Monthly Archives: December 2016

Old-Line Companies Show Appetite for Tech Deals


Nontech companies such as Wal-Mart, Ford and Unilever are hunting for tech deals, spending a total of nearly $10 billion buying venture-backed U.S. startups this year, nearly double the amount last year.

SoftBank Hopes Trump Connection Reopens Doors for Sprint


Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son’s ties to Donald Trump could bring rewards for wireless provider and its parent as they pursue bigger U.S. ambitions.

Twitter Seeks a Little Help From Its Users


Twitter, in the midst of an identity crisis, turned outward to its millions of users for ideas, with CEO Jack Dorsey tweeting with them about what they hope to see from the social-media service.

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2016


From gene editing to gravitational waves and artificial intelligence, these were the science stories that shaped 2016.

Foxconn Deepens Investment in China With $8.8 Billion Factory


Foxconn plans to build an $8.8 billion television flat-panel factory in Guangzhou, China, depicting the region as an “investment treasure land” amid calls to move tech manufacturing to the U.S.

The Smart Way to Trade In Old Gadgets for Cash


If you’ve recently unwrapped a new phone, tablet or other gadget, don’t just toss out your old one. You could get some cash for it.

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