Technology

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Apple Inc. fell 1.7 percent to $126.41 with 55,647,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell .1 percent to $29.30 with 17,711,500 shares ...

  • 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 fell $2.13 or 1.7 percent, to $126.41. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.19 or .6 percent, to $34.00. International Business ...

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

    Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. unchanged at $34.00. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.15 or .3 percent, to $48.92.

  • Before You Purchase Software for Your Business, Consider These Do's and Don'ts Entrepreneur - 6 hours ago
    Before You Purchase Software for Your Business, Consider These Do's and Don'ts

    Choosing the right software for your business can be downright daunting but being cautious and putting in the effort on the front end will pay dividends in the long run.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $34.04. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.23 or .5 percent, to $48.84.

  • Midday Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Shares of some top computer companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc s fell $2.66 or 2.1 percent, to $125.88. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.27 or .8 percent, to $33.92. International Business Machines Corp. ...

  • A Way to Waterproof Your iPhone? Apple Is Looking Into It. Entrepreneur - 11 hours ago
    A Way to Waterproof Your iPhone? Apple Is Looking Into It.

    The Cupertino, Calif.-based colossus is looking for a way to make its smartphones, tablets and laptops resistant to the kiss of death for electronics: moisture.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.16 or .5 percent, to $34.16. Verizon Communications Inc. rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $49.12.

  • Early Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    Shares of some top computer companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Apple Inc s fell $.76 or .6 percent, to $127.78. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.02 or .1 percent, to $34.17. International Business Machines Corp. ...

  • Judge eyes $275M settlement in Activision shareholder suit Associated Press - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 10:12 AM AEDT

    A Delaware judge signaled Wednesday that he will approve a $275 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit alleging that videogame maker Activision Blizzard was shortchanged in a $6 billion buyback of ...

  • Biggest threat to Google is a vibrant community Financial Times - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 10:01 AM AEDT

    Sir, In announcing the plans for its new corporate headquarters, your correspondent Edwin Heathcote notes that "Google's designs look like a hubristic and overtly suburban vision of corporate life" ...

  • Will Facebook make a car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the network Associated Press - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 7:26 AM AEDT

    No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems. Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media ...

  • IBM buys small Denver startup AlchemyAPI to boost Watson Associated Press - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 6:29 AM AEDT

    IBM has purchased a small Denver startup as part of its effort to improve its Watson cognitive computing system. The technology giant announced the acquisition of AlchemyAPI on Wednesday but didn't release ...

  • Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to 'FREAK attack' Associated Press - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 1:05 PM AEDT

    Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." There's no evidence ...

  • "FREAK attack' flaw affected Apple, Android browsers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 12:52 PM AEDT

    Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." There's no evidence ...

  • WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry Associated Press - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 7:51 AM AEDT
    WIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry

    As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world. Apple's campaign ...

  • 7 Common Mistakes Companies Make With Google AdWords Entrepreneur - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 7:00 AM AEDT
    7 Common Mistakes Companies Make With Google AdWords

    If your initial campaigns have produced lackluster results, read through this list to improve your return on investment.

  • Luddites fear humanity will make short work of finite wants Financial Times - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 3:02 AM AEDT

    Lord Byron was a Luddite. The Romantic poet's only speech in the House of Lords defended the followers of Ned Ludd, who were smashing the mechanical looms in England during the early 1800s because they ...

  • BlackBerry to offer 4 new phones, speeds shift to software Associated Press - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 10:14 PM AEDT
    BlackBerry to offer 4 new phones, speeds shift to software

    BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its "philosophical" shift to making software. The struggling company unveiled ...

  • Apple edges Samsung, retakes smartphone throne: survey AFP - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 8:44 PM AEDT
    Apple edges Samsung, retakes smartphone throne: survey

    Apple overtook Samsung to regain the top position in global smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, a market tracker said Tuesday. The survey by Gartner found Apple grabbed a 20.4 percent share of smartphone sales to end users, boosted by the introduction of its large-screen iPhones. South Korea's Samsung saw its share tumble to 19.9 percent, as its smartphone sales dropped to 73 million units. Other surveys showed Apple and Samsung in a virtual tie, but Gartner showed a clear lead for the US firm.

  • Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world Associated Press - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 10:17 AM AEDT
    Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world

    Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen — from selling smartphone ...

