China's Chengdu aiming to be world's next Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs in China's southwest are dreaming of turning the city of Chengdu into the world's next Silicon Valley as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions.
Google points to in-store phone use to urge retailers to get mobile
About 8 in 10 smartphone owners use their phones while in stores to research products and prices before making a purchase, often preferring their mobile devices over a store employee, according to new research from Google.
Smartphone sales exploded in 2012, surveys show
Global smartphone sales soared in 2012, taking a huge slice of a mobile phone market that was otherwise flat, survey data showed Friday.
Facebook to test mobile payments service (Update)
Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.
Apple paid only 2 pct tax on earnings outside US (Update)
Apple Inc. paid an income tax rate of only 1.9 percent on its earnings outside the U.S. in its latest fiscal year, a regulatory filing by the company shows.
Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service (Update)
(AP)—Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more ...
LinkedIn pays $6 mln over US wage violations (Update)
LinkedIn has paid nearly $6 million in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US investigation found it had failed to compensate them appropriately for overtime work.
HP, Dell: PC makers in desperate need of a reboot
Hewlett-Packard Co. used to be known as a place where innovative thinkers flocked to work on great ideas that opened new frontiers in technology. These days, HP is looking behind the times.
Apple wins German patent case against Motorola
A German court found Google-owned IT company Motorola guilty of infringing Apple patents on the design of smartphones and tablets, a court spokesman said on Thursday.
Crowdfunding gaining momentum, study says
Crowdfunding, a practice which allows startup firms to raise money from small investors over the Internet, picked up steam in 2012 with some $2.7 billion invested, a study showed Monday.
Google buys machine learning startup
Google said Wednesday that it has bought a Canadian startup specializing in getting machines to understand what people are trying to say.
Taiwan wins Apple iWatch orders: analyst, reports
Two leading Taiwanese electronics firms that assemble products for Apple have received orders to make the highly anticipated "iWatch", an analyst and reports said Wednesday.
Google becomes online advertising king: study
Google has become the US market leader in online display ads, and now leads all categories for Internet advertising including search and mobile, a market research firm said Wednesday.
Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts
Amazon Thursday said it would give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.