• Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution? Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. It puts Apple in the middle of a wide range of consumer transactions, underscoring Apple's value as a brand and giving people a powerful new reason to buy iPhones, iPads and other gadgets. But Apple is launching its new service at an ideal time, says Gartner tech analyst Van...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 16- CBS Corp is offering pay television providers the option to add the new CBS All Access streaming service to the packages they sell to consumers, Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said in an interview on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, CBS launched the digital video-on-demand and live-streaming services in an effort to win viewers who are...

  • Argentina launches its first home-built satellite Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. ARSAT-1 is designed to provide digital television and cellphone services to Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay for the next 15 years. Other nations with this capability include European Union states, the United States, Russia, China, India, Israel...

  • Apple shows off new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday. But they're not the kind of game-changing new product that has made Apple a darling of Silicon Valley and the tech industry's most valuable company. Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett says the service is "hugely important" because it puts Apple in...

  • At Apple's product launch event Thursday, CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, OS X Yosemite for commercial download and the new iMac with 5K Retina Display.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct 16- Apple Inc introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices. Apple may struggle, however, to arouse the same passion for tablets as in past years, among consumers faced...

  • Apple: What Wall Street wants     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Discussing new Apple innovation, with Arik Hesseldahl, Re/Code; CNBC contributor Natali Morris; and Max Chafkin, Fast Company.

  • Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. It grew out of a disaster message board that Facebook engineers created in 2011 following...

  • In a letter to a Federal Communications Commission official viewed by Reuters on Wednesday, GM's Global Connected Consumer executive director, Harry Lightsey III, urged the FCC to "retain the critical distinction" among rules for fixed and mobile Internet traffic and said new limitations for the mobile industry may constrain innovation in connected cars.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- Time Warner Inc's HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as "Game of Thrones" available to people who do not subscribe to cable television. HBO's chief executive, Richard Plepler, announced the move during an investor day on Wednesday where Time Warner's other top executives laid out plans to boost...

  • Word from Chicago Venture Summit     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    After a few days of selling in stocks, J.B. Pritzker of Pritzker Group, discusses the impact to venture capitalism, if any, Pritzker says there is a lot of interest in digital technology.

  • China's Alipay offers mobile wallet for US sites Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— China's half billion online shoppers will soon have an easier way to shop in the U.S. Alipay, the payments unit recently spun off from Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba, is launching a service for U.S. retailers called ePass. "We want to demystify the Chinese consumer for U.S. retailers," said Jingming Li, president and chief architect of Alipay U.S.,...

  • Wal-Mart to offer digital movie access to customers Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Oct 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is launching a new service for customers to access digital copies of movies they buy at its stores and website across all platforms. About 800 movies available at Walmart stores and 1,100 on walmart.com will be a part of the program at the launch, the company said. InstaWatch, which can be accessed via the Wal-Mart app, will enable a user to...

  • What's Apple unleashing?     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Walter Mossberg, Re/Code co-executive editor, discusses what products may be released at Thursday's Apple event and other products that are in the works.

  • Virtue of August Smart Lock     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Walter Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses his review of the August Smart Lock.

  • Costco enters China through Alibaba's Tmall Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:45 AM ET

    Oct 14- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp said it will make its China market debut through the opening of an online flagship store on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Tmall Global Platform, a wing of Tmall.com. Costco's online store launch targets consumers in mainland China. Costco said it will continue to introduce new products and brands to Chinese...

  • Money transfer via tweet     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    Would you transfer money via a tweet? Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss Twitter's partnership with France's second largest bank to allow customers to transfer money through tweets.

  • Here comes Apple Pay     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt discuss if consumers will easily adopt Apple Pay and the learning curve involved.

  • *EU agency looking into issue with Thermo Fisher software. *Thermo Fisher says reviewing matter, no further comment. An official at the London- based European Medicines Agency told Reuters that the issue, involving Thermo Fisher Scientific's Kinetica package, would be discussed by European regulators at a meeting next week.

  • Disrupting Google & Apple wearables     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    Could Apple and Google have wearables all wrong? Nick Bilton, The New York Times columnist, looks at future technologies like wearable band-aids and tattoos rather than hardware.