| May 9, 2014
| 6:38 PM
More than a decade after it revolutionized the music industry with the launch of iTunes, Apple Inc. remains the world's largest music retailer and one of the most recognized brands.
So why, exactly, does it need to buy Beats Electronics' headphone and...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:11 AM
For months, reports have said the next iPhone, or iPhones, will feature significantly larger screens than the one on the iPhone 5s. Now, a new report says they may also feature a significantly higher resolution.
The next version of Apple's smartphone,...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:07 PM
In agreeing to pay $3 billion to acquire Beats, Apple Inc. is betting that two music industry insiders can help restore some of its fading cool among young consumers while also helping it reinvent a troubled digital music business.
The largest deal in...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Amazon will launch a music-streaming service this summer, according to a report that comes just one day after Apple announced its acquisition of Beats Music.
The rumored music-streaming service will be available to Amazon Prime members, according to...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:08 AM
This is a week that Snapchat probably wishes were over.
Days after the mobile messaging app was slammed by government regulators for misleading users about the ephemerality of photo messages, a leading civil liberties organization singled the company...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Zynga Inc. dominated social video games for PCs with "FarmVille" and "Zynga Poker." New versions for smartphones and tablets, being introduced this week in some markets, may determine whether the company stays relevant.
Five years after becoming a hit...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll.
He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
What if you believed that the planet might not have warmed up the last two decades, even though carbon emissions reached all-time highs?
Or, if the earth did heat up, you thought that it was not caused by human activity?
Or, if global warming were the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON — Since 1999, Caterpillar Inc. has routed most of the profits from its foreign replacement parts business through an affiliate in Switzerland that employs a small fraction of the company's 118,000 workers and has no warehouses.
| May 1, 2014
| 2:57 PM
There appears to be no prospect of peace in San Francisco when it comes to the parade of giant, corporate shuttles rumbling through the streets every day.
On Thursday, a coalition of local activists filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent corporate...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:30 AM
What will Apple name the next version of OS X? We may have the answer, and we approve.
The tech giant is keeping a lid on the name of the next operating system, expected to be announced in June, but trademark filings discovered this week and revealed on...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...