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IBM Earnings: What to Watch

9 hours 16 min ago
IBM plans to report its earnings after the market close today. Here are the key things to watch.

Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

9 hours 21 min ago
Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.

Twitter to Acquire Data Partner Gnip

10 hours 5 min ago
Twitter agreed to acquire data partner Gnip, in a sign that the messaging service wants a bigger role in analyzing tweets for businesses hungry for insights from social media. It also hired a new product chief.

Data of About 900 Canadians Taken in Heartbleed Breach

11 hours 53 min ago
Canadian authorities said hackers stole the confidential information of about 900 Canadian taxpayers by exploiting the Heartbleed bug.

Messaging App Line Unveils 'Sticons'

12 hours 17 min ago
Line, the fast-growing messaging app, famous for its popular virtual stickers, has introduced a new form of graphics that are half stickers and half emoticons -- or what it calls "sticons."

For Elusive Tizen Smartphone, Another New Launch Date

13 hours 20 min ago
Long-suffering supporters of Samsung Electronics's Tizen operating system have a new date to look forward to...maybe.

Sony's Latest Bet: Lithium-ion Batteries For Energy Storage

14 hours 41 min ago
Sony is betting on future demand for batteries for use in big energy storage systems for power grids.

Foxconn Courts Startups

14 hours 59 min ago
Foxconn launches an online platform called Kick2real to help global entrepreneurs turn their creative ideas into prototypes.

Why Alibaba Is a Big Deal

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:14pm
Just how big is Alibaba? Helped by the sheer size of its domestic market – China has over 600 million Internet users – Alibaba's business has expanded rapidly over the past decade and its sites already handle more transactions than those for Amazon and eBay combined.

Ford to Overhaul Infotainment System

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:50pm
Ford is working on a major overhaul of its My Ford Touch in-car infotainment system that could be introduced in new vehicles as soon as late this year, a person familiar with the matter said.

Intel Net Falls as PC Market Shrinks

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:15pm
Intel reported a decline in first-quarter profit as the Silicon Valley chip maker continues to share the pain of the shrinking personal-computer market.

Twitter Nabs Google Maps Director as Product Chief

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:09pm
Twitter has hired Daniel Graf as its new product chief, an expert in mobile apps but one who has tweeted sparingly in the past five years.

Zebra to Buy Motorola Solutions Enterprise Unit

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:59pm
Zebra Technologies agreed to buy Motorola Solutions' scanner business for $3.5 billion in an effort to expand its bar-code and radio-tag business.

Behind Intel's Poor Quarterly Numbers in Mobile

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:25pm
Many companies entering new markets don't show profit, but their revenue growth looks impressive on a percentage basis. Not so with Intel's business of selling chips for smartphones and tablets, whose results the company broke out for the first time Tuesday.

Alibaba Reports Strong Growth Before IPO

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:05pm
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reported strong fourth-quarter revenue and profit, as it prepared for an initial public offering in coming months.

IBM Needs to Offer Investors More Than Safety

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:44pm
Ahead of the Tape: IBM's earnings, cash flow and dividend make its stock a popular haven, but the company faces challenges.

Google Courts Developers for 'Modular' Smartphone Project

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:30pm
Google, with Project Ara, is trying to bring customization to smartphone hardware using a marketplace akin to software app stores. But it needs third-party developers to succeed.

Cloud Investing Beyond Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:06pm
The cloud hovers over much of the tech sector, but finding investment opportunities is a tricky proposition.

Turkey Seeks Taxes From Social Media

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:27pm
Turkey's Finance Minister said social-media companies such as Twitter must pay taxes to Ankara, opening a new round in the government's scuffle with global Internet firms.

Recap: Yahoo Earnings Conference Call

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:20pm
Yahoo reported its revenue, minus commissions paid to partners for Web traffic, rose 1% in the first quarter after four straight quarters without growth. The stock rose in late trading.