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Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After attempts to hawk 3-D and OLED TVs fizzled in recent years, television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


TV-on-Internet service Aereo gets $34M in funding

NEW YORK (AP) - Aereo, a Barry Diller-backed startup that provides broadcast television channels over the Internet for a monthly fee, said Tuesday that it has secured $34 million in additional funding from outside investors.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


People spent $10B on apps during 2013

CUPERTINO ( AP) - Apple says people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as "Minecraft," ''Angry Birds Star Wars" and "Sleep Cycle" alarm clock.

January 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Apple’s iBeacon now in grocery stores

Apple's iBeacon now in grocery stores

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung teams up with Comcast for ultra-HD movies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of TVs, said Monday that it is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dish Hopper set-up can record 8 shows at once

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dish Network Corp. has unveiled a new digital recorder system that can record eight TV shows at once and can be controlled by voice.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Sony to sell waterproof phone through T-Mobile

NEW YORK (AP) - Sony has unveiled a waterproof smartphone that sports a 21 megapixel camera and expands what users can do with it underwater.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


Toyota rolling out hydrogen-powered car first in California

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it expects to sell more hydrogen-powered electric cars in the U.S. than previously planned.

January 06, 2014 | | Nationwide


January often best month to file for Social Security

I write a column similar to this one every January. But I don't mind plagiarizing myself because it contains a very important message for people planning to retire in 2014.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Auto sales best in 6 years, but demand seen ebbing in 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Automakers are going to have to work a little harder for your business in 2014.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


OLD VS YOUNG

Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide




BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pepsi hypes Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) - The Super Bowl is still about a month away but the ad blitzes are already starting.

January 03, 2014 | | Nationwide


Snapchat plans to make app more secure

NEW YORK (AP) - Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

January 02, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s 1Q earnings disappoint

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home sales of $10 million rise in Conn.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


IRS may use private tax collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Coca-Cola sells more drinks but global soda sales fizzling

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue flow

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo’s 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains as earnings decline

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


New LA Register newspaper embraces print in digital world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Southern California home prices climb

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Windows Phone advances with 8.1 software update

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Is hot market for IPOs cooling off?

NEW YORK (AP) - A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


April 15 not much of a real deadline for most taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


End of Windows XP support spells trouble for 30% of world’s computers

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


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