| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 10, 2014
| 1:41 PM
"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...
| 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 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...