NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks gained ground early Monday as they came off their best week in 2015, but faded in the afternoon and sustained small losses for the day.
Technology stocks fell more than the rest of the market. Pfizer and Allergan slipped after announcing a deal to combine and create the world's largest drug company. GameStop skidded after reporting weak results.
3. Apple Pay expands as it vies for broader acceptance - Friday, November 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's year-old mobile-payments service is expanding to more countries, banks and merchants, as it faces growing competition and some challenges before it becomes as commonplace as plastic cards.4. A late gain leaves stocks mostly higher after a 4-day slump - Friday, November 06, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks reversed course and moved mostly higher Tuesday, breaking a four-day losing streak.
The gainers included retailers and media companies. Strong quarterly results from D.R. Horton boosted shares of homebuilders.
5. Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory - Friday, November 06, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The luxury electric car market may be small, but it's lucrative enough to get another jolt — this time from a mysterious startup that says it wants to re-imagine how people interact with their autos.6. Toyota invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence in US - Friday, November 06, 2015
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life.7. Microsoft gets stingy with free online storage - Friday, October 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is getting stingy with online storage. The company just cut the free space it offers through its OneDrive service by two-thirds, making it the second major company to retreat from a consumer cloud-storage boom that tempted users with price cuts and ever-larger free offers.8. Amazon opens its first bookstore as extension of website - Friday, October 30, 2015
SEATTLE (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore on Tuesday, two decades after it began selling books over the Internet and helped drive a number of shops out of business.9. After a wobble, stocks end higher as investors watch the Fed - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended solidly higher Wednesday, recovering from an afternoon wobble, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it will consider raising its benchmark interest rate at its December meeting. Bond yields rose and the dollar climbed against other currencies as traders anticipated that higher rates were on the way.10. Stocks tick lower on mixed earnings; price of oil skids - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slipped Tuesday afternoon after several U.S. companies delivered disappointing results and forecasts. Energy companies fell more than the rest of the market as the price of crude oil hit two-month lows.11. US stocks return to black after summer swoon - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe you shouldn't have put your money under a mattress after all.
The stock market is back in the black for the year after a bruising late-August tumble that had investors worrying about their money in a way they hadn't in four years.12. Tech companies face rocky road on the way to making cars - Friday, October 23, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. But should it?
As tech giants like Google and Apple look to automobiles as the next frontier for innovation, they face a looming reality: Cars are a lot harder to manufacture and sell than smartphones.13. Students finding opportunities via Tennessee Promise - Friday, October 23, 2015
Siegel High School graduate Davione Williamson wasn’t quite sure he was college material when he entered Motlow State Community College in Smyrna this August on a Tennessee Promise scholarship.14. Why optimism about the US economy's strength has dimmed - Friday, October 16, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump.
That was the widespread hope just a few months ago. Now, doubts are growing that the United States can withstand economic pressures flowing from overseas. Economies in China, Canada, Brazil and Europe are struggling. Canada, the largest U.S. trading partner, is in recession.15. Stocks edge lower; IBM's woes weigh on the Dow average - Friday, October 16, 2015
U.S. stocks snapped a three-day winning streak Tuesday as weak company earnings and outlooks weighed on the market.
Major indexes wavered between small gains and losses for most of the day before settling slightly lower in the last 15 minutes of trading. The slide in crude oil prices deepened.16. Apple adds Retina displays to its iMacs - Friday, October 09, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is adding Retina displays to its iMacs, which will enhance the text and the image quality of photos and videos.
The Cupertino, California-based company said its 21.5-inch iMac will have a Retina 4K display, while every 27-inch iMac will have a Retina 5K display. The 21-inch iMac and 27-inch iMac are available in three models and come standard with a new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.17. 'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition - Friday, October 02, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life.
The seven books are getting a makeover with more than 200 new illustrations in enhanced e-books made for Apple devices. More than half of the illustrations are animated or interactive, with such touches as a golden snitch from Quidditch matches flying away as you tap it on the screen. Series creator J.K. Rowling also goes deeper into some of the characters and story lines with a handful of pop-up annotations.18. GM warns the Valley: Prepare to compete over driverless cars - Friday, October 02, 2015
MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Move that tiny self-driving pod out of the way.
That might as well have been the message Thursday from General Motors to Google, Apple and anyone else with designs on dominating the market for autonomous cars.19. 40 percent of millennials pay for print, online news - Friday, September 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — In a world flush with free information, some young people are still willing to shell out for news they read.
