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  • Gadget Watch: Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs
    Gadget Watch: Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise — or sleep — their four-legged friends are getting. Whistle is similar to popular activity trackers designed ... More »

  • US stocks fluctuate on mixed earnings reports
    US stocks fluctuate on mixed earnings reports 2 hours 49 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed earnings from a large number of U.S. companies had stocks moving between modest gains and losses Thursday, despite strong results from a handful of names including Apple and Caterpillar. 3M was among those whose results disappointed investors. More »

  • Mixed earnings leave US stocks without direction
    Mixed earnings leave US stocks without direction 3 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed earnings from a large number of U.S. companies left the stock market without direction early Thursday, despite positive results from a handful of names including Apple and Caterpillar. 3M was among those whose results disappointed investors. More »

  • Comcast's Fandango ticket service buys MovieClips 6 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Fandango, a movie ticketing service owned by cable company Comcast Corp, is buying MovieClips from Zefr Inc to boost its film-related content. MovieClips, launched in 2009, licenses movie scenes from various studios, puts them up on YouTube and monetizes them with ads on the site. The MovieClips network consists of its website and 25 YouTube channels, with a catalogue of 45,000 curated film clips and trailers. The deal will allow Fandango to monetize the clips MovieClips has licensed and direct fans to its own website. More »

  • Apple could use curved glass front on iPhone 6, says report
    Apple could use curved glass front on iPhone 6, says report 7 hours ago

    Much has been said and written about the iPhone 6 already. According to rumours already out in the wild, it will feature a larger, 4.7-inch display in order to compete with Android flagship smartphones, and the rear of the phone will feature rounded edges, similar to the iPhone 5c or iPhone 3G and 3GS. More »

  • Foxconn to decide fate of Indonesia project in October - source
    Foxconn to decide fate of Indonesia project in October - source 7 hours ago

    By Faith Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group will decide in October whether to proceed with a planned $1 billion (595 million pounds) manufacturing project in Indonesia after a new government takes office, a company source said on Thursday. Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc, wants to expand beyond China, where its massive production base has come under fire from international labour groups after a series of suicides and accidents since 2010. It said in February it would submit a concrete proposal to Indonesia's government about the project within three months, but the company source said discussions with the Indonesian authorities had run into difficulties after inconclusive parliamentary elections in April. Indonesia is due to hold presidential elections in July and the new government will not take office until October. More »

  • 4K tablets getting closer, Japanese Display Inc unveils 10.1-inch 3840 x 2160 …
    4K tablets getting closer, Japanese Display Inc unveils 10.1-inch 3840 x 2160 … 7 hours ago

    However, when it comes to tablet devices, manufacturers are still dabbling with Full HD or slightly higher resolutions. Bar Panasonic's 20-inch professional Toughpad tablet, 4K has seemed a long way off for mass market brands like Apple and Samsung. Japanese Display Inc has unveiled a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display panel with an Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160, built specifically for tablets. "JDI will be pioneering the commercialisation of 4K2K display modules for mobile devices as next-generation flagship models," the company said in a statement. More »

  • iOS 7.1 Source Code Hints at Siri Debut with Apple TV
    iOS 7.1 Source Code Hints at Siri Debut with Apple TV 8 hours ago

    Apple TV is likely to debut Apple's digital personal assistant feature known as Siri in the near future, according to the source code references found by graphic designer Efrain Ayllon Roa and iOS developer Pierre Blazquez in iOS 7.1 SDK. More »

  • Global stocks higher, Tokyo drops on trade woes 9 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed with European shares getting an early boost Thursday, but stocks in Tokyo slipped after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama failed to finalize a trade agreement. More »

  • Juicy Apple buoys shares, euro volatility sinks
    Juicy Apple buoys shares, euro volatility sinks 9 hours ago

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks were back on the front foot on Thursday, as upbeat earnings from tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook helped shake off some of the jitters that have hit the sector in recent weeks. The gains were boosted by the region's tech stocks and come after iPhone giant Apple reported record first quarter sales and laid out plans for a $30 billion share buy back and seven-for-one stock split. Facebook Inc shares jumped 3.7 percent after hours as the Internet social networking company topped Wall Street's expectations. The Nikkei slipped 0.97 percent with some investors apparently disappointed that a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama made no concrete progress on a trade deal. More »

