By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized.
Scardino, 66, was the CEO of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012, Twitter
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Bitcoins suffered a new setback after China's central bank said Thursday its banks and payment systems are barred from handling the virtual currency.
The central bank said bitcoins did not qualify as a currency but private individuals still are
By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education Writer
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity - and broadband.
Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine.
The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills. The supplier:
By JOSHUA GOODMANAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelans have been scrambling for dollars for weeks, taking refuge in the greenback as their own currency is in free fall. Rather than address the economic imbalances behind the bolivar's plunge, the government is going after the
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A plan by the New Zealand government to upgrade the country's notoriously slow Internet service has hit a snag after accountants confirmed the main contractor is facing financial problems.
The government agreed to spend $1.1 billion
By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies.
Some services including Twitter
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs - not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.
More than one-third of twins and three-quarters of triplets and
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn is seeking the support of Apple shareholders as he tries to pressure the iPhone maker into spending more of its cash to buy back the company's stock.
Icahn fired the latest volley in his two-month-old
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Beats Music, the digital music spinoff from the maker of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is set to launch in January.
The launch date - slightly later than the late 2013 target set earlier - was announced by CEO Ian Rogers in a blog post Wednesday. He acknowledged the delay,
By BARRY HATTONAssociated Press
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal wants to look like Ireland, but it can't disguise its resemblance to Greece.
Inspectors from Portugal's bailout creditors arrive in Lisbon on Wednesday for a regular check of the country's fiscal health and its compliance
SPOKANE, Wash. - Delta Airlines flight 128 from Seattle to Atlanta has been diverted to Spokane International Airport after a 16-year-old boy died on board. Airport spokesman Todd Woodard says the teen suffered some kind of medical emergency on Flight 128 Saturday morning and
The University of Idaho will host Washington State University in a men's basketball clash tonight at 7:00 p.m. live on SWX! Sam Adams and Mike Peterson will have the call from Cowan Spectrum on digital channel 6-2 or cable channel 306. This will be the the 268th time since 1906 that these