| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:56 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — As far as Wall Street is concerned, Google Inc. can build all the robots and self-driving cars that it wants as long as it keeps growing its main business: online advertising.
And increasingly, that means selling ads that are shown...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Doodle 4 Google, the contest for kids that puts one young artist's work on the Google homepage for a day, kicked off on Tuesday. It's the seventh year for the doodle contest for artists in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Grand prize is a $30,000...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:58 AM
The Internet's most dominant online video site is about to get a new boss.
Google ad executive Susan Wojcicki appears will become the next head of YouTube, according to reports published by online sites The Information and Re/code.
The executive would...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella has a big decision to make. He must figure out whether he wants to have the kind of public persona that's meant to connect with consumers or lead from the shadows where he's operated for the past 22 years at the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Brad Stone, a longtime Silicon Valley reporter, has been working for years on what he hopes will be the definitive account of Jeff Bezos and the rise of Amazon, the online retailing giant founded in 1994. His new book, “The Everything Store: Jeff...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
There's no running water, no plumbing, no electrical outlets. The environment is so forbidding in this vast and dusty desert that there aren't even insects. So it's not the kind of place to expect full bars on your smartphone.
Of course, that's a big...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:45 AM
(Reuters) - Eight U.S. web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance.
The companies — Google Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:28 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google executives got a steep discount on jet fuel from the federal government for their fleet of private aircraft over a six-year period, a new audit from the NASA inspector general says.
A company owned by tech billionaires Larry...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
When Variety decided to dive deep into the state of Hollywood's talent agencies in our May No. 1 issue, we knew it would take more than an article or two to do the job right. Given the positive feedback the "Agency Angst" package received, it was clear...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Ever since he was a kid, Henry-Alex Rubin has been waiting for Google Glass. Not so much Google's new camera-embedded eyeglasses that everyone's talking about, but the fulfillment of a dream the filmmaker, who was nominated for an Oscar for "Murderball,"...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent afternoon, Homer Gaines hiked with girlfriend Tami Stillwell to the gusty peak of Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, bent down on one knee and slipped a topaz and white-sapphire ring on her finger, capturing the...