| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Motorola Solutions Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it slashed costs, and the maker of walkie-talkies and radio systems raised its share buyback authorization by $5 billion.
Motorola Solutions has about $600 million remaining...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Google will begin selling a basic version of its Project Ara modular smartphone in January, the company said this week.
Project Ara is an effort by Google to make a smartphone that consumers can customize and upgrade by easily switching modules in and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Tech companies have not been shy about spending big bucks on up-and-coming startups in 2014.
Facebook in particular has already doled out more than $20 billion in some big-name acquisitions. Google has also had a few transactions, buying two startups...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:33 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dropbox is unveiling new ways for people to hold onto and share their digital stuff as it tries to build on the popularity of its online storage service.
With an initial public offering in the works, Chief Executive Drew Houston said...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The global wearable computing market is rapidly expanding beyond early-adopter status.
After a strong year in 2013, shipment volumes for wearable tech will exceed 19 million units this year, more than tripling last year's sales, according to market...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Motorola Mobility, the Chicago-based company now owned by Google, is closing its Texas plant that it designed to be the center American smartphone manufacturing.
The plant has only been open for a year, and already shed more than 75 percent of its...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have settled their sprawling patent lawsuits, bringing to a close — for the moment — one of the most bitter legal feuds in Silicon Valley.
Late Friday afternoon, the companies issued a brief statement announcing an...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
With the Moto E, Motorola set out to make a well-designed affordable smartphone with a long-lasting battery. Mission accomplished.
The Moto E is by no means perfect, and customers who buy the device will have to compromise on certain features. But the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Amid the flood of recently announced smartwatches from technology giants Apple, Google and others, French electronics company Withings is releasing a classically designed analog watch with fitness-tracking features.
Withings' Activite, which is...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Luminari Capital, a small Silicon Valley venture-capital firm focused on digital video that counts Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB among its backers, has revealed its initial six investments -- and founder and managing partner Daniel Leff said he's planning to...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:24 AM
Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.
The world's biggest watchmaker, which sees the...