Netflix’s newly announced opposition to Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is about protecting the streaming media company’s bottom line, not its customers, a Comcast official charged on Monday.
In laying out its case against the merger, the Los Gatos company is skewing the facts, said Jennifer Khoury, ...
Google is offering grants to five nonprofits that come up with good ideas for uses for its Internet-connected specs. It’ll throw in a free pair of Glass, too.
The grants are an extension of Giving Through Glass, which has already seen nonprofits use Glass in their work, including for research.
The controversial gadgets — privacy ...
“I will say that I’d rather have my case than theirs, and I’d rather have my merits than theirs.”
— Chet Kanojia, CEO of Internet startup Aereo, on the case that the Supreme Court is hearing today, ABC vs. Aereo. The outcome of the closely watched case could set off big changes in the TV and cable industry and beyond.
If you live in San Jose and are a customer of Sprint, I feel your pain.
For my column today, I tested Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone. As I wrote, I was underwhelmed by the phone. What I didn’t mention was that I was even less impressed with the network it was running on.
The particular iteration of Galaxy S5 I tested w ...
Airbnb has closed a mega investment deal that values the room- and home-rental site at a whopping $10 billion.
The company, which launched in 2008 after the founders were accepted into the esteemed Y Combinator startup accelerator, has received a $450 million investment in a deal led by private-equity firm TPG, The Wall Street Journal ...
Netflix opposes the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, the company said on Monday.
In a letter to shareholders announcing the company’s first quarter earnings, Reed Hastings and David Wells, Netflix’s chief executive and chief financial officers, wrote that they feared that the combination would give Comcast even more power ...
After buying 97 percent of the Hawaiian island of Lanai last year, billionaire Larry Ellison is now finalizing a deal to buy a small Hawaii commuter airline that makes daily trips to Lanai, according to a report in the Honolulu Read More →
FabKids, a subscription clothing site that personalizes outfits for girls, has been bought by the grown-up version of the same service, JustFab. The two fashion sites will now share one platform for, dare we say, double Read More →
Join the Mercury News 's Apple beat reporter, Pat May, and his colleague business columnist Mike Cassidy for their inaugural and decidedly beta-version conversational podcast. So click here and settle in for a few minutes while Pat and Mike Read More →
One big concern for Wall Street analysts following Intel's earnings announcement Thursday was the company's plan to spend $13 billion (plus or minus $500 million) on its chip manufacturing operations this year.
Many analysts think the company is being overly Read More →
We're talking numbers today:
• Facebook shares are down about 2 percent to $29.50 as of this post, a few days after it unveiled a new way to search the massive social network. Graph Search has received mixed reviews Read More →
A year ago today, Google's search page logo was blacked out, Wikipedia had gone dark and many other sites staged protests against SOPA and PIPA, anti-piracy legislation that could have led to government overreach and Internet censorship. (50,000 Read More →
Apple has posted a JOB LISTING for someone to help the virtual personal assistant Siri find her groove.
Not that Siri is shallow or boring, although she sometimes tends to get lazy and even grouchy with some of her replies to Read More →
Hewlett-Packard's new, 37,762-square-foot "executive briefing center" offers plenty of natural light, glass, displays and meeting areas around a historic 100- to 125-year-old California Heritage Oak tree. Here, a display showing a representation of HP's networking and server capabilities emits a Read More →