NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing higher as the market posts a meager gain for the first three months of the year.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 1,872 Monday. The index gained 1.3 percent for the first quarter of the year, the fifth straight quarterly gain.
15. Ford CEO's pay up 11 pct to $23.2 million in 2013 - Friday, March 28, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation rose 11 percent to $23.2 million in 2013, as the company reported record profits in North America and Asia.
Mulally earned $2 million in salary, the same as 2012. But he earned more in bonuses, at $5.9 million, and in stock and option awards, which totaled $14.6 million.16. Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Friday, March 28, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple Inc.'s hugely popular tablet computer.17. Stocks edge up as Americans open their wallets - Friday, March 28, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending broadly higher as traders were encouraged by an increase in consumer spending last month.
Microsoft helped technology companies recover from a week of losses. The biotech sector took another tumble, and the maker of "Candy Crush Saga" fell for the third straight day after its market debut.
18. Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Friday, March 21, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple Inc.'s hugely popular tablet computer.19. Tech companies, Citigroup tug US stocks lower - Friday, March 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly lower Thursday as further declines in technology companies outweighed encouraging economic news. Citigroup fell 6 percent after the Federal Reserve denied the bank's plan to raise its dividend and buy back more stock. Most other major banks won approval to raise their dividends.20. Jesse Jackson to take on tech's lack of diversity - Friday, March 14, 2014
The Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett-Packard annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.21. Higher interest rates talk spooks stocks - Friday, March 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Higher interest rates are coming. And they are coming sooner than you think.
That's the message investors took away from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. In response, they sent stocks and gold prices lower and bond yields sharply higher.
22. Stocks gain after reports on housing, Ukraine - Friday, March 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news on the economy gave the stock market a boost on Tuesday.
Stocks also rose on expectations that the conflict between Russia and the West wouldn't escalate further. Russia's President Vladimir Putin is preparing to complete the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, but he said Tuesday that he won't take over other areas of Ukraine.
23. US stocks turn mixed after a weak start - Friday, March 07, 2014
U.S. stocks are finishing mixed after a listless day as traders continue to worry about slowing growth in China and tensions in Ukraine.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index managed a small gain Wednesday, narrowly avoiding its first three-day losing streak since January.
24. Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone with cars - Friday, February 28, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars.
Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple's iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva.25. Many new phones coming, but Samsung hogs limelight - Friday, February 21, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sony unveiled a new waterproof phone that can take ultra-high-definition video. Nokia introduced three Android smartphones aimed at emerging markets. And Lenovo announced one with an all-glass exterior.26. Wealth gap is widest in some affluent US cities - Friday, February 21, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities.
The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are significantly greater than in the rest of the country, according to a study released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, the Washington-based think tank. It suggests that many sources of both economic growth and income inequality have co-existed near each other for the past 35 years .27. WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook - Friday, February 14, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.28. Music City a crossover hit as a high-tech hub - Friday, February 21, 2014
Is there anything Nashville can’t do? One of the most recent accolades making the rounds on social media is the city’s status as a tech town, and it’s not hard to see why.
In September, Google selected Nashville as one of seven inaugural cities participating in its Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, a program to better connect burgeoning tech hot spots with Google resources and vice versa. The hub is hosted through the Entrepreneur Center, which receives new tools and technology to help startups grow through the program.29. LinkedIn gives members more room to share insights - Friday, February 14, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277 million accountholders more space to share their experiences and insights.
A new feature rolling out Wednesday will free LinkedIn users from restrictions that have limited posts to a maximum of 300 characters. Those limits had been in effect since the service began allowing status updates in 2009.30. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg biggest giver in 2013 - Friday, February 07, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at more than $970 million, to a Silicon Valley nonprofit in December.31. Was Microsoft smart to play it safe with CEO pick? - Friday, January 31, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school.32. Internet firms release data on NSA requests - Friday, January 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of new reports from major technology companies show that the government collects customer information on tens of thousands of Americans every six months as part of secret national security investigations. And the companies' top lawyers struck a combative stance, saying the Obama administrative needs to provide more transparency about its data collection.33. Nadella to head Microsoft; Gates leaves chair role - Friday, January 31, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.34. Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online - Friday, January 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming progress in his campaign to get American schools wired for the future, President Barack Obama is announcing commitments from U.S. companies totaling about $750 million to connect more students to high-speed Internet.35. Nothing controversial in Super Bowl ads - Friday, January 31, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — What Super Bowl ads will people discuss over the water cooler a day after the big game?
There were no crude jokes. Sexual innuendo was kept to a minimum. And uncomfortable scenes were missing.36. Apple's Mac still influences, 30 years after debut - Friday, January 24, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer.
Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were organized into menus. People clicked icons to run programs and dragged and dropped files to move them.
