BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest startup Typo

The Typo Keyboard, co-founded by Ryan Seacrest of 'American Idol' fame, is slated to come out later this month. But BlackBerry said Typo, which snaps on to iPhones, infringes on its patents.  More

Startup taps student demand for paid work

Fed up with unpaid internships, thousands of U.S. students are using a new website to help them find paid freelance gigs.  More

Sony moves to sell cable TV via the Internet

Buying cable would become a lot like buying a Netflix subscription, and it would move seamlessly from smart phone screens to big-screen TVs.  More

Alicia Keys out as BlackBerry's 'creative director'

BlackBerry bestowed Keys with the creative director title in January 2013, at a big launch of the company's new BlackBerry 10 operating system.  More

New BlackBerry CEO optimistic despite loss

BlackBerry reported a big loss and plunge in sales. But BlackBerry's cash position grew and it inked a strategic partnership with Foxconn. Shares rose due to optimism from interim CEO John Chen.  More

Want to chat in 29 languages?

Droid Translator is a new app that promises to translate your phone, text and video conversations into 29 different languages.  More

7 robots too expensive (or lethal) to own

These robots walk into danger zones, shoot machine guns and zap lasers. You probably can't get your hands on them.  More

Robots are taking over corporate America

The idea of robots doing our bidding in the home has long been a sci-fi dream -- but in business it's becoming a reality at companies like Google and Amazon.  More

Ford: Mulally not leaving for Microsoft

Microsoft shares sank after a Ford board member said Alan Mulally is not leaving the company anytime soon. That dampens investor hopes that Mulally would succeed Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO.  More

New Qualcomm CEO won't make Microsoft happy

Qualcomm promoted Steve Mollenkopf to CEO Friday, less than a day after a report suggested he was a contender to succeed Steve Ballmer as the CEO of Microsoft.  More

Big tech scrambles for Israeli firms

Technology companies are on a shopping spree in Israel, spending billions on ever larger deals and fueling the country's startup success story.  More

Cisco slumps 13% on weak sales and outlook

Cisco CEO John Chambers has been warning of an "uneven" and "inconsistent" global recovery -- and that weakness is continuing to hit his company.  More

Will Google Docs kill off Microsoft Office?

Microsoft has long been the king of productivity, but Google is stepping out of the shadows with its cloud-based challenger  More

Oracle shareholders say 'no' to Larry Ellison's pay

Oracle shareholders voted against CEO Larry Ellison's giant pay package for the second year in a row.  More

Microsoft kills employee-ranking system

The much-maligned "stack ranking" method of reviewing employees forced managers to rate a certain percentage of workers as underperforming, no matter what.  More

Microsoft profit jumps 17%

Microsoft profit jumps 17% and sales grow 16%, trouncing Wall Street expectations.  More

BlackBerry's hometown vows to survive

BlackBerry serves as both warning and hero for the Waterloo tech hub it created.  More

Interim BlackBerry CEO could get $87 million

Trying to turn around BlackBerry is no easy feat, but interim CEO John Chen could score a huge payday if his efforts succeed.  More

Windows 8.1's little changes are a huge improvement

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft isn't running way from last year's drastic redesign. It's doing the opposite.  More

Can Microsoft dethrone Apple?

The PC business may be on the decline, but one asset manager thinks Microsoft could become the world's most valuable company again thanks to a growing presence in cloud software  More

Apple throws recruitment party for BlackBerry employees

Apple and Intel invited BlackBerry employees to recent recruitment events, after the smartphone maker announced massive layoffs.  More

BlackBerry co-founders want to buy the company

Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering a joint bid to buy BlackBerry, according to a regulatory filing.  More

New BlackBerry buyout rumors include Google and Samsung

BlackBerry's list of buyout has expanded significantly to include Google, Samsung, Cisco, SAP, Intel and LG, according to a news report.  More

Ballmer's bonus docked due to weak Surface sales

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's bonus was lower than expected because of the $900 million Surface writedown.  More

Oops! BlackBerry even worse off than it thought

BlackBerry's finances and market share are quickly heading in the wrong direction.  More

Cisco CEO John Chambers gets 80% raise

A massive stock award propels Chambers to the upper echelon of well-paid tech CEOs.  More

Another bleak day for BlackBerry

BlackBerry confirmed its huge loss and big sales plunge. Investors are left wondering what's next for the struggling smartphone company.  More

Ford's Mulally tops Microsoft wish list - report

Since Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he would be retiring, there has been a lot of speculation about who will replace him. Ford CEO Alan Mulally is reportedly a top candidate.  More

BlackBerry's valuable patents could spark a bidding war

BlackBerry's patents might be the most valuable part of its struggling business.  More

Microsoft ups dividend, plans $40 billion share repurchase

Microsoft increases dividend 22% and announces a new $40 billion share repurchase program to replace expiring program.  More

Is Stephen Elop the next Microsoft CEO?

