Apple debuts Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

Originally sold for $99, Apple's Smart Battery Cases add Qi charging and new iPhone model support, not surprisingly at a $30 premium.
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Mozilla kills its experimental Firefox Test Pilot program 3 years after launch

Mozilla is closing Firefox Test Pilot, its experimental program that allows early adopters and the curious to try out features that are still works-in-progress. 
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Clusterone raises $2 million for its DevOps for AI platform

Clusterone raised $2 million to take care of DevOps for developers and data scientists more interested in AI than infrastructure management.
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NBA and Take-Two extend deal for NBA 2K series

The NBA and video game publisher Take-Two announced today that they have extended their partnership deal for Take-Two to make games based on the baske...

Get ready for Transform 2019, the premiere AI event for business leaders

Our Transform 2019 event for business executives, about how to achieve results with AI, will be held in San Francisco on July 10-11.

Netflix raises U.S. subscription prices by up to 18%

Netflix is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by up to 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer's first price increase since 2017.

Gen.G esports group names Chris Park as CEO

Esports organization Gen.G has named Chris Park as its CEO, while founding CEO Kevin Chou will assume a new role as executive chairman.

At CES 2019, bendy and tiny screens evolved from concepts to exciting tech

The annual Las Vegas trade show often focuses on impractically expensive TVs, but this year, cool display technologies actually became compelling.

Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended program now spotlights EMMs such as Microsoft and BlackBerry

Google is expanding its Android Enterprise Recommended program to include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) service providers such as Microsoft.

Sensor Tower: Supercell’s Brawl Stars makes over $63 million in first month

Supercell's latest mobile game, Brawl Stars, has made more than $63.4 million in its first month.

U.S. and Canada grew total number of mobile gamers in 2018 by 5%

The U.S. and Canada saw in increase in the total number of mobile gamers in each country in 2018.

Tech companies finally care about helping older people

CES 2019 featured a lot more technology for older people than past tech shows. Tech companies may be waking up to the spending power of this demograph...

Apple reportedly replaced 11 million iPhone batteries after slowdown debacle

A discounted iPhone battery swap program led to around 10 million more replacements than Apple normally would have expected, impacting new iPhone sale...

With $261 million raise, cloud data management company Rubrik hits $3.3 billion valuation

Data management platform Rubrik has raised $261 million in a series E round of funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and ot...

Smartsheet acquires TernPro, maker of collaboration tool Slope

Smartsheet, a Seattle-area company that builds cloud-based collaboration software, has acquired TernPro, maker of the popular Slope tool.

Alphabet’s Loon adds industry advisory board to help commercialize internet balloon service

Alphabet subsidiary Loon has assembled a new advisory board of telecom insiders to help turn its stratospheric internet balloons into a commercial ser...

Bringg raises $25 million to facilitate last-mile deliveries

Bringg, a last-mile logistics startup tapped by Walmart, Panera, and Coca-Cola, has raised $25 million to expand its clientele.

Save 50% on RedVector’s extensive project management training

Learn how to ace the exams for some of the most important credentials in the increasingly lucrative and exciting field of project management.

German court throws out Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple

A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday, in a reversal for the U.S. chipmaker.

How the American takeover of a French national champion became intertwined in a corruption investigation

A DOJ corruption investigation into Alstom ended in 2014 with GE’s $17bn takeover of the French company

Hacking the World Bank (Ep. 197 Update)

Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president — and his reign has been just as unorthodox. He has just announced he’s stepping ...

Indonesia binges on e-commerce

Local champions are battling Chinese-backed firms across the archipelago

Voice-enabled gadgets star at the Consumer Electronics Show

Nothing measured up to the smartphone

For industry, climate policy is a delicate balancing act

A report from the edge of Mordor

Apple succumbs to the smartphone malaise

A decade-long boom is ending as consumers hang on to devices for longer

The World Bank’s president resigns abruptly

Jim Yong Kim departs for a position at a private-equity fund

Carlos Ghosn gets a chance to plead his innocence

But the giant of the car industry may remain in prison for months

The slow-burning effects of Europe’s new data rules

PSD2 and Open Banking, a year on

For emerging markets, a more fearful Fed is a less frightful one

When America’s stockmarket sneezes, Chinese policymakers catch a break

Companies will perform better if employees are not cowed into silence

Keeping schtum can lead to poor business decisions or be dangerous

Wall Street firms take aim at America’s stock-exchange oligopoly

Their new platform promises low costs and transparency

How economics is trying to fix its gender problem

An annual convocation hears evidence of sexism within the profession

Is OnTrajectory the best retirement calculator?

