The Cult of Garmin: Why Athletes Stick With These Smartwatches Over Apple or Samsung

The Cult of Garmin: Why Athletes Stick With These Smartwatches Over Apple or Samsung

I see Garmin’s GRMN 2.97% sensor-packed smartwatches everywhere. Most riders in my cycling group wear them. On a recent trip to a 30-person refuge in the Alps, I counted no fewer than 11 Garmin wearers. My husband, Will, has worn one daily for years. For sporty types, there’s a cultish aura around the chunky, rugged … Read more

Carbon-Capture Projects Are Taking Off. Here’s How They Stash the Greenhouse Gas.

Carbon-Capture Projects Are Taking Off. Here’s How They Stash the Greenhouse Gas.

Sixty-five miles off the coastal Norwegian city of Bergen, a drilling rig is punching through layers of mud and rock below the North Sea. The energy firms behind the rig aren’t prospecting for oil or gas. They are searching for a place to stash vast amounts of the greenhouse gases emitted by industrial facilities across … Read more

Amazon’s Holiday Blues Come Early—and Hard

Amazon’s Holiday Blues Come Early—and Hard

Amazon projected revenue and operating profit for the fourth quarter that was well below the consensus forecast, sending its shares plummeting. Photo: BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS Even the One Ring seems to have its limits. Amazon AMZN -4.06% became the latest tech giant to disappoint Wall Street on Thursday—and to pay a heavy price for doing so. … Read more

Judge Dismisses Mother’s Lawsuit Against TikTok Over Fatal ‘Blackout Challenge’

Judge Dismisses Mother’s Lawsuit Against TikTok Over Fatal ‘Blackout Challenge’

A federal judge dismissed a Pennsylvania mother’s lawsuit against TikTok for circulating the “blackout challenge,” citing a federal law that shielded the social-media company from responsibility regarding her 10-year-old daughter’s death. The mother, Tawainna Anderson, sued TikTok in May, blaming the app for repeatedly pushing dangerous challenge videos to her daughter, Nylah Anderson. She had … Read more

Elon Musk and Twitter – WSJ

Elon Musk and Twitter – WSJ

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk smiles at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles in 2019. Photo: Mike Blake/REUTERS Two years after Twitter helped Joe Biden get elected president by censoring the New York Post’s accurate reporting of Biden family enrichment schemes, the social media company is charting a new course. Any moment … Read more

Microsoft’s Hardware Struggles Enter the Metaverse

Microsoft’s Hardware Struggles Enter the Metaverse

With its futuristic HoloLens headset, Microsoft Corp. MSFT -5.04% grabbed an early lead in the race to the metaverse. Seven years later, its big push into augmented reality, which blends virtual imagery with views of the real world, has bumped up against the limits of the technology and the patience of company management. The device, … Read more

Russian Oligarchs Obscure Their Wealth Through Secretive Isle of Man Network

Russian Oligarchs Obscure Their Wealth Through Secretive Isle of Man Network

A Silicon Valley laser startup that went public in February had a surprising investor: a Russian billionaire. The deal, routed through a series of offshore companies and a venture fund, let the oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, move more of his vast wealth into the West. The fund’s stake at the IPO was valued at $175 million. … Read more

Russian Oligarch Wealth Obscured by Secretive Offshore Network

Russian Oligarch Wealth Obscured by Secretive Offshore Network

A Silicon Valley laser startup that went public in February had a surprising investor: a Russian billionaire. The deal, routed through a series of offshore companies and a venture fund, let the oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, move more of his vast wealth into the West. The fund’s stake at the IPO was valued at $175 million. … Read more

Three New Yorkers Ordered Cocaine From the Same Delivery Service. All Died From Fentanyl.

Three New Yorkers Ordered Cocaine From the Same Delivery Service. All Died From Fentanyl.

NEW YORK—Ross Mtangi, a trading executive at Credit Suisse Group AG , left his Manhattan penthouse in March 2021 with his laptop and told his pregnant partner he was going to work. He checked into a nearby hotel and tuned in to work calls. Later, he texted for cocaine from a drug delivery service. A … Read more

Apple, Amazon, McDonald’s Headline Busy Earnings Week

Apple, Amazon, McDonald’s Headline Busy Earnings Week

Amazon. com Inc., Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. are among the tech heavyweights featured in a packed week of earnings that investors will probe for indicators about the broader economy. Other tech companies scheduled to report their latest quarterly reports include Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Investors also will hear from … Read more