Facebook is shutting down its digital Gifts business … even as the social network is continuing to experiment with other forms of e-commerce.
The company has dipped its toe in the retail waters several times: Two years ago, Facebook launched a program that allowed users to buy actual, physical goods – like wine, cupcakes or toys – and ...
“We have specific goals and objectives for ourselves, and that’s how we measure ourselves and think about ourselves… I don’t think about that in the context of how it stacks up versus a company A, B, or C.”
— Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, in response to an often-asked question about how the company’ ...
The number of municipalities bristling with sensors and other computerized gadgets to improve everything from the way they monitor traffic to how they manage water use will likely quadruple by 2025, according to a new study that cites San Francisco as among these “smart cities.”
“There will be at least 88 smart citie ...
Google-backed biotech startup 23andMe has made a discovery about Parkinson’s disease — for the second time — that may help identify a person’s risk of developing the debilitating and tragic illness.
23andMe, a Mountain View genomics company that offers consumers genetic reports to track their ancestry, helped c ...
Twitter, which is set to report earnings today, has been raking in the mobile-ad dollars, so analysts are expecting second-quarter revenue to have doubled to $283 million. But there continues to be concern about the rate at which the social network is adding users.
Analysts expect Twitter user growth of about 20 percent in the second ...
Carly v. Hillary?
It may happen in 2016.
Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who lost her 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, may be exploring a run for president, reports U.S. News & World Report.
The speculation is based on a trip Fiorina made last week to New Hampshire, which holds its primary first. She was ...
Nearly 90 civil liberties groups and Internet companies have teamed up to demand that Congress rein in the NSA spying that came to light last week.
In an open letter to Congress sent Monday, the group — which includes the Electronic Read More →
"ITunes has expanded and extended its radio feature to match what other services have offered for years."
— Joe Kennedy, CEO of Pandora, on Apple's unveiling of its iTunes Radio streaming service Monday at the Worldwide Developers Read More →
Ever since news broke last week that the National Security Agency and FBI are tapping into the servers of U.S. Internet companies, Silicon Valley stalwarts have insisted they're not helping the Read More →
Juxtapose reports that Google is nearing a $1 billion-plus deal for Waze with all that's going on with the NSA surveillance saga, and we get a contrast in the public's attitude toward tracking tied to tech conveniences vs. tracking by Read More →
The world of taxi-hailing technology welcomed another new app on Monday, a reminder to rogue hire-a-car services such as Uber that the old yellow taxi cab is still alive and well.
NexTaxi, an app from from Arizona-based dispatch company Read More →
After earlier flirtations with Facebook and reportedly even Apple, it looks like the crowd-sourced mapping startup Waze is about to be acquired by Google, in a deal valued at a whopping “more than” $1 billion.
That’s the word over Read More →
Picture seeing faces in all kinds of places and spaces. Mapping 17,000 public libraries and 35,000 museums in the United States. Alligators, crocodiles and the history of the Lacoste shirt. And the dog poop Read More →