- Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 14 percent in aftermarket trading. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.
- Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter's computer
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer.
- Google's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars.
- Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.
- Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a Prime quarter for Amazon.
- Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones.
- 'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.
- Amazon shares spike as 4Q profit beats by a mile
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile.
- FTC settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Colorado man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website has settled with federal regulators who said he broke the law by posting nude pictures of women without their consent or knowledge.
- Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard
NEW YORK (AP) — A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard.
- Debate over access to body camera footage arrives at Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are wading into a debate over access to footage caught on police body cameras.
- Computer security review shows need for training, testing
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An independent consultant who reviewed the North Dakota University System's computer security protocol says specialized training of information technology staff and other updates and testing are needed to make the system more secure.
- 2 New Mexico lawmakers eye regulating ride-sharing companies
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico lawmakers are pushing a measure aimed at regulating ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.
- Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.