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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sony obtains rights to Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

    "Lean In," the bestselling nonfiction book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg about the dearth of women leaders in the corporate world and what can be done about it, is on its way to the big screen. Sony Pictures has obtained film rights to "Lean In"...
  • Sony Pictures buys movie rights to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller “Lean In,” according to people with knowledge of the situation. Nell Scovell, a veteran television writer who helped Sandberg write the book, will pen the...
  • Ride-sharing firm Uber's valuation soars to $18.2 billion

    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...
  • Facebook mistakenly releases second Snapchat clone, quickly removes it

    Facebook mistakenly releases second Snapchat clone, quickly removes it
    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" is the strategy Facebook has taken to fend off Snapchat, the upstart Los Angeles ephemeral messaging app.  Facebook on Monday released, then quickly removed, its second mobile app designed to compete...
  • Facebook to track what users do on other sites

    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...
  • Facebook removes page glorifying Isla Vista killer

    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...
  • California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years

    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...
  • N.J. appeals court upholds ban on mom posting about kids on Facebook

    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 --...
  • Facebook expands 'I'm a Voter' feature to international users

    Facebook expands 'I'm a Voter' feature to international users
    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...