60-inch Apple iTV to launch this year
2013-04-03 16:18:13 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It's no secret that Apple wants to get into the living room by making its own TV set, and there have been plenty of rumors and reports about how and when it's going to happen.
Now, an analyst says he's learned that the set will go on sale late this year, for $1,500 to $2,...
Apple to release updated phone this summer
2013-04-03 05:07:10 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.
Apple Inc. is also working on a cheaper iPhone model that could win it some market share in developing c...
Google and privacy: 6 EU countries take action
2013-04-02 16:49:16 UTC
Led by the French, organizations in Britain, the Netherl...
Zuckerberg forming political group
2013-03-28 05:18:13 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political group to address issues such as education reform, immigration and scientific research.
The person says the group will formally launch in the coming weeks. The person spoke ...
Twitter's ad revenue to double this year
2013-03-28 04:59:23 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ad revenue is believed to be on pace to double this year as the online messaging service delivers more marketing pitches to mobile devices in preparation for a highly anticipated initial public offering of stock.
For now, Twitter remains a priva...
'Journey' sweeps Game Developers Choice Awards
2013-03-28 04:23:12 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Journey" arrived on top at the Game Developers Choice Awards.
The artsy video game developed by thatgamecompany topped the 13th annual ceremony Wednesday with six wins, including game of the year and the innovation award. The downloadable PlayStation 3 ti...
Calif. city gets free Wi-Fi via high tech meters
2013-03-27 16:58:51 UTC
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Santa Clara flipped on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital "smart meters" on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.
"This is just one of the major be...
Golden Gate Bridge to go to digital toll system
2013-03-26 23:21:51 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When their final shifts ended Tuesday at the Golden Gate Bridge, several toll collectors forced their mouths into smiles, hugged each other tightly, and cried as they left their small booths for the last time.
On Wednesday, bridge managers planned to repla...
Wal-Mart tests in-store lockers for online orders
2013-03-26 19:58:57 UTC
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, says it's setting up lockers in about a dozen stores so that shoppers who order on its website can pick up their items without having to wait in line checkout line.
The test, which is being conducted ...
Yahoo buys startup run by 17-year-old entrepreneur
2013-03-26 05:02:36 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying London startup Summly, the maker of a mobile application created by teenage entrepreneur seeking an easier way to read news stories and other content on the smaller screens of smartphones.
The deal announced Monday is Yahoo's fifth small acquisition...
HP develops glasses-free 3-D for mobile devices
2013-03-22 04:47:35 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices with a viewing angle so wide that viewers can see an object more fully just by tilting the screen.
Glasses-free 3-D is not unique. Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s 3DS handheld a...
BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated
2013-03-22 04:42:01 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.
Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling th...
Oracle shares fall on weak 3rd-quarter report
2013-03-21 04:34:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Oracle Corp. on Wednesday reported flat earnings for its fiscal third quarter, hurt by a continued drop in sales of hardware systems and a surprise decline in sales of new software — which the company attributed to a lackluster performance by its expanding sales for...
What you 'like' on Facebook can be revealing
2013-03-16 21:57:08 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga.
It could out you as gay.
It might reveal how you vote.
It might even suggest that you're an unmarried introvert with a h...
Google paying bonuses totaling $15M to 4 top execs
2013-03-12 23:54:49 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year.
Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the biggest award at $6 million to supplement his estimated...
Apple shareholder drops lawsuit on preferred stock
2013-03-03 07:12:50 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A disgruntled shareholder pressing Apple to create a new class of preferred stock has dropped a lawsuit that became a moot point after the iPhone and iPad maker changed the agenda at its annual meeting earlier this week.
Lawyers for hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Gree...
Google clings to cash for acquisitions, says CFO
2013-03-03 07:05:31 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google plans to cling to its bulging stash of cash to pay for potential acquisitions and other technology investments that might boost future profits, a top executive said Thursday.
Patrick Pichette, who oversees Google Inc.'s bank accounts as the company's chief financial...
Facebook buying Atlas ad business from Microsoft
2013-02-28 22:19:55 UTC
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is buying a set of online advertising tools called Atlas from Microsoft in its latest attempt to build a more effective marketing system around its Internet social network.
In making the deal announced Thursday, Facebook is betting the acquired technology...
Google to sell Internet glasses to contest winners
2013-02-20 22:34:47 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is giving more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.
The product, dubbed "Google Glass," will be offered to "bold, creative individuals" selected a...
Yahoo redesign aims to make site more inviting
2013-02-20 22:32:19 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and stay longer.
The long-awaited makeover of Yahoo.com's home page is the most notable change to the website since the Internet company hired Marissa Mayer as ...
Google's stock price breaks $800 for 1st time
2013-02-19 21:33:53 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.
The milestone comes m...
Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side
2013-02-16 06:27:20 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.
Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook...
Oracle to buy Acme Packet for about $2.1B
2013-02-05 02:57:04 UTC
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (AP) — Oracle will buy Acme Packet Inc., which makes equipment for telecommunications companies, for about $2.1 billion.
Acme's gear is used by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises around the world. Its technology will complement Oracle's offerings for telec...
Twitter says hackers compromise 250K accounts
2013-02-02 04:32:22 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.
The social media giant sai...
Google to set up $82M fund for French publishers
2013-02-01 21:51:02 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Google will help French news organizations increase their online advertising revenue and also set up a €60 million ($82 million) fund to finance digital publishing innovation, settling a dispute over whether the Internet giant should pay to display news content in its search ...