| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Early users of the Web, and no one else, will be sad to hear that AltaVista is no more.
AltaVista was one of the first search engines for the Web and was a leader in the market until the 2000s, when it was overlapped by Google. The search engine was...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The latest in tech includes free apps from Apple, the death of AltaVista and more. Here are some highlights from a day in tech.
Apple gives away popular apps for free
The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant put 10 of the most popular apps in its App Store...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:07 PM
U.S. law enforcement requests for Twitter users' personal information continued to rise in the first half of 2013, the San Francisco-based company reported this week.
Twitter received 902 requests for users' information from U.S. government entities...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:38 PM
A group of Burbank residents is protesting the planned closure of the Glenoaks post office, which postal officials said would save the cash-strapped agency $740,270 over the next decade.
However, one postal official said this week that the decision to...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Karin Lundquist got hooked when she received her Kensie white skinny jeans in the mail. For Whitney Kippes it was the orange-and-gray color-blocked cardigan. And Marian Gunther fell in love with a pair of zip-ankle pants from Nicole Miller Artelier. The...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Students and staff at L.A. Unified School District can now use the Microsoft Bing search engine without having to see ads or adult-content links in their search results.
The partnership between Microsoft's Bing search unit and several major school...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:40 PM
To replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, a Microsoft search committee plans to sort through a thicket of internal and external candidates. Options include technology visionaries with engineering backgrounds, longtime executives at Microsoft and folks...
| Sep 5, 2013
The battle over federal "net neutrality" rules resumes Monday when a federal appeals court takes up the challenge filed by one of the country's largest Internet service providers: Verizon. The phone company, which argues that the Federal Communication...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:32 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Do Americans care about their online privacy?
More and more.
As they share more personal information on social networks and other online services, they are hankering for better control over who has access to that stockpile of intimate...
| Sep 6, 2013
Airbnb, an online service that helps people rent rooms to travelers from around the world, has allowed hundreds of Angelenos to turn their dwellings into a potentially lucrative source of income. But the influx of short-term guests has also led some...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking to settle a nearly three-year-long probe into allegations it abuses its dominance in Europe to favor its own services, Google has offered new concessions to the European Commission.
"I can confirm that the commission has...