A recent poll shows that 40 percent of U.S. adults ages 18-34 pay for at least some of the news they read, whether it's a print newspaper, a digital news app or an email newsletter. Another 13 percent don't pay themselves but rely on someone else's subscription, according to the survey by Media Insight Project, a collaboration of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Older millennials are more likely than younger ones to personally pay for news.20. New TiVo DVR will skip through entire commercial break - Friday, September 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — TiVo wants to help you skip TV commercials. With one press of a button on the remote, TiVo's new digital video recorder will skip the entire commercial break.
That's quicker than the 30-second forward feature found on previous TiVos. On the new TiVo Bolt, TiVo will tag the start and end of commercial breaks so that viewers can skip that section when watching on their recordings. The feature will work with about 20 over-the-air and cable channels, including the major broadcast networks, mostly during prime-time hours.21. Apple sells 13 million new iPhones in 3 days - Friday, September 25, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones in the three days since its iPhone launch, topping last year's early sales mark.
Apple sold 10 million IPhone 6 and 6 Plus models during their first weekend last year. This year's results include sales in China which was included in the initial launch for the first time.22. Nasdaq center aims to build relationships with startups - Friday, September 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nasdaq has long been known as the "tech-heavy" stock exchange, where some of Silicon Valley's best-known companies have gone to sell shares. Now, as it faces stiff competition from rival exchanges to lure the next hot IPO, it's reaching out to business startups before they go public.23. Dealers, owners feel frustrated and betrayed by VW scandal - Friday, September 18, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Rand bought his Volkswagen Passat last year for its clean emissions and high gas mileage. He liked the car so much he convinced his son and a friend to buy one, too.24. Internet a game-changer for recipes, more - Friday, September 25, 2015
Social media has taken over the food business. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook have thousands of recipes, copycat recipes, tips and food-hacks.
While cookbooks used to be fine, collectable items, today, our up-and-coming chefs merely consider them to be “something my mother and grandmother had.”25. Investment treaty between China and US key business goal - Friday, September 18, 2015
SEATTLE (AP) — When Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses a meeting of some of the top names in Chinese and American business Wednesday, they may be most interested what he says about progress toward a treaty between the nations that would provide a framework for broader investment in each other's economy.26. Review: Better photos, animated shots in new iPhones - Friday, September 18, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Photography gets even better with Apple's new iPhones.
Although the iPhone is already among the best smartphones for everyday shots, images from previous iPhones haven't been as sharp as what rival cameras produce. The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models address that, with 50 percent more detail, while introducing animation for still images and brighter low-light selfies.27. Report: Apple moving forward on building a car - Friday, September 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is speeding up work on a project that could lead to the California tech giant building its own electric car, according to a new report.
The maker of iPhones and iPads is tripling the number of engineers on the project, code-named Titan, and has set a "ship date" of 2019, the Wall Street Journal said Monday. The newspaper said that could just be a target for engineers to sign off on the design, not necessarily when a car would be available for sale.28. Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found - Friday, September 18, 2015
BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach.29. Five highlights from the Frankfurt auto show - Friday, September 11, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Car sales are growing in Europe and the U.S. and automakers are responding with something for every driver class at the Frankfurt auto show.
After years of more conservative launches, automakers here are letting the R&D horses out of the stable with everything from mass-market cars with once-premium features to speedy supercar convertibles.30. Tech disruption hangs over automakers at Frankfurt show - Friday, September 11, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A sense of impending disruption hangs over all the shiny new cars at this year's edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
The potential impact of automated driving and of extensively connected cars has pushed aside electric and low-emission vehicles as the major theme in just the two years since the show was last held.31. Apple says sales for latest iPhones may surpass other models - Friday, September 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Preorders for its latest iPhone have been so strong that Apple expects to surpass last year's record, when it sold 10 million phones during the first weekend.
Apple began taking preorders for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on Saturday.
32. With Fed rate decision looming, stocks close lower - Friday, September 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — More signs of slowing economic growth in China weighed on companies that produce raw materials on Monday, pulling the stock market to a slight loss. Trading was light as investors looked ahead to a much-anticipated Federal Reserve meeting later this week.33. Out with the old...iPhones? 4 ways to reuse, resell, recycle - Friday, September 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Each year, Apple dazzles its devoted fans with faster, sleeker, more powerful iPhones with better cameras and a bevy of bells and whistles. So, what's to become of last year's model?34. New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks - Friday, September 11, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.35. Apple stakes new claim to living room, shows new iPhones - Friday, September 04, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that's designed as a beachhead for the tech giant's broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of information, games, music and video to the home.36. Apple event to focus on new iPhones, Apple TV and Siri - Friday, September 04, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hey, Siri, what does Apple have in store for us this week?
