SAN FRANCISCO— Each time 81- year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80- year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook. The couple's 53- year-old son, Phil, checks it daily on his smartphone. The Silicon Valley tech executive lives just across...» Read More
Shares of Cisco Systems fell 5 percent on Wednesday after CEO John Chambers told Reuters many of his customers see the economy picking up early next year rather than later this year.
Let me focus on something that deserves a lot more attention: the upcoming Apple App Store, a new online Apple store that will post and sell third party software applications. And, if you believe iPhone's sales projections in the coming years, App could match or rival iTunes as a revenue stream down the road.
Japanese consumer electronics maker Pioneer said on Tuesday it plans to launch Blu-ray DVD recorders by the end of the year, taking aim at a rapidly growing market after the end of a bitter format battle.
Just days away now from the release of Apple's next generation iPhone, the so-called iPhone 3G. And if the first one was dubbed the "Jesus Phone" because of the overwhelming hype, hope and promise of that device, then this new one is quite literally iPhone's Second Coming.
Microsoft threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to dump Yahoo's board, saying Monday that a successful shareholder rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its bid to buy Yahoo's Internet search engine or possibly the entire company.
In the early years of the 21st century, Google is the company prompting a rethinking of assumptions on what technological monopoly might mean, the New York Times reports.
The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"
CNBC Contributor David Pogue looks at two cordless digital pens that can write on any paper: The Mobile Digital Scribe (from Iogear) and the ZPen (from Dane-Elec).
Shares for graphics chipmaker Nvidia will be under pressure after the company warned on Wednesday that revenues and gross margin would miss analysts' estimates due in part to weak demand.
I'll say from the outset that I have great respect for the Wall Street Journal. But I, along with a number of folks following the Yahoo/Microsoft will-they-or-won't-they drama are wondering what the point is of today's splashy, front-page tome purporting to break new ground about a new deal to grab a chunk of the company.
Sony is seeing little or no sign of softer demand among U.S. consumers for its range of digital TVs, cameras and computer goods despite a weakening economy, a top regional executive said on Tuesday.
Dipping below $20 a share today is the clearest sign yet that Yahoo's strategies and messages don't seem to be resonating. And worse, some shareholders don't think they ever will.
There's a reason that when we cover Apple Inc.'s iTunes, it normally carries the added noun of "juggernaut." The online service has sold a staggering 5 billion songs, tens of millions of TV shows and movies, has become the nation's largest music retailer, supplanting Wal-Mart...
From mainframes to minicomputers and then PCs, each new computing generation has displaced its predecessor by reaching a broader audience and costing far less. And each time, the dominant company in one generation loses control in the next.
Google is experimenting with a new method of distributing original material on the Web, and some Hollywood film financiers are betting millions that the company will succeed.
Digital music seller Rhapsody is launching a $50 million marketing assault on Apple's iTunes, offering songs online and via partners including Yahoo and Verizon Wireless, Rhapsody said on Monday.
Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.
Microsoft's Bill Gates told NBC's Tom Brokaw he does not think a deal with Yahoo was likely, CNBC reported on Friday.
This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.
CNBC Contributor David Pogue on the Eye-Fi Share card, which wirelessly geotags your photos.