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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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Art exhibit exposes the limits of online privacy

NEW YORK - Image after image splashes on the wall of the exhibit - a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant, an exposed belly of a woman barely covering her ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Facebook unveils Home

With its new Home on Android gadgets, Facebook aims make its social network the hub of people's mobile experiences.
By Barbara Ortutay

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Gates, Zuckerberg urge kids to code

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter creator Jack Dorsey are among the tech luminaries appearing in a new video promoting the teaching and learning of computer ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Apple investor sues, wants more cash distributed

Greenlight Capital said Thursday that it is suing Apple in a New York federal court over the company's proposal to make it more difficult for it to issue preferred stock.
By Barbara Ortutay

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Facebook shares post biggest single-day gain

Shares of Facebook Inc rose $3.73, or 19 percent, to close at $23.23 on Wednesday. Still, shares are off 39 percent from the company's IPO price of $38.
By Barbara Ortutay

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS to merge

NEW YORK — T-Mobile and MetroPCS have agreed to combine their struggling cellphone businesses in a deal aimed at letting them compete better with their three larger rivals.
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Apple CEO apologizes for app

Apple CEO apologizes for error-ridden map service, invites users to download competing apps
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Amazon unveils new Kindle Fires

Amazon unveils new Kindle Fires as tablet competition heats up. Larger models are near iPad size.
By Barbara Ortutay

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012

Facebook shares hit new low

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook's stock plunged to a new low Thursday as some of the social networking leader's early backers got their first chance to sell their shares since the company's initial ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, July 13, 2012

IPOs may be ready to recover

The IPO market may be poised to recover from the Facebook freeze as Fender and Kayak get set to go public.
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, July 6, 2012

Yahoo, Facebook end patent dispute

Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a patent dispute, averting a potentially lengthy legal battle.
By Barbara Ortutay

Friday, May 18, 2012

Facebook ends about even

One of the most anticipated IPOs in Wall Street history ended on a flat note, with Facebook's stock closing at $38.23, up 23 cents from Thursday night's pricing.
By Barbara Ortutay
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Christmas Eve rains to dry up

If Wednesday seemed particularly wet and dreary, you would be right. The day broke the record for the wettest Christmas Eve that Augusta has ever had.
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