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​France tries rejuvenating high-tech manufacturing with Internet of Things center

Investors hope the Cité de l'Objet Connecté in France will become a hub for designing and building new networked devices. French government agencies are chipping in some initial funding.

By June 11, 2015


Prosper's $70M funding challenges Lending Club in online loan market

The San Francisco startup, which connects borrowers and lenders, plans to use its new funds to expand -- just like its main rival.

By May 5, 2014


Samsung pitch man LeBron James gives teammates Apple Watches

Technically Incorrect: He's busily embroiled in the NBA Finals, but he knows how to look after his fellow Cavaliers. A touch odd for a longtime Samsung spokesman?

By June 8, 2015


Lending Club expands online loan service to businesses

The peer-to-peer lending startup had connected borrowers and sellers for personal loans up to $35,000, but now it's catering to small businesses with $100,000 loans.

By March 20, 2014


Alibaba adds cars, 'smart living' to its repertoire

The company is offering everything from car marketing services to using a crowdfunding platform through its eBay-like retail site Taobao to allow business owners to raise capital from the site's users.

By April 10, 2015


​The chaebols: The rise of South Korea's mighty conglomerates

They are cornerstones of the economic, political and social landscape: Part one of a series looks at how these conglomerates -- like Samsung, LG and Hyundai -- saved South Korea from crushing poverty and defined a country's role on the global stage.

By April 6, 2015


Treasury Department accepts PayPal, furthering push to go paperless

Pay.gov, a government website that collects payments to federal agencies, has added PayPal and Dwolla to its list of options.

By February 19, 2015


President Obama presses for high-speed Internet for rural Americans

The administration will offer loans and work to remove law that limit consumers' ability to choose fast, affordable broadband.

By January 13, 2015


Don't loan your iPhone to people in these states

SquareTrade releases data showing that Washington isn't just the nation's capital, it's also the scariest place in the country to be an iPhone.

By December 16, 2013


Tencent opens China's first private, online bank

An entirely Web-based operation, WeBank issued its first loan to a truck driver on Monday.

By January 5, 2015