  • Asian stocks drop on no trade deal in Obama visit 10 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement. More »

  • Facebook Profits Triple As Apple Sales Jump
    Facebook Profits Triple As Apple Sales Jump 10 hours ago

    A surge in advertising sales helped Facebook triple its profits in the first three months of 2014, the social networking site has revealed. The company posted a Q1 profit of $642m (£380m) on the back of a 72% surge in revenues, driven by mobile advertising. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said: "Facebook's business is strong and growing and this quarter was a great start to 2014." Facebook released its figures at almost the same time as Apple, which reported first-quarter sales of $45.6bn (£27.2bn) - up about 5% year-on-year - and a $10.2bn (£6.1bn) profit. More »

  • Facebook revenue soars nearly 70%
    Facebook revenue soars nearly 70% 12 hours ago

    Social network giant Facebook has reported an increase in revenue and profit despite recent acquisitions, the company's quarterly figures show tonight. More »

  • Year-on-year revenue rise for Apple
    Year-on-year revenue rise for Apple 12 hours ago

    Technology giant Apple has experienced a revenue boost on the same time last year, its quarterly figures show tonight. More »

  • Asian stocks mixed on Obama visit, US dip 16 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares lacked a clear direction in early Thursday trading as players took a mostly wait-and-see view ahead of talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama. More »

  • U.S. judge denies Apple's move to hold off e-book antitrust trial
    U.S. judge denies Apple's move to hold off e-book antitrust trial 16 hours ago

    A U.S. federal judge denied a bid by Apple Inc on Wednesday to hold off a trial in a case brought by state attorneys general accusing the company of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in a brief order said the July 14 trial had already been postponed once and should go forward, paving the way for more than two dozen states to pursue hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Following a non-jury trial last year, Cote found that Apple from 2009 to 2010 conspired with the publishers to raise e-book prices and impede competitors such as Amazon.com Inc. The trial to assign damages was supposed to be held in May but it was pushed back two months to allow adequate time for class notification, Cote's order said. "The district court is ... pressing forward with class notice and a trial in both cases in July, despite the irreparable harm to Apple's reputation among its consumers if class notice is disseminated," the company said in its filing at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. More »

  • Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split
    Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split 17 hours ago

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion (17.8 billion pounds) in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors. Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had famously called on the iPhone maker to boost its buyback program, tweeted his approval of the move on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Apple reported sales of 43.7 million iPhones in the quarter ended March, far outpacing the roughly 38 million that Wall Street had predicted. But whether Apple can again produce a revolutionary new product remains the central question in investors' and Silicon Valley executives' minds. More »

  • Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely 17 hours ago

    Who says Apple does not want to be in the Dow Jones industrial average? The iPhone maker's market value has stood high above most U.S. corporations' for a few years, yet Apple still isn't a component of that blue-chip stock benchmark. That is because the Dow weighs its 30 components by price, so a $500 (297.78 pounds) stock would overwhelm the index. A seven-for-one stock split that will chop the price to about $75 changes the picture. More »

  • Apple resets the clock as investors await next big thing 17 hours ago

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc just bought itself some much-needed time. On Wednesday, the company surprised Wall Street with news that it sold more iPhones in the March quarter than even the most bullish analysts had expected. To top it all off, Apple unveiled a 7-for-1 stock split that should go down well with individuals who want a piece of a household name but could not afford to fork over $500 a share. The litany of positive numbers sent Apple's long-stagnant shares up 8 percent. More »

  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
    Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock 18 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation. More »

  • Tech sector brightens as Apple jumps 8 percent
    Tech sector brightens as Apple jumps 8 percent 18 hours ago

    By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets could get a lift on Thursday after tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook beat Wall Street expectations, sending their stock up sharply and boosting Nasdaq futures. The Nasdaq futures were up 1 percent and the S&P 500 0.3 percent. Sentiment on the tech sector brightened after Apple decided to buy back $30 billion of its shares out to the end of 2015 and authorized a seven-for-one stock split. Apple reported sales of 43.7 million iPhones in the quarter ended March, far outpacing forecasts. More »

  • Zynga's Pincus withdraws from operations amid turnaround
    Zynga's Pincus withdraws from operations amid turnaround 19 hours ago

