| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As Twitter made public its stealth filing for an initial public offering, it parted with some of its Silicon Valley brethren by saying it would only issue one class of shares, meaning it plans to give all shareholders a vote.
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Google may claim its motto is "Don't Be Evil," but don't tell that to Larry Ellison.
The CEO of tech titan Oracle launched a blistering broadside at Google chief Larry Page on "Charlie Rose" Monday, alleging that the search giant copied Oracle code for...
| 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 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Google has conjured up Vudu for its fiber-fed TV service.
On Wednesday the Internet giant launched an app for Vudu, the streaming-video service owned by Walmart, on its Fiber TV set-top box, Google announced in a blog post. Currently, Google Fiber --...
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Is Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
If you are a journalist at The Washington Post, which Bezos recently bought with his own money, or an editorial employee at any big-city newspaper,...