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Dubai Billionaire's Startup Takes On Amazon
News 2 weeks ago
Dubai Billionaire's Startup Takes On Amazon

Real-estate tycoon Mohamed Alabbar launched Noon to compete for a foothold in the Middle East’s online shopping boom. How the startup fares will...

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WeWork to Buy Meetup, Targeting Off-Hours Gatherings
News 1 month ago
WeWork to Buy Meetup, Targeting Off-Hours Gatherings

WeWork is buying Meetup, as the richly funded office-sharing company seeks to bring more visitors during nonworking hours into its growing array of...

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Uber Hack Clouds Valuation as SoftBank Readies Bid
News 1 month ago
Uber Hack Clouds Valuation as SoftBank Readies Bid

SoftBank Group is expected to proceed with an offer to buy billions of dollars worth of shares from Uber Technologies’ stakeholders, but the...

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Inside the Wal-Mart vs. Amazon Battle Over Black Friday
News 1 month ago
Inside the Wal-Mart vs. Amazon Battle Over Black Friday

Wal-Mart and Amazon battled to capture spending over the holiday weekend, as the shifts that have upended the retail industry this year were on...

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Tesla Delivers the World's Biggest Battery---and Wins a Bet
News 1 month ago
Tesla Delivers the World's Biggest Battery---and Wins a Bet

An enormous Tesla-built battery system—storing electricity from a new wind farm and capable of supplying 30,000 homes—will be powered up over the...

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Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck
News 2 months ago
Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck

Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of...

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Latest Use for Blockchain Technology: Tracing Turkeys
News 2 months ago
Latest Use for Blockchain Technology: Tracing Turkeys

Agricultural conglomerate Cargill aims to harness the blockchain technology underlying bitcoin to let shoppers trace their turkeys from the store...

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WeWork Venture to Buy Lord & Taylor's NYC Flagship Store
News 2 months ago
WeWork Venture to Buy Lord & Taylor's NYC Flagship Store

Real-estate startup WeWork has struck a deal to acquire Lord & Taylor’s flagship New York City store for $850 million, a move that will convert the...

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Wal-Mart's Answer to Amazon? Its Own Web Mall
News 3 months ago
Wal-Mart's Answer to Amazon? Its Own Web Mall

Wal-Mart is near a deal with Lord & Taylor that would give the department store dedicated space on walmart.com, a potential first step in creating...

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New York Landlords Have to Work Harder to Profit From Airbnb
News 3 months ago
New York Landlords Have to Work Harder to Profit From Airbnb

It is getting more difficult to turn a profit renting out a New York City apartment on Airbnb, according to a new study that could ease fears of...

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Auction.com Parent Ten-X Gets New Ownership
News 3 months ago
Auction.com Parent Ten-X Gets New Ownership

Private-equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP has closed its purchase of a controlling stake in Ten-X LLC in a deal that values the online real...

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Why Amazon's Growth Ambitions Don't Fit in Seattle
News 4 months ago
Why Amazon's Growth Ambitions Don't Fit in Seattle

Amazon needs to hire thousands more software developers, and that will almost certainly be cheaper and easier in a city other than Seattle.

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Disney to Include Star Wars, Marvel Movies on New Streaming Service
News 4 months ago
Disney to Include Star Wars, Marvel Movies on New Streaming Service

Disney intends to offer its Marvel and Star Wars properties through the subscription video service it is planning to launch in 2019, rather than...

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Insurers Are Set to Use Drones to Assess Harvey's Property Damage
News 4 months ago
Insurers Are Set to Use Drones to Assess Harvey's Property Damage

Property insurers are preparing to fly dozens of drones over homes and businesses to assess damage in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, the first...

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