Stories by Fred O'Connor

Yahoo gains US search share at Google's expense

Gaining the status of default search engine in Firefox is paying off for Yahoo, which has grown its share of the U.S. search market over the last three months while Google's portion has dropped slightly.

Written by Fred O'Connor03 Feb. 15 05:12

Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private

Earlier this month, Uber agreed to provide Boston city officials a wealth of ride data to help them make better planning decisions -- but it will go to considerable lengths to ensure that data is not made public.

Written by Fred O'Connor31 Jan. 15 08:54

Google Glass holds promise but requires a 'reset'

Google Glass failed to meet goals set by the search giant, causing the company to halt the program and rethink its strategy for the wearable device.

Written by Fred O'Connor31 Jan. 15 05:23

Amazon said to launch enterprise email service

Amazon will launch an enterprise email and calendar service that competes against products from Microsoft and Google, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Written by Fred O'Connor29 Jan. 15 06:39

Flying high, Apple readies Watch to ship in April

The Apple Watch will ship in April, according to CEO, Tim Cook, ending speculation about when Apple will release its first new category of product in more than four years.

Written by Fred O'Connor28 Jan. 15 12:35

Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

The Apple Watch will go on sale in March, and though component shortages may be an issue, about 5 million of the devices are likely to be sold in the first quarter, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo.

Written by Fred O'Connor27 Jan. 15 05:15

US spy program has financial, security impacts, says Snowden

The U.S. National Security Agency needs to consider the repercussions of its spying on electronic communications and data, especially how that impacts U.S. economic interests, former NSA analyst Edward Snowden said today.

Written by Fred O'Connor24 Jan. 15 06:33

Many wearable devices won't require FDA regulation

Many of the wearable devices and mobile health apps available to consumers won't be subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation, according to draft guidelines from the agency.

Written by Fred O'Connor22 Jan. 15 05:04