Vodafone to Spend Verizon Dividend
Vodafone said it will keep the $3.15 billion dividend payment it will receive from Verizon Wireless and plow it into its flagging operations in Europe, which weighed heavily on the mobile operator's full-year profit.
Tumblr Deal Boosts Tech
Yahoo's purchase of New York-based Tumblr is a major breakthrough for the city's tech startup scene.
New Xbox Girds for Smartphone Battle
What's underneath the hood of the latest Xbox videogame console represents a multiyear odyssey of trying to figure out how to keep the machine "cool."
Apple Avoids Overseas Taxes, Panel Finds
Apple paid no corporate income tax to any nation on tens of billions of dollars in income over the past four years, Senate investigators disclosed ahead of a hearing on Tuesday.
GrubHub and Seamless to Merge
GrubHub and Seamless, two tech startups that make it easier to order takeout food from restaurants, are merging, although they will remain separate brands.
Hazards of the Buzzy Startup
Yahoo's $1.1 billion deal for Tumblr is a fairy-tale ending for the blogging site, which fetched a rich price despite its meager revenue. Many other highflying Web startups may not be as lucky.
Sprint Boosts Bid for Clearwire
Sprint boosted its offer for Clearwire by 14%, succumbing to shareholder pressure with the hope of winning over vigorous opposition to the deal.
Spotify to Share Top-50 Song Lists
Music-streaming service Spotify will begin publishing lists of its top 50 most-streamed songs and most-shared songs, hoping to draw in new members.
Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Know
Startup companies are coming up with new technologies—from pills and bottles with digital sensors to data analytics software—aimed at getting people to take medicine only as directed.
Fab Raising at Least $250 Million
Online design retailer Fab is in advanced talks to raise $250 million to $300 million in venture capital in a deal that would value the fast-growing but unprofitable company at $1 billion not including the new capital.
Sprint to Discuss Dish's Bid
Sprint Nextel said it agreed to enter into negotiations with Dish Network Corp. about Dish's $25.5 billion bid for the wireless carrier. But Sprint stopped short of saying Dish's offer could be superior to what Japan's SoftBank has already bid.
Hon Hai Confirms Employee Deaths
Two Hon Hai employees have fallen to their deaths in China since late April, highlighting the continuing challenges that face the Apple supplier as it tries to manage its growing workforce in mainland China.
Tumblr Deal Brings Challenges
Yahoo will face a series of cultural challenges as it tries to make its $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr pay off.
FCC Can Set Deadlines for Cell Tower Applications
The Supreme Court ruled federal regulators can set deadlines for state and local authorities to act on applications for new cellphone towers.
Vista Equity Partners to Buy Websense
Buyout firm Vista Equity Partners agreed to pay about $1 billion to acquire Websense, a maker of software and services designed to help protect companies against cyberattacks and data theft.
Ergen Bids for LightSquared Spectrum
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen bid $2 billion for certain spectrum from LightSquared, the wireless venture spearheaded by financier Philip Falcone that is navigating bankruptcy proceedings.
Yahoo Dips a Toe in the Stream
If Yahoo's flagging business still had one strength, it was supposed to be brand advertising. But social-media stars are stealing its thunder—a big reason it wants to own blogging tool Tumblr.
Dell Seeks More Details From Icahn
Dell sent another letter to Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management seeking more information about their takeover proposal, reiterating that it can't engage in talks before determining whether the proposal is credible.
Stephen King Says No to E-Book
Stephen King has no plans for a digital edition of his new book, "Joyland," hoping to get more people to shop for it in a physical bookstore.
'Now You See Me' Banks on Magic
'Now You See Me,' to be released May 31 by Summit, hopes to make movie magic without computer-generated special effects. Director Louis Leterrier hired magic consultants, including David Copperfield, to create and execute some of the more complicated illusions.
Google Glass Is Watching---Now What?
As Congress frets about privacy implications of Google Glass, one thing is clear: The technology that can redefine what is "public" and link the digital and physical worlds is here.
Facebook Still Looks Overpriced
In order to support its current stock price, Facebook needs to grow a lot faster, according to a new analysis.
The Best Indoor Gardening Gadgets
The latest plant-growing gadgetry promises to automate the process of bringing the outdoors in.
Sina Predicts Weibo Boost From Alibaba
Sina said expects its alliance with Alibaba to help it make money off its Weibo service, after a reporting a loss for the first quarter.
DirecTV Considers Hulu Bid
DirecTV, the second largest U.S. pay-TV provider, is weighing a potential bid for Hulu, the latest company to show interest in the six-year-old video site.