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Comcast’s NBCUniversal is buying DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, as the company looks to capitalize on the popularity of DreamWorks animated successes. The acquisition gives NBCUniversal a leg up in the ultra-competitive kids and family entertainment genre, given the popularity of DreamWorks’ Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. The transaction, which […]

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Powerhouse professional network LinkedIn continues to surprise Wall Street, posting a 44 percent leap in quarterly revenue for its final quarter of 2014. The company’s shares jumped eight percent in after hours trading Thursday, after the company reported revenue for the fourth quarter came in at $643 million compared to the $447 million it posted […]

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Apple disappointed its investors Tuesday night after posting its first decline in revenue in more than a decade. The iPhone maker posted second quarter revenue of $50.6 billion, down from $58 billion in the year-ago quarter and missing analysts estimates by $1.4 billion. Wall Street was expecting revenue of $52 billion and earnings per share […]

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Facebook is the social network of choice for millennials who wish to learn more about local small businesses, a new study by G/O Digital has revealed. Of those surveyed for the study, 62 percent said Facebook was the best social site for researching local businesses before visiting in person. Pinterest and Twitter trailed for behind […]

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So you have come up with the most brilliant startup idea yet. The market is just right, and everyone you have shared the idea with agreed that it’s ingenious. With a clear roadmap for securing funding to envisioning day-to-day operation, there simply isn’t anything that could go wrong now. However, it may be a little […]

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AT&T Hacker Jailed for 41 Months A federal judge threw the book at Andrew Auernheimer, known as the AT&T hacker, March 18, sentencing him to 41 months in prison. Auernheimer illegally accessed e-mail addresses and other data belonging to more than 120,000 iPad subscribers from AT&T’s networks. The security researcher’s lawyers’ plea for leniency — […]

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Are you obsessed with your phone? If you answered yes, you are not alone. About half of all Smartphone users in the U.S. check their phones several times in the course of an hour. A Gallup pole found that 11 percent check every few minutes and 41 percent check a few times an hour. Another 20 percent check […]

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There will be no more power cords for your Smartphone, tablet or laptop if a group of researchers at the University of Washington have their way. Wi-Fi may soon be the only thing you need to charge your electronic devices thanks to the university’s ‘power over Wi-Fi’ technology. The technology enables devices to be recharged […]

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One-third of U.S. adults are more comfortable sharing information online than in person, a new study shows. Conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Intel, the September study shows 36 percent of men and 30 percent of women are more comfortable sharing information online than in person. Teens are more comfortable with online sharing than adults […]

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As many as 36.5 million Android users have been infected by Judy, the latest malware scam in circulation on Google Play, Google’s popular app store. The malware, which produced fake ad clicks, was found on 41 apps developed by Korean company Kiniwini, according to security firm Check Point. ‘Judy’ uses infected devices to garner the fraudulent clicks which, in turn, generates […]

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A website for a business is crucial. But it’s not enough just to create it. It has to be well-thought-out and effective. If you are working on your business website, check these 11 tips on how to make it flawless. #1 Tip: Start With A Domain Before you even start building your website, get a […]

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Apple shares fell nearly 11 percent Jan. 23 after the company reported first-quarter sales that fell slightly short of analysts’ expectations, despite record holiday sales of the iPad and iPhones. Also causing the dive in stock was Apple’s forecast for the second quarter. Analysts were expecting revenues of $45.6 billion compared to Apple’s more modest […]

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LinkedIn pleased its investors Thursday evening with better-than-expected first quarter results. The professional social networking firm posted a 35 percent revenue increase year-over-year to $861 million and adjusted earnings per share of 74 cents — up substantially from the predicted 60 cents. LinkedIn’s surprising results saw shares rise five percent. “Q1 represented a strong quarter […]

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2013 was a very interesting year for Twitter. The number of users of this micro-blogging site continued to swell. Within just the last year, the number of active users grew by 30 million. However, it also had its share of disappointments. Nov. 7,2013 saw the company going public but the NYSE has not been overwhelmed […]

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Sony PlayStation gamers can now march to a million different beats. Those beats will come thanks to Spotify, the music streaming service, following an exclusive deal between the two. It means the 30 million songs in the Spotify catalog will soon be available to PlayStation 3 and 4 gamers as the service — dubbed PlayStation […]

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