My colleagues, who are money nerds just like me, know that I'm obsessed with finding the best retirement calculator. I've been on this quest for years...

The pros and cons of Personal Capital

If you've read money blogs over the past five years, you've heard about Personal Capital. Personal Capital is a free money-tracking tool with a beauti...

Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362)

In the American Dream sweepstakes, Andrew Yang was a pretty big winner. But for every winner, he came to realize, there are thousands upon thousands o...

California’s biggest utility is in deep trouble

PG&E’s role in starting wildfires could mean a break-up or even bankruptcy

The outlook is dim for Americans without college degrees

A major economic conference hears new evidence on the rough end of the labour market

The fate of the dollar will shape financial markets in 2019

After rising by 7% against a basket of currencies in 2018, where is it headed next?

Am I financially independent? (And does it matter?)

It's been two years since I last looked at my overall financial situation to determine whether I have the resources to meet my goals. In those two yea...

What causes a flash crash?

Thin trading alone does not explain recent ones

China ends a long freeze on new video games

Its new approval regime involves censoring porn, gambling and violence

The spy who hired me

When employer health programmes go too far

Robots will help Chinese firms cope with wages and the trade war

Lessons from the rag trade

What the market turmoil means for 2019

Fears that the Fed will tighten too much are among the reasons the stockmarket has fallen

Masayoshi Son wants Arm’s blueprints to power all tech

The British company’s pre-eminent position in chip design helps him predict tech’s future

Returns on stocks in 2018 were down across the board

For long-term investors that is good news

Investors’ appetite for transport infrastructure remains undiminished

Vinci’s purchase of Gatwick airport is the latest in a series of deals

The EU’s unbundling directive is reinforcing the power of scale

By squeezing research budgets and brokers’ revenues, it has hastened market concentration

Amateur buyers of fine Burgundy fear a speculative bubble

Investors are looking beyond Bordeaux

A plan to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas looks shaky

The Southern Gas Corridor could even hand Gazprom more clout

My financial plans for 2019

Earlier this week, I lamented the fact that my net worth plunged by more than 15% in 2018. Although much of this was due to accounting quirks (buying ...

Bristol-Myers Squibb looks to swallow Celgene

The $90bn merger would be one of the biggest pharmaceutical deals in history

How to Be Happy (Ep. 345 Rebroadcast)

The U.N.’s World Happiness Report — created to curtail our unhealthy obsession with G.D.P. — is dominated every year by the Nordic countries. We head ...

The Trump administration is weakening the global trading system

Multilateralism seems to be giving way to preferential trade deals

A profit warning from Apple jolts markets

The tech giant revises down its earnings forecast because of poor sales in China

My 2018 year in review

Across the web, I see other financial bloggers sharing their year-end financial summaries. Some folks had good years. Financial Samurai's net worth in...

The Media’s Post-Advertising Future Is Also Its Past

Why the news is going back to the 19th century

Fighting Nazis for a Living

How growing up in the South during the 1960s and 1970s influenced Richard Cohen’s trajectory as a lawyer

Getting started with gratitude — a 30-day challenge for the new year

It arrived. I opened the box and held it up to enjoy it. It was a new wireless speaker. It was solid black, a beautiful piece of technology. I couldn'...

How to Win Games and Beat People (Ep. 247 Rebroadcast)

Games are as old as civilization itself, and some people think they have huge social value regardless of whether you win or lose. Tom Whipple is not o...

Amazon's Autodidact Streak

In her job as the director of learning sciences, Candace Thille has found a way to make a job out of the thing she is most passionate about.

Building a Chinese-Food Empire

After a series of jobs in the food industry, Andrew Cherng teamed up with his dad to create the well-known chain.

China scrambles to sustain its trade truce with America

By cutting tariffs and downplaying industrial policy, China tries to win over Donald Trump

Why foreign investors are losing interest in India

As prime minister, Narendra Modi’s form has disappointed

Why Americans and Britons work such long hours

Society as a whole must judge whether or not there is more to life than work

Masayoshi Son floats part of SoftBank to help pay for his huge tech bets

Don’t call us a telephone company

Transparency threatens Isle of Man insurers’ business model

When customers see how high the fees are, will they flee?

