Tough week for social media stocks - no one is spared

...access to remote parts of the world."Facebook is making the right choices for the long term but the short-term focused market won't like expenses that grow faster than sales," said Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor.

Devices using voice-recognition technology bring more privacy concerns

...We are on the trajectory of a future filled with voice-assisted apps and voice-assisted devices," Forrester Research analyst Fatemeh Khatibloo says. "This is going to require finding the fine balance between creating a really great user...

Need a reason to pay by phone? Apple, Google add new features

...update, which will let shoppers charge store credit accounts and redeem loyalty points from major chains. Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru said frequent shoppers see loyalty rewards as an important benefit, and they want an easy way to...

On The Money: What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla home battery?

...Off-grid electricity supply will remain punishingly expensive for the foreseeable future," wrote Bernstein Research analyst Hugh Wynne in a recent report.For now, and likely for several more years, Tesla's home battery, called a Powerwall...

With a week to go before bailout ends, Greece and European creditors reach deal on extension

...temporarily eases tensions and gives Greece breathing room to negotiate long-term debt relief," said Jay Jacobs, a research analyst at Global X Funds. However, he warned that it could just set up another "potential future standoff four months...

Controversial software on Lenovo laptops uses cutting-edge visual search technology

...impressed. They're probably one of the best technologies that's out there," said Sucharita Mulpuru, a Forrester Research analyst. "It can be a powerful tool for a lot of things, but definitely for shopping and e-commerce."Consumers will...

Flipboard and other mobile apps going to PCs to reach users

...mobile-focused apps that they can't ignore PCs if they want to connect with users as much as possible, said Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett."It doesn't make sense to users if they up show up to a service on a PC and get ignored, but...

Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

...growth in employment and in economic output per person. Some highlights:BIG DIFFERENCESJoseph Parilla, a Brookings research analyst who co-wrote the report, said he was surprised by the "incredible differentiation within what are considered monolithic...

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

...security features ? could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the digital wallet.Citi Investment Research analyst Mark May believes the sum total of mobile payments could grow from $1 billion in 2013 to $58.4 billion by 2017...

Amazon to buy video game streaming service Twitch for $970 million

...our values and long-term vision."Google had been in talks to buy Twitch, but no deal materialized. Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey believes Google might have been a better fit for Twitch."Twitch will be a harder asset for Amazon...