Total plans relief wells to stop North Sea gas leak
Total is preparing to sink two relief wells to stop a gas leak at a North Sea platform in parallel with a plugging operation, a senior company executive said Friday.
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.
Big payouts from startups excite Silicon Valley
Everyone dreams of striking it rich - and what they would do with such a windfall. A new house? A fancy car? Maybe designer clothes selected by a personal shopper. For some in Silicon Valley, those wishes may soon come true.
Dell panel warns of 'risk' if buyout plan fails
The special committee set up by Dell to evaluate options for the troubled computer giant warned Friday of "substantial downside risk" if shareholders reject a buyout plan led by founder Michael Dell.
More is less: Complex computer models can involve thousands of variables
(PhysOrg.com) -- The architect Mies van der Rohe is famous for promoting the slogan "less is more." But if Venkat Chandrasekaran, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ...
SEC warns of rise in risky email stock schemes
US market regulators warned Wednesday of a rise in spam email and social media-based stock promotions that are actually "pump and dump" schemes aimed at cheating small investors.
BlackBerry chief executive could get almost $55.6M
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins could receive almost $55.6 million if the company is sold and he is ousted from the top job.
Facebook stocks lower as Instagram loses users
Facebook shares fell Friday after a report said its photo-sharing app Instagram had lost millions of users following the release of planned policy changes since dropped on an outcry from users.
Nokia to pay outgoing CEO Elop $25 million
Nokia Corp. says it will pay outgoing CEO Stephen Elop a compensation package of some $25 million (19 million euros) when he leaves the company to move over to Microsoft.
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.
A look at recent tech sector IPOs
Here is a look at notable tech companies that have conducted initial public offerings over the past two years ahead of Twitter's IPO:
Facebook's 'mobile first' strategy pays off on Wall Street
Just one year ago, the world's largest social network was in Wall Street's doghouse. Facebook Inc.'s highly touted stock market debut had fizzled, and the company's share price was spiraling lower and lower, as critics charged ...
Facebook outlook still muddled one year after IPO
A year after a nightmarish share offering, Facebook still has its ardent backers and detractors.
Stock split could cost Google over $500 million
An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.