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China Mobile's New Frenemy: Tencent

11 hours 13 min ago
China Mobile's latest earnings results show how its voice traffic is being hit by the popularity of free messaging apps including Tencent's WeChat.

Russian Social Network CEO Removed

11 hours 48 min ago
Pavel Durov, founder of VKontakte, has been removed as chief executive after it emerged the resignation letter he tendered last month and later withdrew wasn't properly rescinded.

Fewer Phone Subsidies May Hurt Apple

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:32pm
U.S. wireless carriers are making unexpectedly fast progress moving their customers away from subsidized phones, a shift that could put further pressure on sales of expensive devices like the iPhone.

Messaging App Line Gains Traction Abroad

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:46pm
Japan-based Line generates more revenue than rivals WhatsApp and WeChat combined, as the three messaging apps battle for the top spot on phones world-wide.

AT&T Revenue Rises, Profit Slips

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:48pm
AT&T's sales rose to start the year, as the carrier added more subscribers and increasingly sold mobile devices like the iPhone at full price.

Competition Hits China Mobile

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:06pm
China Mobile posted a 9.4% decline in first-quarter net profit as intensifying competition and handset subsidies for Apple's iPhones hurt its profitability.

Comcast, Charter Close to Subscriber Deal

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:29pm
Charter could acquire nearly four million extra subscribers in a two-stage deal under discussion with Comcast, in what would represent a consolation prize for Charter's nearly yearlong pursuit of Time Warner Cable.

Chinese Conglomerate Fosun Starts $100 Million Venture Arm In Silicon Valley

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:55pm
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is raising its profile as an international investor, establishing a venture-capital operation in Silicon Valley.

Intuitive Surgical Reports 77% Profit Decline

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:53pm
Intuitive Surgical said its first-quarter earnings fell 77% on a steep decline in sales of its da Vinci robotic-surgery systems.

Juniper Profits Grow 22%

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:48pm
Juniper Networks Inc.'s first-quarter profit grew 22% as the networking-equipment company reported broad sales growth.

Google Ads Will Soon Link Inside Mobile Apps

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:28pm
Google Tuesday said it will allow advertisers to direct smartphone users directly to apps installed on their devices.

Airbnb Faces Its Most Public Test So Far

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:52pm
Executives from Airbnb are set to appear in New York's Supreme Court on Tuesday in the most public test so far of whether the home-rental site used by millions of people operates within the bounds of the law.

Weebly Valued at $455 Million Amid Website-Building Boom

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:23pm
Weebly has been valued at $455 million by investors eager to cash in on a recent boom in website-creation services.

Verizon Data Breach Report: Payment-Card Theft Can Be Avoided at Little Cost

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:23pm
There were nearly 200 hacks last year of the payment systems used by retailers, hotels and restaurants. Most of them could have been prevented without spending much money, according to a new report from Verizon's cybersecurity team.

Aereo, Broadcasters to Square Off at High Court

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:11pm
Television broadcasters and online-video startup Aereo Inc. will square off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in a battle over copyright law that could shake up the industry.

Reddit Ousts Technology Subreddit from Front Page

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:34am
Reddit ousted the popular technology subreddit from its front page over a censorship flap.

Data Point: Who's More Likely to Cut the Cord?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:50am
People that pay for an online streaming-video service are much more likely to cut ties with cable television.

Bionics to Track Your Health

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:42am
In the future, implants as thin as tattoos and devices that dissolve in the body could help personalize medical treatment.

Europeans Aim for Balance in Global Internet Governance Parley

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:19am
Everybody who's anybody in the world of Internet governance is in Brazil this week for NetMundial, a two-day meeting in São Paulo essentially about stripping the U.S. of some of its control over the Internet.

Study: Samsung's Apps Are Ubiquitous but Unloved

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:18am
Samsung devices are best-sellers in the U.S.. But people who own those devices aren't spending much time using the company's messaging, music and voice-activated apps.