Music Artists Take On the Business, Calling for Change
As their attitudes toward the online economy shift, more artists are speaking out for an overhaul of the industry and how they are compensated....
Microsoft Is Said to Invest in Uber
Microsoft has agreed to contribute a substantial amount of the financing in a recent round, which totals about $1 billion, people with knowledge of...
Bits Blog: The Zuckerbergs Announce They’re Expecting a Baby — After a Personal Struggle
The chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, disclosed that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl. The road to get there...
Tech: New Gear for the School Year
Snap, yak and stay on track: six smart toys for the essential collegian.
Life@Work: Struggling to Disconnect From Our Digital Lives
The more time we spend swimming in digital waters, the shallower our cognitive capacity becomes and the less control we have of our attention....
A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared
When Dan Price announced he was setting a minimum salary of $70,000 for his 120 employees, he didn’t foresee the turmoil it would cause for his...
Economic View: Stolen Consumer Data Is a Smaller Problem Than It Seems
It can easily feel as if no one’s bank account or credit card is safe. But for consumers, the effect is quite different from what the headlines...
Glare of Video Is Shifting Public’s View of Police
The recording of encounters between the police and the public has begun to alter public views of the use of force and race relations, experts and...
Bits Blog: That Facebook Drone is Ready for Takeoff
The dream of consumer drones may be one step closer to reality, as Facebook announces that its unmanned aerial vehicle is ready for in-flight...
How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune
Zhou Qunfei, founder of Lens Technology, has come to define a new class of female entrepreneurs in China who have built their wealth from scratch....
For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program
A new Microsoft chatbot called Xiaoice has become something of a hit in China with responses based on actual conversations culled from the...
U.S. Sets Goal for Faster Supercomputers. Much, Much Faster.
President Obama announced an ambitious goal of creating an ultrafast machine that could enable breakthroughs in fields like medicine and astronomy....