Along with new iPhones, the iconic tech company is expected to show off a new Apple TV system and a bigger role in the home for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant.37. Wave of new Windows 10 devices on show at Berlin tech fair - Friday, September 04, 2015
BERLIN (AP) — Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday.
The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, so many companies are pinning their hopes for a revival in the PC market on the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.38. Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets - Friday, September 04, 2015
BERLIN (AP) — Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week.
With the exception of Apple, all major manufacturers have been announcing new devices in time for the holiday shopping season.39. Judge approves $415M settlement in Apple, Google wage case - Friday, September 04, 2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple, Google, Intel and two other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.40. US stocks drop; mixed jobs report clouds rate outlook - Friday, September 04, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an old adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday.
The stock market has been volatile for weeks on concern that China's economy is slowing more rapidly than previously thought. But investors have also had to contend with uncertainty about the outlook for interest rates.
41. Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards - Friday, September 04, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard.42. Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app - Friday, August 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.
The move thrusts Google on to Apple's turf in an attempt to boost the lackluster sales of watches running on its Android Wear software. The program uniting the devices running on different operating systems is being released Monday in Apple's app store.43. Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns - Friday, August 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews.
Ian Rogers, part of a team acquired last year, is leaving Apple to take a job at an unidentified company in Europe. Apple confirmed Rogers' departure Friday without providing additional details.44. What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day - Friday, August 28, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.45. New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter - Friday, August 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets.46. Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9 - Friday, August 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.
The company has introduced a new iPhone model every year around this time. But in typical fashion, Apple is only dropping vague clues about its plans.47. Apple schedules product event for Sept. 9 - Friday, August 21, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.
Invitations for the event were sent to reporters and analysts Thursday morning. In usual fashion, Apple is only hinting at what to expect. The invitations mention Apple's digital assistant, "Siri." Apple has previously said it plans to expand Siri's features in the new version of its operating software for iPhones and iPads.48. Fears over global slowdown hammer US stocks for 2nd day - Friday, August 21, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years.
The rout started in Asia and quickly spread to Europe, battering major markets in Germany and France. In the U.S., the selling started early and never let up. Investors ditched beaten-down oil companies, as well as Netflix, Apple and other technology darlings. Oil plunged below $40 for the first time since the financial crisis, and government bonds rallied as investors raced into hiding spots.
49. ‘Never too late to be what you might have been’ - Friday, August 21, 2015
Carole King famously sang, “[I]t’s too late, baby now, it’s too late,/ Though we really did try to make it.” Something in this song created a gluey intangible not-yet-named noun that affixed itself to my soul. When I hear the words “Somethin’ inside has died, and I can’t hide/ And I just can’t fake it,” I feel a shudder throughout my being.50. Alexis named vice president for advancement at TSU - Friday, August 21, 2015
Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has announced the appointment of Eloise Abernathy Alexis as the new associate vice president for Institutional Advancement. Alexis will serve as TSU’s chief advancement officer providing strategic advocacy and leadership for alumni relations, annual giving and development.51. High-tech cars bring Detroit, Silicon Valley face to face - Friday, August 14, 2015
PALO ALTO, California (AP) — The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There's a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone's pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony.52. Amazon's data-driven approach becoming more common - Friday, August 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.
A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon's work culture as "bruising" and "Darwinian" in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff. The article depicted a work culture where staffers are under constant pressure to deliver strong results on a wide variety of detailed metrics the company monitors in real time — such as what gets abandoned in peoples shopping cards and what videos people stream — and encouraged to report praise or criticism about colleagues to management to add to more data about workers performance. The story led to an outcry on social media.53. In a slow-growth world, technology stocks are trending again - Friday, August 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks are trending big-time as investors latch on to innovative companies racing ahead in a slow-growth world.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq is the best performing major U.S. stock index this year, gaining 6 percent as the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial averages have wavered between small gains and losses.54. 2 jumbo phones from Samsung ahead of expected new iPhone - Friday, August 14, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.
Samsung said Thursday that the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus will start shipping Aug. 21. Usually, Note phones don't come out until well after Apple's new iPhone models in September.55. Restoring your online reputation is a task for experts. And it's expensive - Friday, August 14, 2015
As a property manager, Mark Hill is used to putting out fires. But when a disgruntled tenant took to the Internet to flame him and his business, Hill was the one calling for help.
