The nation’s (almost) top cop is mad as hell, and he’s not gonna take it anymore.
Outraged that Americans caught streaming pirated movies get a slap on the wrist while Americans downloading those same movies face time in the Big House, a high-level Department of Justice official is pushing Congress to do something about t ...
In case Silicon Valley’s venture pool wasn’t frothy enough for you, there’s a new VC firm in town.
PointGuard Ventures, started by VC veterans Krish Panu and Pete Thomas, announced on Thursday their new fund and first investment. The winner? Movius, an Atlanta-based company that sells wireless and landline voicemail services to teleco ...
Google reportedly granted more than 50 percent of the requests to remove links to information about individuals under Europe’s new “right to be forgotten” ruling.
The Wall Street Journal said that Google has told European regulators this, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Since late May, more than 90,000 indi ...
These things nowadays, they think they’re so smart.
• First, for all you smarty-shoes out there, what about kicks that can run Google Maps and vibrate when you need to turn? That’s right, you just follow your shoes. The Lechal smartshoes, made by an Indian startup, are expected to come in the fall. They’ll cost $100 ...
Has Google’s YouTube division sealed a deal to buy Twitch, the live video-game streaming service? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi is reporting that he’s confirmed it with his sources, who say the deal is worth $1 billion.
Takahashi is a veteran Silicon Valley reporter (and a former Merc tech writer) who’s been covering the game industry ...
With all Hewlett-Packard has to worry about, it’s got to be a relief to the Palo Alto tech giant that it has finally resolved that nasty litigation by former rocker Chubby Checker over – let’s all take a deep breath here – a penis-measuring app.
Best known for his 1960s song The Twist, Checker had sued HP in 20 ...
Twitter is the latest company to reveal the demographics of its workforce and like other companies, the micro-blogging firm's employees are mostly white and male.
In a blog post entitled "Building a Twitter we can be proud of," Janet Van Read More →
And now we present the penultimate tech links of the week.
Americans now apparently spend 40 minutes a day on Facebook. What do they spend less time on? Housework, for one.
Could an Apple mobile wallet be coming as soon Read More →
"The more they do so, it means the media organization republishes the information and so much for the right to be forgotten. There is an issue there."
— Billy Hawkes, the Irish Data Protection commissioner, on Google informing the Read More →
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday extended its push into one of its product priorities under CEO Meg Whitman - analyzing gobs of data for businesses - by announcing a $50 million investment in Palo Alto-based Hortonworks, which offers an open-source data analysis Read More →
Facebook stock is on a tear this morning, surging by more than 6 percent and climbing above $76 at one point, after the company issued another blockbuster earnings report on Wednesday.
That $76 level is a milestone, and not Read More →
When movie blockbusters attack small towns, such as Amityville. What riders eat during the Tour de France: everything. OK, just 6,000 to 9,000 calories a day. A look at the National Wildlife Property Repository, where confiscated Read More →
Some features built into the iOS operating system that underlies those Apple devices could be used to glean sensitive personal information, such as all the photos in your photo album and the log of where your phone has been, a Read More →
Will Facebook blow expectations out of the water once again? The company's shares are up more than 2 percent to nearly $71 in anticipation of the release of its second-quarter earnings today.
The words of the day: mobile ads. More than Read More →
Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month.
Now a group Read More →