| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data.
The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Some vendors in China, the largest marketplace for bitcoin, have stopped accepting the unregulated digital currency after the government there warned against its use, state media reported.
Baidu, an online search engine and Web services company, said it...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Google is now letting users create their own Street View-like virtual tours with a new feature that has been added to the company's Views website.
Now, when users post 360-degree panaromas -- otherwise known as photo spheres -- onto the Views photo-...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Worried that computer hackers attacking banks and media companies could easily shift targets, the airline industry is taking preemptive steps to ensure it doesn't become the next victim.
Although the "hacking" of planes midair to bring them down is...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Passengers at Bob Hope Airport will be able to keep their iPods and Kindles on through takeoff and landing — some starting Saturday, others soon, as airlines react to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision this week to allow the use of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set up a new command center to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
In an executive directive creating the Cyber...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Amazon Studios will bow its first two original productions this month -- "Alpha House" on Nov. 15 and "Betas" on Nov. 22 -- offering the first three episodes of each show free as an enticement to sign up for its subscription VOD service.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Amazon announced Monday that it has set the premiere dates for its first two original series. "Alpha House" will begin streaming on Nov. 15, and "Betas" will follow a week later on Nov. 22.
Amazon doesn't plan on hewing to the Netflix formula, however,...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capital rising to levels not seen since 2001. Companies with no profits going public. Billions of dollars being paid for start-ups.
These and other signs that the tech boom may be taking an irrational turn are leading...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:09 PM
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Silicon Valley, with its influence and economic clout soaring to all-time highs, is having its pop culture moment.
But the stream of movies, books, even a reality TV show spotlighting nerdy start-up culture have all been...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in...