High-Tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said Tuesday that it plans to buy Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions. The San Francisco company did not disclose financial details or when it expects the deal to close. ZipDial connects brands with...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is buying the Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions. The San Francisco company did not disclose financial details or when it expects the deal to close. ZipDial connects tech companies with consumers...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing her biggest business decision since she left Google two-and-a-half years ago to lead its struggling rival: how to manage Yahoo's most valuable asset, a 15 percent stake in Chinese Internet star Alibaba Group worth nearly $37...
BLETCHLEY PARK, England (AP) — As a tourist site, Bletchley Park has been something of a well-kept secret. That's because it was a government secret as well. But the once-classified home of Britain's World War II code-breakers is finally coming out of the shadows. Though...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nintendo is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the U.S. with a new customer loyalty program at a later date. Members of Club Nintendo earned "coins" by registering products or completing surveys. They could exchange those coins...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known side to the government's health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers. It works like this: When you apply for coverage on HealthCare...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the touch-based writing system for the visually...
TOKYO (AP) — The scientist behind a new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations. Hiroshi Ishiguro's 28-centimer (11-inch) tall button-eyed Sota, which stands for "social talker,"...
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is getting into the movie business. Amazon Studios announced Monday that it will significantly expand into movie production by acquiring films for theatrical release and early-window streaming through its subscription service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. A...