Over the past few years, many nations have adopted policies that promise to improve people’s lives while preserving their freedom of choice. These approaches, informed by behavioral economics, are sometimes called nudges.
Oracle Corp. asked a U.S. appeals court today to let it pursue claims Google Inc. owes it more than $1 billion for building its Android operating system, the most popular platform for mobile phones, using copied code.
Microsoft Corp. won European Union approval for its 5.44 billion-euro ($7.4 billion) bid to take over Nokia Oyj’s handset business as regulators warned that they would monitor Nokia’s licensing practices.
Doug Garland faces a formidable opponent. As the general manager of stadium experience and technology for the San Francisco 49ers, he competes with the comforts of the living room, where most football fans prefer to park themselves on Sunday. Fast Wi-Fi, affordable snacks, no lines when nature calls.