Category: Business / Computers and Software

July 3, 2019

Intel’s New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic

Jim Keller, who joined Intel last year after stints at AMD, Apple, and Tesla, says Moore’s law isn’t dead, but needs a new, broader interpretation.

by Tom Simonite in Business
June 20, 2019

Investors Love Slack—for Now

Slack shares rose nearly 50 percent in their debut. It’s the latest successful stock offering for a maker of business software.

by Klint Finley in Business
June 3, 2019

Baidu Censors the Internet in China—So Do Microsoft and Apple

The 30th anniversary of the end of the Tiananmen uprising highlights how Chinese, and Western, companies filter what Chinese internet users can see.

by Tom Simonite in Business
May 31, 2019

Foursquare Is Adding Even More Data About Where You Are

Foursquare said it had acquired Placed, which tracks location through apps that offer rewards, from the owner of Snapchat.

by Paris Martineau in Business
May 30, 2019

If China Really Wants to Retaliate, It Will Target Apple

As the trade war heats up, Apple is an enticing target for Chinese reprisals. It derives a nearly 20% of its revenue from the country, and its supply chain is based there.

by Zachary Karabell in Business
May 24, 2019

Airbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing Data

Airbnb agreed to turn over information on 17,000 residences, so city officials can look for signs of illegal short-term rentals.

by Paris Martineau in Business
May 23, 2019

GitHub ‘Sponsors’ Now Lets Users Back Open Source Projects

GitHub’s new Patreon-like service aims to reward developers for maintaining free software, and bolster the open source ecosystem.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 9, 2019

You’ll Soon Be Able to Run Linux Apps on Any Chromebook

Google’s ChromeOS has its roots in Linux, but until now you could only run some Linux apps on some Chromebooks.

by Klint Finley in Business
May 7, 2019

Google’s Latest Message: We’re Just Here to Help

Google executives outlined new privacy-focused services at its annual I/O conference—while omitting that they still need to make money.

by Nitasha Tiku in Business
May 7, 2019

Enemies No More: Microsoft Brings the Linux Kernel to Windows

Microsoft is bringing the heart of Linux to Windows, the latest sign of the software giant’s increasing receptiveness to open source software.

by Klint Finley in Business