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The Week's Top Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Mobile Apps

This is it, folks, the final Giz UK apps round up of the year. 2015 is just over a week from being over and we <i>still</i> don't have the official stable …

Traffic police launch mobile app for safe rides

Unsure about travelling alone in an autorickshaw or a taxi? Just download “bSafe Beta”, a mobile phone application that was recently launched by the …

Commuting

Nimble Delivers New Mobile Apps with Smart Agenda & Contacts Insights

New Nimble Mobile Apps Deliver Smart Calendar with Contacts Insights Our new Nimble Smart Contacts iPhone and Android Mobile apps are the only …

Oracle Acquisition Spurs Cloud Competition

By<p>Robert McMillan<p>Robert McMillan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bobmcmillan<p>therealrobertmcmillan<p>robert.mcmillan@wsj.com<p>Oracle’s latest acquisition is small — fewer than 50 employees — but it’s an important step as the company looks to reinvent itself in a rapidly changing information technology …

Dow Jones

Google Plans New, Smarter Messaging App

Users will be able to text friends or a chatbot that will scour the Web and other sources to answer a question<p>By<p>Alistair Barr<p>Alistair Barr<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@alistairmbarr<p>alistair.barr@wsj.com<p>Google is building a new mobile-messaging service that taps its artificial intelligence …

Chatbots

Amazon Seeks to Ease Ties With UPS

Rising costs have Amazon seeking alternative delivery routes, straining relations with its longtime shipping ally<p>As the clock counts down to Christmas, workers at United Parcel Service Inc. are busy hustling packages along loading docks and conveyor belts at its Louisville, Ky., hub—part of a …

Enterprise Tech

Facebook Plans to Shape Up Social Software for Work in 2016

By<p>Rachael King<p>Facebook Inc., after months of work and beta testing, will launch the business version of its social networking service in 2016. Social networking has transformed how people interact, but it has barely made a dent in the way they work, particularly in large companies.<p>Social and …

Social Media

‘Force Awakens’ Sets Another Record

After the biggest-ever Friday and Sunday for a movie in North America, the latest Star Wars film grossed an estimated $40 million on Monday, which would be a pedestrian one-third drop from Sunday and far above a Monday record for a movie – “Spider-Man 2′s” $27.6 million on July 5, 2004.

Dow Jones

Martin Shkreli Removed as KaloBios CEO

Shkreli, arrested on Thursday, resigned as CEO of his Turing Pharmaceuticals on Friday<p>KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it has fired Chief Executive Martin Shkreli, the latest fallout from the drug executive’s arrest last week on securities-fraud charges.<p>Last week, he stepped down from …

Martin Shkreli

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Completes Historic Rocket Landing

Achievement with Falcon 9 rocket comes in wake of launch explosion six months ago<p>By<p>Andy Pasztor<p>Andy Pasztor<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Andy.Pasztor@wsj.com<p>Space Exploration Technologies Corp. executed an impressive return to flight Monday by flawlessly launching an upgraded variant of its …

Space Travel

Nike’s Profit and Revenue Climb

Company continues to book strong orders from retailers and expands its own e-commerce sales<p>Nike Inc.’s quarterly profit jumped 20% as the world’s largest sneaker and sportswear maker continues to book strong orders from retailers and expands its own e-commerce sales.<p>While the Beaverton, Ore.-based …

Disney Is in Talks to Leave Fusion Joint Venture

Negotiations with Univision focused on an exit by year-end, people say<p>By<p>Keach Hagey and<p>Keach Hagey<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@keachhagey<p>keach.hagey<p>Google+<p>Keach.Hagey@wsj.com<p>Joe Flint<p>Joe Flint<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JBFlint<p>Joe.Flint@WSJ.com<p>Walt Disney Co. DIS 0.99% and Univision are in …

Media Industry

Ford in Talks with Google on Autonomous-Driving Venture

Auto maker looks to partnership that would produce vehicles with sensors built into the design<p>Ford Motor Co. is pursuing a deal with Alphabet Inc.’s Google to build self-driving cars that would use the software giant’s technologies, said a person familiar with the talks.<p>The talks are intended to …

Autonomous Cars

Political Uncertainty Rattles Greek Stocks and Bonds

Yield on Greek 10-Year Government Bonds Rises; Investors Wary<p>Political uncertainty in Greece continued to rattle the country’s stock and bond markets Wednesday, a day after Athens’ main equity index suffered its sharpest single-day loss since 1987.<p>The Athex—which closed Tuesday’s session almost 13% …

Stock Markets

Siemens, Thales to upgrade Spanish railway safety | DW | 24.11.2014

French and German industrial giants Thales and Siemens said Monday they had won a joint contract worth 510 million euros to revamp safety systems on …

Macau Gambling Revenue Slides

City Is Poised for First-Ever Full-Year Gambling Revenue Decline<p>Macau is poised for its first full-year decline in gambling revenue after China’s corruption crackdown sent November revenue tumbling 20%.<p>Gambling revenue fell to 24.27 billion patacas (US$3.04 billion) last month from 30.18 billion …

La Suisse, prochaine terre promise des startups ?

Le cluster helvétique pourrait bien devenir le prochain modèle à étudier en matière d'innovation. Seul bémol : la Suisse cède facilement au …