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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Seattle tech employees earn 56% more than NYC finance workers

Employment increased in about 80% of the largest U.S. counties in the third quarter of 2019 from a year earlier and wages grew in 350 of 355, according to the …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

New technology allows pet owners to spy on every sniff and shredded slipper

Every sniff, nap or destructive moment can be watched live on a mobile device. Dog owners can even remotely launch treats.

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc’s new tech rules loom

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Sony, Amazon, others drop out of big tech show over virus

Two big Japanese companies are the latest to pull out of a major European technology show because of concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Electronic devices in the workplace adding to loneliness, which is already a big problem among young men in cities

Loneliness is having an impact on the workplace as electronic devices increasingly pull employees away from contact with others, drawing their attention to screens on tablets, phones and laptops, according …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

DNA helps with junk food control and machines make cocktails at CES tech show

These are among the gadgets showcased this week at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Flying taxis, toilet paper robots and more at CES Gadget Show

The annual technology conference is the place for big brands and startups alike to unveil their products and services for the coming year, though larger companies such as Apple, Google …

Amazon and Google to Hit CES with digital assistants in tow

The world’s biggest technology companies are heading to Las Vegas for the annual CES trade show next week, with even Apple making a rare official appearance. But don’t expect any …

Facebook’s currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress

Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a …

Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

Samsung is pushing off the public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.

UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Pinterest sets conservative pricing after Lyft drop

Pinterest, among the gaggle of tech companies hoping to go public this year, set a conservative price range Monday for its initial public offering. It hopes to raise as much …

Bill introduced to help publishers bargain with tech giants

Legislation introduced in Congress would give financially struggling news publishers the right to bargain collectively with tech giants Facebook and Google.

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019

Boeing overhauls quality controls: more high-tech tracking but fewer inspectors

Boeing has begun a sweeping transformation of its quality system, including the use of “smart” tools and automation. It will also eliminate thousands of quality checks as no longer necessary. …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

‘Family tech’ gadgets appeal to parental anxiety

Every year, the CES gadget show brings more devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried parents.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

With slump in iPhone sales, have we passed Peak Smartphone?

Behind Apple’s news of weak iPhone sales lies a sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can already afford one owns one …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Dow Jones industrials take second straight 2-percent plunge

Another day of big losses knocked U.S. stocks to their lowest levels in more than a year Monday. Investors dumped high-growth technology and retail companies as well as steadier, high-dividend …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Tech giants plunge again, pushing market into red for year

Stocks dropped again Tuesday as losses mounted for the world’s largest technology companies. Retailers also fell, and energy companies plunged with oil prices as the market sank back into the …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 …