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  • Mixing cruising with independent travel

    Mixing cruising with independent travel
    I used to think there were independent travelers and cruise passengers -- two mutually exclusive categories. But now, with cruising shedding its newlywed and geriatric stereotypes, all kinds of tourists are finding shipboard travel to be appealing....
  • Camera makers face shakeout as smartphones shatter mirrorless hopes

    Camera makers face shakeout as smartphones shatter mirrorless hopes
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp and Japan's other mid-tier camera makers have a battle on their hands to win over a smartphone "selfie" generation to mirrorless cameras that held such promise when they were launched around five years ago. Panasonic,...
  • Tech giants push for limits on government surveillance

    (Reuters) - Eight U.S. web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies — Google Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook...
  • Investing in the Facebook IPO? You may have a mental disorder

    Thinking about buying Facebook stock? You may be suffering from a mental disorder. No, really. If you are thinking about buying Facebook, first make sure you are not suffering from Stockholm syndrome. This paradoxical psychological phenomenon refers to...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy

    Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, led a big rise in philanthropy among the wealthy in 2013 as the number of gifts of at least $1 million climbed 57%, according to a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The...
  • Facebook to acquire WhatsApp

    Facebook to acquire WhatsApp
    SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc., making its biggest bet yet that its future is in mobile devices, stunned the technology world by announcing it would pay $19 billion in cash and stock for a smartphone messaging app. The giant social network is...
  • WhatsApp price ups the ante in a big-spending industry

    SAN FRANCISCO — The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone app, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth. "It's 19...
  • Facebook's clout in wireless industry is growing fast

    Facebook's clout in wireless industry is growing fast
    SAN FRANCISCO — Less than two years ago, disillusioned investors were fleeing Facebook Inc. stock, worried the company would never figure out how to make the leap to mobile devices from personal computers, let alone make money on them. Now, more...
  • Confirmed: Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping

    After the $19-billion WhatsApp deal was announced, I wrote a little blog post about where it ranked among other tech deals. I included the line:  "One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that...
  • Apple complains of 'patent trolls'

    Apple complains of 'patent trolls'
    Turns out that for Apple Inc., being one of the most innovative companies on the planet does have at least one big drawback. The Cupertino, Calif., company says it is the No. 1 target for so-called patent trolls. In court and regulatory filings, Apple...
  • Snapchat becomes target of widespread cyberattack

    Days after being warned of a security weakness in its popular app, Snapchat became the target of a widespread cyberattack that affected millions of users, a black eye for a local start-up with sky-high hopes of becoming the next social media juggernaut....