| May 17, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Google's Hangouts messaging app has been receiving generally positive reviews since it was launched Wednesday, but when it comes to Android users on AT&T's network, it's hit a bit of a snag: The carrier isn't allowing users to make cellular video calls....
| 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 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson may be the big names in the new comedy "The Internship," but the real star of the film is Google.
The company campus in Mountain View, Calif., is the setting for the movie in which Vaughn and Wilson play down-on-their-luck...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Google CEO Larry Page is pretty confident most people will be comfortable with others walking around wearing Glass, the company's new smartglasses, and not worry about protecting their privacy.
How comfortable? Comfortable enough to be in the restroom...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Not one but two secret floating barges have now been tied to Google, but what could they be?
In the past week, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant was linked to a company that has leased out a hangar in the middle of San Francisco Bay where it is...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2011
In January of 1996, Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin began working on a research project at Stanford University. Over the past decade and a half, what began as a project to understand and prioritize library searches has transformed into a...