Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Friday, February 27, 2015
The new FCC rules require service providers to be a neutral gateway to the Internet. The move has precedent in the 1930s, when regulators enacted "common carrier" rules on phone service companies.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Most Americans worry that drones will invade their privacy, polls show. Thousands of people have signed up with NoFlyZone.org — the equivalent of a "get-off-of-my-lawn" warning to drone operators.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The company is introducing a new policy that allows users to appoint an executor who will keep their account active posthumously.
Monday, February 09, 2015
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Supporters of the move say it's the best way to guarantee so-called net neutrality. Opponents believe meddlesome regulators will impose intrusive new rules on Internet service.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube could choose to ban ISIS propaganda. But analysts say law enforcement agencies ask the firms to leave messages alone to help them track terrorist activity.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.
Monday, December 15, 2014
The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who turned TV sets into visual playgrounds, died Saturday at the age of 92. Baer was a refugee from Nazi Germany who invented the first home video system.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Sure, the Internet is littered with viral cat videos. But recently some bits of audio have drawn millions of listens. Yet it may be too soon to say we're entering a new age of viral audio.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
In the latest flap involving the ride sharing company Uber, an executive is apologizing after saying the company should spy on unfriendly reporters. Uber is a hit with customers, but has clashed with competitors, regulators and some journalists.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Women who turn to law enforcement for help are often frustrated that authorities aren't doing enough. Police say tracing the culprits can be a complicated and time-consuming process.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.
Monday, October 27, 2014
IBM's supercomputer has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Twitter sued the federal government because it stopped the tech company from disclosing government requests for user information. Twitter says the current disclosure rules aren't transparent enough.
Monday, October 06, 2014
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.