- Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.
- LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors gave LinkedIn a poor job review Friday in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $11 billion in the professional networking site's market value.
- Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.
- Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies
On a remote island off of Nantucket, scientists are using a tool most commonly associated with war and surveillance to get a look at fuzzy baby seals.
- Experts say launch won't bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch.
- LinkedIn shares tumble on weak forecast for 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LinkedIn shares plunged as much as 28 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter but provided a weak forecast for 2016.
- IRS resolves computer problems after outage
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.
- Obama health care law posts respectable sign-up season
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration.
- CEO Dauman takes over chair at Viacom, replacing Redstone
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aging media mogul Sumner Redstone stepped down as executive chairman of Viacom on Thursday and was replaced by CEO Philippe Dauman, a move that immediately disappointed investors.
- Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.6 million in patent case
A federal jury in East Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.6 million after finding that Apple services like FaceTime and iMessage infringed on technology patents held by Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX.
- Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.
- Sharp weighs investment proposals, decision within a month
TOKYO (AP) — Troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to decide within a month between investment offers from Taiwanese company Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, or a consortium of Japanese investors.
- Facebook celebrating its users' friendships for its birthday
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is giving friendship collages to its 1.6 billion users in celebration of the social network's 12th birthday.
- Cisco to buy Jasper in move into 'Internet of Things'
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. is buying Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices ranging from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers.
- Kik Messenger app scrutinized following 13-year-old's death
ATLANTA (AP) — Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man.