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  • GM sides with U.S. wireless carriers in net neutrality fight

    Top U.S. automaker General Motors Co has emerged as a heavyweight ally of the wireless carriers battling against stricter Internet traffic rules, with a new letter that linked the issue to wirelessly connected cars. In a letter to a Federal...
  • Twitter sues U.S. government over surveillance disclosure rules

     Twitter sues U.S. government over surveillance disclosure rules
    Twitter Inc. is the latest tech giant to sue the U.S. government for the right to reveal the scope of government surveillance of its users. The San Francisco microblogging site filed suit against the Department of Justice and the FBI on Tuesday,...
  • Facebook bus drivers looking to unionize

    Facebook bus drivers looking to unionize
    Drivers who whisk Facebook employees off to the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters each morning in Wi-Fi-equipped buses are looking to unionize, complaining of long hours, split shifts and wages so low they can’t buy homes near their jobs....
  • Facebook closes $21.8-billion deal for WhatsApp

    Facebook Inc. welcomed WhatsApp to its family on Monday as the Silicon Valley social media company closed its $21.8-billion purchase of the popular chat app. First announced in February, the deal set a stunning high-water mark for an acquisition of a...
  • EBay agrees to spin off PayPal after pressure from activist investors

    In the 1980s, the heyday of the corporate raiders, Carl Icahn made a name for himself as a persistent aggressor. He went after stodgy, old-line companies — Gulf & Western, Western Union, Phillips Petroleum, TWA — hellbent to break them up...
  • Yahoo-AOL merger proposal: recipe for revival, or stagnation?

    Yahoo-AOL merger proposal: recipe for revival, or stagnation?
    A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc and Yahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive. Investors are revisiting one of the most speculated Internet...
  • Movies bust out of screen with panoramic, virtual technology

    Movies bust out of screen with panoramic, virtual technology
    A Tyrannosaurus rex lumbers forward, belts out a deafening roar, then stomps overhead, and a viewer watching inside a virtual reality headset turns around to see the beast walking away. The lifelike run-in with a prehistoric monster comes courtesy of...
  • Facebook sues law firms over case of man who claimed half ownership

    Facebook Inc. is suing several law firms that represented a man who contended that he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. The case was dismissed in April, and the...
  • Facebook to introduce new advertising platform: WSJ

    Facebook to introduce new advertising platform: WSJ
    Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter. The product is a redesigned version of Atlas Advertiser Suite, an ad...
  • Afghan mullah offers ancient wisdom to youths on Facebook

    Afghan mullah offers ancient wisdom to youths on Facebook
    For years, said Mohammad Sajad Mohseni, a 63-year-old mullah, young Afghans took one look at his salt-and-pepper beard, white turban and coral-colored prayer beads and dismissed him. "They just saw me as another mullah," Mohseni said. But that changed...
  • Factbox: Reactions to Obama's push for strong net neutrality rules

    The following are written statements issued in response to President Obama's comments on Monday pressuring the federal communications regulator to adopt Internet traffic rules that would treat Internet providers more like public utilities. Statement from...