Archive Technology: Trends

  • The Tablet Market Grows Cluttered

    Holiday shoppers with a tablet computer on their gift list this year might be forgiven for feeling a bit overwhelmed. This year, it's no so simple to make a choice.

  • What's Behind the Tech Rally? Not Just Apple

    Mining the boom in data for new insights and undiscovered relationships has created demand for new software and solutions and both major tech companies and start-ups are looking to take advantage of the emerging trend.

  • John McAfee: 'I'm Prepared to Go All the Way'

    Tech millionaire John McAfee – who’s being sought by Belize police for questioning in a murder – said he is prepared to die if he is taken into custody.

  • Sensitive, confidential information belonging to major U.S. stock exchanges was at risk of being hacked this year, thanks to an oversight by Securities and Exchange Commission staffers, according to a new Reuters report.

  • 'Twilight' Does It Again: A Record-Breaking Final Bow

    The fifth and final film in the franchise grossed an estimated $30.4 million from Thursday night and midnight shows in North America.

  • Election Aftermath: Can Internet Kill the Telephone Poll?

    We've traditionally thought of Internet access as skewing toward the affluent. But now that PC penetration is so high, could online surveys beat the phone.

  • Viacom Beats Expectations, Pushes to Tackle DVR Issue

    Viacom shares traded higher on Wednesday after the media giant reported better-than-expected earnings, on lower costs. But one problem plaguing the company is a drop in ratings thanks, in part, to DVR viewing.

  • Spotify in Top League With $3 Billion Valuation

    Spotify has raised about $100m from a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs in a round that puts a $3bn valuation on the company and completes its eight-month search for new funding, according to two people familiar with the situation.

  • Nintendo Profit Outlook Weakens Ahead of Wii U Launch

    It's shaping up to be a very Nintendo holiday season, but what happens once the holidays are over?

  • 'Government Surveillance Is on The Rise,' Says Google

    Government demands for user data worldwide from Google have "increased steadily," the search giant says in a new report: "One trend has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise."

  • Making Fast Cash on Facebook

    Facebook’s lockup expirations have weighed on the stock, as traders feared a flood of shares from employees, former employees, and investors would send it tumbling.

  • Chastened Pincus Talks Zynga’s Mobile, Gaming Potential

    Zynga is doing a major management shakeup as it shifts to focus more on mobile.

  • AMD to Lay Off 15% of Staff; Earnings Miss

    Advanced Micro is not planning a sale of the company or any significant asset sale, according to a report.

  • Mark Cuban Takes Issue With Facebook

    Mark Cuban started a firestorm on Tuesday when he said he’s considering alternatives to Facebook for promoting news about his team the Dallas mavericks.

  • Nokia is aiming to be a bigger player in mobile mapping services with a new cloud-based service, the company’s CEO, Stephen Elop, told CNBC’s "Street Signs."

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II ‘Shatters’ Pre-Order Records

    We can expect even bigger numbers than last year’s game, which sold over $400 million worth of copies in its first day

  • A few months ago, the blogosphere was filled with amazing comparisons of Apple's size to not just other companies — including the combined market caps of Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon at one point — but entire countries and industries as the Things Apple Is Worth More Than tumblr details.

  • Apple Stores Most Productive US Shops

    Apple stores are the most productive shops in the US according to new research that suggests the most effective use of retail space is selling expensive products that are occasional purchases for well-off consumers, the FT reports.

  • Will It Be 'Game Over' for Videogame Makers This Holiday?

    Microsoft’s "Halo 4" sold $220 million worth of games in the first 24 hours. That beats the record "Halo 3" set in 2007.

  • Rumor Has It: Apple Said to Already Eye iPhone 5S

    Now that Apple has updated most of its computing devices, new rumors are already beginning to circulate that the tech giant will soon begin trial production of an "iPhone 5S."