Bits Blog: Automation Will Change Jobs More Than Kill Them
A new McKinsey report concludes that technology-driven automation will redefine jobs far more than it will eliminate them.
EU Says Data-Transfer Pact Review Will Take Until End of January
The EU is allowing itself the maximum time granted by privacy regulators to complete a new trans-Atlantic data-transfer pact after the bloc’s top...
Bits Daily Report: A $1 Billion Bet on Artificial Intelligence in Silicon Valley
Interest and investment in artificial intelligence is back with a vengeance in Silicon Valley, attracting companies such as Toyota to make big bets...
Retiring: After Years Out of a Job, Older Workers Find a Way Back In
Hit hard by the economic downturn, older job-seekers are finding that courses — online or off — can provide the bridge back to the work force....
Alibaba to Buy Online Video Firm Valued at $5.4 Billion
Alibaba said Friday it would buy U.S.-traded Chinese online video provider Youku Tudou in an all-cash deal that values the firm at about $5.38...
Nintendo’s ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Is Here. Is It the Next ‘Pokémon?’
Nintendo on Friday is bringing "Yo-kai Watch," a beloved Japanese creature-hunting franchise to has generated billions in sales, to North America....
Tencent Secures China Rights for Bond, James Bond
Tencent has signed deals with two Hollywood studios to distribute the entire James Bond franchise and coming movies such as the next “Star Trek”...
How Much Can It Suck? Dyson’s Robot Vacuum Lands in the U.S. Next Year
Attention vacuum connoisseurs: Dyson is bringing its robotic vacuum, the 360 Eye, to the U.S. by next summer, testing how ready Americans are to...
Tencent in Talks Over $1.5 Billion Loan
Tencent is in talks for a $1.5 billion syndicated loan to secure funds for future acquisitions and other expenses, according to people familiar...
This giant quadcopter drone launches fixed-wing UAVs, then retrieves them with a skyhook
Due in large part to the fact landing fixed-wing drones is easier said than done, Boeing subsidiary Insitu recently unveiled an incredibly...
Square Sets Conservative I.P.O. Price Range
The payments provider said it would sell shares at $11 to $13 apiece, a valuation of up to $4.2 billion — much lower than its private valuation....
Square Outlines IPO Terms
Payments startup Square Inc. said it plans to raise up to $403.7 million in its initial public offering amid what has been a rocky IPO market.