Stories tagged: Technology
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station
A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 4:31 a.m.
Google opens its digital assistant to developers in race against Amazon’s Alexa
Two months after rolling out its digital assistant, Google is opening its doors to outside developers to help the company chase rivals, particularly Amazon.com, in a critical technology race.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Microsoft seals $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn
Microsoft has completed its $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn, the company’s largest acquisition and the biggest bet made by chief executive Satya Nadella.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
SpaceX delays launch to January after fireball grounding
SpaceX plans to launch several Iridium communications satellites into space in early January, delaying its return to flight after a Sept. 1 fireball destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket on a …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Fitbit buys software assets from smartwatch startup Pebble
Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has acquired software assets from struggling smartwatch startup Pebble Technology Corp., a move that will help it better compete with Apple.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Instagram will soon let you like comments – or even turn them off completely
In the next few weeks, Instagram is going to look even more like its parent company, Facebook. The social network announced Tuesday that it will let users like individual comments …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Supreme Court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
EU clears Microsoft’s $26 billion LinkedIn deal
European antitrust regulators on Tuesday gave their approval to Microsoft’s $26 billion deal to buy LinkedIn after the software maker agreed to concessions to keep Microsoft products open to LinkedIn …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Google deal puts Africa on cusp of first smartphone plant
A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Ford said to issue $2 billion in auto debt for tech spending
Ford plans to issue about $2 billion in debt, the company’s first automotive borrowing in almost four years, as it boosts spending on self-driving cars, mobility services and electrified vehicles.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Expedia IT worker snooped on CFO emails, made illegal trades
A former information technology worker at Expedia Inc. has pleaded guilty to allegations that he used his access to the computers of top executives to rummage through their email, then …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Airlines swim in cash but leave airport workers high and dry
After losing more than $50 billion in the decade following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. airlines have been enjoying some financially robust times of late.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
There’s a powerful new way to dig up dead websites
It can be hard to find sites that have disappeared from the Internet. But the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is on the verge of rolling out a feature that will …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Snapchat maker expands in London ahead of public offering
The maker of Snapchat is taking some of its biggest steps to expand outside the U.S.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Foreign spies ready to enact cyberattacks on Russia’s banks, nation says
Russia accused foreign spy agencies of preparing cyberattacks in dozens of cities to try to undermine its banking system.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Four changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones
Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Amazon Prime to offer HBO
Amazon is continuing its push into online streaming video by letting its Prime customers purchase monthly subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax right from their Amazon accounts.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Europol announces 5 arrests in ‘unprecedented’ cybercrime op
Europol says five arrests have been made in connection with a massive operation aimed at knocking out a cybercrime group accused of inflicting hundreds of millions of euros in losses …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Microsoft cheers year of ‘solid progress’ at shareholders meeting
Microsoft executives struck an upbeat tone at the company’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, touting signs of success in the company’s campaign to remain relevant in a fast-changing technology world …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Apple wants everyone seeing RED for World AIDS Day
Apple fans, get ready to see red: Apple is using its ubiquitous presence to raise awareness and money for the AIDS awareness campaign Red on World AIDS Day.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2,000 workers
Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Apple gets win against Australia banks over mobile payments
Apple scored a victory in the global battle to control the future of mobile payment technology after the Australian competition regulator refused to grant a group of local banks permission …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho
Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Mount Rainier National Park weighs cellular service proposals at Mount Rainier
Two cellphone carriers have applied for permits to install telecommunications equipment on the main visitor building at Mount Rainier National Park.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Facebook adds free games like ‘Pac-Man’ to Messenger app
Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on the messaging app beginning Tuesday. You can access the feature in the latest version of the app by …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology
Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
Consumer Confidential: The high cost of ‘free’ video games
Kanye West and I have a lot in common. OK, not so much actually. But we do see eye to eye on this: We’re both miffed about in-app purchases.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 3 p.m.
Holiday price war intensifies as Wal-Mart, Target pursue Amazon
Wal-Mart, Target and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to keep up with Amazon.com this holiday season.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Australia says IBM settles over online census failure
Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and had compensated the government for the financial cost of the …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
William Brock: 12 is too young to have a smartphone
I’m officially ruining my daughter’s life by not buying her a smartphone at age 12. And I’m OK with that.