Ah, the 1990s: The grunge music, the overabundance of flannel, the anonymous chat rooms you explored on your 28.8 dial-up modem. Facebook is reviving at least one of those blasts from the past with its new standalone chat app, Rooms.
The app, released Thursday and currently only available for iPhones, lets users create private chat r ...
The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt — and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence.
That’s according to a quarterly survey by the University of San Francisco, which asked VCs to estimate their confidence in the entre ...
Virtual reality is getting more unreal all the time. Take the latest offering from Looksery, a company who took to Kickstarter recently to raise funds for a mobile video app that helps all of us look even more handsome and gorgeous than we already are.
Remove those unsightly skin blemishes? Check.
Slim down that face fat? Got you cove ...
Worried about people spying on you? Well take off that silly tinfoil hat and consider checking out the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s latest “surveillance self-defense” report.
The San Francisco-based civil liberties group, which first issued the report in 2009, said it consulted with tech experts and privacy acti ...
“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays.”
– Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking to the New York Times about his concerns after Amazon posted its worst quarterly loss since 2003 an ...
“I know how to do it. They just need to give me a call. If they’re looking for talent, give me a call. If they are looking for companies to partner with, give me a call.”
— Magic Johnson, businessman and former NBA player, referring to Apple, Google and other tech companies. In an interview with USA Today, Johnson sa ...
Conditioned for our comfort: Some buttons — at crosswalks, in elevators — are just there for show. In Hong Kong, the Gucci- and Chanel-carrying "wealthy" who need a loan can hand over their purses for collateral. Read More →
File these couple of items under Bad Publicity: a public firing by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, and an LG phone giveaway gone awry.
• First, in case you missed it, Armstrong last Friday fired a Patch executive mid-conference call, as the Read More →
With BlackBerry now officially for sale, the speculation has begun about who might buy the company.
The early consensus? While there are lots of potential suitors, no one company or entity makes an obvious or ideal match. And there's at least Read More →
Last year, we wrote about how 3D printing could be a boon to copyright lawyers. That day could be here any second, judging from a recent exchange between an iPhone dock maker and the maker of "Game of Read More →
San Mateo-based SolarCity announced Tuesday that it plans to buy Paramount Solar, a subsidiary of Paramount Equity, in a transaction valued at roughly $120 million. The deal gives SolarCity access to Paramount's remote selling capability, which should further drive Read More →
"Who's ever heard of this information being misused by the government? In what way? ... It's essential if we want to minimize the kind of strikes that we just had in Boston."
— Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO, in an Read More →
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, never one to mince his words about anything, pretty much made clear to CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose that he thinks Apple is done, finished, kaput.
Yes, the world's third-richest man still likes and respects Apple Read More →
Smiths, Cooks, Butlers, Wrights and more: on occupations and surnames. A Big Picture look at record-setting attempts so far this year, including the largest gatherings of: hula hoopers, prisoners working out, wearers of underwear on Times Read More →
Facebook is acquiring new voice recognition tools and talent, with a deal to buy Mobile Technologies, maker of the Jibbigo translation app.
Jibbigo is a mobile app for Android and iOS phones that lets users speak a phrase in one language Read More →