Microsoft needs the type of massive turnaround that Elop wasn't able to pull off at Nokia.  More

Microsoft is AAA; Nokia is junk

Microsoft's AAA credit rating could be at risk after buying Nokia, which carries a junk rating.  More

Hedge fund head: Microsoft will beat Apple

ValueAct's Jeffrey Ubben sees continued upside in Microsoft ... but not necessarily in Apple.  More

Ballmer: No retirement pay but still crazy rich

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer won't receive a retirement package, but he's still one of the richest people in the world.  More

Spinning off BlackBerry Messenger is futile

Rumors suggest BlackBerry wants to salvage its Messenger service. Here's why it's too late.  More

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire in the next 12 months. The company has not named a successor. But shares surged on the news.  More

HP continues to suffer from massive PC slump

The world of personal computing has changed, and Hewlett-Packard simply isn't adjusting well to the evolution.  More

Why Apple should buy NFL digital rights

If Apple inked an NFL deal, it could expand the popularity of its Apple TV service.  More

Barnes & Noble tanks 16% as buyout bid fizzles

Barnes chairman Leonard Riggio, the largest shareholder, expressed interest in buying the company's bookstores in February.  More

Smarter, richer people use Google - study

Google is more popular in states with better-educated, wealthier and older populations, according to a Chitika study.  More

Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs

Heightened expectations hurt the stock on Wednesday, even though Cisco reported a solid quarter.  More

Windows 8.1 update coming October 18

For the first time, Microsoft will offer a free Windows update.  More

Dell raises takeover offer again

Dell's board will allow shareholders to vote on a new higher offer by Silver Lake and Michael Dell to take the PC maker private.  More

Why Tableau is reaching for the cloud now

The hot enterprise software firm is only now putting its software online.  More

Intel profit tumbles 29% on PC sales slump

Intel's earnings continued to sink as consumers replace PC purchasing with tablet and smartphone buys.  More

Yahoo's secret FISA fight to be made public

The FISA court granted Yahoo's request to publicize details of a 2008 surveillance case.  More

Microsoft shakes up management - again

Microsoft's latest reorganization aims to break up its product silos and focus the company on devices and services.  More

AT&T to acquire Leap Wireless

AT&T jumps into prepaid segment of the mobile industry, acquiring Leap Wireless International at a deal valued at $1.2 billion.  More

Fed agency spent $3 million fighting non-existent malware

The U.S. Economic Development Administration went nuclear and trashed PCs to fight a routine malware infection.  More

Patent troll: 'I'm ethical and moral'

Self-described patent troll Robert Berman, CEO of CopyTele, says he is defending small inventors.  More

Rough ride ahead for BlackBerry bulls

The contrarians are being proved wrong.  More

What kind of problem does Oracle have exactly?

Concern that the headwinds hitting Oracle are not cyclical but secular are growing.  More

PayPal to launch inter-planetary payment system

PayPal Galactic is meant to get the payments company in front of the burgeoning field of space tourism.  More

Windows 8.1's little changes are a huge improvement

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft isn't running way from last year's drastic redesign. It's doing the opposite.  More

The race to a $100 genome

Technical advances are fueling radical price cuts in the genetic testing field.  More

Original Apple I computer up for auction

Apple I computer could sell for as much as $500,000 at Christie's.  More

Enterprises launch their own private clouds

Big companies are adopting cloud computing with a twist: They're building their own isolated clouds.  More

Send a "hello!" text to extraterrestrials

A startup hopes to speed up Earth's efforts to make contact with interstellar aliens.  More

Cisco plans to double the speed of the Internet

Cisco's new core router will provide speeds that double what's currently on the market.  More

China builds fastest supercomputer in the world

China develops a supercomputer that is twice as fast as anything America has to offer.  More
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