Uber update lets you book party buses and electric vehicles

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., smiles during a Bloomberg Technology television interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. David Paul Morris | Reuters Uber announced its final slate of updates on Monday ahead of what is expected to be a busy travel and event season. The features, announced during its … Read more

MicroStrategy Stock Is Crumbling as Bitcoin Slides and Rates Rise

Bitcoin’s tumbling price is dragging down MicroStrategy’s stock. Dreamstime Text size MicroStrategy , a software and Bitcoin holding company, was tumbling again as the price of the crypto continued to slide. Shares of MicroStrategy (ticker: MSTR) were down 23% in trading Monday, to around $227 a share. The company held 129,218 Bitcoins on its balance … Read more

Videogames ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Minecraft’ Catapult Smiley Salamander to Global Fame

Pollution and other man-made ills weigh heavily on Mexico’s axolotl, a rare salamander popular among Aztecs back in the day. Its population in the wild has fallen by something like 99% in the past three decades, one expert said. Yet the creature’s popularity has never been higher, propelled by the same modern age chasing them … Read more

Why Sony Should Buy Final Fantasy Maker Square Enix

Text size Square Enix, the maker of the popular Final Fantasy games, is a perfect fit for Sony. Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images sony needs to bulk up to ward off its multi-trillion dollar gaming rival Microsoft. Another Japan-based gaming company may be exactly what the PlayStation owner needs. The videogame industry is the most … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

How a smart home can get you a discount on home insurance

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. A smart thermostat can turn up the heat in your home before you get out of bed. A smart speaker can play your favorite podcasts with voice command. A smart bulb can be turned on or off from across the room. But smart home devices aren’t just … Read more

Apple says China’s Covid-19 lockdowns weigh on sales

Apple Inc. AAPL 4.52% warned on Thursday that the resurgence of Covid-19 in China threatens to hamper sales of up to $8 billion in the current quarter – a setback after seeing supply chain improvements in the first three months of the year. The iPhone maker’s guidance came Thursday shortly after the company posted one … Read more

Microsoft Rises, Alphabet Falls: “Not all tech stocks are created equal”

Text size Heading into Wednesday’s session, Microsoft stock is down nearly 20% year-to-date. Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty Images It was a tale of two tech stocks on Wednesday, as Microsoft pink and Alphabet fell after earnings. Microsoft the stock rose early Wednesday, with the software maker receiving a boost from better-than-expected guidance for its fourth … Read more

Alphabet revenue shows slowing sales growth on Digital-Ad Tumult

ParentGoogle Alphabet Inc. GOOG -3.04% recorded a slowdown in sales growth as global economic turmoil disrupted digital ad spending. The company said first-quarter sales rose 23% year-over-year, the lowest rate for the tech giant since the end of 2020. In the meantime, the company saw a period of massive sales growth, as companies large and … Read more

Microsoft beats on profits after raising Office prices

Microsoft Corp. eclipsed earnings and sales estimates and generated higher-than-expected revenue across all of its business segments in an earnings report on Tuesday, but shares fell further initially after the earnings release. Microsoft MSFT, -3.74% reported third-quarter earnings of $16.73 billion, or $2.22 per share, from $2.03 per share a year ago. Revenue increased to … Read more