

WASHINGTON—President Biden expanded a prohibition on Americans investing in Chinese companies with purported links to China’s military, adding more businesses to a blacklist that has...

10 ways to get the best deals during Amazon Prime Day 2021, according to deal pros

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5 surprising things in short supply this Memorial Day Weekend

It’s an odd choice of vehicle for someone who is not in the moving business. Up until this week, Matt Landau had never actually driven...

Opinion: The pandemic PC boom is still happening, but twin dangers loom

After more than a year into COVID-19 pandemic, people are still buying personal computers in massive numbers, but PC makers face increasing costs to build...

American Eagle sales could quadruple with demand for mom jeans and loose denim styles on the rise

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is set to soar, according to UBS. The apparel and accessories retailer reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat expectations, but...

My wife has 125 lipsticks. Her $11K cosmetics bill is our household’s largest expense — exceeding vehicles and housing

My wife and I have about $4,000 in expenses each month. She brings in 14% of our total income while I bring in 86%. Before...

Tim Cook to be Apple’s star witness Friday as antitrust trial wraps up

Apple Inc. is saving its most powerful witness for last. Chief Executive Tim Cook is scheduled to take the stand Friday to wrap up Apple’s...

Epic takes aim at Apple’s financial advantage in App Store model

Define the market, then follow the money. This was the crux of Epic Games Inc.’s legal argument much of Monday, and in all likelihood most...

Apple vs. Epic: Why cloud gaming became a hot topic at landmark antitrust trial

The headlines in week one of the Epic Games Inc.-Apple Inc. trial were mostly about exorbitant commission fees charged by the App Store. But a...

One culprit in the IRS backlog of 1.7 million tax returns? Broken printers and copiers, watchdog report says

Long-languishing 2019 tax returns and tardy tax refunds are being held up partly because of a shortage of working printers and copiers at Internal Revenue...

Roku stock gains after earnings, outlook top expectations

Shares of Roku Inc. were up 8% in after-hours trading Thursday after the streaming company delivered better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued an...

Have you held any of these 20 stocks long term? Your current dividend yield might surprise you

Income-seeking investors love dividend stocks, many of which have attractive yields when compared to bond yields. They might like them even more when they realize...

Virgin Galactic, DraftKings to amend financials post SEC guidance for SPACs

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. and DraftKings Inc., two of the biggest names to become public through “blank-check” companies in recent years, said Friday they will...

Apple hit with landmark antitrust charges in Europe over App Store practices

Apple has been charged with abusing its dominant position in the music-streaming market by imposing restrictive rules on the App Store, in a landmark move...

Opinion: Intel’s data-center customers may be ‘digesting,’ but AMD’s buffet is wide open

While Intel Corp. says data-center customers are “digesting,” they seem to still be bellying up to a longtime rival’s buffet. Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s server-chip...