Google is now allowing tweets to appear on its mobile search results page, and that could be a big benefit for companies promoting products on social media.
Google mobile search users can see real-time tweets, plus they can view what specific people and companies have tweeted about the topic being searched, according to a blog post from the search giant.
Apple has acquired yet another mapping technology company, a move that could foreshadow major improvements for its own mapping service.
The tech giant's latest mapping purchase involves Coherent Navigation, a start-up known for its precise GPS mapping technology, according to report from Mac Rumors that was later confirmed by The Wall Street Journal.
The much-anticipated Apple Watch has been officially released, but consumers may want to see a larger screen on the device before sales really take off, according to one expert.
"...You've got to remember, the whole reason this new iPhone has done well is [that it has] a bigger screen. So now we're going to a smaller screen? It doesn't make the most sense," said Patriarch Equity CEO Eric Schiffer in an interview on Friday with CNBC's Tech Bet.
"There are a lot of question marks as to whether this is going to be a long-term seller. It's a wait and see," Schiffer said.
For the past five quarters, Google hasn't topped expectations and it isn't expected to report an upside surprise in the latest quarter, said Lou Basenese, founder of Disruptive Tech Research, a research and investment advisory firm.
Mobile advertising will be a key point of interest for investors anticipating Google's earnings report, Basenese said in an interview with CNBC's "Tech Bet."
Samsung expects to report a more than 30 percent decline in first-quarter profit, but that's better than analysts' forecasts.
The South Korean device maker estimates that its operating profit fell to 5.9 trillion won ($5.4 billion) in the period, compared with 8.49 trillion won a year earlier, according to a post on the company's official blog.
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Meanwhile analysts polled by Thompson Reuters expected Samsung to report profit of 5.3 trillion won for the quarter.
The company's results could see a boost going forward, however, with the release of its new Galaxy S6 phone on Friday.
Antitrust allegations against Google by European regulators seem anti-American and anti-capitalist, private equity investor Eric Schiffer said Thursday.
Google could soon be facing antitrust charges by the European Union alleging that it skewed Internet search results, favoring its own online shopping and travel services over those for its rivals, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Amazon's Dash button could hurt new brands if it becomes widely used to re-order old favorites, according to one economist.
Amazon Dash works like the e-commerce site's Buy It Now button on the web, except it will be an actual button sent to the customer. With a push of the button, consumers can order the products they need without having to visit the Amazon website or app, according to the company's website.
Crowdfunding for the Pebble smartwatch on Kickstarter has reached $20 million, but its success may be due in part to anticipation for the Apple Watch, researchers say.
Pebble had 78,471 backers and $20,338,986 in Kickstarter funding, according to the website Monday. Pebble's initial goal on the crowdfunding site was $500,000.
Pebble says its watch is water resistant and its battery can last up to seven days. Apple's watch is water-resistant as well, but its battery life is about 18 hours, based on regular use, according to the tech giant. And while pricing on the Apple Watch starts at $349, the basic Pebble Watch costs about $99, according to the companies' websites.
Part of Pebble's success could be thanks to fanfare over the Apple Watch, however.
Despite Apple's stellar market performance, the stock could add some volatility to Dow Jones industrial average, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani said Thursday.
"The one thing you do wonder about is, Apple has been a straight-line up stock, but it has been fairly volatile historically and does this increase the volatility of the broader index?" Daryanani asked during a CNBC interview. "By our estimation, Apple's going to be something like 5 percent of the index right now."
Apple could be better poised to sell its own television set, according to one analyst, following a recent report that the tech giant plans to release an online TV service.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Apple is planning to launch its online TV service this fall, citing anonymous sources.
Television content has been a major hurdle for Apple in its reported plans to sell its own television, Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster said in a report Tuesday. Munster, who has been expecting Apple to make its own TV set for some time, now says it will be announced in 2016.