Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class....
Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon....
Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale
HONG KONG (AP) -- When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was still a corporate backwater has been vindicated this week by Alibaba completing a mammoth sale of shares to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere....
Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android....
Twitter parody plays differently in middle America
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol....
End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies....
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space....
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers....
Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices....
Orders for Samsung Note 4 phone begin Friday
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung says U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on the same day larger iPhones go on sale....
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