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  • Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are — on mobile devices. The world’s largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew…

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia…

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia…

  • Facebook stock slides even as 2Q results soar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s second-quarter revenue barely squeaked past Wall Street’s outsized expectations, sending its high-flying stock down in after-hours trading. While the results surpassed forecasts on all fronts, some investors may have been…

  • Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal

    DETROIT (AP) — When a car dealer offers to loan you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you…

  • Twitter stock tumbles as user growth stalls

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter’s stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday, even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher revenue.…

  • Yahoo plays catch-up in messaging with video texting app

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine making a video call without other people being able to listen in. Yahoo is trying to make that happen with Livetext, a new app that seeks to make video calling…

  • Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it’s being given away free

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC…

  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. With…

  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood’s supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization’s affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue,…

  • Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to…

  • Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the…

  • Google+ giving up battle to top Facebook

    WASHINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Google+ has been dying as a social network for as long as it has been alive. Google launched Google+ four years ago, in an attempt to compete against…

  • LG Electronics reports 45 percent plunge in 2Q earnings

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics says its second quarter earnings sank 45 percent over a year earlier as losses widened in its TV business. The company reported Wednesday a net profit of 226.4…

  • Oculus debuts virtual reality film ‘Henry’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The…