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  • Small businesses see revenue gains, hire workers Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway. Faulkner Hyundai in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is adding seven people to its staff of 92 because new cars are selling at their fastest rate in eight years. As recently as March, an American Express survey found 76 percent of owners planned to hire only when their revenue rose.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions.

  • Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China Sept 23 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group said at an event in Shanghai on Wednesday. The Xbox One will be the first foreign-made console to be launched in China in 14 years after the government this year lifted a 2000 ban on gaming consoles.

  • Nintendo reports loss on shaky Wii U sales Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U and 3 DS video-game machine sales. Kyoto- based Nintendo reported a 9.92 billion yen April-June loss compared with an 8.62 billion yen profit a year earlier.

  • Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.. Users in Australia, Canada and India will also get a version of Cortana, although the company said that would be an earlier test mode.

  • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    The Florida- based software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said the processing problem created a six-hour backlog that had been cleared by early Wednesday morning.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

  • RadioShack may run out of cash by Oct 2015 - Moody's Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    July 29- RadioShack Corp may run out of cash as early as October 2015, giving the struggling electronics retailer little time to turn around its business, a Moody's Investors Service report said.

  • Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday. Operating profit declined, and Samsung said sales of medium- and low-end smartphones were weak in China and in some European countries because of stronger competition and sluggish demand.

  • BlackBerry to buy anti-eavesdropping firm: CEO Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    John Chen

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen announces the company's latest deal — buying anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart.

  • TAIPEI, July 29- A 22- year-old male employee of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co was found dead outside the company's manufacturing campus in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, the company said on Tuesday. It makes parts for Apple Inc's iPhones, iPads and laptops, as well as computers and servers for Hewlett-Packard Co and Cisco Systems Inc..

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

  • BEIJING, July 29- A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest in a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms in China.

  • China's State Administration for Industry& Commerce was investigating a Microsoft vice president and senior managers, and has made copies of the firm's financial statements and contracts, the SAIC said on its website.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc..

  • Huawei says H1 smartphone shipments up 62 pct y/y Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:11 PM ET

    HONG KONG, July 29- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's third-biggest smartphone manufacturer, shipped 34.27 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2014, a 62 percent rise from a year before, the company said on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster- the PlayStation.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.