Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Becomes World’s Richest Person

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world as the online retailer’s stock rose ahead of quarterly results.

Merger Talks Between BMC and CA End

BMC Software’s talks to combine with CA and take the software company private have ended.

Toyota’s Cure for EV Range Anxiety: A Better Battery

Toyota Motor believes it has mastered the technology and production process for a new lithium-ion battery that could slash charging time and double the range of electric vehicles.

Intel Earnings: What to Watch

Intel is scheduled to announce second-quarter earnings after the market closes Thursday.

Twitter’s Election-Fueled Growth Fizzles

Twitter posted no meaningful increase in users after getting a bump three months ago from the U.S. presidential election, sending shares down 11% and stressing the challenges the social-media company faces.

‘Unlimited’ Boosts Verizon Subscribers

After losing subscribers earlier this year, Verizon Communications Inc. turned things around in the second quarter. But it came at a price.

Toshiba Bankruptcy Filing Pushed by Some Involved in Workout

With Toshiba’s effort to raise cash by selling its chip unit stalled, a number of creditors and others involved in its restructuring are pushing for a bankruptcy filing as the best path to rebirth.

North Korea’s New Hacking Target: Bank Accounts

Pyongyang’s cyberarmy has splintered into multiple groups and is unleashing orchestrated attacks increasingly focused on funneling stolen funds to the secretive nation, according to a government-backed South Korean report.

Talking Speakers Just Arrived—and There’s Already a Bubble

Chinese tech companies see voice-activated products as the gateway to a future where platforms animated by artificial intelligence will power homes, cars and offices. But to some, this first wave in the AI revolution already looks frothy.

Amazon Earnings: What to Watch

The online retail behemoth is scheduled to release its second-quarter earnings after the market closes Thursday. Here’s what you need to know.