| May 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Google is poised to get its mitts on Twitch. But the billion-dollar acquisition isn't just about live-streaming videogame play, as robust as Twitch's large and fast-growing audience is. In the long run, the deal would pave the way for YouTube to...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook's next major bet on the future of the Internet: that virtual reality will change the way people experience the Web....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Officially, the Microsoft press conference Thursday in San Francisco was intended to take the wraps off the long-awaited version of its Office for iPad.
While it's a big deal, it was also the first public appearance of Satya Nadella since becoming...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Amazon poured millions of dollars into creating the Fire TV device -- but it's not clear when, or even if, the company will see a return on that investment.
Amazon undoubtedly will sell a healthy number of the boxes, much as it has successfully pushed...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Amazon laid the final cornerstone in its blueprint to dominate home entertainment this week with the debut of Fire TV: a small, $99 box the e-commerce titan promises is the easiest way to bring Internet video, games and other digital media to HDTVs.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Dianne Feinstein got out of her chair, grabbed a 54-page federal court opinion and poked her finger at the bullet points buried inside, insisting a visitor read each carefully as the busy senator watched and waited.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Comcast Corp.'s $45.2-billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable would expand the reach of the nation's largest residential Internet provider into one-third of America's broadband households.
The digital land-grab is likely to serve as a rallying cry...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Will you go Prime? That's a question of increasing importance for Amazon Studios as its second original television series, "Betas," gets underway.
The show, which premiered last month and continues to roll out new episodes on Fridays, is about a group...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. are going after the only thing more fleeting than a Snapchat message: the teenage attention span.
On Thursday, Instagram, the photo-sharing service owned by Facebook, introduced a way to send...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:05 AM
From the rooftop of Los Angeles' old Maxwell House coffee plant, dancers in tuxedos joined others wearing horse heads to reenact Psy's "Gentleman," which is the year's top music video on YouTube.
The troupe featured YouTube stars little known to the...
| 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...