37. Nokia sees smartphone sales, profits plunge in Q4 - Friday, January 17, 2014
HELSINKI (AP) — 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 Samsung.38. Weak earnings drag US stocks mostly lower - Friday, January 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — After hitting a record high the day before, stocks were mostly lower Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing results from Best Buy, Citigroup and CSX, a railroad company.39. Squeezing private profits from public schools - Friday, January 17, 2014
Charter schools were intended as small public alternatives with unique learning methods for children stuck in failing schools. But dollar signs have transformed those boutique-type schools into big business commodities with profit streams available to operators – even in states like Tennessee that do not allow for-profit charter schools.40. S&P 500 index ekes out another record high close - Friday, January 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a squeaker, but the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at its first all-time high of 2014.
The S&P 500 closed up nine points Wednesday, or 0.5 percent, at 1,848.38. That's just two-hundredths of a point above its previous high set on Dec. 31, 2013.
41. US stocks drift for a second day; Retailers sink - Friday, January 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wavered in early afternoon trading Thursday as traders reacted to disappointing news out of the retail industry. If the Standard & Poor's 500 index ends the day down it would be its fifth decline of the six trading days so far in 2014.42. Snapchat aims to make app more secure - Friday, January 03, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.43. Google's top searches peer into society's mindset - Friday, December 13, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Death, devices and celebrity drove the quest for more information on Google's search engine this year.
Three of the world's four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men.44. Obama to meet with tech CEOs amid NSA concerns - Friday, December 13, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.
The White House says the meeting will focus on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reform government information technology.45. Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits - Friday, December 06, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.46. Tech giants call for controls on government snooping - Friday, December 06, 2013
LONDON (AP) — Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance.47. To spin or not to spin: Does Microsoft need Xbox? - Friday, November 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years on Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts management from the company's fast-growing cloud computing business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales.48. Altered landscape for Sony, Microsoft consoles - Friday, November 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Remember a time before "Angry Birds," the iPad and the iPhone? No?
When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight long years, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's case, Blu-ray discs.49. Lowe, father of IBM personal computer, dies at 72 - Friday, November 01, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) — William C. Lowe had a bold idea: IBM should develop a personal computer that could be mass marketed, expanding the company's reach beyond businesses and into people's homes.
That was in 1980. One year later, the IBM 5150 personal computer was selling out at stores such as Sears and ComputerLand for $1,565, not including a monitor.50. Tech earnings drive stocks to higher close; Microsoft leads Dow - Friday, October 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings gains from big U.S. companies are pushing the stock market higher.
Microsoft led the Dow Jones industrial average up after reporting a jump in sales of tablet computers.
51. Earnings gains send stocks higher in early trade - Friday, October 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher Thursday as investors reacted to another slate of corporate earnings, this time from Ford, AT&T and the industrial conglomerate 3M, among others.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 55 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,465 after the first half-hour of trading. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 2 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,748 and the Nasdaq composite was up seven points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,913.
52. Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in making - Friday, October 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.53. Microsoft's phone update to feature driving mode - Friday, October 11, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.
It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the coming weeks, and older phones will be eligible for a free upgrade, too.54. Google unveils $279 Chrome laptop made by HP - Friday, October 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more.
Hewlett-Packard Co. makes the new HP Chromebook 11. Although its price is in line with most other Chrome OS notebooks, the new model sports many design features found in pricier devices, including the $1,299 Chromebook Pixel.
55. Microsoft unveils new Surface at NYC event - Friday, September 20, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer.
The Redmond, Wash. company is trying to boost its tablet business as sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers decline.
56. Microsoft board boosts dividend by 22 pct - Friday, September 13, 2013
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.
The new dividend represents an increase of 5 cents over the world's largest software company's previous dividend. It will be paid on Dec. 12 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 21.
57. Stocks edge higher as Fed kicks off 2-day meeting - Friday, September 13, 2013
Stocks rose on Tuesday as investors shrugged off worries about what the Federal Reserve is up to.
Many expect the Fed to announce Wednesday that it will reduce its $85 billion monthly bond-buying program. Wall Street is hoping for a small reduction because the bond-buying has kept interest rates ultra-low and made it cheaper to borrow money.
58. Combined net worth of America's richest rises - Friday, September 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Life is good for America's super wealthy.
Forbes on Monday released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. While most of the top names and rankings didn't change from a year ago, the majority of the elite club's members saw their fortunes grow over the past year, helped by strong stock and real estate markets.
59. Deane, Smith and Partners expands reach - Friday, September 13, 2013
Agencies in Nashville and Jackson, Miss., have sealed a partnership agreement designed to grow their business in public relations, marketing, advertising and branding.
