Microsoft (MSFT) announces universal app platform at game show - Bloomberg Mar 4, 2015 03:21PM

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announces universal app platform at game show, according to Bloomberg.

Apple (AAPL) Developer Notes Severe Strain on App Potential for Upcoming Apple Watch Mar 4, 2015 03:02PM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) might be sacrificing features for performance on its upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch.

Business Insider spoke with one long-time Apple developer on the matter. Markiyan Matsekh, who works with app-company Eleks, noted that, while Apple showed off a lot of interesting thins and bolstered the commentary in description and marketing materials, developers have been able to implement those features in real life.

Matsekh is referring to Apple WatchKit... (continue reading...)

Lumber Liquidators (LL) Slammed Again as Senator Calls for Federal Investigation Mar 4, 2015 01:30PM

Already down 41% since disclosing on its conference call last week that it will be the subject to a negative '60 Minutes' feature, shares of Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) are plunging another 10% intra-day Wednesday as the investigative report has drawn the interest of a heavyweight in Congress.

In press release statement mid-day, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said the report, which found that laminate made in China and sold by retail giant Lumber Liquidators contained... (continue reading...)

McDonald's (MCD) Food Quality Improvements Seen as Important Part of Turnaround Mar 4, 2015 11:15AM

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) made a bold move Wednesday to increase the quality of its food served in the U.S. The fast-food giant said it will phase out the purchase and sale of chicken raised with harmful antibiotics in the US over the next two years. In addition, the company said its U.S. restaurants will also offer customers milk jugs of low-fat white milk and fat-free chocolate milk from cows that are not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone.

"Our customers... (continue reading...)

Website Demos Apple Watch Apps Ahead of Launch (AAPL) Mar 4, 2015 10:00AM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) may still be a few days off of detailing more about its Apple Watch device, but those interested might be able to get a sneak preview of what apps might look like.

AppleInsider highlighted WatchAware, which says it works with developers to show just what apps might look like on the Apple Watch.

While some look like how you'd expect, it's interesting to see how transitions play out between the home screen and app, and how users can move between to... (continue reading...)

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