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  • NEW YORK, April 27- Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital,...

  • April 27- Facebook Inc introduced free video calling in its Messenger phone app on Monday as the company seeks to transform its mobile messaging service into a full-featured platform with the same reach as its 1.4 billion user social network. Messenger competes with Microsoft Corp's Skype, Apple Inc's FaceTime and Google Inc's Hangouts, all of which allow...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital,...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.8 percent to $132.65 with 77,493,700 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell 8.4 percent to $19.97 with 145,463,300 shares traded. Celladon Corp. fell 80.7 percent to $2.64 with 20,583,100 shares traded.

  • *World shares hit new high, Greece worries pull Europe down. LONDON, April 27- World shares hit a new high on Monday, led by China, though the global rally faded in Europe as investors looked ahead to central bank meetings in the United States and worried over Greece. The FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.4 percent, hit by concern about a lack of progress in talks between...

  • Asia stocks mixed; China, Australia at 7-year highs Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    China stocks soared to multi-year highs on Monday while caution over central bank meetings weighed on the rest of Asian indices.

  • *Eyes on Greece as talk of' plan B' swirls. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6 percent, led by solid gains in Greater China, with Hong Kong shares hitting a seven-year high and Taiwanese shares a 15- year high. European shares are seen mixed, with spreadbetters expecting 0.2 percent gains in Germany's DAX and largely flat openings...

  • Asian markets rise after Wall Street gains Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 11:42 PM ET

    BEIJING— Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 added 0.7 percent to 5,973.30 and Seoul advanced 0.2 percent to 2,163.17. Taiwan, Singapore and Manila also rose.

  • TOKYO, April 27- Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few U.S. hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week in the U.S. and Japan and on apparent deadlock in Greece's talks with creditors. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was rose 0.3 percent in early trade...

  • Why Apple may be flying too close to the sun Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Apple's market capitalization is greater than any other company's. Yet the consensus is that Apple is still having a growth spurt.

  • Avoid this tech stock after earnings: Traders Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    A press conference unveiled the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in New York, Oct. 25, 2012.

    The one tech giant the traders say you should stay away from.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Software developers who tried on an Apple Watch for the first time on Friday predicted a rush of new apps over the next few months, particularly in areas including health and messaging. Ross Cohen, chief operating officer of BeenVerified.com, which makes a caller ID app for the watch, said he only realized on Friday that the watch goes on and...

  • Cramer Remix: My weird Apple watch moment Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer shows off Apple’s latest gadget—kind of.

  • Cramer: A shocking rare moment for earnings season Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    The Microsoft pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 4, 2015.

    Jim Cramer was astonished at this rare occurrence in earnings season on Thursday. It was too good to ignore, and he's calling it like he sees it.

  • Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Google Inc led Wall Street higher, pushing the Nasdaq to a second straight record closing high a day after it topped a record that had stood for more than 15 years. "I think we're on more solid footing than the last time," said Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities in New York, comparing the latest Nasdaq highs...

  • *Time Warner Cable rises; Charter seeks talks. April 24- The Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Google ended 2.9 percent after reporting higher quarterly results while Microsoft jumped 10.45 percent after it topped estimates.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 21.45 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,080.14. The S&P 500 index rose 4.76 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,117.69.

  • NEW YORK— Big gains by Amazon, Microsoft and Google sending technology stocks to a higher close. Microsoft and Google also rose after reporting their latest quarterly results. The Standard& Poor's 500 rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,117. The S&P 500 also closed at a record high, beating its mark from March 2 by less than a point.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft. All three major indexes also posted gains for the week. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 21.52 points, or 0.12 percent, to 18,080.21, the S&P 500 gained 4.78 points, or 0.23...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with the Nasdaq setting another record as investors cheered major earnings reports.