Xbox Shows Microsoft Playing the Long Game
On the surface, Microsoft is lagging behind its big rival in the videogame business. But the company is succeeding where it counts.
China's Xiaomi Lost $1.1 Billion in the First Quarter
Chinese smartphone and gadget maker Xiaomi lost money in the first three months of the year, the company revealed in new filings ahead of its...
Why Using Payment Apps Can Hurt Your Relationships
Peer-to-peer payment apps allow users to pay exact amounts. And that can make you seem petty.
Bitcoin Falls Sharply After Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Hacked
A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said it suffered a “cyberintrusion,” prompting bitcoin prices to fall sharply toward year lows.
A Year After Amazon Devoured Whole Foods, Rivals Are Pursuing Countermoves
Amazon.com’s acquisition has triggered change in the food industry, with major grocery chains offering home delivery while some food makers seek to...
The Smart Accessory to Make Your TV Sound as Good as It Looks
TVs, thinner and more beautiful than ever, have never had worse sound. You can fix that with a single, easy upgrade to your home theater: a soundbar.
Comcast, Disney Chase India's Shooting 'Star' in Fox Deal
As Disney and Comcast gear up for a possible bidding war over a big chunk of Fox, one of the most desired assets is likely unknown to many...
Electronic Arts Embraces Subscriptions for New PC Games
Electronic Arts Inc. soon will let people subscribe to play its newest PC games, embracing a model analysts believe could eventually alter how...
How a School-Shooting Videogame Almost Went on Sale
A popular videogame-download store lowered its bar last year to make it easier for developers to hawk their creations. It ended up letting in a...
Your Next Robot Encounter: Dinner, Drinks and a Massage
Collaborative robots that work alongside humans—“cobots”—are getting cheaper and easier to program. That is encouraging businesses to put them to...
Facebook Gave Some Firms Special Access to Data After Cutoff
Facebook struck customized data-sharing deals with a select group of companies, some of which had special access to user records well after the...
The Videogame Industry Powers Up
Next week’s annual E3 expo draws attention to explosive growth.