    By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus is relinquishing the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting on Wednesday and retreating to an advisory role as Chief Executive Officer Don Mattrick pushes through a restructuring plan. Zynga shares were up 5 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after closing at $4.42 on the Nasdaq. Pincus, who remains chairman of the board, has decided to move on from day-to-day operations as chief product officer, Zynga said in a statement. He has been stepping back from the company that once dominated gaming on Facebook with "Farmville" and raked in over $1 billion (595 million pounds) in revenues, but is losing users to mobile game developers. More »

  • Apple TV could soon feature Siri, hints iOS 7.1 code
    Apple TV could soon feature Siri, hints iOS 7.1 code 19 hours ago

    Apple's set-top box might soon feature Siri, it's claimed. 9to5Mac has reported that Apple is working to include support for Siri on Apple TV. Siri, a virtual personal assistant, is a feature currently limited to Apple's mobile devices, but it recently popped up in code string under a couple of different codenames. Specifically, within Apple's iOS 7.1 software development kit, the company described Siri as "Assistant" and used the integer value "3". More »

  • Apple reports $45.6M revenue and 43.7M iPhone sales for Q2 2014
    Apple reports $45.6M revenue and 43.7M iPhone sales for Q2 2014 21 hours ago

    Apple has announced its second-quarter 2014 results, reporting earnings of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per share, on $45.6 billion in revenue. More »

  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise
    US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise 21 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. More »

  • Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend 21 hours ago

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth. More »

  • Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue … 21 hours ago

    Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows. More »

  • Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
    Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO 23 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. More »

  • Ex-EMI Boss Nicoli Returns With New Music Gig
    Ex-EMI Boss Nicoli Returns With New Music Gig Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Eric Nicoli, the former chief executive of EMI, is returning to the music industry as an investor in Tunehog, a service that aims to stand out from a crowded digital streaming market through technology which sonically 'maps' millions of songs. Mr Nicoli, the chairman of R&R Music, Tunehog's parent company, has been working on the new venture alongside David Ritchie, the company's chief executive. Sky News understands that R&R has secured financial backing totalling more than £10m from Toscafund, a prominent investment firm, and Martin Hughes, its principal. Since leaving EMI in 2007, Mr Nicoli has held a number of non-executive posts, including roles at Greencore, the Irish food group, Vue Entertainment, the cinema operator, and Uswitch, the online consumer services website. More »

  • Apple AirPort Routers Get Critical Heartbleed Security Fix via Firmware Update …
    Apple AirPort Routers Get Critical Heartbleed Security Fix via Firmware Update … Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Apple has just rolled out a critical security fix (patch) for its 2013 AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models in conjunction with bug-fix and security updates for iOS and Mac OS X devices. Firmware update 7.7.3 is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. Other AirPort base stations do not require this firmware update. The firmware update provides a fix for the recent OpenSSL vulnerability for the latest generation of 802.11ac enabled AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations (June 2013). More »

  • Olympics 'helped spark tech boom'
    Olympics 'helped spark tech boom' Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Events like the 2012 Olympics helped prove that London is one of most exciting cities in the world, fuelling the technology boom currently occurring in the UK, says an industry expert. More »

  • Chip designer ARM sees smartphone recovery in second half Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - ARM Holdings, whose chip technology powers Apple's iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013 resulted in first-quarter profit rising less than in previous years. Sales of top-end smartphones, a market dominated by Apple and Samsung, were lower than predicted during the Christmas holiday season, leading to worries that the market was becoming saturated. But ARM's Chief Financial Officer Tim Score said there were signs that demand was picking up for smartphones from the low-end to the top, where Samsung has just launched its Galaxy S5 flagship and Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone later this year. More »

  • LG Display posts weakest quarterly profit in two years after new-year lull
    LG Display posts weakest quarterly profit in two years after new-year lull Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Display Co Ltd , the world's biggest maker of liquid crystal displays (LCD), posted its weakest quarterly profit in two years after a new-year demand lull further undercut TV panel prices. The South Korean manufacturer earns well over a third of revenue from TV displays but prices have been falling as LCD TVs become widespread. LG Display, whose primary mobile customer according to analysts is iPhone maker Apple Inc , on Wednesday said growth in smartphone screens in the first quarter weakened the impact of falling TV panel sales. For January-March, LG Display reported a 38 percent fall in operating profit to 94 billion won (54 million pounds), the weakest since the 211 billion won loss of the first quarter of 2012. More »

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
    The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 21, 2014: More »

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 21, 2014: More »