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Entries by Catharine Smith from 01/2012

NASA Grail Probes Begin Mapping Moon

Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- The cruise to the moon took 3 1/2 months and covered 2 1/2 million miles – far longer than the direct three-day flight by Apollo ...

New RIM Chair? BlackBerry-Maker Reportedly Considers Shakeup

Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion is close to a decision on stripping its co-chief executives of their other shared role as chairman of the board...

Citibank Facebook App: 'ThankYou Point-Sharing' Turns Rewards Into 'Social Currency'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Credit card rewards are the new social currency. Citibank customers can now use Facebook to pool their rewards points online....

AT&T, Tivo Settlement: Big Blue To Pay $215 Million In Patent Suit

Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. will pay TiVo Inc. at least $215 million through June 2018, becoming the latest TV signal provider to settle a pate...

Yahoo Close To Naming New CEO; PayPal President Scott Thompson May Be The Man: AllThingsD

Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic and Yinka Adegoke SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc named PayPal President Scott Thompson as its chief executive ...

MetroPCS: TV Tuner-Equipped Samsung Smartphone Coming Soon

Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- TV stations have been locked out of the screens we carry with us every day – those of cellphones. On Wednesday, they gained a footho...

Roku Streaming Stick Expands Company's Horizons Beyond Set-Top Boxes

Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Roku is thinking outside its set-top box in an attempt to bring more Internet video to flat-panel televisions. The new approach will...

Anthony Fields Used LinkedIn To Defraud Investors, SEC Says

Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Securities regulators charged an Illinois-based investment adviser on Wednesday with using Lin...

Apple Reportedly Hires Todd Teresi: Adobe Officer To Lead iAd

Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has appointed Adobe Systems Inc's Todd Teresi to head its iAd mobile-advertising business, Bloomberg said, citing three people w...

Netflix Stock Surges After Company Shares Impressive Stats

Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Netflix has released some statistics that indicate the video subscription service must be doing something right, even though investor...

Barnes & Noble May Spin Off Nook Business

Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble is considering options for its quickly growing but expensive Nook e-book reading business, its latest attempt to regai...

Facebook Ramnit Worm Swipes 45,000 Usernames, Passwords

Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

Facebook users have a new threat to look out for. It's called the "Ramnit" worm, and it has compromised 45,000 user accounts. According to Seculert...

HBO Ends Netflix DVD Discount: Report

Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

The complicated relationship between Netflix and HBO just got a bit more complicated. The New York Times' Brian Stelter is reporting that HBO is no...

iPhone 4S Doubles Data Consumption: Study

Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

By Tarmo Virki, European Technology Correspondent (Reuters) - Apple's new iPhone 4S consumes on average twice as much data as the previ...

LG Google TV To BE Unveiled At CES 2012

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc said on Friday it would unveil its first Google TV next week, joining Sony Corp and Samsung Electronics Co in par...

HTC Q4 2011: Top Android Manufacturer Reports First Decline In Two Years

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

By Clare Jim TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp recorded a worse-than-expected yearly profit decline in the fourth ...

Facebook Instagram Feature: Now You Can Post Full-Size Photos In Your Timeline

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

There's a new Tumblr-esque Facebook feature in town, and it's going to thrill the photographers among you. iPhone owners who use photo-sharing app...

RIM Hopes Next PlayBook OS Will Impress At CES

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

Looks like development of the next iteration of Research In Motion's PlayBook operating system is going well enough that the company actually has some...

Sony May Name Kazuo Hirai President; Howard Stringer To Remain Chairman

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp will promote its consumer business chief Kazuo Hirai to the role of president as early ...

Samsung Q4 2011: Record Profit On Strong Smartphones

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

* Q4 operating profit up 73 pct y/y at 5.2 trln won vs 4.7 trln consensus * Smartphone sales seen at record 35 mln in Q4 vs 28 mln in ...

Sprint Shakeup: 4 Execs Ousted; Consumer, Business Sales And Marketing Operations Merged

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

* Alves to head consumer as well as business sales * Bowman, Johnson, Carney, Rogers leaving * Other changes expected in...

Motorola Mobility Warns Of Q4 Revenue Shortfall

Posted 01.06.2012 | Technology

(Adds analyst comment, share price) Jan 6 (Reuters) - Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc warned that its fourth-quarter 2011 revenue woul...

Charles Addams Google Logo Brings The Creepy And The Kooky (PICTURE)

Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology

January 7 marks the 100th birthday of cartoonist Charles Addams (1912 – 1988), famous for creating the Addams Family characters. Google has made ...

LG OLED TV: Gorgeous 55-Inch Set Is 3D-Capable, Thinnest And Lightest Of Its Kind (VIDEO)

Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

LG has unveiled its much buzzed-about 55-inch OLED TV at a pre-event running up to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The super-slim ...

Galaxy Note U.S.: AT&T, Samsung Confirm 'Phablet' At CES 2012

Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

On Monday, AT&T and Samsung both announced that the Galaxy Note "phablet" (a device that fills a size niche between smartphone and tablet) will be com...