Latest News

The Steve Jobs That Sony Didn't Want Is Now an Oscar Favorite

Michael Fassbender wasn’t Hollywood’s first choice to play Steve Jobs in the new movie about his life. Nor the second, for that matter. Sony Corp. would even go on to sell the project to Universal Pictures after Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale passed on the role.

Alibaba's Ma Canvas Gets $5.4 Million at Hong Kong Auction

A painting by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi fetched HK$42.2 million ($5.4 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong Sunday, 17 times the high estimate. The money will go to a charity to promote environmental awareness.

Printer Case to Test Patent Rights for Refurbished Goods

A lawsuit over used printer cartridges has morphed into a proxy fight pitting Silicon Valley against Big Pharma that could ultimately determine whether consumers can buy refurbished and resold goods -- from car parts to computers.

Banking Group Marks Cybersecurity Month by Disclosing a Hack

The American Bankers Association, the financial-industry lobbying giant that wants laws forcing retailers to improve data protection, made two announcements Thursday: It’s observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. And hackers have breached its system.

London Transport Asks Court to Rule on Uber's Use of Phones

London transportation officials asked judges to review whether the use of smartphones by Uber drivers is the equivalent of taxi meters, another sign of the challenges faced by the car service’s expansion plan in major cities around the world.

Global Tech

Your guide to the 57 million square miles outside of Silicon Valley

Big Datum


The number of wireless subscribers in India, where carriers recently agreed to spend $18 billion to buy airwaves from the government

Social Media

UPS Asks People to Pick Up Packages Themselves

Kathryn Maloney let loose on Twitter in July, chiding United Parcel Service Inc. for sending her package to a grocery store for pickup after making just a single delivery attempt at her home in Brooklyn.

Welcome to Robot Preschool

“It’s thinking”

Sergey Levine, a postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley's robotics lab

Technology Video

Telenor to Sell VimpelCom Stake

Sigve Brekke, chief executive officer at Telenor, discusses why it is the right time to sell the company’s stake in VimpelCom. He speaks with Francine Lacqua and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Yoox Net-a-Porter Rises Amid Online Expansion

Federico Marchetti, chief executive officer at Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, discusses possible consolidation and overall outlook for online luxury retail. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Venture Capital Investing: Taking Business Forward

Alex MacPherson, head of Octopus Ventures, discusses venture capital investing in the tech sector, how his company helps scale-up businesses and where he sees opportunity. He speaks to Bloomberg's Guy Johnson and Caroline Hyde on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)

Apple Patent Would Put a Ring on It

Apple has applied for a patent on wearable technology you can wrap around your finger. Bloomberg's Emily Chang reports on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Hack the Planet

Everything is connected, and here's why that's a bad thing

Future of the Living Room

Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices Inc. will stop selling media-streaming devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote products that fit with its own retailing strategy.