Apple's profit rocket hits air pocket
2013-01-24 05:44:19 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's blockbuster revenue growth is slowing drastically, as iPhone sales plateau and the company finds itself lacking revolutionary new products.
The company's warning, issued Wednesday as part of its financial results for the holiday quarter, sent Apple Inc.'s stock ...
Google's 4Q earnings rise despite Motorola woes
2013-01-23 07:20:07 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google eked out slightly higher earnings in the fourth quarter, despite a financial drag caused by the Internet search leader's expansion into device manufacturing and a decline in digital ad prices as more people gaze into the smaller screens of smartphones.
Google exec gets look at NKoreans using Internet
2013-01-08 17:47:04 UTC
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Students at North Korea's premier university showed Google's executive chairman Tuesday how they look for information online: they Google it.
But surfing the Internet that way is the privilege of only a very few in North Korea, whose authoritarian governme...
Google executive chairman arrives in North Korea
2013-01-07 16:24:46 UTC
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Google's chairman wants a first-hand look at North Korea's economy and social media during his private visit Monday to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman...
Google chairman heading to North Korea
2013-01-03 21:44:30 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When he lands in North Korea, even Google's executive chairman will likely have to relinquish his smartphone, leaving him disconnected from the global information network he helped build.
Eric Schmidt is a staunch advocate of global Internet access and the power...
Facebook users hit 'like,' stores jump into action
2012-12-18 19:31:58 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook isn't just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what's in stores during this holiday season.
After polling customers on the social media site, Macy's decided to carry denim jeans in bright neon...
NBC Sports partners with Yahoo for content deal
2012-12-10 07:52:28 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports and Yahoo are taking on the crowded sports media landscape with a partnership that fills in gaps for both companies.
NBC brings video and big-name broadcasters and Yahoo adds college coverage and fantasy games in the agreement announced Sunday. They hope their streng...
Microsoft's Windows chief leaves in power struggle
2012-11-14 10:23:33 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn't going to let anyone get in his way.
Not even his presumed heir apparent, who runs the software maker's Windows empire, can stop Ballmer as he pushes the company in a new direction.
That was the underlying message of a power struggle tha...
Yahoo CEO starts reign with encouraging 3Q report
2012-10-23 07:37:01 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer turned in an encouraging report card covering her first few months running the troubled Internet company.
The third-quarter results announced Monday weren't astounding, but they were better than analysts anticipated. Most importantly, Yahoo's net re...
Einstein's brain is now interactive iPad app
2012-09-25 21:00:00 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won't help you win at Angry Birds.
While Albert Einstein's genius isn't included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible ...
Former German president's wife sues Google
2012-09-15 07:18:21 UTC
The wife of former German President Christian Wulff is fighting rumors about her past. The hub of these rumors is Google, where searches with her name have been combined with unsavory terms.
Former First Lady Bettina Wulff is fighting back against dubious allegations about her past.
New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update
2012-09-12 21:12:03 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Not ready for a new iPhone? Don't worry. Many software features are coming to older iPhones as well.
Apple has said that its iOS 6 software will sport more than 200 new features, though some won't be available on all devices. The new features include an updated mapping ser...
Silicon Valley isn't sharing Facebook's misery
2012-09-10 19:20:15 UTC
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Silicon Valley, it turns out, doesn't revolve around the stock prices of Facebook and its playful sidekick, Zynga.
By most indications, tech companies in this hub of innovation are humming along, even as two of its rising stars endure steep declines in their stock pri...
Apple's victory could mean fewer phone options
2012-08-25 07:47:28 UTC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc.'s $1 billion legal victory could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers to choose from, analysts said.
A federal jury's verdict Friday that Samsung Electronic Co. stole Apple's technology to make and market smartphones using Google's Android software sen...
Apple sets record for company value at $623B
2012-08-21 14:31:41 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is Wall Street's all-time MVP —that's Most Valuable Property.
On Monday, Apple's surging stock propelled the company's value to $624 billion, the world's highest, ever. It beat the record for market capitalization set by Microsoft Corp. in the heady days of the Internet b...
Apple stock hits new high after 4-month dip
2012-08-17 18:48:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's stock hit a new high Friday after a four-month swoon, as investors look ahead to the release of a new iPhone and possibly a smaller iPad.
Already the world's most valuable company, Apple Inc. saw its stock hit $645.48 in midday trading, before retreating to $645.02. Tha...
Google cutting 4,000 at Motorola unit
2012-08-13 13:40:31 UTC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google said Monday that it will cut about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility wireless phone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of Motorola's 90 locations.
The reductions represent about 20 percent of Motorola Mobility's 20,000 employees, and tw...
Google: Didn't delete Street View data after all
2012-07-27 19:11:33 UTC
LONDON (AP) — After being caught spying on people across Europe and Australia with its Wi-Fi-slurping Street View cars, Google had told angry regulators that it would delete the ill-gotten data.
Google broke its promise.
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) received a letter fr...
New Mac operating system goes on sale Wednesday
2012-07-25 08:33:19 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. will release its new operating system for Mac computers on Wednesday, with features borrowed from mobile devices and a tighter integration with online file storage.
Dubbed Mountain Lion, the new software narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, mak...
Apple sags as consumers buy cheaper iPhones
2012-07-25 08:12:30 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — More consumers are buying the least expensive iPhones and iPads, a new phenomenon that is causing Apple's breakneck growth rate to slow.
On Tuesday, Apple Inc. revealed that both revenue and net income posted increases of just over 20 percent — cause for celebration at most com...
Big tech stocks rally after early earnings reports
2012-07-23 17:30:32 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That wasn't so bad, after all.
That's the sentiment among investors as they digest last week's smorgasbord of quarterly results from technology companies that included Intel Corp., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. Although reports from the industry bellwethers al...
Yahoo's 2Q earnings, revenue remain flat
2012-07-17 22:53:54 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo turned in another lackluster performance in the second quarter.
The results announced Tuesday underscore the challenges facing Yahoo's newly hired CEO Marissa Mayer as she tries to turn around the Internet company after a 13-year career as a top Google executive.
Study: Viewers turning to YouTube as news source
2012-07-16 04:49:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday released their exam...
Apple returns to environmental ratings list
2012-07-13 21:00:22 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. said Friday that it is putting its products back on an environmental ratings registry, saying it made a mistake in removing them from the list.
The Cupertino, Calif., company said all of its eligible products are back on the Electronic Product Environmental Assessmen...
Yahoo confirms theft of 450,000 users' passwords
2012-07-12 21:49:03 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Some 450,000 Yahoo users' email addresses and passwords have been leaked because of a security breach, the company confirmed Thursday, adding that just a small fraction of the stolen passwords were valid.
The company said in a statement that an "old file" from the Yahoo Contribut...