How Big Data Is Tracking City Life
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How Big Data Is Tracking City Life

Researchers are bringing big data into the public sphere, aiming to improve quality of life, save money, and understand cities in ways that weren’t possible only a few years ago.

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Will Apple Pay Keep You Safer From Fraud?
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Will Apple Pay Keep You Safer From Fraud?

As merchants face an epidemic of data breaches, consumers wonder: Will Apple Pay be any safer? Priya Anand discusses. Photo: Apple

IBM: Free But Not Easy
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IBM: Free But Not Easy

IBM has more flexibility having dropped its earnings target, but investors betting on quick progress from here are likely to be disappointed.

Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Holes
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Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Holes

Apple Inc. on Monday will begin its bold undertaking to add a wallet to its iPhones. Participants include McDonald’s, Whole Foods and Walgreen. Yet the service won’t be ubiquitous overnight.

China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade
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China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade

China’s growth will slow to 3.9% as its productivity nose dives and the country’s leaders fail to push through tough measures to remake the economy, according to a report by the business-research group the Conference Board expected to come out Monday.

Twitter to Offer New Tools for App Developers
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Twitter to Offer New Tools for App Developers

Twitter, at its first developer conference in four years, is expected to announce on Wednesday a suite of tools to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to people familiar with the matter.

Yahoo CEO Set to Refresh Turnaround Plan
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Yahoo CEO Set to Refresh Turnaround Plan

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer will seek to fend off a challenge from activist investor Starboard this week by detailing her plan for turning around the struggling Internet business.

Globalfoundries to Take Over IBM Chip Unit
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Globalfoundries to Take Over IBM Chip Unit

IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over IBM’s semiconductor operations.

Brazil's President Acknowledges Petrobras Wrongdoing
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Brazil's President Acknowledges Petrobras Wrongdoing

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday that there was embezzlement at government-controlled oil producer Petrobras.

Google's Money Machine Slows
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Google's Money Machine Slows

Google’s search-advertising business, the money machine that made the company one of the world’s most valuable, may be slowing as alternatives like Facebook grab more marketing dollars.

VW Recalling 1 Million Cars
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VW Recalling 1 Million Cars

Volkswagen is recalling more than a million of its popular Beetle and Jetta vehicles to inspect their rear suspensions, joining the ranks of other manufacturers that have faced massive global recalls.

Apple Unveils New iPad, iMac
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Apple Unveils New iPad, iMac

Apple unveiled new iPads and a desktop, looking to reverse slumping sales of its tablet computer and prod companies to replace older tablets and personal computers.

Panel Votes to Keep Strong Warning on Smoking-Cessation Drug
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Panel Votes to Keep Strong Warning on Smoking-Cessation Drug

An FDA advisory panel rejected an effort by Pfizer to remove boxed warnings of neuropsychiatric dangers on the label for Chantix, the company’s smoking-cessation drug.

Apple Pay Draws Hundreds of Banks
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Apple Pay Draws Hundreds of Banks

Banks are jumping onto Apple’s new mobile-payment system, hoping to keep a tight grip on customers who might otherwise be tempted to switch banks if their current debit and credit cards can’t be used with the newest iPhone.

The Skinny on Apple's New iPad
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The Skinny on Apple's New iPad

The new iPad Air and iPad Mini won’t juice Apple’s growth in tablets, but they will still help the bottom line.