| May 26, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience.
The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Apple Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the premium headphone maker that recently launched a subscription streaming music service.
The Cupertino tech giant would pay $3.2 billion for Beats, according to a person with knowledge of the...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Apple Inc., in what would be the largest acquisition ever for the tech giant, is close to buying high-end headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.
The talks between Apple of Cupertino, Calif., and Beats Electronics of Culver City were first...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The architectural renaiassance in Silicon Valley seems to be still gathering steam. In a region not known for its notable buildings, tech companies and developers now seem intent on changing the region's drab image.
The latest entry in the valley's...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Apple rolled out slightly upgraded versions of its MacBook Air laptops Tuesday while cutting the price of each version by $100. At the same time, more rumors of its upcoming iPhone surfaced saying the device may be even thinner than the current model. ...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The value of stock buybacks by U.S. companies jumped in the fourth quarter of last year, led by repurchases by Apple Inc. and other technology giants.
Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 repurchased $126 billion of stock in the fourth quarter...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:22 AM
IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world's wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to "invest like a billionaire," its top executive said Tuesday.
After receiving about $1...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn is sounding a cautious tone about stocks.
In a conference call with analysts, Einhorn said last year's massive run for stocks was fueled in part by misleading earnings reports.
"In 2013 the market rewarded many...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Another win for the made-in-America movement: A new report found that U.S. manufacturing in the past decade has become much more competitive compared with low-cost manufacturing rivals.
U.S. factories can make goods at the same cost or even cheaper than...