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Facebook launches tech news page

20 November 2014, 08:59

Facebook launched FB Techwire, billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.

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Facebook's newest app unbundles Groups feature

19 November 2014, 13:40

Facebook is launching a new free mobile app for its popular Groups feature that lets users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they're based on hobbies, geography or culture.

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Facebook At Work talk puts pressure on LinkedIn

19 November 2014, 09:09

Shares in LinkedIn dived as talk spread of plans by Facebook to step into its turf with a version of the leading social network tailored for the business world.

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Chicken mogul buys Napoleon hat for his 'spirit'

19 November 2014, 09:05

The South Korean chicken mogul who bought one of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats for $2.2 million says he sees the French emperor as a guiding "spirit" for modern entrepreneurs.

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Facebook to curb promotional posts on user timelines

16 November 2014, 09:08

Facebook said it is making moves to reduce the number of promotional posts that pop up in timelines, in response to users' demands for fewer advertisements.

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From doomsday to fact: Science lifts veil on comets

13 November 2014, 10:41

For millennia, the sight of a comet filled humans with awe or dread.

Final countdown nears for 1st comet landing

12 November 2014, 14:51

Cosmic landing: Final countdown nears for space probe's 10-year odyssey to land on a comet.

Ford starts production of new aluminum F-150

12 November 2014, 07:34

Ford bets it all on aluminum-bodied F-150, which heads to dealers next month.

Microsoft drops Nokia name with newest Lumia phone

11 November 2014, 07:49

Microsoft leaves Nokia behind with latest Lumia phone.

Google criticised for 'right to be forgotton' meetings

06 November 2014, 07:33

A senior EU official has hit out at 'lobbying efforts' that the search giant is carrying out.

Google going where no search engine has gone before

05 November 2014, 07:42

Google search guru Amit Singhal believes the search-engine of the future will be "a perfect personal assistant" - knowing what you want, when you want it.

Student imprisoned for defaming king on Facebook

04 November 2014, 12:54

A Thai university student was sentenced to prison for defaming king on Facebook.

Skip check-in; latest hotel room key is your phone

03 November 2014, 11:38

Hotels try to speed guests through check-in process; smartphones are being used as room keys.

LinkedIn fired up as hiring drives profit

03 November 2014, 07:41

Corporate networking site LinkedIn has reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.

Twitter, IBM announce data analytics partnership

31 October 2014, 07:35

IBM and Twitter will work together to integrate Twitter's data into IBM's analytics services for businesses, both companies said.

Apple CEO announces he is gay

30 October 2014, 14:03

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledges that he is gay for first time.

Wearable fitness device available for KES 17K

30 October 2014, 13:51

Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market.

YouTube considers ad-free subscription

30 October 2014, 07:39

YouTube viewers might get the option of paid subscriptions for ad-free access to the popular online video-sharing service.

Twitter's aim to engage users yet to pay off

29 October 2014, 07:29

Twitter's efforts to improve user engagement and growth rates are taking longer than expected to gain traction, prompting a wave of rating and price target cuts.

Apple CEO fires back as retailers block Pay

28 October 2014, 15:24

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook fired back at and Rite Aid after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service, saying there were plenty of other retailers around the world to sign up.

Amazon unveils TV stick, challenging Chromecast

28 October 2014, 07:36

Amazon has unveiled a new media stick allowing users to stream content to television sets, challenging Google's Chromecast device released last year.

SpaceX ship leaves ISS for Earth

27 October 2014, 09:15

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station to return to Earth.

Microsoft co-founder gives $100m to Ebola

27 October 2014, 07:23

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has said he would increase his total donations to organisations tackling Ebola to over $100m, making him one of the major donors.

Saturn moon may have 'life-friendly' ocean

18 October 2014, 10:09

Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists have said.

Hackers expose trove of snagged Snapchat images

13 October 2014, 10:26

A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos were exposed online, raising fears about what may be revealed in messages intended to vanish seconds after being viewed.

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