Technology News
Tech group sides with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone ban dispute7/21/2017 12:04:00 AM - A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against Qualcomm Inc in its legal dispute with Apple Inc by calling on regulators to reject Qualcomm's bid to ban the import of iPhones.Microsoft profit beats expectations on strong cloud demand7/21/2017 2:02:02 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft on Thursday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings on the back of its fast-growing cloud computing business, stoking optimism that the once-stagnant company has found a new groove.Snap under pressure as Wall Street eyes share lock-up expirations7/20/2017 7:13:41 PMSAN FRANCISCO - A potential flood of newly available Snap shares is weighing on Wall Street's already shaky support for the owner of the Snapchat social media app.Musk touts approval of New York-Washington 'hyperloop'7/20/2017 11:57:51 PMSAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building an ultra-high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that would cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.Moscow in talks with U.S. to create cyber working group: RIA report7/20/2017 8:20:55 PMMOSCOW/LONDON/WASHINGTON - Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Andrey Krutskikh, a special presidential envoy on cyber security.U.S. Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBay7/21/2017 2:21:02 AMWASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods.Amid VPN crackdown, China eyes upgrades to Great Firewall7/20/2017 1:38:05 PMBEIJING - A Chinese telecoms carrier said it had begun closing virtual private networks (VPNs) and other tools that can bypass the so-called Great Firewall, which state authorities use to filter and block traffic between Chinese and overseas servers.BlackBerry wins right to sell secure messaging tools to U.S. government7/20/2017 11:54:31 AMTORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has won the right to sell tools for encrypting phone calls and text messages to the U.S. federal government, garnering an endorsement from the National Security Agency for the products.Sears to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon; shares jump7/20/2017 8:11:54 PM - Sears Holdings Corp's shares soared as much as 24 percent after the struggling retailer said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on and integrate the brand's smart gadgets with the online giant's Alexa digital assistant.PayPal to partner with JPMorgan7/20/2017 2:34:11 PM - PayPal Inc said on Thursday it would partner with JPMorgan Chase & Co , allowing the bank's customers to link their Chase Pay and PayPal accounts.