Morgan Stanley has glass ‘half full’ attitude as profit propels past forecasts

Morgan Stanley management struck a positive tone Tuesday after the investment bank reported fourth quarter earnings that handily beat market expectations. CFO Jon Pruzan told CNBC there is much more optimism for the bank than this time last year. People have a “half full” rather than a “half empty” mindset, he said, adding that the … Read more

Data hoarders are shining a spotlight on past breaches

Old data breaches carried out years ago are entering into the limelight thanks to anonymous internet users like Keen. Earlier this week, Keen, a data collector who runs the site, helped to uncoverdetails about stolen data taken from the popular porn site Brazzers. A copy of almost 800,000 accounts, probably originally hacked back in … Read more

AMD rockets past 100 FreeSync displays as Lenovo jumps on board

AMD’s game-smoothing FreeSync monitors launched a full year after Nvidia’s rival G-Sync displays, but they’ve been coming fast and furious ever since. Late Thursday, the company revealed that its technology surpassed not one, but two major milestones with the launch of the 27-inch Y27f ($400 on Amazon) earlier this month. This curved, 144Hz 1080p display … Read more

Snapchat launches Memories so you can save and search for past stories

That embarrassing Snapchat video is coming back to haunt you. On Wednesday, Snapchat started rolling out Memories, a new in-app camera roll for saving and searching your photos and videos. Integrating a permanent, searchable media archive is a big, bold step for Snapchat, which has over 100 million daily users sharing photos and videos (as … Read more

After-hours buzz: Barnes & Noble, mattress bath & past, nice purchase & greater

Barnes & Noble stocks popped after the books and media store mentioned quarterly income. The agencysaid an adjusted loss consistent with share of 24 cents, and a zero.8 percentage decline in same–storesales as it attempts to develop its membership even as slicing costs related to e-reader nook. “We accept as true with our advertising, vending … Read more