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5:11 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
iPhone users downloaded Zoom and ‘Among Us’ more than any other apps this year These were Apple’s most popular games and apps of 2020. Spotify and TikTok dropped their year-end lists, as well. These were Apple’s most popular games and apps of 2020. Spotify and TikTok dropped their year-end lists, as well.
5:37 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020 - MarketWatch
Samsung's profit surges as pandemic fuels demandSEOUL -- Samsung Electronics Co. reported its largest profit in more than 18 months, fueled by a bounceback in smartphone sales and ongoing demand for memory chips. The South Korean giant, like many other technology companies, has largely sidestepped a financial fallout as pandemic-induced shifts to working and studying from home have boosted demand for Samsung's core products.
4:01 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - By Daniel Newman
An AMD-Xilinx deal would be fraught with more risk than the Nvidia-Arm tie-up Nvidia’s opportunity with Arm Holdings is clear. At AMD, there are more open questions if it buys Xilinx Nvidia’s opportunity with Arm Holdings is clear. At AMD, there are more open questions if it buys Xilinx.
6:58 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
What Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet have in common with 1970s ‘Nifty-Fifty’ stocks ‘FAAMG’ stocks vs. ‘Nifty Fifty’ comparison is not as scary as it looks‘FAAMG’ stocks vs. ‘Nifty Fifty’ comparison is not as scary as it looks.
11:13 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Google introduces new Pixel 5 smartphone, Chromecast, Nest speakerAlphabet Inc.’s Google refreshed its product line Wednesday with new smartphones, Chromecast laptop, and a new Nest speaker.
8:05 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Microsoft, Google up ante in escalating cloud competitionAs the pandemic has changed the way people and organizations work, more industries are either adopting cloud computing or greatly expanding what they already have.
3:12 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
This chart signal says stop buying megacap technology stocks Fifty-day moving average is falling for Microsoft, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet but still rising slightly for Apple and the Nasdaq-100 IndexThe recent pullbacks in mega-capitalization technology stocks have now gone far enough, and lasted long enough, that they have triggered chart signals warning investors that at the very least, don’t buy these stocks on the dip.
2:08 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Did you miss out on Tesla’s big run? There are still good alternatives to play the electric-car revolution There’s money to be made from industry suppliers and even from some old manufacturersInvestors are pouring money into pure-play electric-vehicle stocks, but there’s money to be made from industry suppliers and even from some old manufacturers who are about to jump into the electric market.
8:02 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Apple, Google enhance contact-tracing technology to help combat COVID-19Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Tuesday announced what they hope will be a big step in helping regional public health officials contain COVID-19.
5:14 p.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
‘Fortnite’ launches Marvel’s ‘Nexus War,’ but not on Apple devices Consumers on Apple’s iOS are caught in the crossfire of an escalating court battle, while Android users will have to go directly to Epic Games for new seasonEpic Games Inc. launched Wolverine and Dr. Doom into “Fortnite” on Thursday, but fans of the popular videogame who play on Apple and Android devices may not know it.
4:29 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Jeremy C. Owens
Palantir plans to go public as it moves away from reliance on government work Company that has generated controversy for work with governments says private sector now accounts for more than half its customersPalantir Technologies Inc. has created controversy by selling its data software to militaries and other enforcement agencies for years, but it has the private sector to thank for revenue growth that is now expected to bring the company to Wall Street.
5:27 a.m. Aug. 22, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Will videogames be the Achilles heel for Apple, Google in antitrust investigations? As gaming has grown in stature during the pandemic, it has highlighted the extraordinary grip Big Tech has over the everyday lives of Americans. So much so, it just might lead to breakthroughs in antitrust investigations“This is an inflection point, and the start of a long-running debate on how these platforms push us right to the edge of what we are willing to pay,” James Currier, managing partner at NFX, a Silicon-Valley-based venture capital firm.
6:51 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
‘Fortnite’s’ impact could be Epic on antitrust investigations of Big TechPrivately held Epic could prove to be Apple’s most dangerous antagonist, both financially and symbolically.
6:50 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020 - By Emily Bary
‘Fortnite’ maker accuses Apple, Google of illegal monopolistic practices in tech battle royale Epic Games files suit against app-store owners after they booted ‘Fortnite’ for attempt to avoid paying a cut for its salesThe maker of “Fortnite” has launched a Battle Royale against Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc., filing lawsuits against the two tech giants that claim they illegally exploit a monopoly on app and in-app purchases.
4:44 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020 - By Emily Bary
In Battle Royale against Apple, Spotify and Match Group throw support behind ‘Fortnite’-developer Epic Games Spotify, Match Group offer support to Epic Games after ‘Fortnite’ creator sues Apple and Google over app store practices “Fortnite” creator Epic Games is geared up for a fight against Big Tech, and it is winning the support of other prominent app developers in the process.
3:15 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Dawn Pennington
How DuckDuckGo is taking on Google’s search business with a simple premise DuckDuckGo taps into an uncommon feature: PrivacyDuckDuckGo taps into an uncommon feature: Privacy.
5:17 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Vivek Wadhwa
Microsoft’s Nadella is making a smart bet with TikTok — there’s more to gain than some realize Microsoft has long pined for more of the under-25 group, and TikTok may fulfill that aspiration most clearlyMicrosoft has long pined for more of the under-25 group, and TikTok may fulfill that aspiration most clearly.
12:49 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq Composite’s record rally takes it to fastest 1,000-point milestone in 20 years Tech-heavy benchmark closing finishes Thursday trade above 11,000The Nasdaq Composite Index on Thursday marked its fastest 1,000-point rally to a new round-number milestone in 20 years.
9:20 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Antitrust questions bruise but don’t break Big Tech CEOs in historic hearing After three hours of questions, expert calls hearing ‘a mix of antitrust ambush and political grandstanding’It was a bruising day tech’s biggest names on Capitol Hill.
7:28 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic will continue for some time, experts tell Congress as U.S. case tally nears 4.5 million Big tech quartet chalk up $29 billion in earnings and almost $200 billion in sales despite pandemic and antitrust scrutinyWith close to 4.5 million Americans confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, the pandemic will continue for some time, public health officials will tell Congress on Friday, underscoring the importance of following their recommendations on face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.
4:21 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Therese Poletti
Big Tech painted as the railroad barons of the digital age in antitrust hearing Alphabet receives the most vitriol, but Apple, Amazon and Facebook don’t escape unscathed as we await the next moveFor the most part — if you could tune out the political grandstanding that had nothing to do with antirust — the Congressional hearing on Big Tech gave many pointed examples of how four of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. abuse their dominant power and thwart competition.
4:19 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Congress has a million-plus documents from Big Tech antitrust investigation, and are ready to grill big-name CEOs Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg will testify remotely Wednesday before House antitrust panelFor more than a year, the federal government has circled Big Tech and its business practices. On Wednesday, members of the House of Representatives will roll out evidence their staffs have found and put pressure directly on some of the most prominent executives in the world.
3:19 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
S&P 500 earnings have been as bad as feared, even as the beat rate has improved Next week could turn the earnings tide in either direction, as more than a third of S&P 500 companies will report resultsCompanies are beating expectations at a relatively good pace, but investors shouldn’t take that to mean earnings season has been better feared, with the year-over-year decline in profit and sales roughly the same as it was before the season kicked off.
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