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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IBM has more flexibility having dropped its earnings target, but investors betting on quick progress from here are likely to be disappointed.
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’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, 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 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.
IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over IBM’s semiconductor operations.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday that there was embezzlement at government-controlled oil producer Petrobras.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 new iPad Air and iPad Mini won’t juice Apple’s growth in tablets, but they will still help the bottom line.