Daily Intel

Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update
Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has Cortana, which combines Siri's personality with Google Now's knack for anticipating what you need before you even ask...
Apr 16, 2014 | 4:16 AM
New newspaper goes head-to-head with L.A. Times
The owner of The Orange County Register will push north with Wednesday’s launch of the Los Angeles Register hoping that deep coverage of local news and a political stance that’s center-right will help it gain on the venerable but struggling Los...
Apr 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Amid soaring meat prices, Zaycon offers deals on the go
Spokane company sells bulk products to customers who are willing to buy by the case — and take delivery from the back of a truck.
Apr 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers. Twitter Inc. said...
Apr 15, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Study shows increase in online information thefts
The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
Apr 15, 2014 | 10:15 PM
US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March
Prices at the gas pump tumbled 1.7 percent in March, lowering costs for the overall energy category. [...] food prices jumped 0.4 percent, led by increases in eggs, milk, butter, oranges, pork chops, ground beef and poultry. Sluggish growth and a...
Apr 15, 2014 | 9:15 PM
Yellen says Fed considering tougher rules for big banks
On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Fed officials are “actively considering additional measures” that could further reduce risks to short-term wholesale funding markets. Those markets help provide the liquidity to keep the...
Apr 15, 2014 | 8:15 PM
Ga. judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule
A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves.
Apr 15, 2014 | 8:15 PM
Finmeccanica shares down on CEO change
MILAN (AP) — Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms....
Apr 15, 2014 | 6:15 PM
US homebuilder confidence edges up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land. The...
Apr 15, 2014 | 6:15 PM