| May 21, 2014
If you've had money in the average fund that invests in large-company stocks, you've made about 1.4 percent this year. But if you're enamored with the edgy, smaller companies that delivered tremendous gains last year, you've probably felt some pain...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:33 PM
A new Happy Meal mascot introduced by McDonald's to promote more healthful food choices is getting some harsh reviews on social media.
Happy, as the new mascot is named, is an animated red box with a pair of bulging eyes and a mouthful of large teeth. ...
| May 17, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Two decades in the retail business and a lifetime of memories chasing the ice cream truck has helped Anthony Fellows put together a nice little business for himself these days.
Fellows owns HipPOPs, fuchsia-and-blue ice cream truck from which he...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:12 PM
“Star Wars: Episode VII” has gone into production, and a photo to celebrate the occasion arrived overnight via Twitter on […]...
| May 22, 2014
In today's social media, anonymity is hot. So I decided to spend a few weeks testing out two of the more popular anonymous mobile apps: Secret and Whisper.
The best practices I share with people are all guided by this general principle: be honest and...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication.
As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit.
"The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:53 AM
His driver-hailing app Uber has made enemies of taxi drivers round the world. Over a steak sandwich in San Francisco, one of Silicon Valley’s most combative operators tells Tim Bradshaw, ‘Ultimately, progress and innovation win’
| Jun 5, 2014
He describes himself in his Twitter bio as being great at bringing people together. And he has 350,000 followers, so it must be true. Right?
Sorry, no. He's a phony. And with Twitter having more than 800 million registered users, he's hardly alone....
| May 25, 2014
| 4:59 PM
After the deadly Isla Vista rampage by an alienated young man who used social media to announce his plans to kill, social media struck back -- with the hashtag #YesAllWomen.
Amid the public grief on Saturday and Sunday, women pointed out that the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:18 PM
The No. 2 of Twitter abruptly resigned Thursday by, what else, tweeting the news.
Chief Operating Officer Ali Rowghani resigned after previous reports that his duties with the company had diminished.
"Goodbye Twitter. It's been an amazing ride, and...