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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.

Samsung Mulled Using Google to Attack Apple

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:06pm
Samsung's U.S. mobile executives debated using Google as a proxy to attack Apple in a marketing campaign because it felt constrained in going directly after the iPhone maker, a large customer of its components businesses.

Yahoo's Display-Ad Sales Show Some Signs of Life

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:30pm
Marissa Mayer finally has some evidence that her effort to turn around Yahoo may be winning back advertisers.

Intel Says It's Profiting From the 'Internet of Things'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:04pm
What Silicon Valley calls the Internet of Things is a pretty recent entry in most technology glossaries. But Intel says it's already a profitable and growing business.

The End for Small Cinemas?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:48pm
Hollywood's major studios are in the final days of distributing movies on film reels and moving to digital distribution. The conversion means small theaters could fade out for good.

Intel Earnings: What to Watch

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:00pm
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich hasn't provided much evidence of progress in moving beyond the ailing PC market. But at least some new yardsticks will emerge with this afternoon's first-quarter results.

Web Giants Battle for Air Superiority

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:24pm
Google agreed to buy Titan, a maker of solar-powered drones that Facebook had also considered acquiring, as the tech giants vie to expand their influence.

Yahoo (and Alibaba) Earnings: What to Watch

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00pm
Can Alibaba's growth make up for Yahoo's stagnation? Here's what to watch for when Yahoo reports earnings after the closing bell.

Key Twitter Investors Vow Not to Sell Stock

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00pm
Some of Twitter's biggest and earliest backers said they don't intend to sell shares when rules barring them from doing so expire next month, a vote of confidence in the company, whose shares have tumbled.

Broadcom, Qualcomm Battle Data Clog in Living Room

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:49am
Wireless devices in the home and office have steadily gotten faster. But raw speed doesn't address the delays caused by an increasing number of gadgets jostling for a share of the airwaves, issues Qualcomm and Broadcom plan to tackle.

Broadcasters Seek an Aereo 'Plan B'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:45am
The nation's largest TV broadcasters are considering contingency plans in case they lose a high-stakes Supreme Court battle against online video startup Aereo Inc.

Never Mind Bitcoin. Remember BitTorrent? File-Sharing Firm Sharpens Image

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:32am
Matt Mason, the chief content officer for BitTorrent Inc., spoke to Digits about the company's efforts to burnish its image.

Samsung Says Branding Drove Gains

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:25am
A Samsung executive testified that its gains in the U.S. smartphone market are the result of a strategy shift begun in 2011, not because it "followed" Apple's iPhone. It was the first courtroom appearance by a Samsung executive during the high-stakes patent case in California.

AngelList's Newest Experiment: a $25 Million Fund to Invest in Angel Investors

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:57am
A new experiment in startup funding could have widespread ramifications for the way venture capitalists place bets on young companies.

Elliott Reaffirms Offer for Riverbed Technology

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:41am
Elliott Management Corp. reaffirmed its all-cash buyout offer for network-equipment maker Riverbed Technology on Tuesday.