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Wild rumor of Apple buying Sony triggers share spike

10/26, 10:20am

Rumor of Apple buying Sony spark Japan share chaos

Sony's share value surged by as much as three percent in Japan on Tuesday after a rumor that Apple was considering it a buyout target. The rush was triggered by speculation by Barrons that the company's $51 billion in cash might be used to buy a major company, with Sony as just one of the targets. Original author Eric Savitz has since said it was "pure speculation" and was likely taken too seriously by Japanese investors.

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FingerWorks' site pulled before Apple tablet

01/11, 5:20pm

Apple may have dropped clue to tablet

Apple may have dropped a hint recently as it has quietly pulled the web content of its old acquisition FingerWorks. Both the original and cached versions now no longer show the multi-touch pioneer's content despite it remaining largely unchanged in the more than four years since it was acquired by Apple. The cached version from late Sunday evening also shows a Delaware-based domain parking firm.

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Microsoft a major investor in touchscreen firm

01/12, 10:20am

Microsoft Invests N-Trig

Israeli touchscreen maker N-Trig today revealed that it has received a total of $24 million in funding from a group of investors led by Microsoft. The American developer is the largest contributor and says its undisclosed amount is there to encourage the use of multi-touch technology with Windows 7, which is the first desktop Windows platform to be built with touchscreens in mind.

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