“He was bound and determined to try to wreck us online,” Hill says of the angry tenant.56. Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings - Friday, July 31, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies and distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord and ditching pricey channel packages. Meanwhile, media company executives did damage control, putting a positive spin on the prospect of selling individual channels online.57. Who are the stock market heavyweights? - Friday, July 31, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — At $660 billion dollars, Apple is the stock market's heavyweight.
Like a handful of other "big cap" companies such as Microsoft and Exxon Mobil, the iPhone maker's market value means that when its shares move, so can the market. And these are the companies that influence your stock portfolio.58. Greatest restaurants in Nashville? Too many choices - Friday, August 07, 2015
Country music isn’t the only big draw in Nashville these days. The city is at the top of its food game and has become a popular destination for food lovers across the country.
But where do you go when you want to experience the best of the best?59. Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns - Friday, July 31, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.
The world's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, falling as much as $5.19 or 4.4 percent, to $113.25 as investors fretted over China's economy and whether Apple can keep growing at the pace it's maintained over the last few quarters.60. AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless package - Friday, July 31, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is unveiling a new package that combines traditional TV and wireless services as it seeks to broaden its offerings following its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV about a week ago.61. US stocks close lower as earnings disappoint; Allstate slumps - Friday, July 31, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a third straight day Tuesday as investors assessed some disappointing earnings reports.
Allstate slumped to its biggest loss in more than five years after reporting a drop in profits that was worse than Wall Street analysts had been expecting. NRG Energy was another company that disappointed investors, reporting a loss, when analysts had been expecting a small profit.
62. Takeaway from Fed meeting: Expect a rate increase this year - Friday, July 24, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when.
A statement the Fed issued Wednesday after ending its latest policy meeting provided no timetable. The central bank signaled that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before raising rates.63. Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? - Friday, July 24, 2015
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 a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud.64. Jaguar brings sexy back with its 2016 F-Type - Friday, July 31, 2015
Jaguar has made its sexy F-Type even sportier and more seductive for 2016, with a manual transmission, surprisingly precise electric steering and new standard equipment including a 770-watt sound system from British high-performance audio maker Meridian.65. Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years - Friday, July 24, 2015
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 consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.66. Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means - Friday, July 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.67. Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research - Friday, July 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.68. Need a healthy snack? Go for the cherries - Friday, July 24, 2015
One of the most beautiful signs of spring is a pink-flowering cherry tree promising succulent fruit in about two months. The only thing better is being able to enjoy the succulent fruit a few months later.69. Even Apple loyalists taking their time on Apple Watch - Friday, July 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — For all those who hailed the iPhone as the "Jesus Phone" in 2007, the Apple Watch's arrival has hardly been the second coming.
Sure, it can do many useful, even delightful things, such as showing incoming texts and email, tracking heart rates during exercise or sending digital doodles to friends. But is that enough to spend $350 or more, especially when it requires wearing a watch again while still carrying an iPhone around?70. Rhapsody tops 3 million paying music subscribers globally - Friday, July 17, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rhapsody International, the operator of the Rhapsody and Napster streaming music services, says it has surpassed 3 million paying subscribers globally as more consumers realize the benefits of offline listening.71. Technology shares lead a slump in US stocks; Apple sinks - Friday, July 17, 2015
U.S. stocks notched their second decline in as many days Wednesday, pulled down by a technology stock slump headlined by Apple and Microsoft.
Both companies delivered disappointing quarterly results or outlooks the night before, setting the stage for the sell-off in the technology sector.72. Strong iPhone sales; Apple stock down with few Watch details - Friday, July 17, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's latest financial report shows iPhone sales are still surging, driven partly by growth in China. But it also contains hints that Apple's much-vaunted smartwatch may not be selling as fast as Wall Street expected.73. World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement' - Friday, July 17, 2015
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power.74. Google shares gain a record $65B in value - Friday, July 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is already one of the largest companies in the world, and on Friday it made one of the largest stock market moves ever.
The Internet giant reported strong second-quarter results on Thursday, sending its stock climbing. Google's market capitalization, already around $403 billion, rose some $65 billion to finish at $468.3 billion, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.75. Amazon says 'Prime Day' will be annual event - Friday, July 17, 2015
Amazon says its "Prime Day" sale led to a sales surge and "hundreds of thousands" of new signups for its $99 annual Prime loyalty program. The company said it plans to make the sale an annual event.76. EBay, PayPal outline plans for after split - Friday, July 17, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) — When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.
E-commerce company eBay first said in September 2014 it would split off its payments unit PayPal, in order to focus the two companies on growing profits individually. Investors, including activist Carl Icahn, had lobbied for the movie.77. EBay, PayPal outline plans for after split - Friday, July 10, 2015
NASHVILLE (AP) - When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.
