How Immigration Uncertainty Threatens America’s Tech Dominance

Even before last Friday's executive order on immigration, lawyers told Tim Wilson not to bother hiring a Vietnamese national—an expert in “nanoscale structured material”—for a Silicon Valley startup.

How Uber and Airbnb Won

[J]eff Bezos never gave Brad Stone an interview for his best-selling biography of Amazon, “The Everything Store” (2013). But for “The Upstarts,” Mr. Stone has talked with all the key players at Airbnb and Uber to produce a fun, briskly told narrative that, unfortunately, labors under some burdens. Amazon launched in 1995—when some were still asking, what’s the internet?—and so Mr.

Did God Die in 1859?

Did Charles Darwin kill God?

Technology Radically Reshapes Leadership

As more companies seek to drive growth by adopting a new generation of mobile, cloud and data technology that is emerging in Silicon Valley, many are confronting an age-old issue.

Uber’s Drive Into India Relies on Raw Recruits

NEW DELHI—How do you train a million new Uber drivers in a country where most people have never driven a car, tapped on a smartphone or even used an online map?

Putty to Wear: Scientists 'Silly' Idea

Mixing graphene—a material made of single-atom-thick layers of carbon—with homemade “Silly Putty” produces a sensor so sensitive that it can detect the tiny footsteps of spiders, according to new research.

Artificial Intelligence Makes Strides, but Has a Long Way to Go

Artificial intelligence is having a moment.

The Economy’s Hidden Problem: We’re Out of Big Ideas

By all appearances, we’re in a golden age of innovation. Every month sees new advances in artificial intelligence, gene therapy, robotics and software apps. Research and development as a share of gross domestic product is near an all-time high.

Tomorrow’s Business Leaders Learn How to Work with A.I.

Artificial intelligence is now on the syllabus at top-tier business schools.

HP Enterprise Unveils Prototype of Next-Generation Computer ‘The Machine’

PALO ALTO, Calif.— Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. has reached a milestone in a high-profile plan to deliver a new kind of computer. But the company is betting its business may benefit as much from components it developed for the project as from the complete system.


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