Technology

  • Telecom Italia Is Still a Good Call @ Barrons.com - 21 hours ago

    Dow Jones Global Indexes | Global Stock Markets Telecom Italia has been a stock market darling in 2015, but some investors may be hanging up too soon. Telecom Italia’s ordinary shares could ring up another 25% over the next 12 months. Telecom Italia provides fixed-line services to 20 million customers in Italy and mobile …

  • Memory Chips: New Paradigm of Old Problem? @ Barrons.com - 22 hours ago

    SanDisk cited a decline in the price of flash-memory chips, which shouldn’t be happening, based on the market’s updated view. Is the new paradigm a false one, or is the price decline a symptom of a problem specific to SanDisk? SanDisk’s flash chips compete with those from Micron Technology (MU) and Samsung Electronics …

  • Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom town

    A man was sentenced to 100 years in prison Friday in a Montana teacher's murder — a case that local officials say robbed the victim's rural hometown of its innocence amid an oil boom that's swept across ...

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies AP - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 6:03 AM SGT

    Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. fell $.24 or .7 percent, to $32.51. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.37 or .8 percent, to $48.90.

  • Final Glance: Computer companies Associated Press - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 6:03 AM SGT

    Shares of some top computer companies were down at the close of trading: Apple Inc s fell $1.42 or 1.1 percent, to $124.75. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.28 or .9 percent, to $32.53. International Business ...

  • One of Google's most important weapons against Amazon … Business Insider - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 2:04 AM SGT

    In 2012, Google launched a new ad format called...

  • Don't plan to line up for Apple Watch next week Associated Press - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 1:44 AM SGT

    If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week. Apple, which began accepting advance orders for the watch last week, had previously said ...

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Associated Press - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 1:17 AM SGT

    Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $.24 or .7 percent, to $32.52. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.21 or .4 percent, to $49.06.

  • Midday Glance: Computer companies AP - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 1:17 AM SGT

    Shares of some top computer companies are down at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc s fell $.87 or .7 percent, to $125.31. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.15 or .5 percent, to $32.66. International Business Machines Corp. ...

  • Cyberbullying is avenged by a digital ghost in horror … Reuters - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 12:59 AM SGT

    "Unfriended," out in U.S. theaters on Friday, follows six high school students gathering on the video conferencing platform Skype on the anniversary of the suicide of a fellow student, who killed herself after an embarrassing video of her was posted online. Filmed entirely as if the events are unfolding on a computer screen, …

  • Here’s why we should be really excited about quantum … Business Insider - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 12:53 AM SGT

    Even if the word "quantum" doesn't immediately...

  • We just got a closer look at Microsoft's new Office … Business Insider - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    Microsoft just announced that it's bringing the...

  • Taking on Google is the Madisonian way @ Financial Times - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 11:53 PM SGT

    I love Google. As a writer, I use it regularly to check my facts and choose my words. As a middle-aged man no longer made for his times, I often turn to its YouTube video-sharing service for comfort, watching ...

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies AP - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:57 PM SGT

    Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. fell $.11 or .3 percent, to $32.64. Verizon Communications Inc. fell $.34 or .7 percent, to $48.93.

  • Early Glance: Computer companies AP - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:57 PM SGT

    Shares of some top computer companies are down at 10 a.m.: Apple Inc s fell $.85 or .7 percent, to $125.32. Hewlett Packard Co. fell $.32 or 1.0 percent, to $32.49. International Business Machines Corp. ...

  • Sprint May Have Spurred Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent Deal @ Barrons.com - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:55 PM SGT

    MKM Partners Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia have agreed to a merger in which each share of Alcatel-Lucent will be exchanged for 0.55 new Nokia share. We are increasing our fair-value estimate for Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) from $3.75 to $4.40. Our new fair value is halfway between the current deal value for Alcatel-Lucent based …

  • Ginni Rometty is now referring to IBM's super smart … Business Insider - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 9:02 AM SGT

    A couple years ago, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told...

  • Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

    Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership ...

  • Salesforce gives businesses a way to tell which cool … Business Insider - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 5:53 AM SGT

    There are basically two kinds of technology:...

  • Sony Pictures condemns Wikileaks release of documents … Reuters - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 5:00 AM SGT
    A logo is pictured outside Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City

    Sony Corp's <6758.T> Sony Pictures Entertainment objected to the online release by WikiLeaks on Thursday of a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in a massive cyber attack last year. "The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the …

  • Yahoo, Microsoft Amend Search Accord @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 3:59 AM SGT

    Yahoo and Microsoft have updated their search partnership to allow more flexibility in how the results are presented and how the advertising teams are managed.

  • Yahoo and Microsoft strike fresh search partnership … @ Financial Times - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 1:18 AM SGT

    Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's chief executive, is pushing deeper into web search, after shaking up the company's decade-long partnership with Microsoft's Bing. For five years, Yahoo has been sending all search ...

  • Headwinds for Hardware Earnings @ Barrons.com - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 11:17 PM SGT

    Wells Fargo Securities The strengthening of the dollar has been and will, in our opinion, continue to be a headwind through earnings season. Some information-technology hardware companies such as International ...

  • Netflix original shows likely to keep winning viewers … Reuters - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 9:46 PM SGT
    The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California

    Video streaming pioneer Netflix Inc will continue to dominate the online TV market, analysts said, as a growing number of original shows help the company win viewers internationally and increase its base in the United States. At least 22 brokerages raised their price targets on the stock by $25-$500 after Netflix, home …

  • 'Search Bias' at Heart of Google Case @ The Wall Street Journal - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 8:43 PM SGT

    At the heart of the antitrust complaint against Google is the search giant’s alleged practice of highlighting its own shopping services, ahead of links to rival services.

