Technological leaps over the
past few years have brought the world to users' fingertips, but at what
Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular
Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal
in the software maker's 36-year history.
YouTube is doubling the size of its online video store in an expansion
that will make more movies available for Internet streaming at the same
time they're released on DVD.
Apple Inc. moved up to the top spot in a global ranking of brand value
this year, replacing Google Inc., which has become Apple's arch-rival in
the market for mobile operating systems.
Facebook is influencing what news gets read online as people use the
Internet's most popular hangout.
T-Mobile USA lost a record number of subscribers in the first three
months of the year, posing a conundrum for regulators as they look at
whether to let AT&T Inc. buy the smaller carrier for $39 billion.
There's an amusing trend among gadget makers: They keep trying to
improve their products by adding a second screen.
In the race to build a faster computer chip, there is literally nowhere
to go but up.