05/28/2014, 04:05 pm
Following weeks of speculation and rumors, Apple on Wednesday officially announced it acquisition of Beats Electronics for a reported $3 billion, with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre expected to join the Cupertino, Calif. company in as-yet-undisclosed executive roles.
05/28/2014, 03:05 pm
Less than a week before Apple is expected to take the stage at WWDC and unveil a health-focused addition to iOS, rival Samsung on Wednesday announced a healthcare initiative of its own with a $50 million innovation fund and new hardware and software platforms.
05/28/2014, 09:05 am
After blocking preorders and delaying shipments for titles in the midst of ongoing negotiations with publisher Hachette, Amazon has now spoken out on the dispute, attempting to portray its decisions as advantageous to customers, while also admitting that the issues are not likely to be solved soon.
05/27/2014, 09:05 pm
Adding to the never-ending stream of scuttlebutt surrounding Apple's hyped buyout of Beats Electronics, a report on Tuesday claims the terms of the supposed acquisition have dropped to $3 billion and will be announced this week.
05/27/2014, 09:05 pm
Microsoft on Tuesday introduced the world to a new real-time translation feature for popular Skype voice over IP software, which the company says will debut in beta form on Windows later this year with support for other platforms to follow.
05/27/2014, 03:05 pm
Construction crews have started the process of preparing San Francisco's Moscone Center for the June 2 opening of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, with the first banners going up on Tuesday.
05/27/2014, 01:05 pm
When Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next Monday, June 2, users from around the world will be able to see what the company announces thanks to a live streaming video of the keynote presentation.
05/27/2014, 04:05 am
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent describing a process in which an iPhone's display glass -- including sapphire -- is integrally joined with a bezel made out of amorphous metal alloy, namely LiquidMetal.
05/26/2014, 09:05 pm
A report on Monday claims Google is mulling an entrance into the home security business with a buyout of Dropcam, a purchase that would expand the Internet search giant's in-home product placement beyond thermostats and smoke detectors.
05/24/2014, 04:05 am
In two separate court filings on Friday, Apple lodged a motion for a permanent U.S. injunction on Samsung products found in infringement of certain utility patents by a jury earlier in May, while requesting a retrial of the same case.
05/23/2014, 07:05 pm
In what has become a daily routine, a Friday report offers further information on Apple's rumored deal to buy Beats Electronics, this time saying the agreement has been delayed yet again as the two companies hammer out final details.
05/23/2014, 05:05 pm
Andy Hodge, who worked under Tony Fadell on Apple's original iPod team, has been hired to lead hardware and product strategy at smart video surveillance camera company Dropcam.
With Apple's hands tied in e-book market, Amazon stops taking some preorders from publisher Hachette
05/23/2014, 03:05 pm
Amazon is currently in the midst of a fight with Hachette, one of the so-called "Big Five" largest publishing companies, and has stopped taking preorders for high-profile upcoming titles, including the latest from "Harry Potter" series author J.K. Rowling.
05/23/2014, 01:05 pm
Samsung is said to be working on yet another smart watch model expected to be unveiled this summer -- one that would completely replace a smartphone rather than simply being an accessory to one.
05/23/2014, 10:05 am
The ever-present rumors that Apple will move from Corning's Gorilla Glass to a new screen covering based on sapphire in its next-generation iPhone are said to have caused South Korean competitors Samsung and LG to look at the material more closely, according to a Friday report.
05/23/2014, 10:05 am
Nearly one month after reaching a preliminary agreement, attorneys representing thousands of Silicon Valley workers on Thursday officially asked that the federal court overseeing the case approve a settlement that will cost Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe some $324.5 million for conspiring to suppress salary inflation.
05/23/2014, 09:05 am
Because Beats Electronics has tax residency in Ireland, Apple could structure a deal with the headphone maker in such a way that it would not only be able to use its massive international cash pile to pay for the deal, but it could also significantly reduce the final price with international tax laws, one financial expert says.
05/23/2014, 04:05 am
Apple on Friday announced free shipping on all purchases made through the Online Apple Store in the run up to Father's Day, a change from the typical $50-and-up campaign pricing.
05/23/2014, 12:05 am
Apple on Thursday issued an update to its iAd Producer tool, bringing support for the creation of full-screen banner ads for iPhone and the ability to upload Producer projects to iAd workbench, among other minor improvements.
05/22/2014, 11:05 pm
Google is reportedly working on a tablet version of its "Project Tango" computer vision initiative that incorporates multiple advanced imaging sensors into a portable device for real time three-dimensional mapping.