Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry sues Facebook, alleges copyright infringement of BlackBerry Messenger

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the social media giant's WhatsApp and Instagram apps had copied features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. "Defendants

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung heir released from jail

Former Samsung vice chair Lee Jae-yong, known professionally as Jay Y. Lee, has been released from jail in his native South Korea five months after being convicted of corruption charges. According to Reuters

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung Electronics CEO announces resignation

The CEO and vice chair of Samsung Electronics Ltd. announced Friday that he plans to step down, deepening a potential leadership vacuum at the tech giant even as profits are soaring. Kwon Oh-hyun,

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile ad sales drive Facebook shares to record high

Facebook Inc.'s investment in mobile continues to pay dividends - literally, as the social media giant's latest quarterly results pushed shares to a record high on Wednesday. In fact, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter fails to add new users in latest quarterly results

Twitter Inc. has much to celebrate when it comes to advertising revenue, but its latest quarterly results also illustrate an inescapable fact: the social media icon is having trouble attracting new users. In

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Qualcomm wants to stop Apple from selling new iPhones in the U.S.

The bitter legal battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. has taken another turn, with the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer filing six patent infringement complaints aimed at halting the sale of new

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung head maintains silence, innocence as trial begins

The de facto leader of Samsung Electronics Ltd. did little more than confirm his personal details during a court appearance on Friday, and has apparently instructed his lawyers to portray him as an

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry moving onwards and upwards, internal memo says

BlackBerry has now moved out of a difficult, turmoil-ridden restructuring process, and it's back on track for growth, according to a memo that CEO John Chen sent out to the company's employees on

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook ads pack little punch, poll finds

A new poll suggests Facebook ads just don't work.Four out of five Facebook users have never bought a product or serviceas a result of ads or comments on the social networking site, accordingto

Published on: June 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CNN close to acquiring Mashable: blogger

The blogosphere is buzzing with rumours that social media news site Mashable will be acquired soon by Time Warner's CNN division.Reuters blogger Felix Salmon wrote late Sundaythat the deal willlikely be announced on

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Awesome free apps and where on the Web to get them

What, you're not using Microsoft Speed Launch? It's a free application that lets you instantly launch any application, Web site or document using any word or phrase you choose. The app places a

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Reuters outsources global IT ops to Fujitsu

News and financial services company Reuters will outsource almost its entire internal IT operations to Fujitsu Ltd. under a 10-year deal valued at £500 million (US$1 billion).Reuters will transfer more than 300 staff

Published on: August 17th, 2007 Jeremy Kirk and Martyn Williams