Internacionales inglés

Roku adds Google Play channel

Yahoo Business - 46 mins 44 segs ago

The Google video service becomes the latest addition to the Roku streaming box.>

BlackBerry Messenger lets you take back that text

Yahoo Business - 54 mins 21 segs ago

The new version of the messaging app -- which works on BlackBerry, Android and iOS -- has an unsend feature. It now also pulls a Snapchat by letting users send vanishing messages.>

Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 3 mins ago

(Reuters) - Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc . Dollar General had received offers for only about 4 million Family Dollar shares of a total 114 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 30, a day before the offer was to expire. Dollar General's perseverance to close a deal highlights its struggles in a weak economy where penny-pinching customers look for more discounts and deals. ...

Friday Poll: Could AI threaten humanity?

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 4 mins ago

Elon Musk opened up a wave of discussion with his assertion that artificial intelligence has the potential to do horrible things to humanity.>

Whovians: Bake a pudding brain cake in time for Halloween

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 17 mins ago

All you pudding brains who have been keeping up with the latest season of "Doctor Who" can make your very own pudding brain for All Hallows' Eve.>

Dow hits record high; BOJ ramps up stimulus

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 18 mins ago

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives. The S&P 500 came within 0.1 percent of its record high, after the December e-minis contract hit an intraday record earlier. Gains were broad, with the benchmark S&P 500 index posting 124 new 52-week highs and two new lows; and the Nasdaq Composite recording 214 new highs and 31 new lows. ...

Daimler buys into Agusta as motorbike and car tech converge

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 26 mins ago

By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler AG will buy 25 percent of Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta - the latest sign that motorbike and car technologies are converging, driven by a push to lower emissions and improve safety. Daimler said on Friday it would buy the stake via its Mercedes-AMG performance cars unit and take a seat on the board at Agusta - a legendary name in the sport of motorcycling, having won at least 75 world championship rider and constructor titles. ...

AbbVie says strong results lessen need for big deal

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 27 mins ago

By Ransdell Pierson (Reuters) - AbbVie, which this month abandoned its planned $55 billion purchase of Dublin drugmaker Shire , reported impressive quarterly earnings on demand for its Humira arthritis drug and said it could deliver strong long-term growth without rushing into another big merger attempt. "The underlying growth prospects of AbbVie don't require us to do a deal of that size," AbbVie Chief Executive Richard Gonzalez said in conference call, but added the company was keen on smaller acquisitions, particularly of treatments involving rare diseases, cancer and hepatology. ...

Exxon, Chevron results boosted by refining as oil prices slip

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 32 mins ago

(Reuters) - A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp , helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices. Both companies reported better-than-expected third-quarter profits on Friday, with executives touting the importance of owning massive refineries alongside oil and gas wells. Refining profits tend to rise when oil prices fall, though low prices dent the profitability of wells. Having both in a company stable can allow for a bit of insurance during price swings. ...

U.S. consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 35 mins ago

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. But rising consumer sentiment and faster wage growth suggest the weakness in spending will be temporary, with the economy remaining on firm ground. "The fundamentals ... remain very solid," said Gus Faucher, a senior economist at PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh. "The conditions are in place for continued above-trend growth. ...

UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 40 mins ago

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook shares did not entitle the Swiss bank to arbitration, in its effort to recoup more than $350 million of losses. ...

Get a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with 4G LTE for $159

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 41 mins ago

What!?! This big tablet originally sold for over $500. And it comes with 32GB of storage, not just 16GB.>

Sunlight glints off Saturn moon's seas in dazzling NASA image

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 49 mins ago

Saturn's captivating moon Titan once again draws the eye as NASA releases a color mosaic showing the sun shining on its polar seas.>

Sony posts $1.2 billion loss as mobile business falls off a cliff

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 52 mins ago

Dragging down the rest of the company Sony's mobile unit posts a quarterly operating loss of $1.6 billion on $2.8 billion in revenue.>

Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 32 segs ago

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing. The filing late on Thursday stems from Microsoft Corp's lawsuit accusing Samsung Electronics Co Ltd of breaching a business collaboration agreement. The lawsuit, filed earlier this year in a New York federal court, says South Korean smartphone company Samsung still owes $6.9 million in interest on more than $1 billion in patent royalties it delayed paying. ...

Amazon exec: Fire Phone was overpriced

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 23 mins ago

A top Amazon executive acknowledges that the company missed the boat with its Fire Phone and that the original price may be to blame.>

3D-printed T. rex roars water onto your body

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 35 mins ago

Transport your bathroom back to the dinosaur age with a shower head modeled after a toothy Tyrannosaurus rex skull.>

How Google tricks itself to protect Chrome user privacy

Yahoo Business - 3 horas 22 mins ago

An open-source project called Rappor uses randomly muddled data to let Google gather information about people's software usage while keeping individuals' behavior private.>

What Oil Is Telling You

Yahoo Business - 3 horas 27 mins ago
Since its recent peak at the end of June, the price of oil has dropped more than 20 percent. As a consequence, the S&P 500 Energy index has suffered a decline of about 15 percent over the same time frame (compared to a small increase for the overall index). The drop in oil (and corresponding drop in energy stocks) is causing much...

Android stays 'unbeatable' in smartphone market -- for now

Yahoo Business - 3 horas 31 mins ago

Google's mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs.>