Powerball Jackpot Hits $500 Million, Sets New Record
November 28 2012 4:02 AM EST
Powerball jackpot grew to $500 million Tuesday as part of a plan lottery officials put together early this year to build jackpots faster and generate revenue for states that run the game.
Powerball Jackpot Of $425 Million Raises Hope Of A Bigger Payout
November 27 2012 6:32 AM EST
Hopes are running high that the record $425 million Powerball drawing could become bigger before the Wednesday night’s draw.
Powerball Jackpot Soars To $425 Million
November 25 2012 5:47 AM EST
As the Powerball numbers announced Saturday night 22-32-37-44-50 did not find matching entries, the jackpot has soared a record $425 million for the next drawing and possibly higher, NBC News has reported.
Man With Bionic Leg Climbs To Top Of Chicago Skyscraper
November 05 2012 9:11 AM EST
Zac Vawter broke a record by climbing 103 floors using a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.
Makeshift NYC Offices Post Hurricane Sandy [PHOTOS]
November 02 2012 1:51 PM EDT
New Yorkers are getting back to work after Hurricane Sandy, but many are not actually "at work."
TripAdvisor Buys Wanderfly To Enhance Social Offerings
October 02 2012 3:11 PM EDT
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, acquired Wanderfly to expand its social networking features beyond those offered by its current presence on Facebook.
Braintree Introduces Instant Approval For Online And Mobile Payments
October 01 2012 5:27 PM EDT
Braintree is rolling out a new feature as part of its effort to rebrand its mobile payments system into a one-stop shop that will scale alongside the companies that use it.
GoDaddy.com Says Most Sites Restored After Cyberattack
September 11 2012 9:20 AM EDT
GoDaddy.com, the popular website that hosts millions of domains for businesses, said it had restored most service Tuesday. On Monday, it was subject to cyberattack by someone claiming to be a member of the Anonymous hacker group.
Technology Focus: Amazon’s Bezos Disrupts Again, Devises Apple Challenge
September 09 2012 10:17 AM EDT
Chances are there few personalities as creative, disruptive and rich in the technology sector as Jeff Bezos, the founding CEO of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the No. 1 e-retailer. He's put Borders Books out of business and could even put Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) in its place.
Pandora Media Shares Plunge 21% On Rumored Apple Rivalry
September 07 2012 2:02 PM EDT
Shares of online radio broadcaster Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) plunged nearly 21 percent on reports that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, would launch a competitive service as early as next quarter.
Want To Hail A New York Taxi With Uber? Not Until February, City Says
September 07 2012 12:28 PM EDT
Uber Technologies, the private developer of a smartphone app that matches cabdrivers with passengers, drove over a gigantic pothole when it tried to launch in New York City this week: the venerable Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike: 208 Flights Cancelled; Europe, Intercontinental Flights Grounded (PHOTOS)
September 04 2012 4:26 AM EDT
The cabin crew of Lufthansa (LHA) airlines is staging a strike at three German airports Tuesday in their second walkout in a 13-month wage dispute that has resulted in the cancellation of 208 flights in Frankfurt.
IBM To Offer Cloud TV Services To Philips Customers
August 31 2012 3:10 PM EDT
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), the No. 2 computer company, said it will start providing services in the cloud for consumer electronics makers, starting with Dutch giant Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG).
Cars with Speed, Fuel-Saving Might Battle among Americas Teams
August 31 2012 3:31 AM EDT
There is no stopping the Shell Group of companies from their environment sustainable projects most especially those that engage the youth in preparation for tomorrow's challenges. Shell's Eco-marathon, which involves student teams to design, build, and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles, is due to come to the North and South American Region in April 2013 in Houston, Texas.
Bankrupt American Airlines Seeks OK For Big Lawyer Fees As It Seeks More Worker Pay Cuts
August 30 2012 11:46 AM EDT
American Airlines' bankrupt parent AMR Corporation (PINK:AAMRQ), which is arguing in federal court it needs hundreds of millions of dollars in contract concessions from its employees in order to survive as a going concern, is planning to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to entice a small group of hedge funds to invest in the company.
Zuckerberg Pal Moskovitz Sells More Facebook Shares
August 30 2012 11:25 AM EDT
Dustin Moskovitz, the Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) co-founder, sold 450,000 more shares this week to raise about $8.9 million, a week after he sold his first tranche of 450,000 shares when the lock-up period for insiders expired.
Yelp Shares Soar 25% As Lockup Expires Contra Facebook’s Huge Decline
August 29 2012 12:41 PM EDT
Shares of Yelp Inc. (Nasdaq: YELP), the provider of online reviews of local businesses and restaurants, surged more than 25 percent Wednesday as the lock-up period for insiders expired, allowing them to sell stock in the San Francisco-based company for the first time since its march 1 initial public offering.
IBM To Acquire Kenexa To Battle Oracle, Workday, Salesforce.com
August 27 2012 9:39 AM EDT
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), the No. 2 computer maker, said it will pay about $1.6 billion to acquire Kenexa Corp. (NYSE: KNXA), for its human-resources software cloud technologies.
Tiffany, Heinz, Pandora, Joy Global, Splunk: Earnings Reports To Watch, Aug 27-31
August 24 2012 4:30 PM EDT
While the second-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, investors will still see a trickle of companies reporting results next week. They include Heinz, Joy Global, Pandora Media, Splunk, and Tiffany.
Salesforce.com 2Q Earnings Preview: Benioff’s Cloud Strategy Stays Hot
August 23 2012 11:27 AM EDT
Salesforce.com’s (NYSE: CRM)’s second-quarter results are expected to show that its strategy of adapting its software-as-a-service model to the increased use of the cloud by enterprises can pay off handsomely for investors.