| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive.
He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie.
At 50, with a balding...
| 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 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 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 26, 2013
| 10:46 AM
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Google is letting users time travel and see what the search engine website looked like when it launched.
When users go to Google.com and search for "Google in 1998" the website transforms from its modern 2013 design to...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:09 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Google went back to where it all began Thursday, to the Menlo Park garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first dreamed of a better search engine.
The company opened up the Silicon Valley landmark to the media to...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:51 AM
A 15th birthday, or quinceañera, is a very special occasion for young Latinas. It's also apparently very important for Google.
The search giant has been pulling out all the stops this week to make its 15th anniversary a memorable one. It's latest...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Someday, Burleigh Manor seventh-grader Lauren Shen might go to Google and see what the Internet search engine is displaying to millions of users throughout the country: her artwork.
Lauren, 12, is the state's winner in a Google-sponsored national contest...