Technology

  • Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks Associated Press - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
    Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

    Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest ...

  • Google’s Tough Search for New Platforms on Display at I/O The Wall Street Journal - Thu, May 28, 2015 3:40 AM AEST

    Google Inc.’s Android is the world’s most popular operating system for smartphones. This week, Google will make a renewed push for developers to work with other flavors of Android, for wearable devices, Internet-connected TVs, cars and virtual reality. Google’s annual I/O conference begins Thursday amid intense competition for developer attention.

  • This Is What It's Like to Wear a Pebble Time Smartwatch Entrepreneur - Thu, May 28, 2015 3:00 AM AEST
    This Is What It's Like to Wear a Pebble Time Smartwatch

    A hands-on review of Pebble's newest watch reveals what could be a deal-breaker for some buyers.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday CNBC - Wed, May 27, 2015 8:23 AM AEST
    Your first trade for Wednesday

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

  • Apple facility catches fire in Arizona CNBC - Wed, May 27, 2015 5:10 AM AEST
    Apple facility catches fire in Arizona

    A building apparently affiliated with Apple in Arizona caught fire, sending smoke billowing from its roof on Tuesday.

  • GM plans $1.2B in upgrades for Indiana pick-up truck plant Associated Press - Wed, May 27, 2015 4:25 AM AEST

    General Motors announced Tuesday it would spend $1.2 billion on new facilities and technology at an Indiana factory where it builds Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The project will increase ...

  • Charter/Time Warner Cable: cowboy up Financial Times - Wed, May 27, 2015 2:50 AM AEST

    Good things come to those who wait. And to those with deep pockets. Sixteen months ago, Charter Communications offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50 per share. That deal fell through when TWC went ...

  • As antitrust case looms, 'Peak Google' debated AFP - Sun, May 24, 2015 3:24 AM AEST
    As antitrust case looms, 'Peak Google' debated

    As Google faces an antitrust probe from European regulators, some analysts are questioning whether the California tech giant's dominance has already peaked. While Google remains one of the world's biggest companies with overwhelming dominance of Internet search, its prospects are less rosy in a tech landscape rapidly shifting to mobile devices and social media, say some industry watchers. Debate heated up last year after a blog post titled "Peak Google" from technology analyst and consultant Ben Thompson, who argued that Google is losing momentum.

  • Your first trade for Tuesday CNBC - Sat, May 23, 2015 7:42 AM AEST
    Your first trade for Tuesday

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

  • Apple: the next small thing Financial Times - Fri, May 22, 2015 11:08 PM AEST

    How long can this go on? Apple's amazing success in sustaining strong sales growth - 26 per cent last quarter - even as revenues surge past $200bn reflects the quality of its products and its management. ...

  • Hewlett-Packard: calculated moves Financial Times - Fri, May 22, 2015 9:42 PM AEST

    Carly Fiorina, former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, is running for president of the US - on her record as a business leader. Good luck to her. HP is still undoing some of the decisions she made as ...

  • Hewlett-Packard spins off Chinese server business Financial Times - Fri, May 22, 2015 2:15 AM AEST

    Hewlett-Packard is spinning off its Chinese server business into a joint venture with Tsinghua university, as US hardware makers come under pressure in China. The Silicon Valley technology group said it ...

  • HP sells stake in China unit for $2.3 bn AFP - Thu, May 21, 2015 1:46 PM AEST
    HP sells stake in China unit for $2.3 bn

    Hewlett-Packard announced Thursday it was selling a 51 percent stake in its China-based server business, creating a joint venture with Tsinghua Holdings that will be a sector leader in China. The US tech giant said it would sell the stake for $2.3 billion, creating a new business called H3C worth $4.5 billion that would be the leader in China in computer servers, storage and technology services. The deal brings together HP with the investment arm of China's Tsinghua University in a company with some 8,000 employees and $3.1 billion in annual revenue.

