Twitter Inc., the microblogging service that went public last year, agreed to buy 900 patents from International Business Machines Corp. to gain access to new technology and build a defense against infringement suits.
As Sony Corp.’s Kazuo Hirai delivers his first keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show today, he’ll push a message he’s delivered before: a breakup of the consumer electronics giant isn’t in the cards.
Microsoft Corp. will use an Advanced Micro Devices Inc. processor in its next Xbox game console as it seeks to cut the cost of building machines and get developers to create more titles, people with knowledge of the matter said. AMD surged the most in almost two years.
Apple Inc. said it will give software developers more leeway in how they create applications for its iPhone and iPad, a move likely to benefit Adobe Systems Inc., whose software had been panned by Apple’s Steve Jobs .
Apple Inc. said it will publish review guidelines for its App Store for the first time and relax restrictions on the development tools that software programmers use to create applications for its iPhone and iPad.
Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled a tablet computer called the TouchPad in a bid to gain a foothold in the market for handheld computers, and said the product’s software, acquired in last year’s purchase of Palm Inc., will run on personal computers this year.
Chinese television makers, including TCL Corp. and Hisense Electric Co., are accelerating their push into the U.S., marketing cut-rate sets and advanced technology as they try to grab share from Japanese and Korean competitors.