Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce
(AP)—Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
SK Hynix posts near 30% drop in Q2 net profit
South Korea's SK Hynix said Thursday its second-quarter net profit tumbled nearly 30 percent from a year ago on falling memory chip prices.
Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con
(AP)—For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.
Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop
(AP)—Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG on Thursday posted a net profit drop of 7 percent compared with a year ago, weighed down by a strong Swiss franc and charges from one of its diagnostic units.
Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'
(AP)—Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.
Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit
(AP)—AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.
Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar (Update)
(AP)—Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.
Six charged in global e-ticket hacking scheme
Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against six people in what authorities said was a global cyber-crime ring that created fraudulent e-tickets for major concerts and sporting events.
First Superman comic book to go up and away at eBay
A purportedly pristine copy of the first Superman comic book could fetch millions of dollars when it goes up, up and away in an auction at online marketplace eBay.
Google offers big prize for small power box
Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.
Android grabs more tablet market share
Global sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm Strategy Analytics said Wednesday.
Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
(AP)—Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.
Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar
(AP)—Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.
Student develops filter for clean water around the world
Roughly 780 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases every year. ETH student Jeremy Nussbaumer ...