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The Street: Amazon's Fire TV was revolutionary in that it was the first set-top box streaming device to include voice search when looking for content, among other features. Now, its revolutionary voice search is about to get a whole lot better.
Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday.
Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.
The Street: At the moment, Yahoo! already works with Apple. You may have noticed the enthusiastic logo in the in-phone apps that give you your stock prices and weather.
The Street: Every year the big cellphone manufacturers - namely Apple and Samsung, but also LG, HTC and others - roll out new phone models wrapped in glitzy advertising campaigns aimed at spurring us to buy. But do you really need to?
The Street: Rumors abound that Amazon.com will come out with its own smartphone. In the long run, that's probably a questionable venture, but Amazon will do it anyway. It's inevitable. Here's why.
The Street: An iPhone price increase, sub-$1,000 laptops (iPad with keyboard?) and iWatch rumblings provide plenty of exciting fodder for Apple shareholders and potential investors to visualize renewed growth. But the market isn't buying it.
U.S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising.
Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.
A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.
A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.
NEW YORK (AP) - Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.
DALLAS (AP) - Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.