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Amid Slide in DVD Sales, Redbox to Rent Some Movies Sooner

Redbox got a boost in its efforts to compete with digital outlets Monday as Hollywood’s largest studio agreed to make its movie discs available earlier in the company’s movie-rental kiosks.

Baidu Falls Behind in Race to be China's Netflix

Baidu could miss out as Chinese tech majors try to build up their online video content.

Supreme Court Limits Where Patent Suits Can Be Filed

The Supreme Court limited the ability of patent holders to bring infringement lawsuits in courts with plaintiff friendly reputations, which could provide a boost to companies that defend against patent claims.

Only Robots Can Tally What the Largest U.S. Pension Fund Pays in Fees

The nation’s largest pension plan has 380 people overseeing $320 billion in assets. But when one of its top officials was asked during a board meeting how much in performance fees was paid to private-equity managers, he had to acknowledge no one knew.

Amazon's Latest Market Disruption: 1.7 Million Free Bananas

The retail giant has upended the produce market in Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters.

Citigroup to Tap Nasdaq for Blockchain Payment Technology

Citigroup Inc. and Nasdaq Inc. are partnering to match up the blockchain with real money.

Chinese Online Retailer JD.com Is Developing Heavy-Duty Delivery Drones

Chinese e-commerce provider JD.com said Monday it is developing heavy-duty drones capable of delivering payloads weighing one ton or more, which it plans to deploy in Shaanxi.

New York Real-Estate Titans Eye Tech Startups

As the real-estate technology sector expands, several investment firms, many connected to multigenerational real-estate families such as the LeFraks, Rudins and Wilpons, have formed an informal collective to hunt for new opportuniti...

The Economics of Battery-Powered Homes

Homeowners can now power their homes with batteries, but the benefits are minimal in most areas for now.

How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China

Chinese search Giant Baidu was once a scourge of Hollywood and the U.S. music industry, which accused it of being a pipeline for pirated content. Today when Baidu is involved in a copyright infringement case, chances are it is the one casting the blame.

Bond Buyers Forgive and Forget, Flock Back to Online Lenders' Debt

The initial appeal of upstart, online lenders was that they would disrupt traditional loan markets. But after big setbacks last year, the firms are adjusting to be a little more Wall Street and a little less Silicon Valley.

The Quants Run Wall Street Now

For decades, investors imagined a time when data-driven traders would dominate financial markets. That day has arrived.

LeEco Founder to Step Down as CEO of Video Unit

Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder of Chinese technology and entertainment company LeEco Holdings, is stepping down as CEO of its listed video unit after an investor had called for stronger corporate governance.

SoftBank, Saudis Launch $100 Billion Tech Fund

Japan’s SoftBank and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund launched the world’s largest technology fund, designed to steer capital to cutting-edge technologies in U.S. startups and other global firms.

All IT Jobs Are Cybersecurity Jobs Now

The recent global ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack that affected computers in 150 countries and the growing threat of new malware illustrate a basic problem that will only become more pressing as more of our systems become connected.

How a Toddler Who Loves Eating Transfixed China

2½-year-old Xiaoman is an online sensation, bringing fame, a Pampers ad and questions about her weight.

Big Tech's Not-So-Easy Money

Repatriating huge stockpiles of offshore cash looks less likely, given tumult in Washington. But investors in Big Tech shouldn’t need to bank on it.

For WannaCry Victims, a Possible Way Out

Victims of last week’s global cyberattack might have a sliver of hope in trying to unlock the data lost on their computers.

Virginia Man Charged In Fake Fitbit Takeover Offer

A Virginia man was arrested Friday on charges of inflating the stock price of Fitbit Inc. last year while profiting from the temporary run-up in the company’s share price.

How SoftBank and Saudi Arabia Settled Their Differences to Birth the World's Biggest Tech Fund

SoftBank is poised to launch a $100 billion technology fund as early as Saturday, capping months of arduous negotiations in which the Japanese tech giant haggled with the fund’s main Saudi investor over control of the money, investment strategy and questions about its commitment.

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