A planned Jan. 15 rally in Russia in support of political opposition activist Alexey Navalny is raising questions about how Facebook and other services can operate in countries that restrict free speech.
At issue is a Facebook page advertising the rally. Last weekend, the company reportedly blocked user access to the page in response ...
In the tech world, we can’t all be winners all the time. 2014 saw some rather spectacular failures. Here are our top (bottom?) five:
5. Google’s Barge
Remember the barge? This time last year, Silicon Valley was abuzz over just what Google planned for its mysterious barge floating off Treasure Island (and another in Portlan ...
Sony’s last-minute decision to release The Interview turned out to be a boon for YouTube and Google, which saw a flood of digital viewers, and hundreds of independent theatres that reported big crowds and sold-out shows.
But it didn’t turn out too well for Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox, which were among the selected ...
The hits just keep on coming for Uber.
Uber — at once one of the most loathed and yet most successful, in terms of capital raised, startups in recent memory — hit a speed bump in its attempted Asia rollout when prosecutors in South Korea charged Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick with violating a transportation law.
Facebook has taken an intriguing step forward in its video business, partnering with the National Football League to show short video clips.
The deal, reported Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal, will bring NFL game highlights, studio analysis and fantasy updates packaged with Verizon ads to Facebook users’ Timelines starting ...
There’s always an upside, even in cyber vandalism.
The Sony Pictures hack that exposed tens of thousands of messages may turn out to be a boon for struggling anonymous messaging apps. At least one secret app maker, Confide, is using the hack to pitch big companies in Hollywood and beyond on technology designed to let people comm ...
New Yorkers may still be slurping down Big Gulp sodas, but even if elected officials can't battle diabetes and cavities, they say they can make residents across the state safer on the road with the creation of new "texting zones."
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Word comes from the hinterlands to the south of us here in Silicon Valley that there's been a bit of a glitch in one of the nation's boldest experiments to bring Apple and its iPads into the lives of students Read More →
Ding, ding, ding! That’s the sound of longtime Yahoo investors celebrating the fact that their shares finally hit $33 this week, for the first time in more than five years since then-CEO Jerry Yang turned down Microsoft’s offer to buy Read More →
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"Only our company and a handful of others are poised to write the future. We're going to think big, we're going to bet big."
— Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO for the past 13 years, ebullient as ever while presiding Read More →
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison may have won cheers for his America Cup sailing-team's stunning victory Wednesday, but an investment group is seriously riled over the pay he gets from the Redwood City software giant.
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As Congress considers reforms to U.S. surveillance programs, NSA Director Keith Alexander is asking the public for help in defending the spying.
"If you take those [surveillance powers] away, think about the last week and what will happen in the future," Read More →