| May 23, 2014
| 5:16 AM
The dollar amount is now on the record. Apple, Google and other tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by their employees for $324.5 million.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
While a federal judge recently gave her approval to a settlement of a class-action antitrust suit over alleged "no-poaching" agreements involving Lucasfilm and Pixar, the Animation Guild is reviewing a recent report that highlighted similar hiring...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Viva futbol! The 2014 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off Thursday in Brazil, is expected to be the most-social sporting event ever globally -- although the U.S., where the game is less popular than in the rest of the world, represents just a small fraction...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Not so fast.
A federal judge on Friday rejected a proposed settlement in a case involving Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in which they were accused of secretly agreeing not to hire each others' employees. The $324.5 million deal was part of a case that...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Since it became apparent last week that Satya Nadella was in line to become only the third chief executive of Microsoft, the Indian community in Silicon Valley has been bubbling over with pride.
That his ascension would generate such excitement might...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were in California this week on a whirlwind tour to woo Golden State businesses to expand or relocate to their states.
At the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Thursday, both state...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Think Wall Street interns are the best paid? Think again.
A recent survey by Glassdoor.com found that the highest-paid interns work for technology and oil companies.
Taking the top spot is VMWare, a Palo Alto company that specializes in cloud...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that alleges Apple, Google and two other major Silicon Valley companies kept a lid on wages by agreeing not to poach one another's employees.
Five software engineers filed the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Brian Acton got his start in the high-tech world more than two decades ago as a computer whiz kid in Central Florida.
Now he is poised to become a billionaire. Acton is co-founder of WhatsApp, a Silicon Valley startup being sold to Facebook in a...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. said it will sell about 1,100 digital-imaging patents to a group that includes Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., for about $525 million.
The consortium of 12 companies, led by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corp., also...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...