The iPhone App Making the NBA Smarter

NBA, college and youth basketball teams have begun using a product designed by former Apple engineers for shot-tracking. The app requires a phone and a hoop—and that’s it.

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Astronomers searching for a planet beyond Pluto discovered instead a dozen new moons orbiting Jupiter. That swells to 79 or so the number found circling the giant planet since Galileo spotted the first of them with a homemade telescope more than 400 years ago.

Media Executives Argue Facebook Is Deferential to Conservatives

Some publishing executives criticized Facebook for being overly accommodating to conservative outlets, days before social-media executives are to appear on Capitol Hill.

Big Tech’s Growth Comes With a Big Bill

Tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Google are delivering above-average growth, but the cost of staying competitive is rising more.

Amazon Foes Walmart and Microsoft Deepen Tech Partnership

Walmart agreed to use Microsoft’s cloud technology to power functions, including algorithms for purchasing and sales-data sharing with vendors, the two companies said.

New Research Prompts Selloff in Companies Using Crispr Technology

Shares of companies developing therapies using the gene-editing technology Crispr declined Monday following the publication of research suggesting Crispr could cause far more extensive DNA damage than previously thought.

Netflix Shares Skid as Subscriber Growth Misses Its Mark

Netflix registered more than a million fewer subscribers than it expected in the second quarter, a sign that the streaming-video site’s strong momentum may be slowing. Shares fell 14% in after-hours trading.

Amazon Website Hit With Glitches as Shoppers Seek Prime Day Deals

Amazon’s website and mobile application were plagued by outages as the online retail giant kicked off its annual sales event, Prime Day.

Uber Faces U.S. Probe Over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Uber is the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stemming from a complaint about gender inequity, part of a series of probes of the ride-hailing giant.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Rant Against Cave Rescuer Extreme Even for Him

Musk for years has used Twitter to combat critics in ways that few other business leaders would dare. His latest outburst on the platform—in which he suggested a British cave rescuer is a pedophile—was extreme even by his standards.