Apple has done better than the broader market this year, rising 1.5 percent while the S&P 500 has fallen more than 2 percent.

Dell and EMC merger?

Dell announced a deal Monday with MSD Partners and Silver Lake to buy cloud computing company EMC for roughly $67 billion in cash and stock.

Dell and EMC merger?

Are two well-known companies working on the biggest takeovers the tech industry has ever seen?

Pascal Rossignol | Reuters

Google has bought the alphabet. Not literally of course (if that’s even possible), but it has acquired the domain name, just a few days after Google officially became a subsidiary of Alphabet, its new holding company. The domain was created in 1999 and was updated on Wednesday when Google took control of it, according to …

Main Street goes digital

How one mom and pop shop is modernizing its decades old business.

The digital divide

With more people going online to watch programs, digital video is stealing ad dollars.

Real issues for fantasy sports

A new report about DraftKings is raising a lot of questions about the integrity of the online fantasy sports industry.

Tech startups and sports

Some small tech startups are looking for new sources of capital and they’re finding funding in some surprising places.

Source: Peeple App

Everyone from executives to celebrities weighed in this week on an app that allows users to rate other’s professional, romantic or personal attributes — but gives those targeted limited power to remove negative posts. After The Washington Post dubbed it the “the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’,” the soon-to-be released app Peeple became the latest battleground …

Source: Apple via U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Rendering of a proposed Apple smart ring from a patent application recently published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Apple could be developing a new wearable device even smaller than the Apple Watch: an Apple ring. That is, if a recently filed patent leads to an actual product. The ring, which could be made with or without a touch display, would be linked to a larger device such as an iPhone, according to the …

Brendan McDermid | Reuters
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The fourth quarter is traditionally a good one for stocks, and an even better one for the technology sector. Since 1990, the S&P 500 has climbed an average of 4.9 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ. Among the 10 sectors within the broad gauge, however, …

Engineers at MIT have built a three-fingered robotic hand that can identify and safely grasp delicate objects by relying on an increasingly popular approach to making robots useful: making them soft. Human hands are not easy for robotics engineers to emulate. The simple act of picking up an item involves all kinds of abilities that …

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the iPad during an Apple media event in San Francisco, September 9, 2015.

If Apple CEO Tim Cook‘s predictions are correct, some consumers will never buy a desktop computer. Tablets and smartphones could take over as the primary way some of them access the Internet, according a recent BuzzFeed interview with the chief executive. “Because I think now we’re at the point where the iPad does what some …

The big business of Esports

Esports, or competitive video game playing, may not be physically grueling like traditional sports, but it’s competitive and it’s big business.

Phil Han

Scenes of fans camped outside one of London’s biggest Apple stores can only mean one thing – a new product from the U.S. tech giant. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus go on sale Friday as fans brave the cold to get their hands on the latest handset while investors await to see whether Apple’s …