Stories by Barbara Ortutay

Friday, April 11, 2014

Once-soaring tech stocks sink

The stocks of recent stars such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are 20 percent to 45 percent below their recent peaks. The steep downfall is raising questions about whether this is just ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Facebook CEO's multibillion deal raises questions

Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.
By Barbara Ortutay

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Crushed by Candy Crush

NEW YORK - Many people remember where they were when man first walked on the moon. I remember where I was when I passed Level 86 of "Candy Crush Saga."
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Brands vie to stand out amid Super Bowl chatter

NEW YORK - If it's on TV, it's on Twitter, at least when it comes to blockbuster events such as the Super Bowl.
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Customers' encrypted PINs were stolen, target says

ATLANTA - Target said Friday that debit-card PIN numbers were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Web sites try to nix comments

Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in order to restore civil discourse.
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

App guides shoppers in Apple stores

NEW YORK - GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're inside.
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Twitter soars in market debut

NEW YORK - Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Twitter sets IPO price at $26, set to raise at least $1.8 billion in offering

NEW YORK - Twitter has set a price of $26 for its initial public offering of stock, which means the company's shares can begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
By Barbara Ortutay

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Challenges abound for Twitter

As Twitter prepares to complete its initial public offering, the company's history of losses is raising questions about its ability to turn a cultural phenomenon into a sustainable business.
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Twitter sets $17 to $20 per share range for IPO

NEW YORK - Twitter has set a price range of $17 to $20 per share for its initial public offering and says it could raise as much as $1.6 billion in the process.
By Barbara Ortutay

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Apple goes thinner, lighter with new iPad and Macs

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Twitter unseals IPO papers, hopes to raise $1 billion

NEW YORK - Twitter has unsealed the documents for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion in one of the year's most eagerly awaited stock market ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Twitter tweets it'll go public

NEW YORK - Twitter aptly announced on its short messaging service Thursday afternoon that it has filed documents for an initial public offering of stock.
By Barbara Ortutay

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Apple unveils 2 new iPhone designs

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday unveiled two new iPhones, including a less expensive model with a plastic casing.
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, Aug 23, 2013

Microsoft CEO to retire

Steve Ballmer says he will retire within the next year. Stocks rose 9 percent after the announcement.
By Barbara Ortutay

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

Facebook aims to get the world online

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to get all of the world's 7 billion people online through a partnership with some of the largest mobile technology companies.
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Microsoft reboots with sweeping reorganization

Microsoft is dismantling an organizational structure that separated the company into sometimes disjointed divisions and hatching a more cohesive product line-up.
By Barbara Ortutay

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Microsoft reveals new Xbox console

Microsoft reveals Xbox One as all-in-1 entertainment console, last of 3 major systems unveiled
By Barbara Ortutay

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Facebook earnings, revenue grow

Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that its net income was $219 million, or 9 cents per share, in the January-March period. That's up from $205 million, or 9 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.
By Barbara Ortutay

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Bubba at Waffle House

Forget going to Disney World. Bubba Watson celebrated his Sunday Masters with a trip to an Augusta Waffle House.