Technology News
Wall Street much quicker to applaud Facebook than criticize it4/26/2018 9:41:21 PM - A month of darkening sentiment around Facebook Inc among analysts was washed away in an instant when the social media's earnings report blew through even the most optimistic earnings estimates.Amazon delivers dazzling profits, as well as $20 Prime hike and NFL games4/27/2018 4:00:22 AM - Inc more than doubled its profit on Thursday and predicted strong spring results as the world's biggest online retailer raised the price for U.S. Prime subscribers, added U.S. football games and touted its cloud services for business.U.S. Congress spars over social media filtering; companies skip hearing4/26/2018 8:26:41 PMWASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing.Amazon, NFL reach $130 million streaming deal for Thursday night games: source4/27/2018 1:08:32 AM - Inc agreed to pay the National Football League about $65 million per year to stream two more seasons of Thursday night games on its Prime Video service, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.The auto plants of the future may have a surprisingly human touch4/27/2018 2:55:31 AM - Carmakers have big plans for their next generation of factories: smarter designs, artificial intelligence and collaborative robots building a wide range of vehicles on the same line.Sony expects 8.8 percent annual profit drop as strong yen slows image sensor biz4/27/2018 6:17:39 AMTOKYO - Sony Corp said on Friday it expects operating profit to fall 8.8 percent in the financial year through March 2019 as a stronger yen eats into profits from the image sensor business.TSMC to invest $14 billion in R&D at Hsinchu facility4/27/2018 5:35:34 AMTAIPEI - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co , the world's largest contract chipmaker, is planning a T$400 billion ($13.50 billion) investment to expand its research and development capacity for future technologies, a company spokeswoman said on Friday.Tesla's board against proposal to require independent chairman4/26/2018 11:47:47 PM - Tesla Inc's board recommended on Thursday that shareholders vote against a proposal that would require the electric car maker's chairman to be an independent director, ahead of its annual meeting.Shares of China internet poker game firms drop on reports of ban4/27/2018 5:44:42 AMHONG KONG - Shares in Chinese companies offering online and mobile poker games have shed up to a fifth of their value over the past week, following reports in local media that the government would ban all poker-related applications from June 1.Microsoft tops estimates as Azure, Office products drive gains4/26/2018 9:07:07 PM - Microsoft Corp on Thursday topped Wall Street forecasts for quarterly profit as the technology company signed up more businesses to its Azure cloud computing services and Office 365 productivity suite.