Twitter sets $17 to $20 per share range for IPO
2013-10-25 07:47:59 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has set a price range of $17 to $20 per share for its initial public offering and says it could raise as much as $1.6 billion in the process. The pricing is relatively conservative considering that Twitter is poised to pull off the year's hottest IPO.
Twitter Inc. said ...
Syria's civil war plays out on social media
2013-10-19 23:34:41 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria's civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way.
Amateur videographers — anyone with a smartphone, Internet access and an eagerness to get a message out to the world — have drive...
Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO
2013-10-07 05:27:55 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales —and advertisers and networks are taking note.
Examples of Twitter's influence abound. The recent finale of "Breakin...
European regulator close to settlement with Google
2013-10-02 06:33:10 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — European regulators appeared to be nearing a settlement with Google in their probe over whether the Internet search-and-advertising giant is unfairly stifling competition.
Joaquin Almunia, the top antitrust official at the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said ther...
Microsoft board boosts dividend by 22 pct
2013-09-17 20:23:02 UTC
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.
The new dividend represents an increase of 5 cents over the world's largest software company's previous...
Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models
2013-09-10 20:43:18 UTC
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" and reads your fingerprint.
Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case
2013-09-10 19:48:29 UTC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys suing Google for enabling its camera-carrying vehicles to collect emails and Internet passwords while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant's popular "Street View" maps look forward to resuming their case now that a federal appeals court has ruled in t...
Yahoo disclosed email in China: Just following local laws
2013-09-09 06:41:47 UTC
Shi Tao was sentenced to 10 years in 2005 after Yahoo disclosed politically sensitive email he had sent.
Chinese activist who was arrested nearly a decade ago after a politically sensitive email he sent was disclosed by Yahoo has been released from prison, a writers' group has reported.
Yahoo unveils new logo
2013-09-05 06:15:45 UTC
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo has adopted a new logo for the first time since shortly after the Internet company's founding 18 years ago.
The redesigned look unveiled late Wednesday is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company hired Google exe...
Twitter hands down new rules to beat abusive talk
2013-08-03 16:08:09 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Twitter says it's handing down new rules to control abusive language after several high-profile British women reported receiving a flood of nasty, harassing, or threatening messages on the microblogging site.
In a message posted to its website, Twitter says it is introducing a on...
Google-funded sea research vessel sets sail
2013-08-01 18:39:55 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $60 million research ship funded by a Google executive was scheduled to set sail from San Francisco on Thursday, on its way to study a "dead zone" in the Pacific Ocean and other mysteries of the sea.
The 272-foot vessel, Falkor, carries an unmanned submarine that will tr...
Google unveils new Nexus 7, Internet TV device
2013-07-24 19:38:56 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in technology's key battleground — the mobile computing market.
The fancier devices unveile...
Apple's 3Q earnings sag, but top Street estimates
2013-07-24 04:43:19 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's sales of older, less expensive iPhones climbed in its latest quarter, highlighting the challenges facing the world's most valuable technology company as it tries to reverse a recent decline in its earnings and prove that it can still innovate.
The results announced...
Will Apple's latest results be latest letdown?
2013-07-22 21:04:01 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest quarterly results are likely to illustrate why investors are clamoring for the maker of the iPhone and the iPad to come out with another trend-setting device.
The report, due out after the stock market closes Tuesday, is expected to show that Apple Inc. is m...
Loeb to sell 40M Yahoo shares as he leaves board
2013-07-22 21:00:37 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Dan Loeb is leaving Yahoo's board with a windfall after a 15-month stint that vindicated his crusade to shake up the long-slumping company under new leadership.
Yahoo Inc. is spending $1.16 billion to buy back 40 million of the shares that Loeb's hedge fu...
Google invests in Glass chipmaker Himax
2013-07-22 20:30:32 UTC
Google Inc. is investing in a Taiwanese microchip maker that makes chips used in its Google Glass, the eyeglass-enabled devices it is testing that can shoot photos and video and access the Internet.
The deal with Tainan, Taiwan-based Himax Technologies Inc. gives Google a 6.3 percent stake in ...
Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does
2013-07-09 07:48:29 UTC
Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief competitive office and vice-president of competitive planning at Palm. His work before that included time at Apple as director of worldwide customer & co...
Yahoo shuts down Internet relic AltaVista
2013-07-08 21:26:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Once up on a time, there was a popular search engine called AltaVista. It lives no more.
On Monday, its owner Yahoo Inc. sent AltaVista.com to the Internet graveyard to rest alongside order-almost-anything venture Kozmo.com and the butler from Ask Jeeves.
Palo Alto, Calif.-b...
Facebook is pulling ads from racy, violent pages
2013-06-30 21:26:51 UTC
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is pulling ads from pages that contain violence or sexual content.
The social network said that on Monday, it will expand its definition of pages and groups that are too controversial to carry advertisements.
Facebook has sought to strike a balance between...
France threatens Google with privacy fines
2013-06-20 08:41:11 UTC
PARIS (AP) — France is giving Google three months to abide by the country's data privacy laws or be fined.
The chief of the French agency that regulates information technology says that five other European countries are taking similar steps in a staggered offensive against Google's privacy pol...
Google asks FISA court to lift gag order
2013-06-19 05:53:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government's gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from the government for data about its customers in the name of nation...
Google settles suit, clears way for stock split
2013-06-17 18:01:18 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has settled a shareholder lawsuit to clear the way for a long-delayed split of the Internet search leader's stock.
The agreement announced Monday resolves allegations that Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin engineered the stock split in a way that unfa...
Apple details government requests for data
2013-06-17 17:15:52 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May.
The company, like some other businesses, had asked the U.S government to be able to share how many requests it received related to national sec...
Officials: NSA programs broke plots in 20 nations
2013-06-16 05:17:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroy...
Web giants get broader surveillance revelations
2013-06-15 17:16:00 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to turn over user data.
The announcements Friday n...