| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Verizon Communications Inc. said it will acquire Intel Corp.'s online television unit in a deal that signals the growing importance of harnessing the Internet to deliver movies and television shows into the home.
The transaction, valued at less than...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:38 AM
In an open letter to Washington, eight major technology companies are calling for sweeping changes in the way the U.S. government collects information on citizens.
The letter was signed by AOL Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc., LinkedIn...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Watching true believers in action is always fascinating and often terrifying. Consider the mobilization of the bitcoin faithful every time someone writes an article questioning whether bitcoins really are the greatest advance in currency since Yap...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:31 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Privacy advocates had some unsolicited advice for the major technology companies demanding that the U.S. government stop collecting information on private citizens: Practice what you preach.
"These are the biggest bunch of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Broadcom Corp., an Irvine company that makes chips used in popular tech gadgets including Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad, says sales this quarter will be higher than it initially forecast.
The company said in a statement Tuesday that it expected...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The fast-growing music streaming service Spotify has introduced it first free, ad-supported service for smartphones and tablets, the Swedish company said Wednesday. The digital music firm also said it has launched in 20 new global markets, meaning it's...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The L.A. Unified School District will have to purchase nearly 520,000 iPads in order to avoid spending nearly $100 more apiece for the tablets, a new school district budget shows.
The newly disclosed price of $770, a 14% increase per iPad, appeared in a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Crowdfunding has raised money to build libraries, make movies and send children on school trips. Soon it may let small investors buy stakes in fledgling companies.
Federal regulators proposed rules Wednesday that would allow individuals to invest in...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Steve Jobs' childhood home — where the first Apple computers were created — has been added to the list of historic properties in Los Altos.
The Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously Monday night to designate the home at 2066...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The founder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Co. (PIMCO) and his wife have pledged to give their fortune to charity before they die, according to published reports.
Bill and Sue Gross, who have an estimated wealth of $2 billion, plan to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:35 AM
It looks as though the introduction of Apple Inc.'s new streaming music service hasn't thrown Pandora Media Inc.'s rhythm off.
Oakland-based Pandora said people spent 1.47 billion hours listening to its Internet radio offering in October, an increase of...