Technology

Maker of Fearsome Animal Robots Slowly Emerges from Stealth
Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com
Facebook Says Privacy-Setting Bug Affected as Many as 14M

Top Story

Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com

Maker of Fearsome Animal Robots Slowly Emerges from Stealth

By Youkyung Lee |
Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets.

Billion Dollar Fix for Massive NYC Water Tunnel

Billion Dollar Fix for Massive NYC Water Tunnel

Jun 20
The long tunnel that carries half of New York City's water leaks millions of gallons a day. So miners are tunneling a $1 billion bypass through solid rock under the Hudson River.

Meat 2.0? Clean Meat? Spat Shows the Power of Food Wording

Meat 2.0? Clean Meat? Spat Shows the Power of Food Wording

By Candice Choi | Jun 20
If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it's pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words.

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 20
Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk.

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

Apple Sets up iPhones to Relay Location for 911 Calls

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 20
Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century.

Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com

Google to Invest $550 Million in Alibaba Rival JD.com

By Youkyung Lee | Jun 19
Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets.