Technology

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Apple Inc. fell 1.5 percent to $124.43 with 40,030,100 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 1.5 percent to $8.93 with 17,688,600 shares traded. ...

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell $.32 or 1.0 percent, to $32.65. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.49 or 1.0 percent, to $48.63.

  • Final Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    Shares of some top computer companies were down at the close of trading: Apple Inc s fell $1.94 or 1.5 percent, to $124.43. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.41 or 1.3 percent, to $31.16. International Business ...

  • Why Q1's worst stock may fall even further CNBC - 16 hours ago
    Why Q1's worst stock may fall even further

    The first quarter's worst-performing S&P 500 stock is still no bargain, analysts and traders say.

  • Facebook Faces Off With Belgian Privacy Commission Over Privacy Accusations Entrepreneur - 16 hours ago
    Facebook Faces Off With Belgian Privacy Commission Over Privacy Accusations

    A new study calls Facebook's privacy and data collection policies into legal question but the social giant says the authors of the research never reached out to them.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $.19 or .6 percent, to $32.79. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.28 or .6 percent, to $48.84.

  • Midday Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    Shares of some top computer companies are down at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc s fell $1.13 or .9 percent, to $125.24. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.34 or 1.1 percent, to $31.24. International Business Machines Corp. ...

  • Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets Associated Press - 18 hours ago
    Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

    Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers ...

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 22 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $.10 or .3 percent, to $32.87. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.16 or .3 percent, to $48.96.

  • Early Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - 22 hours ago

    Shares of some top computer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Apple Inc s fell $.56 or .4 percent, to $125.81. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.38 or 1.2 percent, to $31.19. International Business Machines Corp. ...

  • Google unveils 'stick' computer with Asus AFP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 10:56 PM AEDT
    Google unveils 'stick' computer with Asus

    Google and Taiwan's Asus are launching a "computer on a stick" which can plug into a display to turn it into a PC. Google said in a blog post that the Asus Chromebit would be arriving mid-year with a low price tag. "Smaller than a candy bar, the Chromebit is a full computer that will be available for less than $100," Google said. "By simply plugging this device into any display, you can turn it into a computer.

  • Microsoft unveils low-cost Surface 3 tablet AFP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 7:23 PM AEDT
    Microsoft unveils low-cost Surface 3 tablet

    Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a low-cost version of its Surface tablet computer, cutting the screen size of the device which starts at $499. The new device comes with a screen of 10.8 inches, making it smaller than the earlier 12-inch screen versions of Surface, and gives Microsoft a new tablet that aims to compete with Apple's iPad Air. "Surface 3 brings what customers love about Surface Pro 3 to more people, delivering the premium design and productivity of Surface in a more affordable device," said Panos Panay, who heads the Surface division for Microsoft. Microsoft touts the Surface as a tablet that can replace a laptop.

  • Business pioneers in technology Financial Times - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 5:31 PM AEDT

    You do not have to be a young and inexperienced outsider in business to change the world in the computing and internet industries. But it certainly helps. More than half of the industry's leading pioneers ...

  • Software firm makes strong market debut AAP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 12:47 PM AEDT

    A technology company behind software used in cash registers and mobile payments has enjoyed a strong share market debut. Touchcorp shares began trading at $1.63 when they hit the market at 1200 AEDT, up ...

  • Software firm Touchcorp debuts on ASX AAP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM AEDT

    A technology company behind software used in cash registers and mobile payments has enjoyed a strong share market debut. Touchcorp issued 16 million new shares at $1.40 each as part of its float. The initial public offering took the total number of shares to 116 million, which meant Touchcorp's market value had surged by 16.5 per cent to $189 million as it debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange. Touchcorp is the developer, owner and manufacturer of the Touch System software program, which is used by convenience store chain 7-Eleven, telcos Telstra and Optus, healthcare providers and the government.

  • Google Gmail account errors now fixed CNBC - Tue, Mar 31, 2015 4:44 AM AEDT
    Google Gmail account errors now fixed

    Errors hit "a significant subset" of Google Gmail users connecting with the IMAP protocol on Monday.

  • Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop AFP - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 6:27 AM AEDT
    Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop

    Microsoft said it has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop, which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations simultaneously. The purchase is the latest by tech giant Microsoft, after recent acquisitions of other mobile apps for professional use. "We are excited to welcome the talented team from LiveLoop to help build great collaboration across Office applications, part of our strategy and vision to reinvent productivity," Microsoft said in a statement. LiveLoop allows users to share PowerPoint presentations -- a Microsoft Office program -- and PDFs online among collaborators who can access and synchronize the material from any mobile device.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune Associated Press - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 5:51 AM AEDT
    Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers. Cook mentioned his intentions in a story about him published Thursday ...

  • Silicon Valley: Space race Financial Times - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 3:40 AM AEDT

    When they are feeling flush, tech companies are overcome by the urge to put stuff up into space. During the late 90s, companies such as Teledesic, Iridium and GlobalStar had big plans for low-earth orbiting ...

  • How ex-Googlers are building the future...again CNBC - Sat, Mar 28, 2015 3:01 AM AEDT
    How ex-Googlers are building the future...again

    To build a computing backup system for the future, one start-up is turning to engineers from Google and Facebook who have already done it.

  • Big tech trades: 5 stocks to buy CNBC - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 10:11 AM AEDT
    Big tech trades: 5 stocks to buy

    "Fast Money" traders looked at how to play Yahoo, Sandisk and other technology names that made headlines on Thursday.

  • Upland Software reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Fri, Mar 27, 2015 7:46 AM AEDT

    The Austin, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 30 cents per share. The maker of cloud-based enterprise work-management software posted revenue of $16.5 million in the period. For the year, the company ...

  • Get Ready for Big Changes to Facebook Messenger and Video Entrepreneur - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 6:39 AM AEDT
    Get Ready for Big Changes to Facebook Messenger and Video

    Mark Zuckerberg discusses what we can expect during the first day of the company's F8 conference in San Francisco.

  • Silicon Valley looks to the top of the stack Financial Times - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 4:24 AM AEDT

    All around, technology companies are no longer content to provide the machinery for consumer companies - they are serving the customers themselves. Tesla, the Californian car company started with venture ...

  • Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers AFP - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 3:12 AM AEDT
    Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers

    Facebook is turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more in a bid to shake up online communication. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Messenger Platform, describing it as a way for software developers to boost appeal to the more than 600 million people using the application. Facebook executives introduced more than 25 products and tools tailored to help developers "build, grow, and monetize" mobile applications aimed at the social network's audience of approximately 1.39 billion people. The changes underscore Facebook's vision for Messenger as a new communication tool that complements the social network and ramps up efforts to compete with rivals like Snapchat, which is adding media partners to its messaging app.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday CNBC - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 9:59 AM AEDT
    Your first trade for Wednesday

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • Google imports new CFO Ruth Porat from Wall Street Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:40 AM AEDT
    Google imports new CFO Ruth Porat from Wall Street

    Google has lured away Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, to be its CFO at a time when the Internet search leader and its Silicon Valley peers are under fire for hiring and promoting ...

  • Coffee and code: Software giant opens cafe AAP - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 2:01 PM AEDT

    Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook. Now a giant tech company is opening its own cafe for the same clientele. German software maker SAP hopes to draw a walk-in crowd of techies, and perhaps raise its own Silicon Valley profile, by selling high-end coffee with a side of free Wi-Fi and programming advice in its new cafe inside a former cinema in downtown Palo Alto. The spot is not far from a slew of tech startups, Stanford University and the headquarters of Facebook, Hewlett-Packard and several venture capital firms that invest in new companies.

  • 6 Things You as a Leader Need To Know About Technology Entrepreneur - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 5:30 AM AEDT
    6 Things You as a Leader Need To Know About Technology

    Do you understand the significance tech has to your particular business?

  • Yahoo: search and rescue Financial Times - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 4:27 AM AEDT

    Internet search is a lucrative business - just ask Google. The company accounts for two-thirds of desktop searches in the US. But change is afoot this year. Microsoft and Yahoo, numbers two and three in ...

  • Social experiment yields thoughtful designs Financial Times - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 9:30 AM AEDT

    When most people think about wearable technology, they are likely to think of the Apple Watch, Google Glass, or some outlandish device from the latest Silicon Valley start-up. They are unlikely to think ...

  • Apple puts clinical research tool in your pocket Financial Times - Sun, Mar 22, 2015 9:38 PM AEDT

    Tapping an iPhone's touchscreen to take a photograph or make a phone call is as familiar as the traditional cameras and mobile phones that it displaced. Medical researchers hope to use the same simple ...

  • Penn State board warned of impact of sexual misconduct Associated Press - Sat, Mar 21, 2015 2:30 AM AEDT

    An administrator who led a task force that recommended Penn State change how it handles sexual assault and misconduct says allegations about a fraternity's secret Facebook page shows the need for school ...

  • Money smart ways to get rid of your stuff The Hip Pocket - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 12:08 PM AEDT
    Money smart ways to get rid of your stuff

    Whether you’re trying to make some quick cash or just doing a spring clean, you might be surprised at how much your unwanted stuff is worth. Here’s how cash in on your clutter.

  • Taiwanese Foxconn manager caught stealing 'thousands' of smartphones AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 8:34 AM AEDT
    Taiwanese Foxconn manager caught stealing 'thousands' of smartphones

    A senior manager at Taiwan's technology giant Foxconn has admitted stealing thousands of smartphones, prosecutors said Friday, in a racket that reportedly made over US$700,000. Foxconn is the world's largest contract electronics maker and assembles products for international brands such as Apple, Sony and Nokia. It employs about one million workers at its factories across China. Local media reported that 4,000 smartphones including the iPhone 6 had gone missing and were sold on in China for around Tw$24 million ($760,000).