Rooftop solar remains marginal in America

Blame a patchwork of regulation, utilities and an immature business model

Indian technology talent is flocking to Canada

As immigrant techies shun the US, its neighbour has rolled out the red carpet

If consultants ran Christmas

An elf-and-safety nightmare

The Secret to Leading Organizational Change Is Empathy

You’re leading people, after all.

The Right Way to Use the Wisdom of Crowds

You need a strategy for combining people’s opinions.

Why CRM Projects Fail and How to Make Them More Successful

Use them to improve the sales process, not just evaluate it.

Five lessons I learned while making a documentary film about FIRE

When J.D. decided to spend three weeks in Europe with his family, he asked a few people if they'd be interested in contributing articles during his ab...

People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. (Ep. 340 Rebroadcast)

You wouldn’t think you could win a Nobel Prize for showing that humans tend to make irrational decisions. But that’s what Richard Thaler has done. The...

5 Questions We Should Be Asking About Automation and Jobs

How will the supply of labor change? How will searching for jobs?

Not Everyone Can Build a Digital Ad Business, Plus Debating Radical Transparency

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss Verizon’s write-down on Oath (Yahoo, AOL) and the challenges with building a digital advertising business. They also...

How to Moderate a Panel Discussion

Four strategies for creating a better experience.

Will the Huawei Arrest Influence the U.S.-China Trade Talks?

The two events most likely aren’t related, but that could change.

Case Study: Should a Direct-to-Consumer Company Start Selling on Amazon?

An e-bike maker weighs the trade-offs.

How One CEO Creates Joy at Work

Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, says it took him years to learn what really mattered at work and how to create that kind of workplace cult...

Holidays Can Be Stressful. They Don’t Have to Stress Out Your Team.

Here’s how to keep everyone’s spirits and productivity up.

What Companies Can Do to Help Employees Address Mental Health Issues

From raising awareness to providing online tools, organizations can make a difference.

The 5 Things All Great Salespeople Do

What sets them apart is attitude and a sense of urgency.

How Western Multinationals Are Responding to the Escalating U.S.-China Trade War

Their value chains are increasingly vulnerable.

You Can Be a Great Leader and Also Have a Life

The stories of three people show that it can be done.

Fostering Employee Innovation at a 150-Year-Old Company

You don’t have to be a Silicon Valley startup to innovate like one.

When a Country is Facing Political and Human Rights Issues, Should Businesses Leave or Stay?

They should think about their customers and take a long-term view.

When Managers Break Down Under Pressure, So Do Their Teams

Based on a survey of 1,300 people.

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A Look into Microsoft’s Data-Driven Approach to Improving Sales

They turned to people analytics to better understand their processes.

When You and Your Friend Both Want the Same Promotion

What happens when a friend becomes the competition?

The case for separate (but combined) finances

In the world of personal finance, the subject of how couples share (or don't share) their money comes up time and time again. It's no surprise. After ...

Freakonomics Radio Live: “The World’s a Mess. But Oysters, They Hold it Down.”

Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli joins us to co-host an evening of delicious fact-finding: where a trillion oysters went, whether a soda tax can work...

Freakonomics Radio Live: “We Thought of a Way to Manipulate Your Perception of Time.”

We learn how to be less impatient, how to tell fake news from real, and the simple trick that nurses used to make better predictions than doctors. Jou...

Freakonomics Radio Live: “Where Does Fear Live in the Brain?”

Our co-host is comedian Christian Finnegan, and we learn: the difference between danger and fear; the role of clouds in climate change; and why (and w...

The First Black Woman to Lead the Heritage Foundation

How Kay Coles James parlayed her experience at Hampton University and the George W. Bush Administration into a job at a conservative think tank.

India’s wine industry is growing in the most delightful way

Sula’s rich vintages are drawing in the middle classes

The biggest brand in digital media has lost much of its lustre

Its new chief executive, Nancy Dubuc, has a hard task to revive it

A postcard from Europe: A mid-journey update on my travels

Greetings from Prague! I'm just over halfway through my European vacation, so I thought it'd be fun to share some of my adventures and to take a glimp...

Seeking lessons from China’s long economic boom

Experimentation, not ideology, has fuelled its four decades of growth

Freakonomics Radio Live: “Jesus Could Have Been a Pigeon.”

Our co-host is Grit author Angela Duckworth, and we learn fascinating, Freakonomical facts from a parade of guests. For instance: what we all get wron...

Did Free Pens Cause the Opioid Crisis?

What Big Pharma knows about people’s hardwired instinct to reciprocate when given a gift