  • Lenovo's annual revenue up 20% but profits miss target AFP - Thu, May 21, 2015 7:26 AM AEST
    Lenovo's annual revenue up 20% but profits miss target

    China's Lenovo said Thursday revenue rose 20 percent in its past fiscal year, helped by its purchase of Motorola last year as the PC maker diversifies into the smartphone market, but net profit growth slowed to just one percent. Revenue from the company's mobile business including Motorola increased 71 percent year-on-year to $9.14 billion, making up about a fifth of the revenue total. The PC maker had seen its net profit rise 29 percent in the previous financial year, driven by record smartphone sales.

  • This New Google Chrome Extension Lets Colleagues Share Web Pages Using Beeping Sounds Entrepreneur - Thu, May 21, 2015 1:08 AM AEST
    This New Google Chrome Extension Lets Colleagues Share Web Pages Using Beeping Sounds

    As opposed to email or messaging, 'Tone aims to make sharing digital things with nearby people as easy as talking to them,' the search giant said.

  • Computer Sciences tops 4Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Wed, May 20, 2015 6:34 AM AEST

    The Falls Church, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 6 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.26 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. ...

  • Mixed decision for Samsung appeal in Apple patent case AFP - Tue, May 19, 2015 5:59 AM AEST
    Mixed decision for Samsung appeal in Apple patent case

    A jury must recalculate the $930 million verdict against Samsung in the blockbuster patent lawsuit from Apple, a US appeals court ruled. The appellate panel in Washington on Monday gave Samsung a partial victory by ruling that Apple cannot collect damages for Samsung's copying of the look and feel of the iconic smartphone. The latest decision from the appeals court in the US capital sends the case back to a California federal court to recalculate damages.

  • AOL/Verizon: prophets without profits Financial Times - Sat, May 16, 2015 2:40 AM AEST

    AOL has 4,000 employees but only one Digital Prophet. That would be David Shing, or rather Shingy. He earns his six-figure salary by telling companies about branding and the internet, and has an elaborate ...

  • Tech and media groups draw battle lines for mobile superiority Financial Times - Sat, May 16, 2015 1:09 AM AEST

    Tracking the technology world's upheavals is like studying the shifting of tectonic plates: the direction of movement may be obvious, but it takes periodic earthquakes to reveal the magnitude of the forces ...

  • Upland Software reports 1Q loss Associated Press - Fri, May 15, 2015 7:48 AM AEST

    The Austin, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense, came to 21 cents per share. The maker of cloud-based enterprise work-management software ...

  • The Lessons Uber, WhatsApp, Amazon and Apple Have Taught Us About Disruption Entrepreneur - Wed, May 13, 2015 8:15 AM AEST
    The Lessons Uber, WhatsApp, Amazon and Apple Have Taught Us About Disruption

    They've solved problems. They've innovated. They've piggybacked on existing disruptors to be the powerhouses they are today.

  • What is Verizon really getting with AOL? CNBC - Wed, May 13, 2015 6:54 AM AEST
    What is Verizon really getting with AOL?

    The crown jewel for Verizon in its acquisition of AOL is advertising, led by the mass media company's proprietary technology.

  • What's next for Yahoo after AOL/Verizon deal? CNBC - Wed, May 13, 2015 4:41 AM AEST
    What's next for Yahoo after AOL/Verizon deal?

    The Verizon/AOL deal may force another legacy company from the early days of the Internet to act.

  • Cramer: Why Verizon/AOL deal 'brilliant' CNBC - Tue, May 12, 2015 11:51 PM AEST
    Cramer: Why Verizon/AOL deal 'brilliant'

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why the Verizon/AOL merger will benefit both parties.

  • Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4B; AOL shares soar CNBC - Tue, May 12, 2015 11:02 PM AEST
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4B; AOL shares soar

    Telecom giant Verizon announced Tuesday it will be buying AOL for $50 per share, or about $4.4 billion.

