AT&T revenue rises less than expected
By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly revenue rose but by less than wall street anticipated as a wave of subscribers signed up for equipment financing plans that charge lower service fees. AT&T shares fell 0.9 percent to $33.75 after closing at $34.50 on the New York Stock Exchange. The company reported a record low number of customer defections, but average revenue per phone user fell 8 percent from a year earlier. AT&T added 2 million new wireless customers and 785,000 contract subscribers in the quarter. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:33:20 -0400
Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'
(Reuters) - Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an invitation. For now the new service is being provided alongside Gmail, which was launched in 2004. It will be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:10:45 -0400
Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
(Reuters) - One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple-1 machines assembled by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Steve Job's family garage in Los Altos, California in the summer of 1976. Auction house Bonhams had said it expected to sell the machine, which was working as of September, for between $300,000 and $500,000. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:37:16 -0400
Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday. Europe's largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Gulf rivals. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:22:24 -0400
Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua
BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:25:38 -0400
Brookstone puts up pre-order page for Fitbit Surge before it's been announced
Fitbit still hasn't gotten around to officially announcingitsnew $250 Surgefitness watch, but the company's retail partners are no longer waiting around. An apparent mixup has led Brookstone to prematurely publish a pre-order page for the "super watch." A friendly tipster clued us in on the mistake. And the page (still live as of this writing) confirms everything we've already told you: Surge is a fitness watch not a smartwatch with built-in GPS and a variety of sensors that can record your workouts and overall activity regardless of whether it's linked up to a smartphone.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:04:43 -0400
Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:02:17 -0400
Watch a 'Game of Thrones' star create planets in this sci-fi short film
Aiden Gillen is by now best known for playing ambitious men, particularly on critically acclaimed HBO series. On Game of Thrones, he plays the conniving Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, and on The Wire, he played conflicted politician Tommy Carcetti. So Polish digital effects company Platige Image and the European Space Agency probably figured he was uniquely suited for their new short filmAmbition. ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:55:33 -0400
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