In the shared-services agreement announced Friday, Deane, Smith and Partners of Nashville and Mad Genius of Jackson will collaborate on projects in the Southeast and nationwide.60. New Pandora CEO faces royalty fight with artists - Friday, September 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the biggest challenges facing Brian McAndrews, the new CEO of Pandora, will be renegotiating the royalty rates the Internet radio giant pays to the music industry.
If Pandora doesn't prevail, the outcome could impede the company's growth and hamper its ability to compete with services such as Apple's iTunes Radio, which launches next week.61. A seven-day rally in US stocks loses steam - Friday, September 06, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Traders are pausing Thursday after the stock market's longest rally since July.
Stocks were flat in late morning trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was up five points to 15,331, after adding more than 400 points since Monday. The index is up more than 3.5 percent just this month.
62. Christmas in summer? Gadget makers reveal lineups - Friday, September 06, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — It's still officially summer, yet major electronic companies have already announced a slew of holiday gift ideas: iPhones of different colors, video game players and a new category of wristwatches designed to mimic the functionality of smartphones.63. Apple's new iPhones simultaneously aim high, low - Friday, September 06, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera and fingerprint scanner for better security.64. Stocks rise as Syria conflict looks less likely - Friday, September 06, 2013
Stocks rose and oil prices fell Tuesday as the risk that the U.S. would attack Syria appeared to fade.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index had its sixth straight gain, the longest winning streak since July.
65. EU: Google submits new proposals in antitrust case - Friday, September 06, 2013
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google has submitted new proposals to address concerns by Europe's antitrust watchdog that the U.S. internet giant is stifling competition, the European Commission said Monday.
The new concessions offered by Google come two months after the Commission, which acts as the 28-bloc's antitrust authority, rejected the company's initial proposals as insufficient.66. Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free - Friday, September 06, 2013
Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web — even to those who don't use Windows 8.
The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. It's also an acknowledgement that the music service hasn't done much to drive sales of the Windows 8 operating system.67. Stock market gains are checked by Syria concerns - Friday, August 30, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market logged modest gains Tuesday as renewed worries about a U.S.-led attack on Syria dampened an early rally.
Stocks surged in the opening minutes of trading as worries of an imminent attack on Syria appeared slimmer after President Barack Obama announced over the weekend that he would seek congressional approval for a strike.
68. Microsoft to buy Nokia phones, patents for $7.2B - Friday, August 30, 2013
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as more technological tasks get done on mobile devices instead of personal computers.69. Facebook: Governments demanded data on 38K users - Friday, August 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.70. Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months - Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world's largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next 12 months.
Microsoft Corp. did not name a successor. The company said it is forming a search committee, which will include Gates, and Ballmer will stay on until a replacement is found.71. Nasdaq breakdown puts pressure on crisis work - Friday, August 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest high-tech disruption in the financial markets increases the pressure on Nasdaq and other electronic exchanges to take steps to avoid future breakdowns and manage them better if they do occur.72. Stocks end higher on Wall Street; Microsoft jumps - Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending with modest gains on Wall Street after recovering from an early stumble caused by a poor report on the housing market.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,010 Friday.73. Deane, Smith and Partners expanding into Mississippi - Friday, August 16, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deane, Smith and Partners, a public relations, marketing, advertising and branding agency based in Nashville, has opened an office in Mississippi's capital city.
Deane, Smith and Partners said the move is designed to serve its growing roster of clients in Jackson.74. BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale - Friday, August 09, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker.
The company said Monday that its board has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" in hopes of enhancing the company's value and boosting adoption of its BlackBerry 10 platform.
75. US factory means buyers can customize Google phone - Friday, August 02, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — With its first smartphone designed completely in-house, Google is demonstrating one of the benefits of moving production from Asia to the U.S.: It's letting buyers customize phones to give them their own style.76. NSA revelations reframe digital life for some - Friday, July 19, 2013
In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe.77. Choices: Closer look at 2 plans for Dell's future - Friday, July 19, 2013
Dell Inc. has delayed Thursday's vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the computer maker private. That's a sign the board needs more time to rally support. Activist investor Carl Icahn and the Southeastern Asset Management fund, which own 13 percent of the company combined, have made a competing proposal.78. Dell delays buyout vote, signaling lack of support - Friday, July 19, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Michael Dell believes he can revive the company bearing his name if his group of investors can buy it for $24.4 billion. But that deal is in danger of falling apart, increasing the chances that the personal computer giant's founder might not be CEO much longer.79. Tech slump holds back US stocks; S&P 500 edges up - Friday, July 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A bad day for technology stocks Friday held back the stock market's big run-up.
Microsoft led the slump in tech, falling the most in more than four years after the company wrote off nearly $1 billion on its new tablet computer and reported declining revenue for its Windows operating system. Google dropped after its revenue fell below analysts' forecasts, partly because the Internet search leader's ad prices took an unexpected turn lower.
