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  • April 16- U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc reported a bigger-than-expected adjusted loss and a steep fall in sales for the first quarter and said it expected weak demand for personal computers to continue for some time. But progress has lagged Wall Street's expectations due to continued weak PC and graphic card sales as well as intense competition...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 16- Sony Corp's Sony Pictures Entertainment objected to the online release by WikiLeaks on Thursday of a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in a massive cyber attack last year. "The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee...

  • WikiLeaks creates archive of hacked Sony docs Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    A sign outside Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City, Calif., December 19, 2014.

    WikiLeaks has put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's Sony hack into a searchable online archive.

  • The group recognized at a White House ceremony Thursday included a Berkeley, California, woman whose efforts helped get paid family leave for workers in the state. Obama was introduced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The software company recently announced that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give paid time off to its employees that do work for Microsoft.

  • NEW YORK— Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. The website founded by Julian Assange said that its database includes more than 170,000 emails from...

  • Communication software maker Slack raises $160 million Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    April 16- Slack, which makes software to help improve team communication, said it raised $160 million in a round of funding, valuing it at $2.8 billion. The San Francisco- based startup, whose tool helps people exchange messages, videos and images, said new investors include Horizons Ventures, Digital Sky Technologies, Index Ventures, Spark Capital Growth, and...

  • April 16- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd has been sued by a white American information technology worker who accused India's largest software services exporter of overwhelming favoritism toward workers of South Asian descent in the United States. In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Steven Heldt said 95 percent of Tata's 14,000-...

  • SEATTLE, April 16- Street vendors selling Seattle's Real Change newspaper will accept digital payments from Thursday through a new smartphone application developed by workers at Google Inc in a volunteer project to help hawkers serve increasingly cashless patrons. Seattle residents looking for a weekly dose of reform-minded news will be able to scan a...

  • *Forecast comes after client Qualcomm's chips dropped by Samsung. TAIPEI, April 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday said revenue is likely to fall in the second quarter from the first, due in part to the loss of business at one of its key customers. The forecast comes a week after rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it used its own chips in its...

  • *Chips from client Qualcomm dropped by Samsung. TAIPEI, April 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Thursday, beating analyst estimates, boosted by strong sales of iPhones from main client Apple Inc.. Company-watchers are skittish about the firm's future as competition intensifies to produce...

  • TOKYO, April 16- Japan's Sharp Corp and its main banks are to meet on Thursday to agree on a $1.7 billion rescue and restructuring plan for the loss-making electronics maker, a person involved in the discussions said. An agreement between the Osaka- based company and its main lenders, Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, would be Sharp's second big bailout...

  • Microsoft quietly content as EU moves on Google Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:51 PM ET

    Long-time staffers at Microsoft, still scarred from its own battles with U.S. and European regulators over the last two decades, did not express sympathy for Google facing a similar process. "They have to go through what they have to go through," said one Microsoft general manager, who was closely involved in the company's public relations at the time of...

  • London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    Bitcoins

    London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

  • April 15- SanDisk Corp forecast a steeper-than-expected fall in full-year revenue and said it plans to cut jobs to reduce costs, as the data storage products maker struggles to meet demand for its flash-based memory products. Shares of SanDisk, which makes products for cloud computing and datacenters as well as for smartphones and other mobile devices, fell 6...

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. It also started another antitrust investigation into the Android mobile operating system, a key element in Google's strategy to maintain revenues from online advertising as people switch from Web browser searches to smartphone...

  • April 15- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp reported a fall in quarterly revenue, its first in two years, hurt by lower pricing, lean inventory and weaker-than-expected sales of storage products used in data centers. SanDisk's adjusted profit also fell short of analysts' average estimate, sending the company's shares down about 1 percent in after market trading.

  • LONDON, April 15- China's Huawei unveiled its flagship P8 and P8 Max smartphones on Wednesday, devices that stack up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget. Huawei, a major player in the telecoms network equipment market, ranked fourth in global smartphone sales last year, shipping 68 million units,...

  • INSIGHT-London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    *Bitcoin backers say UK attitude makes London attractive. *World's biggest bitcoin networking group is London- based. LONDON, April 15- London, centre of the $5- trillion- a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart- bitcoin.

  • The first, to which Wednesday's statement of objections relates, concerns the way in which Google allegedly positions its Google Shopping service above rivals' services, irrespective of its merits. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, a Danish liberal, said Wednesday's decision to focus on Google's shopping service does not preclude following up...

  • China's Huawei shows smartphone credentials with P8 launch Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 15- China's Huawei unveiled its flagship P8 smartphone on Wednesday, a device that stacks up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget. Huawei, a major player in the telecoms network equipment market, ranked fourth in global smartphone sales last year, shipping 68 million units, giving it a...