Climate Researchers Enlist Big Cloud Providers for Big Data Challenges

The cloud’s ability to chew through vast amounts of data using machine-learning algorithms is drawing in more researchers from the data-intensive world of climate science.…

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Google Plans Fiber-Optic Network to Connect Via Saudi Arabia and Israel for First Time

Google is laying the groundwork for a fiber-optic network that for the first time will connect through historical enemies Saudi Arabia and Israel while opening…

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Nvidia to Bring ‘Fortnite’ Back to iPhones Amid Epic’s App Store Fight

Epic Games Inc. and other developers battling Apple Inc. over its App Store controls are getting an ally in Nvidia Corp., as the graphics-chip company…

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Judge in Google Antitrust Case Eager to Set Initial Schedule

WASHINGTON—The judge overseeing the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google said he hoped to set an initial schedule for the case in December, while a…

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Facebook and Google Extend Bans on Political Ads

Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google plan to continue banning political ads on their platforms for the next several weeks to prevent confusion about election results, according to…

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Silicon Valley Gets Another President Skeptical of Big Tech

As a candidate, Joe Biden lambasted Facebook Inc. for what he considered failures to contain the spread of misinformation. His presidential election win puts him…

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Chinese Rival to ByteDance Plans Multibillion-Dollar IPO in Hong Kong

The pipeline of Chinese technology startups planning to go public is moving along despite the sudden suspension of Ant Group Co.’s blockbuster listings. Kuaishou Technology,…

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Streaming TV Advertisers Want Better Targeting—Minus the Privacy Backlash

Advertisers entering the burgeoning medium of streaming TV say they want better measurement and targeting capabilities than they are finding there. But a shadow looms…

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California Voters Support New Internet Privacy Rules, Strengthening State Law

California voters approved a measure aimed at tightening internet privacy rules and fortifying the state’s landmark privacy law that went into effect this year. Residents…

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Big Tech Enlists Hollywood to Boost Adoption of Enhanced Reality

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are snapping up the people and technology behind some of Hollywood’s blockbusters in an effort to improve their augmented- and virtual-reality…

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