| 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 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Note to burglars: If you sign on to your Facebook page on the victim’s computer, remember to log out.
Nicholas Wig was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a house in Dakota County, Minn., after the homeowner recognized Wig from Facebook page...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...