Stories tagged: Technology
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Google’s policies deter whistle-blowing, employee alleges in lawsuit
A Google Inc. employee has filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging the company’s confidentiality policies illegally dissuade current and former workers from whistle-blowing.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, midnight
US companies want to play China’s game. They just can’t win it.
BEIJING – Netflix has a nifty new China strategy: Skip it. In January 2016, the video-streaming service announced an ambitious global expansion. The goal was to beam American hits such …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Microsoft pulls in no-bid defense contract worth almost $1 billion
Microsoft has reeled in a $927 million no-bid contract to provide technical support services to a technology unit of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
What could happen to Yahoo if Verizon backs away from its $4.8 billion deal
As rumors swirl about Verizon’s plans for acquiring Yahoo, business analysts say the former search giant could see choppier waters ahead if Verizon backs out of the deal, as some …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Woman uses app to find missing husband’s body in California
A Northern California woman found her missing husband’s body before the authorities by using a smartphone app, officials said.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Microsoft says it would have nothing to do with a ‘registry’ of Muslim Americans
Microsoft says it would not assist government authorities in building software designed to discriminate against Muslims or any other group.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
John Glenn lies in honor at Ohio capitol for public goodbye
John Glenn’s home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut Friday beginning with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Government offers list of holiday apps
It’s not the federal government’s role to send you apps as entertaining as ladies dancing or lords a-leaping.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Federal judge wants to see Clinton emails search warrant
A federal judge directed the U.S. government Tuesday to show him any search warrant application used to gain access to a new batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails just before the …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Government to require cars be able to talk to each other
All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Blaine County enforces ban on using smartphone while driving
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Bezos, Sandberg, Musk said to attend Trump tech summit
Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be among those attending President-elect Donald Trump’s gathering of technology industry leaders Wednesday in New York, people …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1 p.m.
Seattle’s cloud-computing boom is new force helping to drive Washington economy
Amazon.com’s growth into a technology power through its Amazon Web Services cloud-computing unit and Microsoft’s move to compete aggressively in that market have added the cloud to Seattle’s list of …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Source: Google deal will make YouTube, others usable in Cuba
A source familiar with a deal being announced between Cuba and Google says it will make Google websites like YouTube run up to 10 times faster on the island.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, midnight
Snapchat: How the vanishing-photo app managed not to fade
NEW YORK – Snapchat has managed to build something lasting out of photos that vanish almost instantly. The fast-growing social network for millennials has come a long way since its …
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.