• Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller...

  • Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free. The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives. Google will...

  • HBO Now will be available through Android too this summer

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the premium channel's new online service for people who don't pay for cable, will be available through Android devices this summer. HBO Now has been available since April for people to get the service through their iPhones, iPads or an Apple TV, or who were...

  • After security scandal, a tech firm says it's changing focus

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads — and hackers. Facing lawsuits and an industry crackdown,...

  • Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable. The upgrade will give...

  • GoPro gets real ... virtually real

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of GoPro jumped to a five-month high Thursday after the company's CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business. The company already dominates the action video camera market and its entry into the fast-growing field of drones and...

  • Ex-nuclear plant contractor charged with terroristic threats

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A disgruntled contract employee who had been working at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant harassed and threatened union officials before police discovered he had a carload of explosive materials and ammunition, prosecutors allege in a criminal...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    ___ FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act like talent...

  • Walgreens chairman says company never planned to leave US

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walgreens Chairman James Skinner said Thursday that the drugstore operator never intended to leave the United States when it bought European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots last year. "The board never voted on this," Skinner said of the proposed move. "We...

  • JPMorgan to lay off 5,000 employees across firm: WSJ

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. will cut about 5,000 jobs over the next year, as the bank closes branches and slims down its operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing anonymous sources. A representative for the New York bank declined to comment. The job cuts...

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