Discord Valued At $1.65 Billion In New Funding Round

Discord, the chatting tool for PC and mobile gamers, is set to double its valuation to well over $1 billion in a new funding round.

Is It Time to Cut the Cord on Your Vacuum?

The Dyson V10 aims to be the end of plug-in vacuums. We put it to the test.

How North Korea’s Hackers Became Dangerously Good

North Korea’s fingerprints have appeared recently in some surprisingly sophisticated cyberattacks, including on central banks and cryptocurrency exchanges. Pyongyang is cultivating elite hackers much like other countries train Olympic athletes.

Social Platforms Must Accept More Scrutiny, Chinese Executive Says

The Chinese government’s recent clampdown on news and entertainment app company Beijing Bytedance Technology forced a re-evaluation of how it managed content.

The Classroom of Tomorrow Takes its Cues From Tech Startups

A school outside Pittsburgh transformed its library into an immersive learning space with a robotics area, 3D printer and indoor treehouse

Why Tech Titans Are Betting on India, in 14 Charts

India, the world’s last major untapped tech market, is drawing billions in investments as internet heavyweights prepare to cash in when hundreds of millions of people get access to the Web.

In a U.S.-China Tech Battle, Lots of Self-Inflicted Wounds

China intensified the tit-for-tat trade battle with the U.S., with antitrust regulators warning that they have “hard to resolve” concerns about Qualcomm’s planned $44 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors, potentially creating a stumbling block for the deal.

Alibaba Signs Up to Help Out Thailand

Alibaba’s Jack Ma signed agreements Thursday that make the Chinese e-commerce giant one of the first big names to join a project that Thailand’s ruling junta hopes can help close a yawning income gap.

Iceland Takes Hard Look at Tech Boom Sparked by Its Cheap, Bountiful Power

Lawmakers worry a proliferation of data centers lured by Iceland’s Nordic climate and the geothermal steam is threatening the environment and tourism.

Will ‘Fortnite’ Ambush Profits at Rival Videogames?

The impact of the surprise gaming phenomenon “Fortnite” on rival video-game makers should become more clear over the next couple of weeks when quarterly results are reported.