Google has taken the wraps off a new line of smart phones designed for the developing world. And while they didn’t attract as much attention in Silicon Valley as Apple’s latest iPhone release, Google is hoping its new Android One phones will be a big deal in India and other fast-growing markets.
The new phones, made by overseas ...
Minecraft is indeed going to be a part of Microsoft. And your reaction to that probably depends a lot on where you sit.
Microsoft on Monday confirmed that it’s reached an agreement to buy Mojang, the Stockholm-based maker of the popular multiplayer online game, for $2.5 billion. The deal is expected to close later this ye ...
Netflix has arrived in France . . . and France is not amused.
Worried that the American video-streaming giant will try to avoid paying French taxes, even as it launches a bloody frontal assault on the country’s Gaelic sensibilities and proud national culture, critics from Marseilles to Metz are apparently lashing out.
Facebook employees at the firm’s Menlo Park headquarters may look out their windows Tuesday and see people in drag protesting.
The issue: Facebook’s apparent crackdown enforcing its policy requiring people to use their real names.
Unlike Twitter and services like Snapchat, Facebook requires users to use their real n ...
In a double-barreled blast of breaking news from the world of online snooping, word comes from New Zealand that its government’s sleuth agency was setting up a massive surveillance dragnet even while officials were denying that such a thing was preposterous.
Meanwhile, spy teams in the United States and Britain have appar ...
Redwood City tech giant Oracle plans to buy Front Porch Digital of Lafayette, Colorado, which helps other companies store and manage digital media, such as high-definition films and TV shows, medical images and data from security monitors.
“More than 550 organizations worldwide rely on Front Porch Digital across multiple ...
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In an expected move this week, the software giant announced a company-wide reorganization intended to streamline the sprawling company, but it's anyone's guess whether the deck shuffling will work. Read More →
There has been a steady stream of reports about Prism, the NSA's mass surveillance program, this week. Some developments of note:
• Microsoft worked with the U.S. government to provide access to its users' communications, the Guardian has reported, Read More →
Happy Friday morning -- time once more for Elevator Pitch, the Q&A that puts Silicon Valley investors under the microscope. This week, we feature Tracy Isacke, who weighs in on the burgeoning trend of corporate venture capital.
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"I certainly would have thought a lot more about what I said and how permanent my writing is. ... I just want to make it clear that people should be very, very careful of what they say and it’s being Read More →
In Florida, there are mermaids on the state payroll. Wretched Refuse, a blog whose motto is "saving the world by fiddling with garbage." (via Metafilter) On a similar note, here's a photo essay about a children's orchestra Read More →
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has told Alan Ohnsman, the great Tesla beat reporter for Bloomberg, that Model S production exceeds 400 cars per week. Telsa's production rate is a source of endless fascination for analysts and a Read More →