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  • The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco
    Apple resets the clock as investors await next big thing 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc just bought itself some much-needed time. On Wednesday, the company surprised Wall Street with news that it sold more … More »Apple resets the clock as investors await next big thing

    The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc just bought itself some much-needed time. On Wednesday, the company surprised Wall Street with news that it sold more iPhones in the March quarter than even the most bullish analysts had expected. To top it all off, Apple unveiled a 7-for-1 stock split that should go …

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before the House Communications and Technology panel on Capitol Hill in Washington
    U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that … More »U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies before the House Communications and Technology panel on Capitol Hill in Washington

    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content. The rules from the Federal Communications Commission, which released …

  • Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at the Zynga Unleashed event in San Francisco
    Zynga's Pincus withdraws from operations amid turnaround 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus is relinquishing the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting … More »Zynga's Pincus withdraws from operations amid turnaround

    Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at the Zynga Unleashed event in San Francisco

    By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus is relinquishing the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting on Wednesday and retreating to an advisory role as Chief Executive Officer Don Mattrick pushes through a restructuring plan. Zynga shares were up 5 percent …

  • FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013 file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. Apple reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
    Apple to split stock, increase stock buyback program, raise dividend as revenue growth slows 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 per cent and split its stock for the first time … More »Apple to split stock, increase stock buyback program, raise dividend as revenue growth slows

    FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013 file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. Apple reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 per cent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment announced Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal second-quarter earnings report expands on the company's previous pledge to spend …

  • Brazilian congressmen open boxes with signatures in favor of the bill on Internet privacy in Brasilia, Brazil, March 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eraldo Peres
    Brazil's new Internet 'Bill of Rights,' promotes privacy, ensures net neutrality 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    SAO PAULO - Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public … More »Brazil's new Internet 'Bill of Rights,' promotes privacy, ensures net neutrality

    Brazilian congressmen open boxes with signatures in favor of the bill on Internet privacy in Brasilia, Brazil, March 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eraldo Peres

    SAO PAULO - Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks. The law signed by President Dilma Rousseff …

  • FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 per cent increase in advertising revenue. It was the fourth quarter in a row that Facebook beat forecasts as it continues to barrel ahead in mobile advertising at a time …

  • In this May 2, 2012 photo, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus smiles in front of one of their popular games "Zynga CityVille" at Zynga headquarters in San Francisco. Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide. Zynga said Wednesday, April 23, 2014, that Pincus will remain chairman of the company he founded in 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide. Zynga said Wednesday that Pincus will remain chairman of the company he founded in 2007. Zynga went public in 2011 on the …

  • (Reuters) - Chipmaker Xilinx Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely below analysts' average estimate, saying it expects sales from its aerospace, defense and wired telecom customers to be flat. Shares of Xilinx, which also reported weaker-than-expected profit for the quarter ended March 29, were down 5 percent in …

  • The Apple logo is pictured on the front of the company's flagship retail store near signs for the central subway project in San Francisco, California

    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors. Activist investor Carl Icahn, who …

  • A Qualcomm sign is seen at one of Qualcomm's numerous buildings located on its San Diego Campus

    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday posted its smallest quarterly revenue increase since 2010 as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower. With expansion in the smartphone industry moving away from wealthy markets such as …

  • A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in Zenica, in this photo illustration

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial targets. Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in after-hours trading on Wednesday. Facebook …

  • A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin

    By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet. Somali pirates help choose their targets by viewing navigational data online, prompting ships to either turn off their navigational devices, …

  • A Federal Express box is seen June 21, 2011, in Waukesha, Wis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Morry Gash

    TORONTO - As more Canadians turn to online shopping, FedEx hopes an agreement to open shipping centres at Home Hardware Stores Ltd. will help it grab a larger piece of the growing e-commerce market. The new FedEx locations will look very similar to the Canada Post outlets that are tucked into stores operated by Shoppers …

  • (Reuters) - ServiceNow Inc , which makes software to automate and manage IT services, forecast second-quarter and full-year revenue above Wall Street estimates. The company also reported better-than-expected first-quarter revenue, helped by the addition of new customers. ServiceNow shares rose about 4 percent in extended …

  • In this April 12, 2014, photo, Chefs Martin Arrojo, left, and Ezequiel De La Torre prepare a meal for customers at their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The website www.cookapp.com was launched in March 2013 and recently moved its headquarters from Buenos Aires to New York City. It works like a matchmaker, arranging intimate gourmet dinners between strangers. Chefs list when and where they will prepare particular meals; diners book what interests them, pay upfront via the app, then just show up and enjoy. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. Cookapp, for example, is just the latest to launch in the U.S., connecting adventurous diners with independent chefs — and even just ambitious amateur cooks — willing to host …