E-commerce company eBay first said in September 2014 it would split off its payments unit PayPal, in order to focus the two companies on growing profits individually. Investors, including activist Carl Icahn, had lobbied for the movie.78. Apple's iPod Touch update brings faster chip, better cameras - Friday, July 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is updating its iPod Touch music player for the first time in nearly three years, as the company seeks to make music a central part of its devices once again.
The new Touch has a faster processor and better cameras. It also has a software update that enables Apple Music, a $10-a-month service that offers unlimited playback of millions of songs. Apple Music launched June 30 as music fans increasingly embrace subscriptions over pay-per-song services such as Apple's industry-leading iTunes.79. Colleges, pro franchises seek strategies to keep millennials interested - Friday, July 17, 2015
UT and Vanderbilt are accustomed to tough competition from Tuscaloosa, Athens and Gainesville. Likewise, the Titans must deal with the Colts, Steelers and Ravens.
On games days, they and many others now have to go against Sony, Microsoft, Apple and EA Sports.80. New Comcast online video service for its Internet customers - Friday, July 10, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is offering its own online video alternative as people spend fewer hours watching live TV and more time using tablets and phones for entertainment.81. 2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road - Friday, July 10, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car.
Traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota already make vehicles equipped with systems that keep cars within their lanes, apply the brakes or park by themselves. Their plan is to gradually automate more functions of driving until, perhaps by 2025, some cars will be fully capable of driving themselves.82. 2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road - Friday, July 03, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car.
Traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota already make vehicles equipped with systems that keep cars within their lanes, apply the brakes or park by themselves. Their plan is to gradually automate more functions of driving until, perhaps by 2025, some cars will be fully capable of driving themselves.83. Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs as phone sales flag - Friday, July 03, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge as it attempts to revive its flagging phone hardware business.
The company paid $7.3 billion for Nokia's phone business in April 2014, seeking to push rapidly into the smartphone sphere as its traditional software business slowed. Microsoft ultimately wanted to build an ecosystem that made customers that are loyal to a slew of products, much as Apple and Google have done so successfully.
84. US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry - Friday, June 26, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.85. Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market - Friday, June 19, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.
The world's biggest online social network knocked the world's largest retailer out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index on Monday and the gap widened on Tuesday.
86. Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift complains - Friday, June 19, 2015
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Swift has Apple changing its tune.
Hours after the pop superstar criticized the giant tech company in an open letter posted online, Apple announced Sunday that it will pay royalties to artists and record labels for music played during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service.87. Need reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features - Friday, June 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.
That could change later this year when three leading tech companies are promising to give shoppers more reasons to use "digital wallets."88. Top residential real estate transactions for May 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
Top residential real estate transactions, May 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.89. Vacuum-sealing keeps food fresh, saves money - Friday, June 12, 2015
This week, I decided to write about a little of this and a little of that. You know, tips on foods, a little trivia, etc. Maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know.
Are vacuum sealers really worth having?
Meat, fish, and other perishables stored in your fridge don’t have a long shelf life the way they’re packaged. Vacuum-sealing helps keeps flavor in and bacteria out, so food can be stored up to five to six times longer. (It saves money, too.)90. Apple Music brings change to streaming, but is it enough? - Friday, June 05, 2015
Apple Music brings change to streaming, but is it enough?When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.
Hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users in more than 100 countries will get to try the $10-per-month service for free for the next three months when it is pushed to their devices with a free upgrade.91. Apple wants a lead role in streaming music - Friday, June 05, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well under way, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.92. Microsoft tries to win mobile friends - Friday, May 29, 2015
Looking for a new app for making "to-do" lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple's Reminders or Google's Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you'll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup that Microsoft bought this week.93. Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach - Friday, May 29, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.94. Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos - Friday, May 29, 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.95. Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks - Friday, May 29, 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.96. GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models - Friday, May 22, 2015
DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone.97. Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash - Friday, May 22, 2015
A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.
Apple says it's aware of the problem and is working on a fix. But some pranksters are sharing information about the glitch on social media and using it to crash other peoples' phones.98. Media heads rule ranks of best-paid CEOs - Friday, May 22, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press.
99. Apple updates MacBook Pro, cuts price on high-end iMac - Friday, May 15, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac.
The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop has a new style of trackpad, faster flash storage and a longer battery life and starts at $1,999.100. US stocks close higher for a third day; Dow, S&P at records - Friday, May 15, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market crept to a record high in a quiet session on Monday. Investors had little news to weigh because most major companies have finished reporting first-quarter results.