| Sep 8, 2013
Writer and director Henriette Mantel was at a reading for fellow comics when a familiar theme took root.
"They were all reading these essays about their kids," says Mantel, who doesn't have children. "Everyone was laughing, 'Ha ha! I know!' and I turned...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo has reached 800 million monthly active users, an increase of 20%, Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said Wednesday.
The growth is being driven by mobile usage, with 350 million monthly active users coming to Yahoo on smartphones and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Twitter has filed for an initial public offering of stock, months earlier than expected.
The 7-year-old microblogging site announced the news -- via tweet, of course -- on Thursday afternoon: "We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Today we debut Balancing Act, a weekly column from the Tribune's Heidi Stevens that will explore the challenges — big, small, tragic, comic or all of the above — of juggling life and work in a not-always obliging world.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Is Katie Couric cutting the TV cord? Yahoo officially announced Monday that Couric is joining its ranks as its “global anchor.”
After more than three decades on the air as a journalist and talk show hostess, the 56-year-old will now add...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:45 AM
Former Democratic Party leader Howard Dean and the progressive group he founded endorsed Rep. Michael M. Honda's reelection bid Tuesday, their first foray into a 2014 congressional contest.
Honda is a seven-term incumbent who represents the Silicon...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:06 AM
General Motors Co. named its first female chief executive Tuesday, elevating Mary Barra, a former intern who over three decades rose to head the automaker’s global product development, to its top position.
Barra, 51, joins a handful of women,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even for Yahoo Inc., a company with a lengthy track record of failure, this was an epic fail.
For five days this week an untold number of its 100 million users couldn't send or receive email, prompting many longtime, loyal users to...
| May 6, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Despite having a rough year on Wall Street, Apple cracked the top 10 in the Fortune 500 list for the first time, jumping from No. 17 to No. 6.
The Fortune 500, compiled by the business magazine Fortune, ranks the largest corporations in the U.S. based...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:41 AM
After the coffee. Before the ESPN and ABC upfronts.
The Skinny: I got through the day without any pizza. Let's see if I can make it two in a row. Tuesday's headlines include Fox's new TV schedule for next season. Also, a hedge fund manager is pressuring...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Yahoo is set to hold a news conference Monday, and many believe the company might announce it is acquiring Tumblr.
Rumors began swirling Friday about the possible acquisition, saying Yahoo is interested in buying Tumblr, a social network whose...