Yahoo and Alibaba — two companies in the spotlight this week — are seeing their shares fall sharply today, in the wake of Yahoo’s decision to spin off its stake in Alibaba, and the Chinese e-commerce giant’s earnings results today.
Yahoo’s stock is down more than 7 percent today after the company’s announcement ...
To hear Comcast tell it, customer service is the company’s no. 1 priority. But someone must have forgotten to tell the company’s customer service representatives.
After his wife attempted to drop their cable service from Comcast, Spokane, Wash. resident Ricardo Brown recently found that the company had changed his first na ...
The Google genuises behind the driverless car are apparently looking for even more ways to set those hands of yours free.
As the Mountain View-based search giant continues to fine-tune its driver-free vehicle, which the New York Times reported will hit the road by 2020, it has secured patents for technology that allows drivers to turn ...
As the Federal Trade Commission has requested, the White House reportedly is preparing to ask Congress to bolster the FTC’s power to police privacy violations by Internet-related businesses, including online advertisers, app makers and companies that make the smart, connected consumer devices that are fast populating the so-call ...
“It matters to the kind of investors we want to have.”
— Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, when asked during Wednesday’s earnings call — the company posted strong results — why investors should care about his company’s efforts to connect people to the Internet in countries where Facebook might not make much mon ...
Even though Apple sold a record number of iPhones over the holidays, it’s still an Android world.
Last year, Android became the first operating system ever to ship on 1 billion phones, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. That helped the operating system actually increase its already dominant market share to more t ...
Apple is scheduled to report earnings after the markets close today, so analysts and the blogosphere are atwitter. Add to the usual scrutiny the filthy-rich noisemaker that is Carl Icahn, and the spotlight seems to be bigger and brighter.
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"Today, no telephone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA. Today, no Internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA's hands. Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They're Read More →
California has always been proud of its willingness to go first when it comes to policies that combat the perils of climate change.
On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington and Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon will meet Read More →
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A floating data center?
After some impressive sleuthing, a reporter at the tech news site CNET reported Friday that Google may be building a massive data center that’s currently Read More →
It's Apple design imagination meets Japanese technology innovation meets the quick-and-cheap mass production of the clothing industry.
This is the trifecta that has made Tokyo-based clothing retailer Uniqlo soar in popularity and positioned the company for a massive U.S. expansion. The Read More →
Nick Sturiale was a partner at one high-profile venture firm (Sevin Rosen) that flamed out after the dot-com bust, and he’s now working to revive another (Ignition Partners, which was formed in Seattle by several Read More →
There's plenty to round up regarding NSA spying today:
• The latest revelation from the Edward Snowden leaks: The NSA monitored phone calls of 35 world leaders with the help of U.S. officials who handed over their phone numbers, according to Read More →
"When I see Apple drop the price of their struggling, lightweight productivity apps, I don't see a shot across our bow. I see an attempt to play catch up."
— Frank Shaw, the outspoken Microsoft vice president of communications, Read More →