Adobe Buys Marketing-Automation Firm Marketo for $4.75 Billion

Adobe Systems agreed to acquire marketing-automation firm Marketo for $4.75 billion, its largest acquisition ever and the latest sign of its ambition to become a one-stop-shop for marketers.

Minneapolis Prosecutors to Review Rape Allegation Against JD.com Founder

The Minneapolis Police Department has completed its initial investigation into a rape allegation against Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, and prosecutors are now expected to decide whether to bring charges.

Amazon’s New Microwave: ‘Alexa, Please Defrost My Chicken’

Amazon is offering makers of electronics a small chip that would let people use their voice to command everything from microwaves and coffee machines to room fans and guitar amplifiers.

Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail

Google said it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of information in users’ emails.

Want Even Cheaper Seltzer? Some Fanatics Hack Their SodaStream Machines

Tinkerers source carbon dioxide from welders and string connector hoses to carbonated water machines in bid to cut cost from company’s 25 cents a liter; ‘I’m sticking it to the man.’

ESPN Streaming Service Surpasses One Million Subscribers

Sports TV giant ESPN, which has battled cable TV cord-cutting, is betting big on a $4.99-a-month streaming service that carries a range of programming but not the live ESPN channels.

ESPN Streaming Service Surpasses One Million Subscribers

Sports TV giant ESPN, which has battled cable TV cord-cutting, is betting big on a $4.99-a-month streaming service that carries a range of programming but not the live ESPN channels.

Will Elevators to Outer Space Ever Get Off the Ground?

Researchers are working on lifts that would travel up a cable anchored above the Earth’s orbit, paving the way for extra-planetary travel

The Prime Effect: How Amazon’s Two-Day Shipping Is Disrupting Retail

The quest to offer free two-day delivery has forced retailers like Walmart and Target to spend billions on distribution infrastructure. It’s also forced smaller retailers to hand off selling, warehousing and shipping to a growing roster of startups and giants like FedEx and UPS—not to mention Amazon itself.

Alibaba’s Ma Recants Promise to Create One Million U.S. Jobs

Chinese technology tycoon Jack Ma is recanting his promise to create one million jobs in the U.S., citing the trade spat between the world’s two biggest economies.