Apple has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday, missing the holiday shopping season as the market for such devices becomes increasingly competitive.
The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.
Google reclaimed on Tuesday its spot as the default search engine on Mozilla Corp’s Firefox Internet browser in the United States and other regions as the browser maker stunned Verizon’s Yahoo by canceling their deal.
Snap Inc. is redesigning its disappearing-message app Snapchat in an attempt to reach a broader audience, going back to the drawing board as Wall Street clobbered it for another quarter of slowing user growth.
China is pressing foreign payment card companies to form local joint ventures for onshore operations, said three people familiar with the matter, a move that would counter Beijing's pledge to the US on market access.
Periscope, a mobile app that lets users live-stream video, said Wednesday it will give back nearly all earnings from a select program to its creators, likely an effort to face growing competition in streaming video.
Facebook continued its romp in the advertising market, posting a 49% rise in ad sales for the third quarter to $10.14 billion, about 88 percent of which came from mobile ads. Quarterly profits spiked to 79%.
China’s HNA Group Co is in talks to buy a controlling stake in e-commerce firm China Dangdang in a deal that could value the online marketplace at over $1bn, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.