Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook was quoted on Friday as saying he had "very open" talks on privacy and security with a senior Chinese official, days after a web monitoring group linked the government to a hack into Apple's iCloud service in China.
Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact.
Apple Inc said on Thursday it is studying options for sapphire supply and might work again with GT Advanced Technologies Inc if the distressed supplier can reduce production costs for the scratch-resistant material.
Tumblr, the micro-blogging site Yahoo acquired last year for US$1.1 billion, has rolled out new features to make itself a better home for video. But despite speculation that it's aiming to become a rival to Google's YouTube, Tumblr still has a long way to go before it can credibly challenge the Internet's No. 1 video site.
Rogers Communications Inc posted a 28% decline in third-quarter net income on Thursday, but reaffirmed its profit targets for the year as it heralded the end of a corporate shuffle.
One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for US$905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations.
Google Inc launched an e-mail service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.
The Bank of Canada dropped any reference to taking a neutral stance on interest rates on Wednesday after having already signalled that it would generally not give forward guidance on its rate moves.
Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported.