Thinkstock
Tech

Twitter rolls out video and group messaging

Twitter is introducing two new features, to expand the number of ways users can communicate.

Latest

  • Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said…

  • Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

    NEW YORK (AP) — Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to…

  • After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been “staggering” and “hard to comprehend.” That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the…

  • Google: YouTube is so overloaded staff cannot filter content

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and…

  • FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Regulators say companies must now…

  • Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

    PHOENIX (AP) — As Facebook’s latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl — a real-time hub for content from Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Seahawks. The hub will…

  • Nintendo’s nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales. Nintendo Co.,…

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie…

  • China criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company’s U.S. stock market debut.…

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie…

  • GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl puppy ad

    WASHINGTON — GoDaddy pulled its Super Bowl commercial that featured Buddy, the impossibly cute Golden Retriever, after tens of thousands of people expressed outrage on social media. In the ad, Buddy gets lost and bravely…

  • Concert Technologies to open office in Martinsburg

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Concert Technologies is opening an office in downtown Martinsburg that will employ 48 workers. The company says the new office will support its technology rollout operations. Based in Dulles, Virginia, Concert…

  • CommScope buying some of TE Connectivity ops for about $3B

    HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — CommScope is buying TE Connectivity’s telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach. The businesses, made up of 65…

  • Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company’s prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group. The breakup announced Tuesday will transfer…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    ‘It’s a wicked storm': Blizzard shows no mercy on Boston area, dumping 2 feet of snow BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding…