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Dell wins bidding to buy Quest Software for $2.4B

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Dell is buying Quest Software for $2.4 billion to expand its offerings as its personal computer business weakens in an era of smartphones and sleeker devices like the iPad.

July 02, 2012 | | Nationwide


Decoding Social Security ‘claim’ numbers

Q. I am 78 years old. I've had a Social Security number since I was about 20. For many years, my Medicare card showed my husband's Social Security number with a letter "B" behind it. Somebody at a Social Security office once told me this meant I was getting wife's benefits on his record. How does the letter "B" stand for a wife? And now that my husband has died, I've received a new Medicare card, and it now has my husband's number with a letter "D." Does this mean "deceased?"

June 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


401(k) fee transparency rules take effect Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal disclosure rules that go into effect Sunday will make it easier for workers and retirees to see how much their 401(k) accounts are being docked in fees.

June 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Solyndra wants more time to file bankruptcy plan in Delaware court

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A California-based solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government before filing for bankruptcy protection is asking for more time to file a reorganization plan.

June 29, 2012 | | Nationwide


Hospital stocks jump after health care ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hospital stocks rose sharply Thursday after the Supreme Court guaranteed them millions more paying customers by upholding the core of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

June 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google releases Chrome browser for iPhone, iPad

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's Chrome browser can now be used to surf the Web on the iPhone and iPad.

June 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


3rd solar firm that got DOE loan to declare bankruptcy

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Colorado-based solar panel maker that received a $400 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration said Thursday it will file for bankruptcy, the latest setback for an industry battered by the recession and stiff competition from companies in China.

June 28, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google to sell prototype of futuristic glasses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is making prototypes of its futuristic, Internet-connected glasses available for people to test out.

June 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Google sells small tablet, challenges Kindle Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google unveiled its attempt to catch up to Apple and Amazon in the growing market for tablet computers. It also provided a titillating glimpse at its vision of a digital future through the mind-boggling lens of Internet-connected glasses.

June 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Faster search, better photo sharing in new Android

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Faster ways to search content on the Internet and share photos between two phones are promised in the next version of Google's Android operating system for mobile devices.

June 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Reno OKs tax breaks for Apple project

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Reno City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved tax breaks to coax Apple Inc. to open two facilities in northern Nevada as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years.

June 27, 2012 | | Nationwide


Zynga expands game line up amid investor doubts on stratgey

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Web game maker Zynga is trying to turn its digital playground into an even more entertaining place, working to prove wrong investors who doubt that it can build a long-lasting business.

June 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


CDC trying out free AIDS tests at drugstores in pilot program

ATLANTA (AP) - Getting an AIDS test at the drugstore could become as common as a flu shot or blood pressure check, if a new pilot program takes off.

June 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Feds: Sting targeted online financial fraud

NEW YORK (AP) - Two dozen people on four continents, including alleged two hackers from New York, have been arrested in an elaborate sting targeting a black market for online financial fraud, federal officials said Tuesday.

June 26, 2012 | | Nationwide


Quest Software gets higher takeover bid of $2.32B

ALISO VIEJO (AP) - Quest Software Inc. said Monday that it received a higher buyout offer worth about $2.32 billion from an unnamed buyer, ramping up the battle for the technology services provider.

June 25, 2012 | | Nationwide


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Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


No holds barred: Whispers, secrets and lies

NEW YORK (AP) - At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Indie games, getting people to buy their games is difficult

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They do it inside their hotel rooms. Or in front of everyone across a cavernous convention hall. They even try it out on street corners. In almost every spot imaginable at last week's Game Developers Conference, there were indie game makers touting their latest creations in the hope of becoming the next "Minecraft" or "Gone Home."

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google Glass to feature Ray-Ban, Oakley frames for wearable tech

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is hoping to make its Internet-connected eyewear more stylish as part of a partnership with the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley frames.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Cisco to invest over $1B in cloud computing

SAN JOSE (AP) - Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Web storage provider Box unwraps IPO

LOS ALTOS (AP) - Online storage provider Box is seeking to raise $250 million in an initial public offering that will become the latest test of investors' interest in rapidly growing technology companies suffering huge losses while being led a precocious CEO.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


‘Candy Crush’ maker going public

NEW YORK (AP) - King Digital, the company behind the wildly mobile game "Candy Crush Saga," is scheduled to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week.

March 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

NEW YORK (AP) - Gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Symantec terminates CEO Bennett

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Security software maker Symantec fired President and CEO Steve Bennett's employment and named director Michael Brown as his temporary replacement.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Massive tech campus sparks mystery in SJ

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose has given the green light to a massive new office complex, but city officials and the developer aren't revealing the name of the technology company that will occupy it.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google enhances encryption technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW(AP) - Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company's worldwide data centers.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Landfill search for ‘E.T.’ video game is halted

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico environmental regulators are blocking two companies from digging up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time.

March 20, 2014 | | Nationwide


Alibaba IPO: Yahoo stock surges

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is getting another lift from its stake China's Alibaba Group, a thriving Internet company that has helped mask Yahoo's own financial funk.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, providing it free

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

March 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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