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Alphabet Beats Earnings Estimates, Shares Rise

Alphabet Beats Earnings Estimates, Shares Rise

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts’ expectations on Thursday. The company posted earnings of $8.42 a share on $21.5 billion in revenue. According to Thomson Reuters, Wall Street... 
Sony To Sell Battery Business

Sony To Sell Battery Business

Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE) has announced the sale of a portion of its battery business to Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd. It has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding of its intent to negotiate the transfer of its battery... 
Verizon Bid Wins Yahoo Internet Business

Verizon Bid Wins Yahoo Internet Business

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) announced on Monday that it had submitted the winning bid to buy Yahoo’s core internet business. Verizon is paying $4.83 billion in cash for the deal, which is expected to close in early 2017.... 
Yahoo Disappoints With Second Quarter Earnings

Yahoo Disappoints With Second Quarter Earnings

Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) reported quarterly earnings this week that fell short of Wall Street expectations. In the second quarter, Yahoo’s revenue was $1.31 billion, up from $1.24 billion in the same quarter a year ago. However,... 
Microsoft Stream Replacing Office 365 Video

Microsoft Stream Replacing Office 365 Video

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) existing Office 365 Video platform will be replaced by a new video platform called Microsoft Stream, according to an announcement made by the company on July 18. Microsoft said that Stream would... 
Pokemon Go Popularity Surges In First Week

Pokemon Go Popularity Surges In First Week

Pokemon Go has quickly become one of the most popular games in history. Niantic Inc. released Pokemon Go on July 6th. Within two days of its release, the game had been installed on more than 5 percent of Android phones in the... 
Facebook, Twitter Now Platforms For Citizen News In Real Time

Facebook, Twitter Now Platforms For Citizen News In Real Time

Formerly entertainment oriented websites such as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) are now becoming platforms for citizen journalists to document the things going on in their communities. In the past two months, thousands... 
Android Co-Founder Looks to the Future of Technology and Education

Android Co-Founder Looks to the Future of Technology and Education

Android co-founder Rich Miner is not one to shy away from new ideas. A general partner of Google Ventures (GV) since the 2009 formation of the corporate venture capital group, it seems that Miner is already moving on to new... 
Small Businesses Can Now Try Microsoft’s Skype For Free

Small Businesses Can Now Try Microsoft’s Skype For Free

Skype parent Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that small businesses can now try out a free version of Skype. Skype is one of the most popular services for making calls and messaging. Skype Meetings, a new variant of the... 
Wal-Mart Pay Close To Nationwide Rollout

Wal-Mart Pay Close To Nationwide Rollout

Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT) mobile payment service is getting close to reaching nationwide availability. Introduced last year, the service has now expanded to more than 30 states, with fourteen states recently added. New York, Washington,... 
Google Establishes Foundation for a Virtual Reality-Based Chrome Browser

Google Establishes Foundation for a Virtual Reality-Based Chrome Browser

Virtual reality is not a new idea.  The idea has been around for decades, though admittedly touted as a science fiction concept  that would only become commonplace in the very distant future. Well, it seems that this future... 
Does Facebook User Your Location Settings to Suggest Friends?

Does Facebook User Your Location Settings to Suggest Friends?

If you use Facebook daily you might notice that your friend suggestions somewhat shift from day to day. You might not think anything of it but some people seem to think that these changes are a result of Facebook tracking your... 
Uber Releases Info Regarding How they Keep Drivers In check

Uber Releases Info Regarding How they Keep Drivers In check

One of the risks of a new industry—like ride sharing via companies like Uber—is that they are often not as well regulated as industries which have been long-established. This does not necessarily make these industries dangerous... 
Morality Of Self Driving Cars Sparks Huge Debate

Morality Of Self Driving Cars Sparks Huge Debate

A new study published in Science has sparked a debate on the morality of self driving cars, specifically who should be sacrificed in the event of an unavoidable crash. Automakers must come up with rules for self driving cars... 
FAA Drone Rules Released To The Public

FAA Drone Rules Released To The Public

The Federal Aviation Administration has released new rules to the public governing the use of drones in the sky. The FAA’s 624-page rulebook marks the first attempt by the agency to regulate the use of the craft and ensure... 
Orlando Mass Shooting Sparks First Facebook Safety Check In U.S.