  • Google to offer own cellular network plan AAP - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 10:17 AM AEDT
    Google to offer own cellular network plan

    Google will soon be offering cellular network plans. Vice president Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan. Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Pichai said "we are at a stage where it important to think about hardware, software and connectability together". Pichai calls Google's plan to offer cellular services "a project" and insists that the internet giant is not a threat to traditional telephone and internet service providers.

  • Buffett won't clarify succession plan AAP - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 9:52 AM AEDT

    Billionaire Warren Buffett hasn't ended end the speculation about his eventual successor, but has reiterated that Berkshire Hathaway's board has a plan in place. Buffett addressed a variety of topics on CNBC after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders over the weekend. Berkshire's Vice Chairman Charlie Munger spurred renewed interest in the replacement for the 84-year-old Buffett because he singled out two candidates in his own letter to shareholders. Munger said Berkshire's re-insurance chief Ajit Jain and the head of its utility company, Greg Abel, would both be excellent choices to replace Buffett.

  • HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B Associated Press - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 9:11 AM AEDT
    HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

    Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company ...

  • Guidewire Software beats Street 2Q forecasts Associated Press - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 8:30 AM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the Foster City, California-based company said it had profit of 6 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and amortization costs, came to 17 cents per share. The results ...

  • Google to launch small US mobile network Financial Times - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 5:52 AM AEDT

    Google is launching its own mobile network in the US, threatening to become a powerful competitor to telecoms groups unless they move quickly to support its ambitious efforts to improve internet access ...

  • Yahoo marks 20 years with yodels, reminiscences AFP - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 10:15 PM AEDT
    Yahoo marks 20 years with yodels, reminiscences

    Yahoo celebrated its 20th anniversary Monday with a look back at its history and an eye to the future of the Internet pioneer in the midst of a transformation effort. On its home page, Yahoo displayed ...

  • Microsoft and Sony fight for smartphone middle ground Financial Times - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 7:49 PM AEDT

    Microsoft and Sony are set to fight for the growing middle ground of the rapidly maturing smartphone sector with devices that will bring previously market-leading technology at lower prices. Both companies ...

  • Hewlett-Packard buys networking firm Aruba for $2.7 bn AFP - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 4:12 PM AEDT
    Hewlett-Packard buys networking firm Aruba for $2.7 bn

    US computer giant Hewlett-Packard said Monday it was buying mobile networking group Aruba Networks for some $2.7 billion. The tie-up between the two California firms gives HP a broader array of offerings for corporate wireless networking as it prepares to split into two separate companies. "Enterprises are facing a mobile-first world and are looking for solutions that help them transition legacy investments to the new style of IT," said Meg Whitman, chairman and chief executive of HP. Aruba will become part of HP Networking, the enterprise services group to be created by the split along with a unit focused on computers and printers.

  • HTC to launch virtual reality headset Financial Times - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 3:25 AM AEDT

    Smartphone maker HTC plans its first move into the increasingly crowded virtual reality market with a new headset that it hopes will popularise the next generation of immersive gaming technology. The Taiwanese ...

  • Technology groups need to get serious about their security Financial Times - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 5:39 AM AEDT

    What goes around comes around. Last week, Lenovo, the world's largest personal computer manufacturer, admitted it had exposed users of its laptops to the risk of being hacked, because pre-installed advertising ...

  • 5 billion Android apps open to hack attack CNBC - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:58 AM AEDT
    5 billion Android apps open to hack attack

    Over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to being hacked, research has found, as attackers exploit flaws in Google's operating system.

  • Google hits back at rivals with futuristic HQ plan AFP - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:13 PM AEDT
    Google hits back at rivals with futuristic HQ plan

    Google unveiled plans Friday for a new campus headquarters integrating wildlife and sweeping waterways, aiming to make a big statement in Silicon Valley -- which is already seeing ambitious projects from Apple and Facebook. The redesign on the Google property in Mountain View, California, by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and London-based Thomas Heatherwick, was submitted to local officials Friday, with details released on the company's official blog. The latest huge design project in Silicon Valley comes as Apple is in the midst of building its "spaceship" campus and Facebook is using renowned architect Frank Gehry for its campus expansion.

  • Immersion posts 4Q profit Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:13 PM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the San Jose, California-based company said it had profit of 4 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense, came to 8 cents per share. The touch-based technology company posted ...

  • Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:50 PM AEDT

    Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement. The Swedish company said Friday it has filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission and seven complaints ...