| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's deal to sell its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $2.9 billion delivered a double-barreled shocker to the tech industry as the sale promised to scramble the playing field for mobile devices.
The transaction marks an...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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 17, 2013
| 12:07 PM
The U.S. Defense Department on Friday approved the use of iOS devices for its network and systems, setting up a fight among Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry for the department's business.
The Pentagon said it will allow the use of Apple devices running iOS...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Google CEO Larry Page has come forward with the reason why he missed key company events in 2012.
In a Google+ blog, the company co-founder said lingering problems with his voice caused him to miss Google's shareholders meeting and developers...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:03 PM
When Sheryl Sandberg was pregnant with her first child, she was a senior executive at Google. She had gained a lot of weight — 70 pounds — and suffered nausea throughout the pregnancy. Google's parking lots were vast, and she would lumber...
| 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...