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 ...
"I needed her touch, her observations and her humanity."
— Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, on Esther Gokhale, who the New York Times calls a Silicon Valley posture guru. Drudge says he read her book, titled "8 Steps to Read More →
Project Shield -- the Android-based handheld game system being developed by graphic chip maker Nvidia -- is a step closer to reality: It now has an official price, name and list of retailers who will carry it. Read More →
When animals adopt, instinct and empathy could both be involved. "The average person can probably throw a baseball at least three giraffes high," according to xkcd's What If. More animal talk — hope it doesn't bug Read More →
Its deep pockets make Silicon Valley a prime locale for political fundraising on both sides of the aisle. But last week, the Bay Area was squarely in the sights of a politician from the other side of the Pond.
It seems Read More →
We just learned that Twitter is worth $10 billion, and now it appears that eating lunch with the company's founder, Jack Dorsey, also comes with a hefty price tag.
The highest bid to dine with Dorsey is $15,600, with Read More →
Talk about trying to disrupt the (possible) disruptors. Amazon has launched its own "bitcoins." And TV network ABC will live-stream its shows on its app for Apple's iPhones and iPads.
• First, what's this about Amazon and bitcoins, a Read More →
On Friday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk quit FWD.us, the advocacy group formed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after the group's subsidiaries funded ads for conservative Senators touting their support for the Keystone XL pipeline and oil drilling in Read More →
"He and I, in a sense, grew up together... every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always retained a certain respect and Read More →