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Japan remains Google Play's top country by revenue

published about 2 hours ago
Japan remains Google Play's top country by revenue
App Annie has said the vast majority of revenue on Google Play is made from Japan, the United States, and South Korea

U.S. economy likely shrank in first quarter, but fundamentals strong

published about 3 hours ago
U.S. economy likely shrank in first quarter, but fundamentals strong
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity since has rebounded modestly.

Intel nears $15 billion deal to buy Altera: NY Post

published about 3 hours ago
Intel nears $15 billion deal to buy Altera: NY Post
(Reuters) - Intel Corp is close to a deal to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp for about $15 billion, the New York Post reported. The deal price could be as much as $54 a share, a 15 percent premium over Altera's Thursday closing price of $46.97, the New York Post reported, citing a source close to the situation. Intel signed a standstill agreement earlier this year with Altera that expires on June 1, giving the world's largest chipmaker the ... more

Google changes social Terms to target harassment, make room for art

published about 3 hours ago
Google changes social Terms to target harassment, make room for art
Google quietly made substantial changes to its Plus user policies, addressing the tactics of social attackers and relaxing its feelings about art nudes.


Class of 2015 Is Summa Cum Lucky in the Job Market

published about 5 hours ago
These college grads are blessed with a jobless rate below the average of the past 40 years, foretelling higher wages in the years ahead.

Scandal in World Soccer Pressures Sponsors

published about 6 hours ago
Scandal in World Soccer Pressures Sponsors
The indictments alleging corruption among FIFA officials leave corporate sponsors facing dilemma of whether to back away from the powerful marketing outlet of the world’s ... more

GameStop Results Boosted by New Software Sales

published about 6 hours ago
GameStop Results Boosted by New Software Sales
GameStop reported a better-than-expected 8.5% increase in quarterly earnings, boosted in part by strong sales of new videogames.

'Numbers Guy' Behind Broadcom Deal

published about 7 hours ago
'Numbers Guy' Behind Broadcom Deal
Avago CEO Hock Tan, a media-shy financial whiz now mounting the largest takeover in high-tech history, is stepping into the limelight with a $37 billion ... more

China's Tech Firms Aim to Stay Home

published about 7 hours ago
China’s stock market and more favorable domestic regulations are driving tech firms to plan to list shares in China instead of the U.S.
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Broadcom's co-founders built a behemoth as a formidable team

published about 5 hours ago
Broadcom's co-founders built a behemoth as a formidable team
The Broadcom tale of the two Henrys is a study in contrasts: one man deliberate and reserved, the other anything but.

Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal

published about 5 hours ago
Avago to buy Broadcom in $37-billion deal
Long before Snapchat or Silicon Beach were ideas, chip maker Broadcom Corp. grew from its roots in a Santa Monica condominium into a 10,000-worker powerhouse ... more

Google to store an unlimited number of photos and videos for free

published about 10 hours ago
Google to store an unlimited number of photos and videos for free
Google wants you to know you can snap and shoot with abandon.

10 drone and robot start-ups move onto Qualcomm campus for the summer

published about 12 hours ago
10 drone and robot start-ups move onto Qualcomm campus for the summer
Crack open a consumer drone today and you’ll most likely find radio antennae, a camera and sensors all packed separately into the machine, wasting weight ... more

Twitch.tv: Shift your streams of titillating titty titles off our screens

published about 12 hours ago
But softcore is fine, so long as the ESRB approves Gameplay broadcaster Twitch has banned users from streaming racy live video from "adult only" games.…

US economy likely shrank in 1st quarter but rebound expected

published about 4 hours ago
US economy likely shrank in 1st quarter but rebound expected
WASHINGTON (AP) — A brutal winter, plunging investment by energy companies and a widening trade gap likely combined to shrink the U.S. economy at the ... more

Japan posts lacklustre household spending, inflation

published about 6 hours ago
Japan posts lacklustre household spending, inflation
Japanese household spending unexpectedly fell an April while inflation and factory output were also lacklustre, a string of official data showed Friday, aggravating concerns about ... more

Moody's Upgrades Four Top U.S. Banks

published about 6 hours ago
Moody’s Investors Service said that it was upgrading the ratings of four of the largest U.S. banks after the company determined that some creditors would ... more

Madoff Accountants Gets Light Sentence

published about 6 hours ago
The accountant in Bernard L. Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme, David G. Friehling, received a relatively light sentence of home detention but no additional prison time ... more

Japan household spending logs surprise 1.3% drop in April: govt

published about 7 hours ago
Japan household spending logs surprise 1.3% drop in April: govt
Japanese household spending logged a surprise drop in April while inflation and factory output were also lacklustre, official data showed Friday, fuelling concerns about the ... more

Your Money Adviser: Appeal of Savings Bonds Wanes in Ultralow Interest Environment

published about 12 hours ago
With Series I savings bonds currently earning zero percent interest, even a Treasury official acknowledges that little is there to motivate a purchase.

Borrowing to Replenish Depleted Pensions

published 1 day ago
Borrowing to Replenish Depleted Pensions
Cities and states facing ballooning obligations in public workers’ retirement plans are finding increasing appeal in an arbitrage play in the bond markets.

Sketch Guy: With Short-Term Goals, Go for a Bird in the Hand

published 2 days ago
Sketch Guy: With Short-Term Goals, Go for a Bird in the Hand
The return on an investment is not nearly as important as having the money there when it’s needed, a financial planner writes.

Strategies: Scoping Out a Phantom Recession

published Sat, May 23 2015 11:18 GMT
Strategies: Scoping Out a Phantom Recession
The Economic Cycle Research Institute, which had predicted a recession for 2011-12, recently acknowledged it was wrong — but not by much.

The Haggler: Hey, Driver: Hang Up the Phone, Turn Off the TV and Step on It

published Sat, May 23 2015 10:36 GMT
The Haggler: Hey, Driver: Hang Up the Phone, Turn Off the TV and Step on It
A fan of yellow taxis gives New York cabbies a few reasons Uber is mopping the road with them.