After Google gave the public one day earlier this month to buy its pricey smart glasses, alert bloggers and others noticed Thursday that the company’s website seemed to be quietly offering the device for sale again.
But no. The Mountain View company quickly squashed any idea that it was letting the public buy the $1,500 Google G ...
Tesla, which isn’t very popular among car dealers because it sells its electric cars directly to customers, has had some vocal supporters on this issue. Now, add some FTC staff members to that list.
A blog post today on the Federal Trade Commission’s website — which has a caveat that its three authors’ opinions do no ...
Reports of the open Internet’s death have been greatly exaggerated, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler insists.
The Federal Communications Commission today will propose changes to the agency’s rules on net neutrality, which is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. As we wrote yesterday — and as Internet ...
Becoming a billionaire is so passé these days, especially around these parts. But having a wax statue done of yourself, now that’s something to boast about.
In the picture here, Karmen Bell of the San Francisco Travel Association on Wednesday takes a selfie with the wax figure of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on display Wednesd ...
“Sure, Carl (Icahn) is about as smooth as a stucco bathtub. But he is the best thing going for corporate America.”
— T. Boone Pickens, writing about his friend and fellow corporate raider — Pickens prefers “shareholder activist” — in Time Magazine, which has named Icahn one of this year’s 100 most influen ...
Open Internet. Net neutrality. Whatever you want to call it, it appears to be dying. And if you’re wondering whether you should mourn its death, might as well get that black suit ready.
The FCC is set to propose new rules Thursday to update the Open Internet order it adopted in 2010 under former Chairman Julius Genachowski, acco ...
"When you make a connection with someone online, oftentimes it feels a little limited, but also safe."
— Nev Schulman, host of the MTV reality show "Catfish," on how it's not so far-fetched that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o Read More →
How did it get such a bum rap, and will the pun rise again? "You think you know all the important stuff, when in reality, all you know is that they watch 'Homeland.' " Have texting, Facebook and other online communication Read More →
Nearly 56,000 electric vehicles were sold in the United States in 2012, up 216 percent from the 17,600 sold in 2011.
That's according to a research note released Wednesday by Aaron Chew at the Maxim Group, who looked at total Read More →
We're watching the stock of tech companies in the news today:
• Apple shares are rebounding this morning after falling more than 3 percent Tuesday. As the Merc's Pat May reported, the steady drop in Apple stock Read More →
Some have called for changes and action after the suicide last week of Aaron Swartz, the open Internet activist who had been scheduled to face federal charges in a few months, accused of downloading millions of academic articles from an Read More →
"How two-faced of the NRA to introduce a violent video game on the heels of their blame game."
— Lori Haas, whose daughter survived the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech, on the release Monday of a video game Read More →
If "our most emotional life events are already electronic," what good are signatures? New study finds that students whose parents give more money for college get lower grades. (via Marginal Revolution) Woman drives 900 miles instead of about 90 Read More →
Besides looking for photos of Yosemite or friends’ recommendations of dentists or movies, Facebook executives gave some other interesting examples of how people might use their new “Graph Search” feature, unveiled Tuesday.
Product director Tom Stocky suggested someone might search for Read More →
An online activist group is urging Apple to remove the National Rifle Association's new app from its App Store.
SignOn.org, which is affiliated with the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org, has launched an online petition to pressure the Cupertino Read More →
Mystery solved. Facebook's revelation today was Graph Search, a feature CEO Mark Zuckerberg says provides "answers, not links" to searches by the social network's users.
Possible uses include finding dates (just a guess, this has probably already been done on Read More →