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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Tech giants slide, pulling U.S. stock market sharply lower

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Tech and health care lead U.S. stock surge after midterms

Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared …


Walmart’s warehouse chain tries to get high-tech with test store

Warehouse clubs, purveyors of off-price denim and massive tubs of mayonnaise, aren’t usually on the cutting edge of retail. Walmart’s Sam’s Club wants to prove otherwise.


Before parental ‘screen time’ concerns, there was radio, and even novels

Today’s grandparents may have fond memories of the “good old days,” but history tells us that adults have worried about their kids’ fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Tech and health stocks slip; Amazon hits $1 trillion

U.S. stocks are opening lower as technology companies take losses.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Walmart’s built a ragtag alliance of tech firms to battle Amazon

The Amazon menace has prompted a strategic shift inside Walmart’s headquarters.


New U.S. slap against China: Tighter curbs on tech investment

Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its goods, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U.S. companies or to buy American technology in such cutting-edge …


A Seattle museum’s tech bonanza, from classic video games to virtual reality

Living Computers: Museum + Labs is a unique convergence of new and old technology that shows in a fun, hands-on way how ideas can improve and evolve over time.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Disney-Comcast battle for Fox dominates Sun Valley gathering

Media and tech titans turned up in good spirits at the billionaire’s summer camp at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, even though the U.S. just started a trade war …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Zuckerberg. Bezos. Cook. Media, tech titans gather in Idaho to network and make deals

Some of the most powerful names in American business are gathering this week in Idaho for the annual Allen & Co. conference at Sun Valley Resort.


Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate …


‘Smart’ gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

Gadgets these days come loaded with microphones and cameras. They are all vulnerable to hacking or programming errors, and there’s nothing consumers can do to eliminate the risks short of …


Amazon’s finance ambitions are said to draw attention from Fed

U.S. banks are keeping a watchful eye on the ambitions of Amazon.com and other technology giants to break into the world of finance. So is the Federal Reserve.


Microsoft makes inroads with U.S. spy agencies as tech giants face off over cloud contract

Microsoft has secured a potentially lucrative agreement that makes the full suite of the tech giant’s cloud-computing platform available to 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, executives said recently, moving agencies’ computer …


Want a Fitbit that measures how productive you are at work? This company is betting your boss does

Executives who showed off Sapience Analytics “people analytics” platform say it’s a paradigm-shifting way for white-collar employers and employees alike to boost productivity by tracking how much time workers actually …


‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave

In spring 2016, Microsoft was ready to go public with some important data: The company said it had nearly eliminated the gender gap in pay among its employees. But at …


China cuts taxes for chipmakers to promote industry development

China said it cut taxes for semiconductor makers, lending new support for the pivotal industry just as President Donald Trump weighs tariffs on the sector amid rising trade tensions.


AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

Research teams at Microsoft and Chinese tech company Alibaba reached what they described as a milestone earlier this month when their AI systems outperformed the estimated human score on a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Wearables get smaller and smarter

First there were fitness wearables. Then the focus turned to fashionable wearables. The latest evolution, seen throughout this week’s CES in Las Vegas: more functional, futuristic – and sometimes far-fetched …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media …


Ten years ago, Amazon changed Seattle, announcing its move to South Lake Union

Ten years ago Thursday, Amazon announced it would move to South Lake Union, consolidating the company’s growing footprint into an 11-building campus and abandoning the former hospital building on Beacon …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Paris hosts major climate summit – and it’s all about Trump

The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role.


ESPN eliminating 150 production, tech jobs in latest cuts

ESPN is eliminating 150 production and technical employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future.


Federal “extreme vetting” plan castigated by tech experts

Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be “inaccurate and …


Tech company pledges bitcoin donation to build youth home

A tech company in Eugene has pledged to donate $2 million to construct a facility for homeless teenagers in western Oregon, but the gift will be made in bitcoin.


Tech, housing boom creates homeless crisis on West Coast

A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region’s success: soaring housing costs, …


New tech, 3-D holograms preserve Holocaust survivor stories

Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time. Preserving her story is why she’s on stage, or at least a three-dimensional likeness of her is on stage, at the …


Tech firms seek Washington asset: secret clearances

Under siege for letting their platforms be co-opted by Russian hackers during the 2016 election, Silicon Valley companies are learning what many businesses with interests in Washington have long known: …


As bids for Amazon’s headquarters come due, tech has a chance to spread the wealth

As Amazon ponders where to locate a second headquarters site and 50,000 workers – proposals are due by Thursday – it is raising questions about whether the industry, and America, …


Tech-oriented New York grad school opens

The city’s quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn’t …