Google chairman to sell $2.5 bn of shares
Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell 3.2 million "A" shares, currently worth $2.5 billion, over the next year, Google said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Twitter takes hit as user growth disappoints (Update 2)
Twitter got a reality check Wednesday as the high-flying messaging company reported modest user growth during a quarter in which it lost $511 million.
Apple's next big thing may be lower-priced iPhone (Update)
Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs.
Microsoft-bound Nokia business sees sales slide (Update 3)
The Nokia handsets business that Microsoft is due to take over saw sales continue to slide in the fourth quarter as its Lumia smartphones failed to draw business away from larger competitors like Apple and ...
Apple to pay dividend, start stock buybacks
Thirty-six years after its founding, Apple Inc. is finally loosening up its purse strings to reward shareholders directly, by instituting a dividend and share buyback program.
Mysterious Facebook event sparks online buzz
A mysterious Facebook event set for Thursday has sparked buzz that the leading social network could be adding video to Instagram smartphone picture-sharing service.
Apple shares soar, edges ExxonMobil in market cap
Apple shares soared on Wednesday following blockbuster quarterly earnings and the California gadget-maker leapfrogged over ExxonMobil to become the largest US company in terms of market value.
Iron ore race to the bottom not in the interests of Australians
The world's biggest iron ore producer, Vale, has announced its intention to expand production despite a falling price. This follows similar announcements by Rio Tinto and BHP. ...
Angolan, French bids target Portugal Telecom
A battle has started for control of Portugal Telecom, with an Angolan takeover bid countering a French company's offer.
Nokia says Apple to pay royalties, ending patent disputes
The world's leading mobile phone maker Nokia said Tuesday its competitor Apple had agreed to pay royalties for using Nokia technology in its devices, ending all of their ongoing patent disputes.
LinkedIn raises IPO ante amid high investor demand
Investors are clamoring to connect with the online networking service LinkedIn Corp. in the latest sign of the fervor for Internet companies that specialize in bringing together people with common interests.
Samsung vows to boost dividend at rare analyst meeting
Samsung Electronics promised better shareholder returns, dismissed fears over smartphone market saturation and signalled a more aggressive acquisitions policy Wednesday at a rare analysts' briefing to boost its flagging stock ...
BlackBerry maker RIM's stock rebounds after results
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's stock rallied sharply Friday a day after reporting a narrower-than-expected loss, as analysts debated whether the smartphone maker is poised for a rebound.
Twitter accused of ruse to pump up share price (Update)
Two financial firms sued Twitter on Wednesday, saying it supported their own world tour to sell its shares last year, only to disallow the sales in a ruse aimed at boosting the company's valuation above $10 billion for an ...