Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. has hired Ron Louks as head of its loss-making devices business. Louks had served as chief executive officer at OpenNMS Group and as head of technology at Sony Ericsson.
With no new gadgets seen to fuel growth, the global technology market is poised for a slight drop in 2014, according to estimates from the Consumer Electronics Association, the Financial Times reported.
Sharp Corp President Kozo Takahashi said the Japanese company intends to sell plants and stock holdings as it extends the reforms it had started in 2013, Bloomberg reported.
Tech giant Apple has purchases Australia-based startup SnappyLabs, a one-man team behind the photo app that augments iPhone's camera, according to earlier reports by TechCrunch and Recode.
Liberty Media Corp, the majority stakeholder of Sirium XM Holdings Inc, has offered to buy out the minority shareholders of the satellite radio provider, Reuters reported.
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry filed an infringement lawsuit against Typo Products, the startup co-founded by Ryan Seacrest, over its newly released smartphone keyboard that attaches to the iPhone5.
Blackberry Ltd has said in a statement on January 2 that it will be parting ways with its global creative director, musician and celebrity Alicia Keys.
The rising use of mobile computing has prompted the development of fresh technology startups around the world as international entrepreneurs hope to get a share of the markets for tablets and smartphones, the Financial Times reported.
VentureBeat reported that 2013 was a good year for venture capital firms as it was the third quarter in a row when there were more than 20 venture-backed companies that held their public debuts.
Chinese founders of technology firms that have become billion dollar firms have gone on to start other companies or act as benefactors of other startups or give guidance to young firms, the Financial Times reported.
Australia-based boutique funds management company Paradice Investment Management has acquired a 5.14% stake in electronics retailer Dick Smith, according to a document filed with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Social media accounts and internet downloads should be considered part of a person's estate and be included in wills to be handed down as inheritance.
Tim Cook, incumbent chief executive of Apple Inc, has received $4.25 million in salary and bonus for the fiscal year 2013. A proxy filing by Apple also revealed that the tech giant's chief executive did not receive stock-based compensation for the last two fiscal years.
Carl Icahn has proposed that Apple increase its stock buyback program to $50 billion but Apple cited reasons why shareholders should not vote for it.
NASDAQ OMX Group on Friday said that it would pay $41.6 million on December 31 for qualifying claims related to Facebook's botched initial public offering.