Amazon virtual coin entices Kindle Fire app makers
Amazon unveiled a virtual currency Tuesday to enhance the potential for developers to make real money in games and other "apps" tailored for Kindle Fire tablet computers.
Nintendo chief rules out price cuts for Wii U
Nintendo's president Thursday ruled out price cuts for its new Wii U home console as a way to boost sales, vowing to become profitable again in its core businesses as smartphones and tablets increasingly ...
Study proves that tourists should pay better attention to currency conversion
According to new research from the Stern School of Business, when tourists pay with foreign currencies, they will overspend or underspend, depending on the exchange rate. In a recent study published in the Journal of Retailing, Priya ...
Trying to save money? Ask for crisp new bills at the bank
Consumers will spend more to get rid of worn bills because they evoke feelings of disgust but are more likely to hold on to crisp new currency, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Review: Jay-Z scores as 'NBA 2K13' delivers again
It's tough to improve a video game that has been so excellent for the past several years, but 2K Sports has found ways to make "NBA 2K13" (for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, $59.99) even better—with some ...
IBM's 3Q earnings flat, revenue slides 5 percent (Update)
IBM's revenue slipped below Wall Street's expectations in the third quarter as the technology company dealt with jittery customers and a weakening euro that undercut its results. Despite the problems posed by the wobbly economy, ...
Infosys profit up 5 percent, misses expectations
Profit at India's Infosys Technologies rose 4.9 percent in dollar terms for the September quarter, the company said Friday, missing expectations amid tepid demand from global clients struggling with economic uncertainty.
New app helps blind count their cash
A new, government-funded cellphone app will help the blind and those with visual impairments count their cash.
US probe over possible theft of Romney tax data
The US Secret Service said Wednesday it had opened a probe into the possible theft of copies of Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney's tax returns.
'Emulator' servers enable online game piracy
Authorities are discovering an increasing number of emulator servers, through which Internet users can illegally play pirated copies of popular online games.
Metal nanoparticles shine with customizable color (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at Harvard have demonstrated a new kind of tunable color filter that uses optical nanoantennas to obtain precise control of color output.
HP CEO pleads patience as earnings fall 44 pct
(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Meg Whitman pleaded for patience Thursday as she described operational challenges and other internal problems that contributed to a decline in earnings at one of the world's ...
Iran cell phone firms deny blocking text messages
(AP) -- Iran's mobile phone companies have denied blocking text messages with the words dollar and currency after the Iranian rial rapidly weakened on the announcement of new U.S. sanctions against Iran.
NFL Sunday Ticket is big draw for DirecTV in 3Q
(AP) -- DirecTV Group Inc., the country's largest satellite TV broadcaster, raked in more subscribers than ever in the third quarter, helped by the NFL Sunday Ticket.