| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Talk of Silicon Valley losing steam was put on hold as two technology titans, Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc., tallied better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue.
Apple's stock climbed more than 7% in after-hours trading after it reported that...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:57 PM
There appears to be no prospect of peace in San Francisco when it comes to the parade of giant, corporate shuttles rumbling through the streets every day.
On Thursday, a coalition of local activists filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent corporate...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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.
| 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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| 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,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:48 PM
A plunge in once-soaring technology shares sent Nasdaq into a triple-digit decline and yanked the rest of the stock market down with it.
Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology highfliers such as Intercept...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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.