Technology

  • Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event Associated Press - 2 hours 58 minutes ago
    Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

    The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much ...

  • Apple crushes iPhone estimates, boosts buybacks CNBC - 3 hours ago
    Apple crushes iPhone estimates, boosts buybacks

    Apple announced quarterly earnings and revenue that topped expectations, strong iPhone sales, and an expansion to its capital return program.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.08 or .2 percent, to $34.09. Verizon Communications Inc. rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $50.08.

  • Final Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Apple Inc s rose $2.37 or 1.8 percent, to $132.65. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.19 or .6 percent, to $33.07. International Business ...

  • More mutual funds should be buying Apple: Analyst CNBC - 5 hours ago
    More mutual funds should be buying Apple: Analyst

    Apple's impressive second quarter earnings should get more mutual funds to buy the company's stock, as many are currently underweight, said one analyst.

  • Apple beats Street 2Q forecasts Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    The Cupertino, California-based company said it had profit of $2.33 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was ...

  • Google turns on the charm in Europe Financial Times - 6 hours ago

    Google needs more friends in Europe. That message was brought home with a vengeance earlier this month when the European Commission lodged an antitrust complaint against the internet search giant and started ...

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.20 or .6 percent, to $34.21. Verizon Communications Inc. rose $.03 or .1 percent, to $50.06.

  • Midday Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    Shares of some top computer companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc s rose $2.46 or 1.9 percent, to $132.74. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.19 or .6 percent, to $33.07. International Business Machines Corp. ...

  • Out of the Loop on the Internet of Things? Here's a Brief Guide. Entrepreneur - 9 hours ago
    Out of the Loop on the Internet of Things? Here's a Brief Guide.

    An expert weighs in on how Web 3.0 will affect small businesses.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.15 or .4 percent, to $34.16. Verizon Communications Inc. rose $.22 or .4 percent, to $50.25.

  • France's Capgemini to buy US rival iGate for $4 billion Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    French technology company Capgemini is paying about $4 billion to buy U.S. rival iGate Corp. and expand its presence in North America. Capgemini, based in Paris, provides consulting, technology and outsourcing ...

  • Apple profit soars on iPhone, China sales AFP - 14 hours ago
    Apple profit soars on iPhone, China sales

    Apple on Monday reported a sharp rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. Revenue increased 27 percent from the same period a year ago to $58.01 billion, Apple said. A major contributor was the expansion of iPhone sales in China. Revenue for "greater China" leapt 71 percent to $16.8 billion in the quarter, allowing the region to overtake Europe as Apple's second-largest market.

  • Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales AFP - 14 hours ago
    Apple quarterly profit soars on iPhone sales

    Apple on Monday reported a 33-percent rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. Revenue increased 27 percent from the same period a year ago to $58.01 billion, Apple said. "We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever," said chief executive Tim Cook. The results for the second fiscal quarter exclude the new Apple smartwatch, which began deliveries last week in nine countries.

  • Capgemini to buy IGATE in $4 billion US expansion push AFP - 19 hours ago
    Capgemini to buy IGATE in $4 billion US expansion push

    French IT services and consulting company Capgemini said Monday it was buying New Jersey-based IGATE for $4 billion (3.7 billion euros), boosting US-generated business to nearly a third of its total activity. "IGATE is a leading company that perfectly fits our strategic ambition. It will give us a new status on the American market, and take further our industrialisation journey to offer ever more competitive services to our clients," said Capgemini president Paul Hermelin in a statement. In a conference call, Hermelin noted that in considering various acquisition options, Capgemini had "above all looked for a company that would allow us to reinforce geographically in the United States" -- something IGATE does by generating nearly 80 percent of its annual in revenues in North America.

  • Apple Watch review: Stylish, sophisticated but slow Financial Times - Mon, Apr 27, 2015 3:37 AM AEST

    I have only worn Apple Watch for a day and one thing is already clear: this is the best smartwatch on the market today. However, that is not much of a compliment, even though Samsung has released several ...

  • Facebook, Google apps help ease Nepal worries CNBC - Mon, Apr 27, 2015 2:05 AM AEST
    Facebook, Google apps help ease Nepal worries

    As Nepal grapples with the aftermath of a devastating quake, technology giants are helping some breathe a sigh of relief amid the chaos.

  • Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 3:04 PM AEST

    Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday .

  • Marvell Technology cuts 1Q revenue estimate and stock skids Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 7:36 AM AEST

    Chipmaker Marvell Technology slashed its revenue forecasts Friday, saying weak results from the PC and storage markets and reduced demand from emerging markets are hurting its business. The company now ...

