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Facing China Slowdown, Alibaba and JD Find Solace in Russia

Russia’s plunging currency hasn’t weened consumers off foreign goods. Instead, cash-strapped shoppers are turning to online retailers for imported smartphones, jewelry and clothes, giving an unexpected boost to Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Inc.

Qualcomm Shows Off First Server Chip in Effort to Expand

Qualcomm Inc., looking for growth outside of the mobile-phone chip market it leads, on Thursday demonstrated a product designed for server computers, an initial step in its push to break into a business dominated by Intel Corp.

Netflix Raises Price of Most Popular Plan by $1 per Month

Netflix Inc.,  the world’s dominant paid online video service, is raising the price of its most popular streaming subscription by $1 a month to $9.99 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and parts of Latin America following a similar move in Europe this year.

Alibaba's Jack Ma Tries to Soothe Investors About Growth

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma urged shareholders Thursday to focus on the company’s prospects beyond e-commerce as the billionaire tries to reassure investors who’ve watched its market value plummet by a third this year.

The $98.6 Billion E-Mail

Microsoft is fighting a case in federal appeals court that may decide the future of U.S. cloud computing.

Global Tech

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

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

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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

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The Top 5 Business News Stories to Watch for Today

Blackstone Senior Managing Director John Studzinski and Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle report on the top five business stories of the day. They speak on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)

Alibaba-Backed Meituan Said to Merge With Dianping

Meituan, an Alibaba-backed group-buying site in China, and Tencent-backed restaurant review service Dianping have agreed to merge, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Bloomberg's Zeb Eckert reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Hack the Planet

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

Future of the Living Room

Amazon Said to Weigh Creating a Online Pay-TV Service Inc. is exploring the creation of an online pay-TV service to complement its existing video offerings and has reached out to major media companies including CBS Corp. and Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal about carrying their channels, according to people familiar with the matter.