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.
9. 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.
10. 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.11. Sony launches camera phone with add-on lenses - Friday, August 30, 2013
BERLIN (AP) — Sony Mobile has unveiled a new addition to its Xperia smartphone line-up that sports a massive 20.7-megapixel resolution camera capable of taking add-on lenses.
The Xperia Z1 is Sony's attempt to leapfrog rivals such as Nokia and Samsung in the race for the phone with the best camera.12. 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.
13. 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.14. Blackberry maker posts larger-than-expected loss, shares plunge - Friday, June 28, 2013
TORONTO (AP) — Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion plunged nearly 30 percent Friday after the company posted a loss and warned of future losses despite releasing its make-or-break new smartphones this year.15. Rotten golden apples in a can - Friday, April 26, 2013
It has been a particularly tough stretch for sage taxicab investors. My recent taxi tips have centered on three clear winners. Gold, Apple and Cash. Let’s evaluate.
Cab Tip #1: Central Bank Money Printing = Gold Prices Rising16. Samsung refreshes iPhone-challenging Galaxy line - Friday, March 15, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics is ratcheting up its rivalry with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper screen than its predecessor, the best-selling S III.
Samsung trumpeted the much-anticipated phone's arrival Thursday at an event accompanied by a live orchestra while an audience of thousands watched the theatrics unfold on a four-level stage at Radio City Music Hall. Summoning up a touch of Broadway, Samsung employed 17 actors to demonstrate the new phone's features in a series of scripted vignettes.17. Really? You thought it was a good idea? - Friday, January 25, 2013
Despite their considerable marketing budgets and extensive teams, some of the world’s most well-known brands made significant marketing missteps in 2012. Learn from these epic fails to protect your brand.18. Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones - Friday, January 11, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that global sales of its Galaxy S smartphones surpassed 100 million units since the first model in the series was released less than three years ago.19. Samsung sees record-high 4Q profit - Friday, January 04, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest technology company by revenue, expects record earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 as shoppers continued to snap up its smartphones and tablets.20. Tim Cook on Apple maps: 'Extremely sorry' - Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is "extremely sorry" for the frustration its Maps application has caused and it's doing everything it can to make it better. In the meantime, he recommended that people use competing map applications to get around.21. Nokia's slide continues after Windows 8 launch - Friday, August 31, 2012
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp.'s share price is continuing to fall after the unveiling of the company's first Windows Phone 8 smartphones failed to impress markets and analysts.22. Stocks barely move; FedEx sinks on profit warning - Friday, August 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock prices are closing mixed, held in check by a warning from the huge package delivery company FedEx that its profits would be hurt because of a slowdown in the global economy.23. Apple invites media to event, hints at iPhone 5 - Friday, August 31, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. on Tuesday invited reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco with a message that suggests that it will reveal the iPhone 5, as expected.24. Apple stock jumps on $1B Samsung verdict - Friday, August 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's $1 billion court win against Samsung is translating into a much bigger jump in its market value.
Apple shares were up $11.98, or 1.8 percent, at $675.26 in morning trading Monday.25. IPhone appeal dims as Samsung shines - Friday, July 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest iPhone looks much the same as the first iPhone, which came out more than five years ago. That hasn't been a problem for Apple — until, now.
The pace of iPhone sales has slowed, Apple revealed last week. Part of the problem is that the competition has found a formula that works: thinner phones with big screens that make the iPhone look small and chubby.26. Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs by end of 2013 - Friday, June 08, 2012
HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. will lay off 10,000 jobs globally and close plants by the end of 2013, the company said Thursday, in a further drive to save costs and streamline operations.27. Stocks rise on Wall Street on hopes for Fed action - Friday, June 08, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market headed higher Thursday after a tame inflation reading and another weak jobs report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve is closer to offering more support for the U.S. economy.28. Stocks drop on mixed news on profits, economy - Friday, April 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of U.S. companies announced big profits Thursday, but investors spooked about the economy sold stocks anyway.
Investors shifted between buying and selling early Thursday, then stuck with selling after deciding that strong earnings results weren't enough to make up for weak reports on jobs, housing and manufacturing.29. Stocks make a U-turn, rising after big decline - Friday, April 06, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors on Wednesday all but forgot the previous day's burdens and sent stocks soaring. It was a stark turnaround from the day before, when they'd pushed the market into a free-fall on worries about European debt and corporate earnings in the U.S.30. Best in show: 6 gadgets that defined Consumer Electronics Show - Friday, January 13, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cheaper tablets, thinner laptops and an array of sleeker TVs stood out at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
More than 140,000 people gathered there this week, for an event that's growing despite the absence of Apple and more recently, the decision by Microsoft to make this the last year it participates.31. Google's patent play: $12.5B for Motorola Mobility - Friday, August 12, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc.'s $12.5 billion deal to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. is aimed at giving the Internet search leader more legal firepower as it battles Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to gain the upper hand in the increasingly important mobile computing market.32. Nokia posts $523M loss, slips behind iPhone - Friday, July 15, 2011
HELSINKI (AP) — Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. on Thursday posted a loss of euro368 million ($523 million) in the second quarter and for the first time was overtaken by Apple's iPhone in smartphone shipments.33. Online piracy the focus of music industry meeting - Friday, July 08, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Music industry officials are meeting this week in Nashville to discuss ways to combat online music piracy.
Some 70 people are attending sessions organized by DDEX, Digital Data Exchange, to develop ways for copyright tracking and enforcement and study standards in the digital supply chain.34. Trade forum weighs Kodak patent dispute with Apple - Friday, June 24, 2011
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Embattled photography pioneer Eastman Kodak Co. is nearing the end of a high-stakes patent-infringement fight with smartphone giants Apple Inc. and Research in Motion Ltd.