Visa Inc. is making a virtual "wallet" that can hold people's card
account information for faster checkouts.
With scores of smartphones available, one obvious way for them to stand
out is with size. Two new phones by HP and Samsung take that to extremes.
The first laptops running on a Google-designed software system will go on sale in the U.S. and six other countries next month.
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.