| Jan 17, 2015
| 2:00 PM
First came Facebook and YouTube. Then Microsoft moved in. Google is on its way. And now Yahoo, too, is joining the high-tech cluster that has sprouted in Playa Vista.
The burgeoning Westside neighborhood is fast becoming the Southern California hub of...
| Jan 18, 2015
Terror groups such as the Islamic State have a secret weapon when it comes to recruiting teens, but it's probably not what you think.
It's a solid social media strategy, the kind anyone with even limited knowledge of online demographics could put...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:15 PM
Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.
The sales moratorium on the nearly 2-year-old "Explorer"...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:21 AM
Google cracked down on unscrupulous advertisers last year, disabling more than 524 million bad ads and banning more than 214,000 advertisers who were misusing ads for harmful or deceptive purposes.
The search engine giant on Tuesday released its...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:28 AM
In December, Yahoo replaced Google as the default search engine on the Firefox browser. The result: Yahoo's highest market share numbers in more than five years.
Still, Yahoo is still getting crushed in the search market. The numbers, tracked by Web...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Why do advertisers post Super Bowl teasers and sometimes premiere full new ads before Game Day? According to some ad experts, it started with "The Force."
The 2011 Volkswagen commercial, which launched midweek before the big game, racked up 11 million...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Get ready for the Super Bowl, YouTube style.
The Google-owned video platform has invited hundreds of its die-hard users to its studios in Playa Vista to watch the big game. The plan is to host and stream its own halftime show as an alternative to the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Chinese access to Google's Gmail has been blocked amid government efforts to limit or possibly ban access, which are popular among Chinese who seek to avoid government monitoring.
Data from Google's Transparency Report show online traffic from China...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
There's only so much real estate on your wrist. "Activity" straps are great, but what if most of the time you just want to know the time — and need something that looks presentable in street clothes? The products reviewed here all function as bona-...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser in the United States, a move that Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said will help boost its flagging search market...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.
Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to...