| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The Tesla Model S just became the world's first open-source car.
Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., said Thursday that he was opening up the electric car company's patents to all comers.
"Technology leadership is not defined by patents,...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:40 PM
When it comes to promoting their products, Amazon and Samsung can get pretty creative.
The tech companies took to San Francisco and London, respectively, to unveil major marketing stunts.
First was Amazon, which placed a giant yellow locker in...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have settled their sprawling patent lawsuits, bringing to a close — for the moment — one of the most bitter legal feuds in Silicon Valley.
Late Friday afternoon, the companies issued a brief statement announcing an...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's deal to sell its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $2.9 billion delivered a double-barreled shocker to the tech industry as the sale promised to scramble the playing field for mobile devices.
The transaction marks an...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:32 AM
A stand-alone smart watch and a virtual-reality headset: Samsung is reportedly getting ready to introduce both.
The South Korean tech giant is in talks with telecom carriers in the U.S., South Korea and Europe about a smartwatch that can make and...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The architectural renaiassance in Silicon Valley seems to be still gathering steam. In a region not known for its notable buildings, tech companies and developers now seem intent on changing the region's drab image.
The latest entry in the valley's...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Just hours before they were scheduled to meet with representatives from four leading phone manufacturers Thursday, two public officials announced they have lined up support from 40 government leaders and scholars urging phone makers to make devices with...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Two prosecutors leading a nationwide campaign urging cellphone makers to embed a powerful antitheft feature in smartphones credited Apple and Samsung for moving in the right direction after a summit on the issue Thursday.
New York Atty. Gen. Eric...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Hip-hop star Jay-Z has figured out one surefire way to sell a million albums -- by finding a customer in Samsung.
Samsung Electronics Co. has bought 1 million copies of the rapper's upcoming album to give away to owners of the company's Galaxy...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Standing between 1,300 product manufacturers and hundreds of thousands of retailers and businesses is Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest wholesale distributor of computer hardware and software.
The 34-year-old Santa Ana company buys technology...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:21 PM
LAS VEGAS -- As expected, talk of the smart home has been a big topic on the second day of the International Consumer Electronics Show. The Times previewed this trend a couple of weeks ago.
In a show so far lacking any startling product breakthroughs,...