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 ...
"When I was at Oracle, I’d have this debate all the time with Larry Ellison, who has been a huge influence on my career. He’d always say, 'Who do you think has done more for the world: the Ford Foundation Read More →
Leave it to those monogamy-challenged laissez-faire French folk to come up with technology that helps people sneak around on each other.
Apparently, French entrepreneurs noticed a few years back that what their countrymen and women really needed more than anything was, Read More →
Americans expect "great breakthroughs" in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.
But 30 percent of Read More →
Ridesharing service Lyft announced Thursday a new charity service to deliver supplies to the needy and offer free rides to the elderly or sick.
Through Lyft for Good, a nationwide program, drivers employed by Lyft will use their cars Read More →
The Internets are abuzz with a juicy report that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is launching a bold move to supplant Google as the default search engine on Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. But like so many tech rumors, this one’s Read More →
Oracle has just issued another raft of fixes for its widely used Java software, which has a reputation as one of the buggiest products on the market.
Over the past year, the Redwood City tech giant has issued numerous software patches Read More →
We're serving up your Thursday tech tapas.
Most analysts reportedly still like Google stock, but the company's shares are down more than 4 percent as of this post, the day after its earnings failed to meet Wall Read More →
"With the exception of biological viruses, there is nothing with such speed, efficiency and aggressiveness that spreads like these technology platforms, and this also lends its creators, owners and users with new power."
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Apparently we initially taste food with our eyes — on blue chicken and food dyes. More about food: Some people think crunchier is healthier. (But what about fried chicken?) Now for some entertainment. Our national Irrational Read More →