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Twitter, IBM announce data analytics partnership

31 October 2014, 08:35

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

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Apple CEO announces he is gay

30 October 2014, 15:03

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

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Wearable fitness device available for KES 17K

30 October 2014, 14:51

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.

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YouTube considers ad-free subscription

30 October 2014, 08:39

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

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Twitter's aim to engage users yet to pay off

29 October 2014, 08:29

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.

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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.

Murdoch joint venture creates TV production powerhouse

13 October 2014, 07:34

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox announced a joint venture, partnering with "Big Brother" creator Endemol to create up a big new player in the TV production segment.

Consumers slowly going back to PC purchases

09 October 2014, 13:18

The global market for personal computers have shown signs of stabilising in the third quarter as infatuation with tablets appeared to fade.

Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' Internet

09 October 2014, 09:47

Google's Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the Internet."

Twitter takes on US over data disclosure

08 October 2014, 10:15

Twitter has sued the US government, claiming its free speech rights are being violated by restrictions on its ability to disclose numbers of secret orders to hand over user data.

HP to split in two - WSJ

07 October 2014, 08:34

Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard Co, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of mobile and online computing, plans to split into two companies as it looks to put more focus on the faster-growing corporate services market.

Facebook plots first steps into healthcare

06 October 2014, 13:34

Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

Cyber crime costing US billions: FBI chief

06 October 2014, 07:29

China is waging an aggressive cyber-war against the United States which costs American business billions of dollars every year, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said.

Twitter launches 'tweet understanding' programme

03 October 2014, 09:31

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10m project to better understand social networks.

Facebook tightens reins on research after scandal

03 October 2014, 07:23

Facebook has tightened the reins on its research methods in the wake of an outcry by members who felt manipulated by a secret study into how posts affect moods.

Why Microsoft is jumping to Windows 10

02 October 2014, 11:40

Microsoft is skipping Windows version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centred around mobile devices and internet services.

US busts hacking ring

02 October 2014, 07:36

Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged for allegedly stealing more than $100m worth of software and data used to train military pilots.

EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

01 October 2014, 07:41

EBay says it will spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company, marking an about-face for the company.

Apple software update protects Macs from 'Bash' bug

30 September 2014, 15:05

Apple on Monday issued a software update to protect Macintosh computers from being bitten by a recently discovered "Bash" bug seen as a threat to Internet-linked devices.

Britons sign away first-born children for free wifi

30 September 2014, 11:01

Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

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