| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Like a lot of people, Virginia wants to do away with her cable service. She spent $100 for a new antenna so she could still watch local channels.
It didn't work out well. The antenna had trouble pulling in all the channels.
ASK LAZ: Smart answers to...
| Sep 15, 2013
This flight comparison app can help you find cheaper rates than some of your favorite online travel agencies.
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
What it does: It's a search engine that finds airfares at 20 airlines, 23 online...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Streaming music pioneer Rhapsody, one of the first digital music companies to offer access to songs through monthly subscriptions, has cut its staff by 15%.
Also, its president, Jon Irwin, is stepping down and will continue as a strategic advisor. ...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:16 PM
SACRAMENTO — California has given the green light to online services that link passengers with private car owners — a sign that government is adapting to peer-to-peer commerce that's disrupting established industries.
On Thursday, the Public...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Yahoo has freed up a substantial number of inactive user names and will give them to people on a first-come, first-served basis, the company announced Monday.
A month ago, Yahoo announced it would deactivate accounts that hadn’t been touched for a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:04 AM
The once-inconspicuous Paltalk, the least known of the technology companies said to be involved in the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program, released a video-chat application for iPad and Android tablets on Monday.