  • Amazon, Microsoft lead gains in big technology stocks Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 6:09 AM AEST
    Amazon, Microsoft lead gains in big technology stocks

    Big gains by Amazon, Microsoft and Google sending technology stocks to a higher close. The broader market also rose Friday, but not as much. The Nasdaq composite rose again, a day after beating its record-high ...

  • Enterprises are also eyeing the Apple Watch CNBC - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 5:10 AM AEST
    Enterprises are also eyeing the Apple Watch

    Companies are betting that the Apple watch can play a big role in the workplace, helping professionals work more efficiently and stay better informed.

  • Goodbye, Productivity: Microsoft Is Bringing Back Solitaire for Windows 10 Entrepreneur - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 1:40 AM AEST
    Goodbye, Productivity: Microsoft Is Bringing Back Solitaire for Windows 10

    Microsoft is looking to inject a bit of nostalgia back into its latest version of Windows in the form of a much-beloved time waster.

  • Computer program to take on world's best in Texas Hold 'em Associated Press - Sat, Apr 25, 2015 1:36 AM AEST

    Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players. Computer science professor Tuomas Sandholm and researchers ...

  • Big technology stocks rise in early trading; Amazon soars Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 11:43 PM AEST
    Big technology stocks rise in early trading; Amazon soars

    Big gains by Amazon and Google are lifting technology stocks in early trading. Amazon soared 15 percent early Friday after revealing details about its cloud computing service for the first time. Google ...

  • Apple Watch begins global launch -- quietly AFP - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 7:52 PM AEST
    Apple Watch begins global launch -- quietly

    The Apple Watch made its global debut on Friday in a launch aimed at making the California giant the overnight leader in wearable technology. The event was noticeably low key compared with the fanfare of other Apple product launches: None of the smartwatches were available in Apple stores in New York or around the world, meaning no long queues. Some customers were expected to get delivery of the Apple Watch if they were among the first to pre-order when Apple opened online sales on April 10. At the Apple flagship store on New York's Fifth Avenue, it was just another day.

  • Amazon CTO: Cloud could overtake retail in 10 years CNBC - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 5:00 PM AEST
    Amazon CTO: Cloud could overtake retail in 10 years

    Amazon has built its reputation by becoming an e-commerce giant, but a top exec says 10 years from now it'll be all about Amazon Web Services.

  • Microsoft results show company's shift, but is it enough? Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:13 AM AEST
    Microsoft results show company's shift, but is it enough?

    Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough. The tech giant showed some progress Thursday, reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings and more growth in ...

  • Encore Wire posts 1Q profit Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 7:09 AM AEST

    The McKinney, Texas-based company said it had net income of 52 cents per share. The copper wire maker posted revenue of $250.3 million in the period. Encore Wire shares have climbed 11 percent since the ...

  • Align Technology beats Street 1Q forecasts Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 6:57 AM AEST

    The San Jose, California-based company said it had profit of 44 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to 38 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average ...

  • Apple wins patent appeal in China AFP - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 6:42 AM AEST
    Apple wins patent appeal in China

    Apple has won an appeal in China over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", with a court overruling an earlier decision that had gone against the US technology giant. The legal battle begun in 2012 when Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology pursued Apple for allegedly infringing its Chinese patent with Siri, its "intelligent personal assistant". Siri responds to a user's commands through voice recognition software and made its formal debut with the release of the iPhone 4S in 2011, while Zhizhen claims its earlier "Xiao i Robot" product works in a similar way. Apple asked a Chinese intellectual property body to declare Zhizhen's original patent ineffective but the request was rejected.

  • Microsoft beats Street 3Q forecasts Associated Press - Fri, Apr 24, 2015 6:22 AM AEST

    The Redmond, Washington-based company said it had net income of 61 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, came to 62 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. ...

  • MacBook, Chromebook Pixel: hole lot of difference to design and performance Financial Times - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 10:19 PM AEST

    It is not often that the most interesting thing about a new computer is the hole for the power cable. But that is one of the big innovations in two new laptops from Apple and Google, the MacBook and the ...

  • Technology speeds up customs processing AAP - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 3:41 PM AEST

    Leaving Australia will be quicker with smartgate technology set to be rolled out at the nation's international airports. The federal government will spend $18 million setting up 92 smartgates, adding to ...

  • Google wireless phone service challenges major carriers Associated Press - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 7:58 AM AEST

    Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use Google's services. ...

  • Qualcomm slumps aftermarket on reduced outlook Associated Press - Thu, Apr 23, 2015 7:57 AM AEST

    Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. cut its outlook Wednesday, saying sales of its Snapdragon processor are down and it's not doing as much business with a large customer. The company's shares fell $1.80, or 2.6 percent, ...