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Banks passing on passwords, turn to scans

posted: 06/27/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The banking password likely is on the way out.

In Sao Paulo, Uber takes to skies

posted: 06/27/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The thunderous chop of helicopter blades echoes from the glassy facades of skyscrapers as top bank executives return from weekend beach jaunts. The ear-splitting migration is heard most Sundays in the financial district of Sao Paulo, South America's biggest metropolis. But if Uber has its way, helicopter commutes will no longer be exclusively for Brazil's most elite financiers.

Israeli firm flying autonomous drones

updated: 06/27/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

JERUSALEM -- In two unmarked warehouses in Petah Tikva, Airobotics, an Israeli startup, is assembling, testing and developing an autonomous drone system.

With startup values falling, acquisitions expected to pick up

posted: 06/27/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

David Drummond has a simple explanation for why Alphabet Inc., one of the more acquisitive technology companies, has been sitting on its hands for more than a year.

ON COMPUTERS: Google improving Project Fi cellular service, keeping it inexpensive

posted: 06/27/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

We love our cellphone service from Google's new Project Fi, which we switched to almost three months ago after it won a user-satisfaction poll. It only works with Google Nexus phones, but if you get one, your bill might be as low as $20 a month with tax.

At Hulu, ads given a role in shows

posted: 06/27/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Car commercials are the kind of thing that Mindy Lahiri, the titular character on The Mindy Project, might impatiently fast-forward through or ignore while watching a bad reality-TV show. The Hulu comedy offered an alternative earlier this month for viewers of the latter mindset.

Autistic kids try out face-reading technology

posted: 06/27/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

Uber helps Vietnamese get car loans

posted: 06/27/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Uber helps Vietnamese get car loans

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 06/27/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Na'im Salaam, 13057 Skyridge Cove, June 22, 2016, Chapter 13.

Business news in brief

posted: 06/27/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Video-game firm faces gambling suit

Startups try new models for local online news

posted: 06/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- A few new startups are tackling a thorny problem that AOL couldn't solve: How to cover local news in different cities without going broke.

State growers give hops a try

posted: 06/26/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

With a growing local brewery scene, and an emphasis on using local ingredients, some farmers are trying their hand at growing hops.

Ferris wheel adorns Branson's main drag

posted: 06/26/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

BRANSON -- A 15-story Ferris wheel that until recently called Chicago home now is towering over Branson's main drag, just in time for tourism season.

Oil firms team up to lower expenses

posted: 06/26/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

The biggest oil-industry downturn in a generation has companies collaborating in ways they never thought possible.

Cities say 1970s' skywalks worked too well, now streets are deserted

posted: 06/26/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In a city where cranes and construction barriers mark a surge in new downtown apartments, hotels and offices, the sidewalks in Des Moines' core can be strangely quiet.




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