Facebook doubles fourth-quarter profit

Company's platforms, including WhatsApp, Instagram, now home to billions of users By Barry EitelSAN FRANCISCO - Facebook’s fourth quarter profit doubled, surprising analysts...

Yahoo to spin off main business into separate company

New plan splits company's core Internet business from its lucrative foreign investments By Barry Eitel SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo announced Wednesday a new plan to spin...
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Rhino beetle found in Turkey’s Ordu

Rhino beetle, one of the strongest animal on the planet, is found at a storage in Turkey's Ordu province on 6 July, 2015. Rhino...

Twitter rumored to raise tweet character limit to 10,000

Company reportedly hopes expanded size will expand number of usersBy Barry EitelSAN FRANCISCO – Twitter will expand the character limit of its iconic...

Kashmir a mobile blackspot as militants pressure providers

Militants have forced mobile providers out of Kashmir, accusing them of collaborating with intelligence agencies SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir – In Lal Chowk, the business hub of...

Worldwide PC sales decline sharply: IDC

Exchange-rate volatility dampens demand across the globe; rebound expected in 2016 By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA – Sales of PCs across the world declined sharply in...

Xerox to split into two companies

Printer, outsourcing tech businesses to be spun into two separate companiesBy Barry Eitel SAN FRANCISCO – Xerox, a 110-year-old company that literally defined...

Tech turns Indian villagers into citizen journalists

– Using just mobile phones, Indian villagers have found a platform to report their own problems without mainstream mediaBy Shuriah NiaziBHOPAL, India –...

Volkswagen scandal concerns 11 million vehicles

German auto giant admits manipulation in vehicle emission tests concerns 11 million cars sold worldwide BERLIN – German automaker Volkswagen admitted Tuesday that suspected manipulation of emissions...

US: Syrians to vote 18 months after negotiations begin

Syrian government, opposition groups to begin talks Jan. 1 WASHINGTON – Syrians will vote for a new parliament and possibly a new president, 18 months...

Millions of Americans depend on smartphones for Web access

Smartphones are main link to Internet for 15 percent of Americans, says new survey. A new report Wednesday from the Pew Research Center found 7...

2015 one of hottest, wettest years in US history

10 weather events cost more than $1B each last yearBy Barry EitelSAN FRANCISCO – Last year was the second warmest and third wettest...

Drought becomes new normal in Pakistan's Thar desert

– Experts say climate change makes extreme weather common in Pakistan but country has no environment policyBy Aamir LatifKARACHI, Pakistan – Already shaken by...

UPDATE – Apple encryption battle continues in Congress, court

– New bill requires tech company to comply with law enforcement decryption requests UPDATES WITH DETAILS ON SEPARATE CASE By Barry Eitel SAN FRANCISCO – A bipartisan...

Solar Impulse 2 plane arrives in China

Arrives in southwestern metropolis of Chongqing to complete fifth leg of round-the-world flight. A solar powered-plane attempting to navigate the globe landed in China on Tuesday, around 20 hours after leaving...

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