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Tech Files outtake: In San Jose, Sprint’s the pits

Using Sprint's network in San Jose was a frustrating and eye-opening experience; I had trouble getting a decent signal just about everywhere I tried. Read More →

Airbnb seals $450M investment

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 Read More →

Netflix takes stand against Comcast-Time Warner deal

Netflix opposes the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, Reed Hastings and David Wells, Netflix's chief executive and chief financial officers, said in a letter to shareholders on Monday, explaining that they feared that the combination would give Comcast even more power Read More →

What we’re watching: Netflix earnings

Talk about Netflix ahead of the company's earnings report today is streaming in. Here's a quick look. Did the entertainment provider add subscribers? How is the Los Gatos company's global expansion effort coming along? Some analysts expect the company to have Read More →

Apple says it’s getting better at being greener

In a new video entitled "Better,'' Apple CEO Tim Cook lends his voice to a short clip devoted to the company's greener-than-thou mantra. The 1:49-minute  video   is classic Apple — as polished as an iPhone 5S, as clean as a Read More →

Musk goes to China

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is in China to officially kick off sales of Tesla's all-electric Model S sedan. Bloomberg has a good story. At the Geekpark Conference in Beijing Monday, Musk said Tesla is building a network Read More →

Is Apple about to shake that money tree again?

With Apple investors on the edge of their seats as the company prepares to announce its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, the blogosphere is abuzz with talk of yet another cash disbursement from the deep-pocketed Cupertino tech giant. Apple shares edged higher Read More →

Facebook reportedly ready to launch mobile ad network

Industry analysts on Wednesday will pay particular attention to Facebook’s mobile advertising revenue when the social networking giant reports its first-quarter earnings. Then on April 30, according to an unsourced report in ReCode, Facebook will announce plans for a mobile Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

When we scour the Web for tech news, we share. Silicon Valley poaching case, which might soon be settled: Documents show tech giants discussed hiring, but Facebook reportedly refused to join the circle. What's Google up to now? Read More →

Quoted: Google’s hiring chief talks college

"Most don’t put enough thought into why they’re going, and what they want to get out of it." — Laszlo Bock, hiring chief at Google, on what people should think about when they decide what to study in college. Read More →
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