Articles by Amy Thomson and Stephanie Bodoni

Electricity Can’t Hold Candle to Artificial Intelligence in Significance: Alphabet CEO

Google’s chief executive officer has left no doubt about how important he thinks artificial intelligence will be to humanity. “AI is one of the most profound things we’re working on as humanity. It’s more profound than fire or electricity,” Alphabet …

Driver Privacy Concerns in Auto Insurance. There’s an App for That.

Apps that let you book a ride to work or borrow a car for your next vacation are feeding into a revolution in auto insurance — while also raising some privacy red flags. Data on everything from how frequently a …

Uber’s London License Ban Marks Global Regulatory Backlash for Ride-Hailing Firms

Uber Technologies Inc. and its rivals disrupted global transport, riding on a lack of regulation to drive exponential growth. Now, regulators are closing in. London’s transport authority banned Uber for a second time on Monday, citing concerns about customer safety …

Insurance Site, Other Businesses Battle Google Search Engine’s Escalating Costs

“Where’s the best place to hide a body? The second page of a Google search.” The gallows humor shows that people rarely look beyond the first few results of a search, but Lee Griffin isn’t laughing. In the 13 years …

Uber Must Show London Regulator Its Drivers Are Insured, Trained, for License Renewal

Uber Technologies Inc. has been granted a two-month license to operate in London as the ride-hailing app makes stuttering progress in winning over the city’s regulator. Transport for London had previously declined to grant Uber a private-hire license, but said …

Aon Will Not Pursue Merger with Willis Towers Watson

Aon Plc said it’s no longer pursuing a combination with rival insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson Plc, a day after confirming that it was considering a tie-up. The company said on Tuesday that it was in the early stages of …

Companies Should Assume Cyber Attackers Are Already Inside: McAfee

Companies seeking to shield valuable data from criminals and government spying should assume the attackers have already penetrated their systems and adjust defensive strategies, security firms McAfee and Symantec Corp. said. “You must assume something is going on and you …