amazon.com inc. acquired a santa barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in may to help improve its alexa virtual assistant and other services, according to four sources familiar with the deal but unauthorized to discuss it. the previou
mexican authorities say the u.s. department of homeland security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on u.s.-bound flights from the country. mexico's transportation department said in a statement that the measures
four taiwan-based contract manufacturers that build iphones and ipads have joined apple in suing qualcomm, alleging the san diego company has illegally overcharged for use of its cellular patents. compal electronics, hon hai precision industries
google glass is back, but this time the much-hyped, yet oft-ridiculed eyewear isn’t leaving the workplace. on tuesday, google announced the launch of glass enterprise edition, a second version of the augmented reality gadget intended for use in
people about to film an event sure to last more than 10 seconds — say singing “happy birthday” — likely opt for a camera tool beside snapchat. that’s because one of the video-sharing app’s biggest quirks, aside from the fact messages delete by d
mira on tuesday unveiled its first product, which resembles a face shield or a large sun visor, except it holds up a smartphone in front of your face.
there are only two types of companies, it is commonly said: those that have been hacked, and those that just don't know it yet. ibm corp. wants to get rid of both. the armonk, n.y., computing giant said monday that it has achieved a breakthrough
shares of snap inc. are trading below their $17 price in their initial public offering.
for the last 15 years, internet television company roku inc. has done one thing and done it well. its streaming sticks, boxes and software make it easy and enjoyable to watch internet content on a television — a seemingly simple task, but one th
when publicly traded companies are caught behaving badly, markets can hold their feet to the fire. stock prices take a hit, as volkswagen witnessed after its emissions scandal. activist investors mobilize, like when yahoo shareholders criticized
two days after snap inc.’s stock fell below its $17 initial public offering price, shares gained back some ground thursday morning as an influential analyst encouraged investors to buy into the venice company. shares traded as high as $15.97 thu
uber just stopped fighting to dominate the ride-hailing market in russia. the company announced thursday that it will merge its business there and in a few other former soviet countries with part of russia’s yandex to form a new ride-hailing, fo
when jeffrey brewer’s son was 15, the boy nearly lost his life because he took too much insulin. the diabetic teen took insulin so he could eat a large bag of chips late at night. but about 20 minutes later, he forgot about that first dose and t
by selling thin mints and tagalongs in kindergarten, elizabeth lewelling earned girl scout badges for customer service and managing money. now going into eighth grade, she’s setting her sights on a topic a bit more complicated than the cookie bu
when chinese technology company leeco announced a $2-billion deal to buy irvine tv maker vizio inc. last july, its leaders insisted that the big purchase was well within their means. and in conversations during the six months leading up to the a
apple will allow paypal payments in its digital stores, offering customers another check-out option on itunes, ibooks, apple music and the app store. the partnership, rolled out tuesday in the u.s., u.k., canada, mexico, australia and parts of e
names and phone numbers of millions of verizon customers were made available on a publicly accessible storage area owned by one of the company’s vendors, according an enterprise security software company that discovered the exposed data. “anyone
new england patriots owner robert kraft headlines a list of initial owners in blizzard's overwatch league.
the united states is pulling back the welcome mat for foreign entrepreneurs. in a move that drew criticism from the technology industry, the trump administration delayed the rollout of the international entrepreneur rule, a piece of immigration
shares of los angeles technology company snap inc. on monday dipped below the original price at which they were sold when the company went public in march. snap shares traded as low as $16.95 before closing at $16.99, down about 1.1%. the compan