Bits Blog: Jack Dorsey Gives One-Third of Twitter Stake to Employees
The chief executive of Twitter said he would give about $200 million of stock to be used to increase compensation to employees. The donation...
Independent Musicians Find Unexpected Rewards in Streaming
A growing number of musicians who don’t have lucrative CD sales are exploring the moneymaking potential of streaming.
Pandora and Big Labels Settle Suit for $90 Million
The deal involves recordings made before 1972, which are not covered by federal copyright protection.
Microsoft Earnings Climb, Lifted by Strong Growth in Cloud Computing
A much bigger test for Microsoft will come during the quarter now underway, when a flood of new hardware running Windows goes on sale....
Google Announces Stock Buyback as Earnings Rise
Google, now called Alphabet, announced that its board had authorized the company to spend $5.1 billion buying back its shares starting this year....
Amazon Posts an Unexpected Profit, and Its Shares Soar
The company reported net income of 17 cents a share, rather than the 13-cent los analysts expected. Its shares rose as much as 10 percent...
Walmart Plays Catch-Up With Amazon
Walmart’s announcement of increased investment in e-commerce was a tacit acknowledgement that it had fallen far behind Amazon, a leader in the...
Airbnb Ads Flop in San Francisco
The company is apologizing for a series of ads highlighting how much its guests and hosts contribute in taxes, saying they struck “the wrong tone.”...
Cars’ Voice-Activated Systems Distract Drivers, Study Finds
The research shows that the technology can be a powerful distraction, and a lingering one.
Bits Daily Report: A Trio of Earnings from Tech Behemoths
Three technology titans — Amazon, Google and Microsoft — will be reporting their quarterly financial results on Thursday.
Volkswagen Investigating if Diesel Emissions Deception Was More Extensive
The automaker said it was looking into whether a second diesel motor type, used in many of its cars, had software meant to evade pollution testing....
Disruptions: Pitfalls of the Connected Home (Part 2)
As with painting and plumbing, it may be wise to hire a professional when it comes to connecting your home to the Internet....