| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:39 PM
A study by Princeton University researchers says Facebook could lose 80% of its users by 2017, but that if that sounds far fetched to you, it's because it is.
To forecast Facebook's downfall, the researchers applied a model that is used to study the...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Comcast Corp., already the nation's largest cable and Internet provider, says it needs to get bigger to compete against the formidable giants of Silicon Valley.
The Philadelphia-based cable behemoth said in a government filing Tuesday that its...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Following the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed," Tumblr has sent out a note encouraging users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately.
The Heartbleed bug makes it possible for hackers to retrieve code from...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A bug named Heartbleed, which has ramifications likely to affect every user on the Internet, was recently discovered by security researchers and announced this week.
Heartbleed is a vulnerability within the OpenSSL technology that is used by many...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Earlier this week, Tumblr sent out a note encouraging users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately due to the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed."
As Times tech reporter Salvador Rodriguez reported, the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:52 PM
I almost feel sorry for telemarketers. Almost.
Last week, I solicited advice from readers about the best ways to get telemarketers to stop bugging you, especially robocallers like "Rachel from cardholder services," which the former head of the Federal...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:56 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — As far as Wall Street is concerned, Google Inc. can build all the robots and self-driving cars that it wants as long as it keeps growing its main business: online advertising.
And increasingly, that means selling ads that are shown...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Airbnb, the company that lets users rent their apartments and homes to others, found itself working overtime this weekend to help a New York man whose apartment ended up being used for an adult party.
Ari Teman, who identifies himself as a comedian on...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Valentine's Day, a high-dollar holiday, is just around the corner. Prom, the first college tuition payments, and a summer vacation aren't that far off.
Wouldn't it be nice if the family -- teenagers included -- could tighten up the finances, sock a...