| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Ride-sharing company Uber said it has raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding, driving the company's value to $18.2 billion — among the highest ever for a venture-backed start-up.
The San Francisco company said on its website that it...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Facebook will soon start tracking what users in the U.S. do not just on Facebook but also on other websites and apps to more effectively target them with ads.
The practice is common — even for some ad networks Facebook partners with — but...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Another plunge in once-soaring technology stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index into a triple-digit decline and pushed the rest of the stock market down with it.
Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
NEW YORK — As Twitter Inc. shops for a home on Wall Street, the Nasdaq Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange are cranking up the charm — just like they've done with other tech stars.
As real estate listings website Zillow Inc. was going...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:58 AM
The price of bitcoin shot up past $1,000 Monday after Zynga, an online gaming company, announced it would test using the digital currency as payment.
Bitcoin, the volatile unregulated currency, has hit highs and lows in recent weeks and has gained...