| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The vacant former Motorola Mobility campus headquarters in Libertyville has been acquired by a Washington, D.C.-based commercial real estate company that plans to remake the space into an “innovation campus.”
BECO Management Inc. said Monday...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Nearly 300 million smartphones were shipped in the second quarter of this year, up almost 25 percent from the same period last year, according to market research firm International Data Corp.
Samsung remained the market leader, with 74.3 million...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Google Inc. cleared out a key antitrust case, among other battles it faces, by agreeing to terms with European officials over allegations that the Internet giant abused its search-engine dominance to promote its own services over those of competitors....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet.
Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet.
The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The release of two new iPhones designed for high-end and budget-conscious consumers helped Apple significantly grow its marketshare during the fourth quarter of 2013 and widen the gap over close rival Samsung in the U.S.
Owners of the iPhone made up 42%...
| 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 22, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Motorola Mobility unveiled its new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart Tuesday morning, showing off its Silicon Valley vibe to about 200 guests and staff.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed the company, which was founded in Chicago in 1928 as Galvin...
| 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...