Posted on

The S&P 500 drops for a fifth day, its worst stretch since February.

U.S. stocks fell for a fifth straight day on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending the week down 1.7 percent in its longest losing streak since February.For the day, the […]




Posted on

In Epic vs. Apple Court Fight, a Win for App Developers

A federal judge on Friday said Apple can no longer force developers to use its payment system in their apps, a move that will allow companies to avoid Apple’s commission […]




Posted on

Affirm and Afterpay Soar as Customers Buy Into Paying Later

Pay-later services can fall into something of a gray area because of the length and terms of their products. They don’t carry the same dispute protections that consumers have come […]







Posted on

QR Codes Are Here to Stay. So Is the Tracking They Allow.

SAN FRANCISCO — When people enter Teeth, a bar in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, the bouncer gives them options. They can order food and drinks at the bar, he says, […]




Posted on

China Called Finance Apps the Best Thing Since the Compass. No Longer.

When the coronavirus jammed up China’s economy last year, Rao Yong needed cash to tide over his online handicrafts business. But he dreaded the idea of spending long, dull hours […]




Posted on

Thousands Descend on Miami to Glorify Bitcoin

MIAMI — There was money in the air. Buzzwords floated around, like NFT, BTD, blockchain, token. There was a frenzied energy.And there was heat — a humid, sticky South Florida […]




Posted on

Apple’s App Store Draws E.U. Antitrust Charge

This week, Apple flexed its power by introducing a software update that gave customers more power to block data tracking by apps, a change that has started a feud with […]




Posted on

A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived

On Dec. 9, the Federal Trade Commission and nearly every state filed bipartisan lawsuits accusing Facebook of acting anticompetitively. Less than a week later, European policymakers introduced a competition law […]