tech biz

Facebook adds 360-degree photos to newsfeed

Facebook Inc. on Thursday launched a feature that allows users to upload photos with 360-degree views.

IBM signs $300-M IT deal with Emirates Airline

IBM on Tuesday said it signed a $300 million, ten-year technology services agreement with Dubai’s Emirates Airline.

Huawei sues Samsung over wireless patents

WASHINGTON - Chinese technology titan Huawei said Tuesday it filed suit in the United States against Samsung, claiming its South Korean rival has infringed on patents on wireless connectivity for mobile devices.

Microsoft to trim smartphone business, plans to cut 1,850 jobs

Microsoft Corp. said on Wednesday it will trim down its smartphone business by cutting 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million from the operation.

Facebook changes policies on 'Trending Topics' after criticism

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc. said on Monday that it had changed some of the procedures for its "Trending Topics" section after a news report alleging it suppressed conservative news prompted a U.S. Congressional demand for more transparency.

Google doubles down on artificial intelligence with Home, Allo

CALIFORNIA - Alphabet's Google Inc. unveiled its answer to Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant along with new messaging and virtual reality products at its annual I/O developer conference on Wednesday, doubling down on artificial intelligence and machine learning as the keys to its future.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire takes $10-B bite of Apple

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. revealed a more than $1 billion stake in Apple Inc. in a rare foray into the technology sector, which Buffett has largely shunned apart from a poorly performing investment in IBM.

Apple invests $1-B in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing

Apple Inc. said on Thursday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market.

India rejects Apple's plan to import used iPhones

MUMBAI - India has rejected a plan by Apple Inc to import used iPhones, government officials said on Wednesday, a blow to the U.S. tech giant that has been seeking to revive waning sales of its flagship smartphones.

Twitter stock plunges after revenue misses estimates

Twitter Inc. disappointed investors yet again with first-quarter results that showed stagnant revenue growth as the microblogging service struggles to grab new users amid efforts to improve its complicated interface with several new features.