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BlackBerry co-founder 'in joint bid talks'

One of BlackBerry's co-founders has held talks with private equity firms about making a joint bid for the struggling Canadian smartphone maker, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

dateSep 21, 2013 in Business
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Android smartphones dominate, Windows gains

Google's Android platform was used on four out of five smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter, while Microsoft's Windows Phone showed strong gains, said a survey out Tuesday.

dateNov 12, 2013 in Business
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Study finds paid search ads don't always pay off

Businesses spend billions to reach customers through online advertising but just how effective are paid search ads? Using data from eBay, economist Steven Tadelis at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business compared whether ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in Internet
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Can Hewlett-Packard survive the tablet trend?

Personal computer sales have been in a slump for years, as customers flock to increasingly powerful smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Now Hewlett-Packard, the Silicon Valley stalwart that was ...

dateOct 06, 2014 in Business
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Nintendo sinks to loss on lagging Wii U sales

Nintendo Co. sank to a loss for the fiscal year ended March as sales of its Wii U game machine continued to lag, but the Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and Super Mario games promised Wednesday to return ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Business
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Stiff resistance to state technology taxes

As the nation moves from a tangible goods-based economy to a service-based economy, a few states are trying to keep revenues robust by taxing technological services such as software upgrades and cloud computing. But a backlash ...

dateNov 08, 2013 in Business
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