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Microsoft to Make ‘Major Announcement’ Monday

Microsoft to Make ‘Major Announcement’ Monday

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Microsoft has just invited press to a media event in Los Angeles June 18 for a “major announcement.”Microsoft recently demonstrated a near-final version of its next operating system Windows 8, wh…

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Let’s Pizza(NEW YORK) — Vending machines aren’t just for a bag of chips and soda anymore. A vending machine that makes fresh pizza to order will debut in the U.S. this year after experiencing popularity in Europe.The Amsterdam-based company A1 Concept…

ICANN Releases New Web Domain Name Options

ICANN Releases New Web Domain Name Options

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images (LONDON) — By 2013 we could be typing domain names that end in .app, .blog, or .apple into our web browsers.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Wednesday released the list of compan…

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Pizza Vending Machine Coming Soon to United States

Let’s Pizza(NEW YORK) — Vending machines aren’t just for a bag of chips and soda anymore. A vending machine that makes fresh pizza to order will debut in the U.S. this year after experiencing popularity in Europe.The Amsterdam-based company A1 Concept…

Bing Adds Qwiki Video to Search Results

Bing Adds Qwiki Video to Search Results

Bing/Qwiki(NEW YORK) — A few weeks after launching its revamped interactive video and multimedia format, Qwiki is teaming up with Microsoft’s Bing search engine to display Qwiki results right on Bing search pages.For instance, if you search for …

Apple iOS 6: A Closer Look at Facebook, Passbook, Apple Maps

Apple iOS 6: A Closer Look at Facebook, Passbook, Apple Maps

AppleBy JOANNA STERN, ABC News Technology Editor(SAN FRANCISCO) – Apple didn’t hold back Monday on its plans for the iPhone and the iPad. Scott Forstall, head of iOS software, demoed 10 new features coming to iOS 6 this fall. There are a lot of n…

Apple iOS 6: Facebook Integration, Improved Siri, New Maps

Apple iOS 6: Facebook Integration, Improved Siri, New Maps

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple today showed off iOS 6, the feature-laden successor to its current iOS 5 software for iPhones and iPads. It will bring 200 new features to the iPhone and iPad, the company said, including Facebook in…

Apple Overhauls MacBook Pro, Debuts Mountain Lion

Apple Overhauls MacBook Pro, Debuts Mountain Lion

Apple(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple overhauled its popular notebook, the MacBook Pro, with a state-of-the-art, super high-resolution screen. The tech company also updated the Pro and the MacBook Air with the latest processing technology, the company announce…

No-Contract iPhones Coming in Late June

No-Contract iPhones Coming in Late June

Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint’s brands for prepaid, no-contract phone service, announced Thursday it will start selling the iPhone later this month.  For customers looking to purchase the iPho…

Google Announces New and Improved Mapping Products

Google Announces New and Improved Mapping Products

ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) — Google’s doing a full sweep of its Maps products, looking to improve the experience for its 1 billion monthly active users.At a press event at its downtown San Francisco offices, the company showed a number of new mappi…

Nasdaq Outlines $40M Fund for Facebook IPO Glitches

Nasdaq Outlines $40M Fund for Facebook IPO Glitches

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — The Nasdaq stock exchange announced a $40 million fund Wednesday to compensate investors who were “disadvantaged” by technical problems during Facebook’s rocky IPO on May 18.The Nasdaq OMX …

Nintendo’s Wii U GamePad to Play Old Wii Games, Company Says

Nintendo’s Wii U GamePad to Play Old Wii Games, Company Says

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Have a ton of Wii Virtual Console games? No need to purchase new versions for the new Wii U.Nintendo’s Wii U, successor to the groundbreaking Wii, has been confirmed for release this holiday season, …

Google Buys Startups Quickoffice and Meebo

Google Buys Startups Quickoffice and Meebo

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — In the span of 24 hours, Google has acquired two decently-sized Silicon Valley startups.On Monday the search giant announced that it had purchased the instant messaging firm, Meebo. And now, anoth…

Microsoft Announces XBox SmartGlass for Tablets, Phones at E3

Microsoft Announces XBox SmartGlass for Tablets, Phones at E3

Microsoft(LOS ANGELES) — Microsoft’s XBox is jumping into this year’s big gaming shift, using touch screen devices to interact with and control media through your game console and then display content on your TV, Windows 8 PC or portable d…

‘Flame’ Compromises Key Microsoft Security System

‘Flame’ Compromises Key Microsoft Security System

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The cyber espionage super bug Flame compromised a key Microsoft security system, the company has now revealed, prompting Microsoft to issue an emergency patch to its millions of customers because of fears of what one…

How Much Does Facebook Pay Its Interns?

How Much Does Facebook Pay Its Interns?

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With internships harder to come by in a sluggish economy and unpaid internships typical in many industries, the lucky college students who land a summer gig at Facebook have indeed found a friend. Acc…

More Google Chromebooks Coming, Advertising Could Help Lower Prices

More Google Chromebooks Coming, Advertising Could Help Lower Prices

Sundar Pichai of Google. Joanna Stern/ABC News(RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.) — Google has dominated the smartphone market with its Android operating system, but it also has its Chrome OS operating system, which is built on its Chrome browser. The Chrom…

Skype to Be Integrated Into Windows 8

Skype to Be Integrated Into Windows 8

Skype(RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.)  — A year ago Microsoft bought Skype, the video chat and calling software company, for $8.5 billion. But the first real integration between the companies looks like it will come with Windows 8.“We are goin…

Windows 8: Microsoft Makes Preview Available for Download

Windows 8: Microsoft Makes Preview Available for Download

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — Windows 8 — the new operating system Microsoft has designed for tablets and touch screens as well as laptops and desktop computers — is inching closer to reality with an improved preview version now available for download. Back…

Zynga CEO and the Value of ‘Boring Conference Calls’

Zynga CEO and the Value of ‘Boring Conference Calls’

Zynga(LOS ANGELES) — Zynga, maker of such popular social games as Words With Friends and Farmville, has seen lots of growth with its mobile games, but the CEO of the company, Mark Pincus, isn’t worried about the disappearance of the PC.“I …

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