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.

New Populism and Silicon Valley on a Collision Course

Tuesday’s election was an expression of voter angst that heralded a new type of populism. For Silicon Valley, it also marked the ascension of a vision starkly at odds with its own.

Awaiting the Next Big Thing

Venture capitalists are always chasing the next big thing. Of late, they are struggling to figure out what that might be.

Sputtering Startups Weigh on U.S. Economic Growth

The U.S. economy is inching along, productivity is flagging and millions of Americans appear locked out of the labor market.

A Genetic ‘Chain Saw’ to Target Harmful DNA

About 10 years ago, Rodolphe Barrangou, a transplanted Frenchman with a Ph.D. in genomics from North Carolina State University, chose the obscure subject of his research to put on the license plate of his car: CRISPR. He is still driving the same gray Honda Accord, but the name it brandishes is now one of the hottest areas of medical research.


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