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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The Internet pioneer continues to lose money. Its fourth-quarter report shows a loss of $4.4 billion. Established in the days of dial-up modems, it has had trouble keeping up with life on the Web.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Novica, a website that bills itself as the Etsy of the developing world, features more than 18,000 artisans from remote areas to whom the company has paid out more than $66.5 million.
Monday, January 25, 2016
There's been a shakeup in the executive ranks at Twitter. CEO Jack Dorsey is overhauling key parts of the company as he seeks to address financial problems that have left investors in a sour mood.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
It fits in your hand, can connect to Wi-Fi and has Bluetooth. The $9 CHIP promises to be a teaching tool that's also fun to play with. It's just one of several low-cost computers hitting the market.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Bowie was an explorer of what it meant to be human. In a 1999 interview, he predicted the power of the Internet — "an alien life form" — to break down the divisions between artists and the audience.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Virtual reality enthusiasts have been upset at the non-pedestrian price tag of the highly anticipated headset. Creator Palmer Luckey says it's like PalmPilot of the 1990s: not a cheapo, but a bargain.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Robots may be in our future, but the future isn't quite here.
Friday, January 01, 2016
The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, aims to close the wage gap between men and women by requiring employers to pay both genders the same when they do "substantially similar" work.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Three different companies are bringing VR headsets to market in 2016, and some content companies have made major investments in the technology.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The lawsuit alleges that the streaming music service fails to properly compensate artists for the right to reproduce or distribute recordings. It's the latest in the ongoing debate over streaming.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Last year, our tech reporters looked ahead to developments dealing with anticipatory computing, data breaches and Apple. Now as 2015 ends, they consider what has changed.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The Internet is making it easier for older women, who didn't grow up with the Web, to get outside their social circles for romance, but it can make them more vulnerable to deception.
Friday, November 20, 2015
The mobile payment startup Square has grown rapidly and went public this week. But it is dogged by complaints from small businesses that use it.
Sunday, November 08, 2015
A new device called the Nailbot, from the female-run company Preemadonna, uses a smartphone to print art onto fingernails. Its inventors say the beauty tool could help draw more girls to tech.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
King Digital, the Swedish studio behind the "Candy Crush" puzzle game, is selling itself to Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion. The goal of this corporate game: converting Crush pla...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
YouTube has long suggested it may try to charge for its content. The new subscription service "Red" hopes to lure users with exclusive content from top stars, offline access to music and other perks.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Lessig is a passionate advocate for campaign finance reform. If he wins, he says, he will pass the Citizen Equality Act of 2017 to provide voters with vouchers to fund the campaign of their choice.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Twitter is expected to lay off workers, on the heels of announcing its new CEO. What do Twitter's recent struggles say about the company — and Silicon Valley in general?
Monday, October 05, 2015
Computer voices sound perfect in sci-fi films, but in the real world computer voices such as those used for Siri, Cortana and Google Now don't seem to be able to say some words correctly.