Technology
  • The weak European economy contributed to lower sales growth than expected at Groupon Inc., and analysts expressed concern that the company is increasing revenue through the less-profitable business of actually selling items, rather just directing customers to great deals.

    This Oct. 21, 2011 file photo shows the Groupon logo inside the online coupon company's offices, in Chicago. Groupon Inc., said Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, that its second-quarter earnings beat Wall Street's profit estimates, but it underwhelmed analysts with sales growth hurt by unfavorable currency movements.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 3:10 AM EDT
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  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cable channel TBS has bought sports news website Bleacher Report in a strategic move meant to help sell more ads and cover the cost of expensive sports programming.
    TBS airs games from professional basketball, baseball, auto racing, golf and the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament.
    TBS' president of sales distribution and sports said in a statement Monday that the acquisition "reflects our continuing commitment to bring fans greater content across all screens throughout the entire year."

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT
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  • A man walks past a ThinkPad logo during a promotional event for the new Thinkpad X1 Carbon laptop in Beijing Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. The Chinese computer maker unveiled the lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer inspired by the convenience of tablets and smart phones.

    BEIJING (AP) — Lenovo has unveiled a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer inspired by the convenience of tablets and smartphones.
    The Chinese computer maker displayed the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon on Monday and said it would go on sale later this month.
    A Lenovo vice president, Dilip Bhatia, said it will have a longer battery life and lighter weight. He said that was in response to demands by customers who want a tablet's convenience but need a notebook's wider range of functions.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT
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  • In this May 9, 2011 file photo, LinkedIn Corp., the professional networking Web site, displays its logo outside of headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. LinkedIn said Wednesday, June 6, 2012, it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.

    LinkedIn had strong revenue in the second quarter thanks to growth from ads and the fees it charges for deeper access to its vast trove of professional profiles.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT
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  • The AT&T, Inc. logo is seen on on of the company's buildings in a San Antonio file photo from April 25, 2006. The Federal Communications Commission is putting off for a day its consideration of AT&T Inc.'s proposed takeover of BellSouth Corp., a mega-deal that some government officials want to examine more closely.

    AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy NextWave Wireless Inc., a company that holds the right to use sections of the wireless spectrum that could be used for broadband.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT
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  • This July 15, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic rings displayed outside the basketball arena in the Olympic Park before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Summer Olympics opening ceremony takes place Friday, but the first of 5,535 hours that NBC is showing of the games begins Wednesday with qualifying rounds in women's soccer.

    NBC's researchers are finding that people who know the results of London Olympics events before they are shown on tape delay are more — not less — likely to watch them.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT
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