  • Timeline: AOL through the years CNBC - Tue, May 12, 2015 9:00 PM AEST
    Timeline: AOL through the years

    Verizon's $4.4 billion deal to acquire AOL is the latest entry in the 25-year history of a company that changed the way people access the Internet.

  • Verizon buys faded Internet pioneer AOL for $4.4 bn AFP - Tue, May 12, 2015 8:49 PM AEST
    Verizon buys faded Internet pioneer AOL for $4.4 bn

    US telecom giant Verizon announced plans Tuesday to buy faded Internet pioneer AOL for $4.4 billion and hopefully corner a bigger share of the online advertising market. The deal was described as a way to help Verizon -- one of the largest US mobile carriers and a major broadband provider -- build its offerings in video and other digital content, especially for wireless. "Verizon's vision is to provide customers with a premium digital experience based on a global multiscreen network platform," said Verizon chairman and chief executive Lowell McAdam. Once the leading provider of Internet access, AOL has reorganized primarily as a digital media company with a portfolio of well-known news sites such as The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget.

  • US telecoms giant Verizon buying AOL for $4.4 bn AFP - Tue, May 12, 2015 12:06 PM AEST
    US telecoms giant Verizon buying AOL for $4.4 bn

    Verizon said Tuesday it is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion in a deal that will give the US telecoms giant increased digital content and advertising platform space. Verizon said it is paying $50 per share of AOL, whose stock price jumped by almost 18 percent in pre-market trading to $50.22. "AOL has once again become a digital trailblazer, and we are excited at the prospect of charting a new course together in the digitally connected world," Lowell McAdam, Verizon chairman and CEO, said. AOL's assets include a portfolio of well-known content providers such as The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget.

  • Towerstream reports 1Q loss Associated Press - Tue, May 12, 2015 7:01 AM AEST

    The Middletown, Rhode Island-based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. The provider of high-speed Internet access to companies posted revenue of $8 million in the period. In the final minutes ...

  • Chipmos posts 1Q profit Associated Press - Tue, May 12, 2015 6:33 AM AEST

    The Hsinchu, Taiwan, Province Of China-based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. The computer chip testing and assembly services company posted revenue of $167 million in the period. Chipmos ...

  • Energous reports 1Q loss Associated Press - Mon, May 11, 2015 11:09 PM AEST

    On a per-share basis, the San Jose, California-based company said it had a loss of 54 cents. The maker of wire-free charging technology posted revenue of $200,000 in the period. Energous shares have declined ...

  • China?s Baidu probing own execs for graft: company AFP - Mon, May 11, 2015 6:33 AM AEST
    China?s Baidu probing own execs for graft: company

    Chinese search engine giant Baidu -- often described as the country's equivalent of Google -- said Monday it has launched anti-corruption investigations into its own employees after reports three department heads were being probed. Baidu did not reveal any details of its inquiries, nor confirm how many were being investigated or their names. "Internal anti-corruption action creates a just and transparent working environment, and a sound environment for workers' development," the company said in a statement to AFP. Chinese Internet portal Sina reported Monday that Baidu was investigating three departmental directors.

  • Ebix posts 1Q profit Associated Press - Fri, May 8, 2015 10:09 PM AEST

    On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had net income of 51 cents. The supplier of software and e-commerce services to the insurance industry posted revenue of $63.8 million in the period. ...

  • In Tech: Mobile app, mobile phone, online TV Associated Press - Fri, May 8, 2015 6:09 PM AEST
    In Tech: Mobile app, mobile phone, online TV

    The iconic designer behind the simulation video games "Sim City" and "The Sims" wants people to tell stories visually on their mobile phones. Will Wright has created a mobile app called ...

  • GSI Technology reports 4Q loss Associated Press - Fri, May 8, 2015 9:07 AM AEST

    On a per-share basis, the Sunnyvale, California-based company said it had a loss of 12 cents. The chip maker posted revenue of $13.1 million in the period. For the year, the company reported that its loss ...