Twitter names Jack Dorsey CEO, who will also serve as CEO of Square

Twitter announced on Monday morning that, as of September 30, co-founder Jack Dorsey is the company’s new CEO. Dorsey had been serving as the interim CEO following Dick Costolo’s decision to step down from the appointment. Reports last week suggested Dorsey would take the role, though there had apparently been some concern about his involvement with Square.

Microsoft and Google put an end to 5 years of patent disputes

Google and Microsoft have been fighting it out in court for as long as we can remember, but this week the two tech giants finally came to an agreement. The companies announced in a joint statement that they’re putting an end to five years of litigation and 20 different lawsuits.

Rare Tim Cook email assures China growth as Apple slides

Shares of Apple stock were trading below $100 pre-market opening on Monday, down from a 52-week high of $134.54, and while investors are largely seeing a lot of industries experiencing what some analysts are calling a market correction, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is still bullish on the company’s position. In an email to CNBC anchor and former […]

Google could go to court over Alphabet name

Before Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced the existence of Alphabet, one would assume the two did their homework to make sure the name was actually available. Well, turns out it isn’t; in fact, not only has the domain already been scooped up, but the Alphabet trademark already belongs to another (and very unexpected) company. And, […]

Apple’s website and online store become one

Apple’s website has always been separate from its online store. One has been used to promote its products and services, and new things on the horizon like iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, while the other has been used to sell you those things. But now they’ve both been rolled into one.

Verizon completes acquisition of AOL

Verizon on Tuesday said that it has completed its acquisition of AOL, a $4.4 billion deal that was announced just over a month ago on May 12. Shares of AOL will no longer be traded on the NYSE.

Apple expected to announce Apple Pay rewards program at WWDC

Apple is expected to announce a new Apple Pay rewards program at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. The scheme hopes to encourage customers to use Apple Pay on a regular basis.

Apple acquires GPS firm Coherent Navigation

Apple has bolstered its mapping capabilities with the acquisition of Bay Area firm Coherent Navigation, which specializes in navigation and GPS systems. The company was founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell.