NEW YORK - Is Verizon planning to spy on its customers?
WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry's logo may soon appear on more than just smartphones as CEO John Chen says the company is expanding its software licensing business.
TORONTO - BlackBerry's chief operating officer says the former smartphone leader's shift to being a software company is complete, but branding itself as a software player remains challenging.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea was taken by surprise Friday with the arrest of the scion of the country's richest family and de-facto leader at Samsung over his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal that engulfed the president and riveted the nation.
TORONTO - A philanthropic organization set up by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan has signed a deal to acquire Toronto tech company Meta.
WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry's CEO shrugged off a US$117-million third-quarter loss, saying the former smartphone maker turned software firm is no longer in turn-around mode and will grow its software revenue faster than the market next year.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to under 60 per cent.
LAS VEGAS - Apple says it will start offering cash rewards of up to $200,000 to hackers who come forward with information about security flaws in the company's software.
TOKYO - Nintendo suffered as a latecomer to smartphone games but is seeing the deep wealth of its franchise characters pay off with the success of "Pokemon Go," even without a launch yet in Japan.
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords.
TOKYO - Japanese Internet company Softbank Corp. is selling its stake in Finnish game developer Supercell to Chinese technology firm Tencent in a deal announced Tuesday that values the company at about $10.2 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is embroiled in a Chinese patent dispute that threatens to block future sales of the iPhone 6 in Beijing unless the company can overturn a regulator's recent ruling.
NEW YORK - Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck.
HELSINKI - Nokia says it has signed a 1.36 billion-euro ($1.5 billion) framework deal with China Mobile to provide the operator with infrastructure and equipment for operating a cloud network.
WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says it has signed a one-year contract with a civilian agency that provides security for the Pentagon.
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley.
HYDERABAD, India - Apple will set up an office in southern India to develop the Maps feature for its products, the company said Thursday in its second such announcement since CEO Tim Cook arrived in the country.
LOS ANGELES - The virtual reality company Oculus relies heavily on Facebook for security and shares information about its users with VR creators.
SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung is trying to dazzle consumers by adding more entertainment and educational options to its Gear virtual reality headset as it attempts to turn a technological curiosity into a cultural phenomenon.
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft saw a surprise drop in sales and profit during the first three months of the year, in a sign the tech giant is still trying to find its way in the post-PC era.
WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey hinted at an event in London on Thursday that the FBI paid more than $1 million to break into the locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.
STOCKHOLM - Networks maker Ericsson's profits jumped 49 per cent in the first quarter but the results were lower than expected and the company announced a shakeup of its leadership structure to drive growth.
OTTAWA - Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) reported an improved first-quarter profit compared with a year ago, helped by higher revenue and better operating margins.
ATLANTA - The Russian creator of a computer program that enabled cybercriminals to infect millions of computers and drain bank accounts in multiple countries was sentenced Wednesday to serve 9 1/2 years in federal prison.
OTTAWA - The Competition Bureau says Google Inc. has agreed not to reintroduce clauses in some of its agreements with advertisers that the regulator says are anti-competitive.
Apple says authorities have "utterly failed" to show they need the company's help to get data from a locked iPhone in a New York federal drug case, where the tech giant is continuing its fight with the government over access to customers' phones.
TORONTO - Mitel Networks Corp. has a friendly deal to pay US$1.96 billion in cash and stock for Polycom Inc., a similarly sized Silicon Valley company with global expertise in workforce collaboration and video conferencing.
VANCOUVER - As online communities come under the attack of cyberbullies, racist speech and spam, a British Columbia tech firm has developed technology to keep the trolls under the bridge.
NEW YORK - The revelation that the FBI was able to break into a secured iPhone without Apple's help won't take a bite out of Apple's brand reputation, but consumers will be looking for security improvements soon.
OTTAWA - The Canadian public is being invited to comment on changes for the next generation of 911 phone service for emergencies.
CHICAGO - Brazilian soccer legend Pele is suing Samsung in Chicago federal court, claiming the electronics company improperly used his identity in The New York Times.
NEW YORK - Dell Inc. is selling its Dell Services information technology unit to NTT Data Inc. for just over $3 billion as part of its ongoing reorganization plan.
FREDERICTON - IBM will create 100 new full-time cybersecurity jobs, each subsidized with $12,000 from the New Brunswick government, as the province finds a flicker of hope amid steep job losses and red ink.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Andy Grove, the former Intel Corp. chief executive whose youth under Nazi occupation and escape from the Iron Curtain inspired an "only the paranoid survive" management philosophy that saved the chip maker from financial ruin in the 1980s, has died. He was 79.
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up the company's commercial momentum in the face of mounting challenges.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple will hold its spring product launch on March 21, one day before it squares off with federal prosecutors over the government's demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system two months ahead of schedule in an effort to get the upgraded software on more mobile devices.
NEW YORK - The smell of BBQ is in the air and talk about virtual reality, online privacy and the latest hot apps is on everyone's minds. It's time again for South by Southwest Interactive, an annual tech festival dubbed "Spring Break for nerds."
SAN FRANCISCO — From security experts worried about hacking to independent app-makers who fear more burdens on their business, a slew of tech industry groups and civil liberties advocates are filing court documents backing Apple in its fight with the FBI.
RIO DE JANEIRO — A Facebook executive detained for refusing to give law enforcement information about users of the WhatsApp message service was released from jail on Wednesday, part of a tussle between authorities and technology companies that recalls the U.S. dispute between Apple and the FBI.
SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's top law officer called for dialogue with the tech industry, but also turned up the heat on Apple for refusing to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by an extremist mass killer in San Bernardino.
WASHINGTON — In its first salvo in a court fight that pits digital privacy rights against national security, Apple Inc. asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order forcing the company to help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone.