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Samsung Unveils 2 New Devices and Mobile Payment System

Samsung Electronics Co. is leaning on bigger screens and a mobile payment system to try to fend off competition from rivals like Apple Inc. as it battles declining market share in a rapidly slowing smartphone market. The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled in New York a pair of new devices, including a large-screen variation […]

U.S. Seeks to Seize $1 Billion in Telecom Probe

U.S. authorities are asking European counterparts to seize about $1 billion in assets related to a wide-ranging criminal probe of alleged corruption by three global telecom companies and intermediaries close to the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president, according to court documents and people with direct knowledge of the criminal investigation. The effort is one of the […]

Pittsburgh at the Fore of Cybercrime Fight

Pittsburgh is home to the country’s first motion-picture theater, oil refinery and commercial radio station. The city is now emerging as a front line in the global fight against cybercrime. In the past year and a half, federal agencies operating out of Pittsburgh have unveiled a string of landmark cybercrime cases, including the July takedown […]

Reality Hits Alibaba’s Results

Alibaba’s weakening grip on China’s e-commerce market is alarming investors spooked by the company’s slowing revenue growth, a costly battle with rivals to capture more mobile users, and China’s swooning currency. On Wednesday, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth in more than three years, while its transactions with Chinese consumers also […]

Cisco Revenue and Profit Grow

Cisco Systems Inc.’s recent revenue growth eased a bit in its latest quarter, but results showed the networking-equipment giant’s new business strategies are beginning to take root. The San Jose, Calif.-based company on Wednesday said net income rose 3.2% in its fiscal fourth quarter ended July 25, while revenue grew 3.9%. Cisco’s results…

Lenovo to Cut Jobs as PC Market Continues to Contract

BEIJING—Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. said it would cut jobs and restructure as it continues the integration of two major acquisitions, after reporting a 51% slump in fiscal first-quarter earnings. The news sent shares of Lenovo, which bought smartphone maker Motorola Mobility and International Business Machines Corp.’s low-end server unit…

Attacks on Fiber Networks Baffle FBI

The attacker struck close to midnight, climbing into a manhole at the mouth of California’s Niles Canyon and slicing a series of cables that collectively carried billions of bits of Internet data. Hundreds of miles away at a Zayo Group Holdings Inc. network operations center in Tulsa, Okla., engineers saw the disruption immediately and later […]

With iPad Sales Falling, Apple Pushes Into Businesses

Apple Inc., grappling with swooning sales of the once-blockbuster iPad and sensing an opening in the changing ways of work, is making its broadest assault to date on business computing. The technology giant is working with more than 40 technology companies—many of them little-known makers of apps for accounting or sales presentations—to make the iPad […]

Court Skeptical Trade Body Has Oversight of Digital Transmissions

Court Skeptical Trade Body Has Oversight of Digital Transmissions

ENLARGE WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court appeared skeptical Tuesday of claims by a government trade panel that it can block Internet communications it finds infringe U.S. patents. The U.S. International Trade Commission last year took the unprecedented step of ordering ClearCorrect LLC of Round Rock, Texas, to cease receiving digital models and data from Pakistan to […]

Web Retailers Teach New Tricks—in Stores

Retailers have been stealing ideas from online rivals about how to run websites for years. Now they are borrowing ways to run brick-and-mortar stores. In Manhattan Beach, Calif., Macy’s Inc. revamped its swimsuit and workout sections this spring to display only samples, a strategy used by online retailers that have opened physical…

Your Next Computer Should Be a Desktop

Your Next Computer Should Be a Desktop

Updated Aug. 12, 2015 4:02 a.m. ET I get asked for advice on very practical but personal matters. “How do I block my boss on Facebook FB -0.56 % ?” “Can I take back an email I just sent my ex?” The most frequent question is: “Which laptop should I buy?” To me, that’s like […]

Inside SoftBank’s Struggle to Turn Around Sprint

Billionaire Masayoshi Son asked to speak with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy right away one Saturday last year. When they talked the next day, SoftBank Group Corp.’s chief executive said he had a message for President Barack Obama: “I love America.” So far, America doesn’t love Mr. Son back. Two years after SoftBank bought […]

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