  • Don’t Line Up for an Apple Watch on Launch Day The Wall Street Journal - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 8:43 PM SGT

    Apple Watch is launching April 24. Apple has said that the Watch will be available beginning April 24 – usually a sign to the die-hard Apple fans to start lining up outside its stores a few days before to be among the very first to get the new product. “It’s important to remember that Apple Watch is not just a new product …

  • Apple's retail chief admits that the Apple Watch launch … Business Insider - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 5:44 PM SGT

    The Apple Watch launch may have been a one-off.

  • No sex please, just cutesy flirting and strawberries … Reuters - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 3:09 PM SGT
    Wider Image: China's Online Hostesses

    By Natalie Thomas BEIJING (Reuters) - In China's online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Student Xiao Yue, 21, spends four hours most days chatting online with fans who shower her with virtual roses and other presents. She is one of more than 10,000 hostesses on the internet site …

  • EU Hits Google With Antitrust Charges @ The Wall Street Journal - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 8:24 AM SGT

    European Union regulators formally accused Google of violating the bloc’s antitrust laws by abusing its dominance of online search.

  • SanDisk misses 1Q profit forecasts Associated Press - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 8:02 AM SGT

    SanDisk Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $39 million. The Milpitas, California-based company said it had profit of 17 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, ...

  • Verizon and AT&T are messing up Microsoft's deal with … Business Insider - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 7:18 AM SGT

    Last month, Microsoft announced an interesting...

  • Buying When A Stock Gaps Up Can Be Scary But Also  … Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 6:12 AM SGT

    A smile crosses your face as you log on one morning before the open. Your company has just reported blow-out earnings. The stock is up sharply in pre-market trading. This is your moment. The stock is going ...

  • How Google, Apple, and Amazon could destroy Yelp Business Insider - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 3:38 AM SGT

    Yelp's growth is deteriorating and Google...

  • Brussels finally takes on Google in an open fight @ Financial Times - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 1:32 AM SGT

    Among the messiest dockets inherited by Margrethe Vestager, the new EU competition commissioner, is the one involving Google. The commission has been poking around in the electronic synapses of the US ...

  • Nokia aims to become networks giant with Alcatel-Lucent … Associated Press - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 12:44 AM SGT
    Nokia aims to become networks giant with Alcatel-Lucent deal

    Nokia will buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros ($16.5 billion) through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid to become a leading ...

  • Citi agrees with Goldman Sachs: Sell Microsoft now Business Insider - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 12:20 AM SGT

    Microsoft has been trading above $40 for most...

  • Stocks Higher After Earnings Morningstar - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    Industrial production was off 0.6% in March from the previous month. As expected, the ECB held rates steady today. ECB head Mario Draghi also provided an upbeat assessment of the European economy and the success of the central’s banks quantitative easing program. At midday the Dow was up 0.3% while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq …

  • Here's what Google employees can expect now Business Insider - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:45 PM SGT

    After years of consideration, the European...

  • How Apple's latest acquisition could make the iPhone … Business Insider - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:10 PM SGT

    Apple just bought an Israel-based camera...

  • How Google is trying to solve one of its biggest business … Business Insider - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 10:14 PM SGT

    Google’s most important business — search...

  • EU files antitrust charges against Google over search engine, probes Android mobile system.

  • Let's be clear: Google's troubles in Europe are entirely … Business Insider - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 5:22 PM SGT

    The company has created an army of enemies that want to see it brought down.

  • EU to formally charge Google in anti-trust case AFP - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 4:40 PM SGT

    The EU is expected to formally charge Google Wednesday with abusing its dominant market position in Europe, taking on the US Internet giant in one of its most high-profile anti-trust cases. Sources close ...

  • Review: Adobe PDF tool is great, but casual users won't … Associated Press - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 3:35 PM SGT
    Review: Adobe PDF tool is great, but casual users won't need

    No doubt you've run across your share of PDF documents in your work and personal life. Adobe's Portable Document Format has become a common way to publish newsletters, instruction manuals and even tax ...

  • Nokia confirms Alcatel-Lucent acquisition @ Financial Times - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 2:28 PM SGT

    Nokia has launched a ?15.6bn agreed all-share takeover offer for Alcatel-Lucent aimed at creating a Finnish-French rival to Ericsson and Huawei in the telecoms equipment industry. The Finnish company said ...

  • European regulators are poised to file a complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet search to thwart competition and innovation, according to memo that the company sent to its ...

  • Linear Technology tops Street 3Q forecasts Associated Press - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 5:07 AM SGT

    The Milpitas, California-based company said it had net income of 55 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...

  • US technology giant Intel said Tuesday its profits edged higher in the first quarter, as gains in its data center operations help offset weakness in the personal computer market. Profit for the quarter ...

  • Netflix takes Marvel to dark corners in bloody  … Reuters - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 3:19 AM SGT
    Producer Steven DeKnight is photographed in Beverly Hills, California

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He doesn't have Thor's hammer or Iron Man's suit, but that's not stopping Marvel's latest superhero from seeking justice in the seedy underbelly of Hell's Kitchen in Netflix Inc's first superhero series. "Marvel's Daredevil," which premiered all 13 episodes on the online streaming …

  • Apple just bought an Israeli camera technology com … Business Insider - Wed, Apr 15, 2015 3:01 AM SGT

    Apple has acquired LinX, an Israel-based camera...

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