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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Apple says it will oppose a federal court order to assist the Justice Department in unlocking an iPhone used by one of two attackers who killed 14 office workers in San Bernardino, Calif.
Monday, February 08, 2016
Many Twitter users responded angrily after a published report said the company is planning to change how tweets are displayed. The BuzzFeed article said Twitter will switch this week ...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Yahoo, the Internet pioneer, continues to lose money. Tuesday in its fourth-quarter report, the company said it had a loss of $4.4 billion.
It's also laying off about 15 percent of its workforce and closing offices in five locations. Yahoo says it will explore "strategic alternatives" for its struggling Internet ...
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
David Bowie's death has a lot of communities mourning. Though his greatest success was in music, he was admired as a trailblazer in fashion, film, gender politics and, as it turns out, technology. Here are just a few of his early forays into digital media.
In 1996, he ...
Saturday, January 09, 2016
When I met up with Palmer Luckey this week at CES, the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, the founder of virtual reality company Oculus VR had some explaining to do. Oculus had just announced the price of its highly anticipated consumer model of the virtual ...
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
With all the talk about getting more women in technology, I'm always looking for female-run companies. Recently, I got an email from Preemadonna, which bills itself as a San Francisco-based company that focuses on using technology to provide lifestyle products for women and girls.
That sounded good. Then, I looked ...
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.