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Beyond Verbal, other developers are using voice analysis to assess people's emotions, enabling app users to have fun and companies to keep tabs on employees, screen job applicants.
Private-equity firm Insight Venture Partners is nearing a deal to buy influential investor-advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services.
A consortium including Blackstone Group and TPG is preparing to bid roughly $5.5 billion this week for manufacturing company Gates Global.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board lets a company skip the question of whether it infringed a patent—and challenge whether the patent should have been issued in the first place.
McDonald's reported disappointing same-store U.S. sales for February, its fourth-straight month of declines despite its aggressive TV promotions during the Olympic Games.
Restaurant chain Sbarro filed for bankruptcy protection after winning support from its lenders for a debt-equity swap intended to speed the company through Chapter 11.
GM faced new pressure from a powerful member of Congress to explain why it took nearly a decade to recall 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignitions linked to 13 deaths, even as the auto maker hired a high-profile lawyer to lead its internal investigation and stepped up warnings to customers.
Unilever bought a majority stake in Chinese water-purification company Qinyuan, moving into a market with high demand for clean water.
Chinese police arrested Wison Engineering Chairman Hua Bangsong on allegations of bribery, the oil-services provider said.
The Justice Department offered a lengthy defense of its antitrust settlement allowing the merger of AMR and US Airways, calling the agreement a "major victory for American consumers."
Chiquita of the U.S. and Fyffes of Ireland are merging to create the world's largest banana company, in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.07 billion.
Google Inc. on Monday disclosed $9.5 million in cash bonuses, tied to the company's performance in fiscal year 2013, for its chief financial officer, chief business officer and legal chief.
Investors who put cash into municipal bonds—a popular strategy for those seeking safe, tax-free bets—are paying about twice as much in trading commissions as they would for corporate bonds, according to a study for the Journal.
EBay formally rejected the two board nominees backed by activist investor Carl Icahn and reiterated its opposition to his proposal to spin off its PayPal subsidiary.
In the world of e-payments, the U.S. lags far behind Europe, Japan and even Brazil, as the old-fashioned paper check remains the preferred payment method for American businesses.
The FAA is still grappling with how to regulate drones for commercial purposes in the U.S., but the flying robots are already being used to spray pesticides in Japan and survey construction sites in Europe.
Masayoshi Son said in a television interview that he would like to buy T-Mobile, confirming his interest in a deal that would likely face heavy scrutiny from regulators.
The four largest U.S. airlines said they had canceled a combined 74,500 flights in the first two months of this year because of extreme winter weather.
Urban Outfitters' fourth-quarter profit improved 7.4% on higher sales, though its namesake brand continued to struggle causing the retailer to issue a light warning about the current quarter's performance.