Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Amazon is buying Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming service for video game players. Amazon will reportedly pay more than $1 billion for the fast-growing tech company.
Monday, August 25, 2014
When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., live-streaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Following the shooting of an unarmed black teen, the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown caught fire on Twitter. The response demonstrated the scope of what's informally known as Black Twitter.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos, your IT person probably knows more.
Monday, August 04, 2014
It's no secret that men dominate the top positions in Silicon Valley. But there are areas of the tech industry with lots of women: marketing and PR. Their contributions are often key, but overlooked.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
"Bad" Web bots are going after everyone they can, but why? Because by hijacking Grandma's computer, they make it look as if she visits a site often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a TV streaming startup, is violating the copyrights of TV producers, marketers and broadcasters by offering subscribers the ability to watch and record broadcasts on any Internet-enabled device. It now appears that Aereo will have to shut down.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
"The idea that there's not diversity in gameplay is just not true," says Archer star and gamer Aisha Tyler. "Does it need to be better? Absolutely."
Friday, June 13, 2014
Women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, but they were hardly represented on stage and in games previewed at a big game industry trade event in Los Angeles.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Even though women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, there are few female protagonists in big-selling video games. The same goes for ethnic and racial minorities.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The once-powerful name in gaming has been relegated to third-place status in recent years. Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime says Mario and other franchises are key to the company's future.
Monday, June 09, 2014
For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Authorities have charged developers and users of RAT, a software program that makes spying on an individual's computer easy. Users can capture passwords and spy on people through laptop cameras.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?