Orlando Mass Shooting Sparks First Facebook Safety Check In U.S.

On Sunday, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) activated its Safety Check feature for the first time in the United States in response to a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, killing... 
NY AG: Time Warner Cable Misled Consumers On Internet Speeds

NY AG: Time Warner Cable Misled Consumers On Internet Speeds

An ongoing investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into Internet providers’ advertised speeds found that Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) customers in the state are not getting what they paid for. A terse... 
Uber Drivers Welcome Roll Out Of New App Features

Uber Drivers Welcome Roll Out Of New App Features

Starting this week, Uber drivers will be able to access a host of new features being rolled out by Uber to make their jobs easier. In a blog post published on June 6, Uber wrote, “[B]eginning today, we are rolling out... 
T-Mobile Aims To Shake Up Wireless Industry With Freebies

T-Mobile Aims To Shake Up Wireless Industry With Freebies

T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, has just announced a slew of new freebies aimed at attracting and retaining customers. On Monday, the company unveiled its Uncarrier 11 program, a wide-ranging... 
Google’s Self-driving Cars Get A New Feature

Google’s Self-driving Cars Get A New Feature

Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) self-driving vehicles have been given the green light to honk at others on the road. Google assures us that the cars will be unfailingly well behaved. Google claims the car will “be polite, considerate... 
Is Atari Making a Comeback in the IoT Field?

Is Atari Making a Comeback in the IoT Field?

Atari was, perhaps, the first major video game entertainment company in the United States. Their games populated arcades and then were among the very first to make their way into homes via the Atari 2600 video game console.... 
Security Breach puts Facebook, Tumblr Passwords Up For Sale

Security Breach puts Facebook, Tumblr Passwords Up For Sale

Even before personal computers and mobile phones became everyday technology, hackers were breaking through the available networks to steal information (among other things).   For example, a hacker known only—and, it seems,... 
Tech Companies Work With EU on Hate Speech Code of Conduct

Tech Companies Work With EU on Hate Speech Code of Conduct

The web’s biggest tech companies—Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Microsoft—are now working with the European Commission to unveil a new code of conduct over hate speech.  The hope, of course, is to remove instances... 
Qualcomm Hopes New IoT Chip Helps Boost Sales

Qualcomm Hopes New IoT Chip Helps Boost Sales

The wearable technology trend continues to grow and Qualcomm is getting directly into the game by launching a brand new set of Snapdragon Wear chips aimed specifcally at wearable devices. On Tuesday, the company made an announcement... 
Caltech Sues Apple and Broadcomm over Patent Dispute

Caltech Sues Apple and Broadcomm over Patent Dispute

Caltech has just filed a legal complaint against both Apple and Broadcom in which the school accuses these companies of illegally using their proprietary Wi-Fi patents.  In the complaint, the university shows that Apple had... 
Ad Blocking Increases 90% Over Last Year

Ad Blocking Increases 90% Over Last Year

A recent survey from PageFair found that ad blocking by mobile users has increased 90 percent year-over-year. Out of the world’s 1.9 billion smartphone users, about 22 percent, or 419 million people, used some type of ad blocking... 
Toyota Close To Deal To Buy Google Robotics Division

Toyota Close To Deal To Buy Google Robotics Division

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced that it is close to a deal to sell the Google robotics division Boston Dynamics to Toyota (NYSE:TM) to be absorbed into Toyota Research Institute. Acquired by Google in 2013, Boston... 
Rat Study Sparks Cellphone Radiation Dangers Discussion

Rat Study Sparks Cellphone Radiation Dangers Discussion

The National Toxicology Program recently released partial results from an ongoing $25 million, federally-funded study that appeared to show a tentative link between cellphone radiation and two rare types of tumors in male rats.... 
Lenovo Blames Disappointing Results On Market Challenges

Lenovo Blames Disappointing Results On Market Challenges

PC maker Lenovo (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) is blaming “internal and external challenges” for its disappointing fourth quarter results. Lenovo continues to dominate the PC industry, but shipments have been slowing for more than... 
Toyota Ramps Up Investment In Technology Start-ups

Toyota Ramps Up Investment In Technology Start-ups

Toyota (NYSE:TM) said Tuesday that it is stepping up its investments in technology start-ups working to change the way people travel. As part of this new initiative, Toyota has formed a partnership with and invested an undisclosed...