| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city — luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow.
The nerd convoy,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Stocks surged Tuesday as traders celebrated reports of a softening of tension in Ukraine. The three major indexes were in positive territory, with the S&P 500 trading at a record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 192 points, or 1.2%, to 16,...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:23 PM
After initially refusing to take action, Facebook has removed a page glorifying Elliot Rodger, the man authorities say is behind the Isla Vista rampage that left six dead and several wounded Friday.
The page listed Rodger as "an American Hero" who...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:31 PM
California's unemployment rate dropped below 8% last month for the first time in nearly six years as employers put the state on the verge of recovering all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession.
Employers added 56,100 jobs in April, far more...
| May 17, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A New Jersey judge’s order banning a mother on probation from mentioning her children or their father on Facebook and elsewhere online was not unconstitutional, an appellate court ruled this week.
The case centered on the online statements --...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Hundreds of millions of Indians had their fingers inked blue to show they voted in recent nationwide elections. According to Facebook, 4 million of them clicked the “I’m a Voter” button to broadcast their participation on the social...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Facebook will be making it easier for its users to share less.
Among the new privacy policies announced Thursday was a change to the default sharing setting for new users. Instead of their first posts aumoticatically being shared with everyone, even...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It was about time Mark Zuckerberg realized that Facebook could afford only so much arrogance toward its users before they would seek out other online social media venues. On Thursday, Facebook announced that it would set the default for new users to...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Chinese Internet behemoth Alibaba has filed to sell shares in the U.S., the first step in what is expected to be one of the biggest initial public offerings ever.
The company, bigger than Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. combined, said it was raising $1...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Oh, snap. They don't always disappear.
Snapchat, a mobile messaging app, has been hugely popular among teens and young adults, who have flocked to the service for its purported ability to make their photo messages, or "snaps," vanish a few seconds after...