80. Dell delays vote on buyout in sign it lacks support - Friday, July 12, 2013
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell has delayed Thursday's vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the slumping computer maker private in a sign the board needs more time to rally support.
Dell called a special shareholders meeting to order, then quickly adjourned it without a formal vote of the $24.4 billion buyout offer from Michael Dell and a group led by investment firm Silver Lake. It was rescheduled for July 24 at the company's headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.
81. Shareholders voting on $24.4 billion Dell buyout - Friday, July 12, 2013
DALLAS (AP) — Dell Inc. is making a late push to win shareholder support for founder Michael Dell's plan to take the slumping computer maker private, an indication that Thursday's scheduled vote could be close.82. Court sides with Yahoo in data collection case - Friday, July 12, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from Internet users.
The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which reviews government requests to spy on individuals, ruled Monday that information should be made public about a 2008 case that ordered Yahoo Inc. to turn over customer data.83. Microsoft reboots with sweeping reorganization - Friday, July 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has decided its entire business needs a new operating system.
CEO Steve Ballmer is restructuring the company to cope with a quickening pace of technological change that has left the world's largest software maker a step behind its two biggest rivals, Apple and Google.84. Microsoft reshuffles company structure - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is reshuffling its business in an attempt to promote faster innovation and a sharper focus on devices and services. The move by the world's largest software maker comes amid lukewarm response to the latest version of its flagship Windows operating system and a steady decline in demand for PCs as people turn to tablets and other mobile gadgets.85. Stocks surge after Bernanke allays stimulus fear - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the Bernanke Boost.
The stock market, which has been marching higher for a week, got extra fuel Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman said the central bank will keep supporting the economy.
86. The price of surveillance: Government pays to snoop - Friday, July 05, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology.
In the era of intense government surveillance and secret court orders, a murky multimillion-dollar market has emerged. Paid for by U.S. tax dollars, but with little public scrutiny, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology and phone companies can vary wildly.87. Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch resigns - Friday, July 05, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday that William Lynch has stepped down as CEO, effective immediately, just weeks after the book retailer announced weak sales, big losses and the declining popularity of its Nook e-readers.88. Your favorite apps, created in Brentwood - Friday, June 28, 2013
Tapping an app to see what’s on television, or maybe to do some research on a car before buying it? Chances are good you are using an app on your mobile device that was developed here in Nashville.89. Microsoft tweaks Windows 8, blamed for PC slump - Friday, June 21, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of an update to Windows 8, aiming to address some of the gripes people have with the company's flagship operating system.90. Stocks recover on Wall Street after 2-day plunge - Friday, June 21, 2013
Traders decided that the stock market has suffered enough, at least for now.
After a two-day plunge, stocks ended the week with an advance on Friday, suggesting that Wall Street may be successfully weaned from the Federal Reserve's easy money after all.91. Stocks extend slide as China adds to worries - Friday, June 14, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — There was no let-up in the flight from stocks and bonds Thursday.
Just a day after the Federal Reserve roiled U.S financial markets when it said it could step back from its aggressive economic stimulus program later this year, a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing added to Wall Street's worries.
92. The power of curiosity and sociability - Friday, June 21, 2013
Two organizations – the Miami-based One Laptop Per Child Association and the Cambridge, Mass.-based One Laptop Per Child Foundation – are nonprofit entities set up to oversee the creation of affordable educational devices for use in the developing world.93. Businessman tries his luck at building pot brand - Friday, June 14, 2013
SEATTLE (AP) — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.94. Lightweight Microsoft Office available on iPhone - Friday, June 14, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft's Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor's office or at a soccer game.95. Microsoft hypes next-gen Xbox One games at E3 - Friday, June 07, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft has its head in the cloud with Xbox One.
The company focused on how cloud computing will make games for its next-generation Xbox One console more immersive during its Monday presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's annual trade show. Microsoft announced last week that the successor to the Xbox 360 must be connected to the Internet every 24 hours to operate, and the system would ideally always be online.96. Apple revamps look of iPhone, iPad software - Friday, June 07, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green "felt" of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone's launch in 2007.97. Obama defends phone data collection program - Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vigorously defended sweeping secret surveillance into America's phone records and foreigners' Internet use, declaring "we have to make choices as a society."98. US declassifies phone program details after uproar - Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to tamp down a public uproar spurred by the disclosure of two secret surveillance programs, the nation's top intelligence official is declassifying key details about one of the programs while insisting the efforts were legal, limited in scope and necessary to detect terrorist threats.99. Is Big Data turning government into 'Big Brother?' - Friday, June 07, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.100. Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war - Friday, May 31, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state's Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas hackers.