Square, the new rising star of Silicon Valley founded and lead by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, closed a $200 million fundraising round on Monday that now places the start-up's value at $3.25 billion. The privately-held San Francisco based company hopes to establish itself as the go-to mobile wallet in a growing industry of digital payment systems that all seek to turn smartphones into people's primary means of transaction.
The worldwide cloud services market is estimated to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to surpass the $109-billion mark, according to a new report by Gartner.
The second largest computer manufacturer in the world, Lenovo Group Ltd (0992) has decided to acquire a U.S.-based software company Stoneware Inc that marks its venture into Cloud Computing, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
WWE Night of Champions saw CM Punk retain by a draw, Rand Orton won after giving a fan the finger, Kane and Daniel Bryan became feuding tag champs, and more.
In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India Monday cut the cash reserve ratio by 25 basis points while keeping the other key rates unchanged in its Mid-Quarter Monetary Policy Review 2012.
The Canadian Auto Workers, or CAW, will concentrate on the Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) as it attempts to negotiate a collective-bargaining agreement in the roughly 24 hours left before its fast-approaching strike deadline on Monday at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
The Chicago Public Schools will be closed both Monday and Tuesday, as the majority of the 800 members of the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates who gathered Sunday voted to continue the CTU's first strike in 25 years.
Robert B. McKeon, founder and chairman of private equity firm Veritas Capital Management LLC, committed suicide this week at his Darien, Conn., home, the state's medical examiner's office said Friday.
Some 100,000 feral camels have been culled from the Australian outback in order to control the population level and limit the environmental damage they cause.
Many Argentines are protesting against the policies of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over her tight controls on the economy amid rising inflation. Fernandez has said that her policies are aimed at supporting the most vulnerable in society and will benefit the majority of people as a whole, though she has been criticized for pursuing a populist agenda at the expese of the upper and middle classes.
The Night of Champions pay-per-view match list is completed as of Tuesday, during the WWE SmackDown taping which will air tonight.
At a time when IT budgets are feeling the pressure due to the global economic slowdown, security is expected to remain a priority through 2016, according to a new Gartner report.
Top After-Market NYSE Movers (Accretive, Lloyds Banking, Och-Ziff Capital, Manitowoc, Beazer Homes, Equus Total, Eagle Materials, Proto Labs)
The top after-market NYSE gainers Thursday were Accretive Health, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, Lloyds Banking Group Plc and Beazer Homes USA. The top after-market NYSE losers were Western Asset Premier Bond Fund, Equus Total Return, Eagle Materials, Proto Labs and Health Management Associates.
"Jersey Shore" performer Deena Cortese has been banned from the premises of New Jersey bar Spicy Cantina & Mexican Grill for two years after an incident occurred at the bar in June.
James will be represented by Rich Paul and Klutch Sports Management.
Dutch voters handed pro-European parties a sweeping election victory on Wednesday, shunning the radical fringes and dispelling concerns that euro skeptics could gain sway in a core euro zone country.
The mouthpiece for the Chinese military weighs in on the country's island dispute with Japan, harshly, and diplomatic stings between the world's second and third-largest economies stir concerns in the world about the stability of East Asia.
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, have both condemned that rocket attack in Benghazi, Libya which killed U.S. diplomat Chris Stevens and three other people.
U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems PLC (PINK: BAESY) said it's in talks with European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co., the parent of Airbus SAS, about a possible merger that would create a European counterweight to U.S. companies including The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA).
Far-right Dutch politician and leader of the ultra-conservative Freedom Party (PVV) Geert Wilders formerly established his party in parliament on a platform of Islamophobic anti-immigration, and now seeks to turn nationalist sentiment against the eurozone amid frustrations with debt-laden countries like Greece, Italy and Spain. Poll indicate his party will lose seats this election, but it has defied expectations in the past.
The White House has announced that President Obama will deliver a live statement at 10:35 Wednesday on the attacks in Libya that took the life of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens .
Real Madrid and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be near a contract extension.
During the 2011 uprising against Colonel Gaddafi he became the chief liaison between the U.S. and the Transitional National Council (TNC), acting as a vital go-between for the rebels.
Top After-Market Nasdaq Movers (Accuray, Digital Generation, Santarus, Facebook, Applied Micro Circuits, Globecomm, Xyratex, Education Management, STEC, Lattice)
The top after-market Nasdaq gainers Tuesday were Accuray Inc, Digital Generation Inc, Santarus, Facebook Inc and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. The top after-market Nasdaq losers were Globecomm Systems, Xyratex Ltd, Education Management Corporation, STEC Inc and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.
Investigators from Southern California's South Coast Air Quality Management District received nearly 200 complaints about a "rotten egg smell" and began searching for the stench Tuesday morning. The odor is thought to be coming from the Salton Sea.
Eastman Kodak (Pink: EKDKQ) will win court approval to ax more people and sell units, a veteran bankruptcy lawyer said. But it won't get anything near full price for the units as well as for 1,100 patents that interest Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) because of the stain of bankruptcy.
Rhino poaching has seen a resurgence in recent years due to an increase of demand for their horns in Asian markets. But all across Africa, local community members are working tocreate sanctuaries and lessen the risk of extinction.
Asian shares eased Tuesday ahead of a key German ruling on the euro zone's bailout funds and the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Monday Night RAW will be live tonight from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que., Canada, featuring the return of Bret "The Hitman" Hart to the scene of the Montreal Screwjob. CM Punk and Paul Heyman's relationship will be explained and John Cena will likely retaliate before the two men meet Sunday in a WWE Championship match.
Infosys Technologies Monday said that it would buy Swiss technology consulting firm Lodestone Holding AG for 330 million Swiss francs ($350 million) which is expected to help India's second biggest software exporter to improve services to its clients.