SoftBank Director Counters CEO’s Optimism: ‘Don’t Think You Can Rest Easy’

Tadashi Yanai, who leads clothing retailer Uniqlo and serves as an outside director on SoftBank’s board, told shareholders that he gets “so worried” when he sees the company’s breakneck investment pace.

Keg Trackers Keep Your Ale From Going AWOL

Tech startups from the U.S. to Australia are developing sensors to help beer companies keep track of their kegs, which frequently go missing en route from brewery to bar and back again.

This Chinese Big Data Firm Seeks a Big New York IPO

Shenzhen-based data aggregation company Jiguang is looking to raise $300 million, which could value it at between $1.5 billion and $2 billion.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint to Cut Off Data Providers After Customer Locations Were Revealed

Verizon Communications, AT&T and Sprint pledged to stop sharing customer locations with two data brokers after at least one company revealed individuals’ whereabouts without their consent.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb Loses More Than $30 Million in Hack

The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said it had temporarily halted withdrawal and deposit services after the cyber attack. Bitcoin fell about 2% immediately after the disclosure.

AT&T in Talks to Acquire AppNexus for About $1.6 Billion

AT&T is in talks to acquire AppNexus, a deal that would give the telecom giant a foothold in digital ad sales as it seeks to challenge Google and Facebook.

The Future Robo Adviser Might Be Smart and Ethical

They have a long way to go, but thanks to artificial intelligence, some think it’s possible.

Is Bitcoin the Future, or an Echo of a Failed Past?

Digital currencies remind some of the spread of private money in the early 19th century.

New White House Report Blasts Chinese ‘Economic Aggression’

The Trump administration is dialing up its rhetoric against Chinese trade practices, accusing Beijing in a report released Tuesday of waging a systematic campaign of “economic aggression.”

Harvester of Facebook Data Wants Tighter Controls Over Privacy

An academic who was central to the misuse of Facebook data sought to turn the tables on internet companies by saying the government should step in to help prevent data-privacy scandals in the future.