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Verizon, AT&T Face Spectrum Bidding Limits

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 02:22
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said a portion of the high-quality wireless airwaves coming up soon for auction should be reserved for smaller carriers.

Best LED Light Bulbs for Vivid, Rich Colors

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:12
What to look for in an energy-efficient LED light bulb. Plus shining examples like the Cree TW, GE Reveal, and Sylvania Ultra HD.

New Tax Bug Bites Tech Companies

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:51
First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the expired research-and-development tax credit for affecting its financial results.

Airbnb Valued at $10 Billion

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:42
A group led by private-equity firm TPG finalized an agreement to invest $450 million in Airbnb, valuing the home-rental site at $10 billion.

Alibaba-Linked Fund Posts Strong Growth

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:15
China's fast-growing online investment fund Yu'e Bao nearly tripled in size during the first quarter, as its funds under management ballooned to $87 billion.

Facebook Says 'Paper' Users Are Heavy Readers

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:01
Facebook says that users of its mobile newsreader app "Paper" are using it a lot. How many users there are remains a mystery.

For Apple Investors, the Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:51
Apple's results next week aren't likely to provide much fireworks, but there's still reason for investors to "ooh" and "aah."

Mandiant: Hackers Broke In Using Heartbleed

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:49
Hackers successfully used the Heartbleed bug to break into a Mandiant customer's network, the boutique security firm announced Friday.

Microsoft Sells Over 5 Million Xbox Ones

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:27
Microsoft said it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles to retail shops since the product was launched in November.

Weibo Shares Jump 19% in Trading Debut

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:38
China's version of Twitter, Weibo, surged as much as 44% on its first day on the Nasdaq, a reversal from the stock's lackluster pricing.

HTC Hires Samsung Ex-Marketing Head

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:36
Paul Golden, who helped create Samsung Electronics' successful Galaxy brand, is now a consultant for HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

Record Labels Sue Pandora

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:20
Record labels are suing Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

Earth-Size Planet Where Water May Exist Found

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:57
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a world nearly the size of Earth orbiting a far star where water might exist as a life-giving liquid, the scientists announced.

Samsung, Globalfoundries to Adopt the Same Production Process

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:52
Samsung Electronics Co. and Globalfoundries Inc. said Thursday they have agreed to adopt the same production process as they upgrade their chip-manufacturing services.

Scientists Make First Embryo Clones From Adults

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:11
Scientists for the first time have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos, and then derived tissue from those embryos that perfectly matched the DNA of the donors.

Snowden Appears on Putin Call-In Show

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:24
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made a public appearance in Russia via a video link on a call-in show with President Putin, who answered his question about government surveillance.

Facebook to Notify Users When Friends are Nearby

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:14
Facebook users will soon be able to receive notices on their mobile app when they're near friends, signaling an effort by the online social network to play a bigger role in real-world interactions.

AMD Rides Videogame Consoles to Growth

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:19
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s first-quarter loss narrowed as the chip maker reported a double-digit jump in sales.

Drop in Tech Stocks Hits Startup Funding

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:53
Tech stocks have taken a pounding over the past month, putting pressure on the ecosystem for financing startups and taking them public.

Searching in Vain for Web-Ad Help

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 02:45
Thousands of small-business owners pay to get their products in front of potential customers on search engines, but a growing number complain that online marketing firms make promises that don't pan out.