Facebook doubles office space in Seattle

November 3, 2011

The social network is spreading its wings in Seattle, taking advantage of relatively cheap office space and a pool of talented engineers in Microsoft and Amazon’s home town.

In the Larry Page era, wither the splashy Google product launch?

October 28, 2011

Remember the days when Google had big splashy product launches?

It almost seems like a bygone era, with the Web search giant now appearing to favor a more muted approach to product unveilings.

Google+ to Facebook: TMI!

October 20, 2011

Vic Gundotra, Google’s head of social, doesn’t care about every song his friends are listening to and every article they’ve read.

Facebook makes us embrace creepy

By Kevin Kelleher
October 19, 2011

By Kevin Kelleher
The opinions expressed are his own.

Sean Parker was looking edgy. Maybe it was because he was sitting in for Mark Pincus, who bowed out of this week’s Web 2.0 Summit because of Zynga’s pre-IPO quiet period. Or because this was a chance to show a large gathering of his peers that Justin Timberlake, no matter how smooth, could never be a Sean Parker. Or maybe it was just because he was Sean Parker.

Another day, another social network: Bill Gross chimes in

October 17, 2011

How many social networks does the world need?

Bill Gross, the man credited with pioneering the search advertising business, believes there’s room for one more.

Tech wrap: Apple’s iOS 5 debuts

October 12, 2011

Apple rolled out its iOS 5 mobile operating system, one week after pancreatic cancer claimed the life of its former CEO and visionary Steve Jobs. The update adds voice recognition software called “Siri”, instant messaging and support for Apple’s iCloud service, although the inclusion of Siri is limited to the iPhone 4S. MacWorld’s Dan Moren says the free update is “ambitious” and that “there’s hardly a part of Apple’s mobile operating system that isn’t altered in some way”. Engadget’s Dante Cesa says that “other than turn-by-turn navigation, more multitasking APIs and some delectable widgets, there isn’t much, headline-wise, left on Apple’s hit list for iOS 6“.

Is Zynga’s lead slipping on Facebook?

October 12, 2011

Electronic Arts, the second-largest video game company in the U.S., is stealing market share away from Zynga, the top dog in social games on Facebook, according to a new report on gaming behavior.

Inside Zynga: Tour the office that’s raised the ante in Web start-up workspaces

October 12, 2011

Remember when a foosball table or a massage chair at the office was all it took for a company to flaunt its Web street cred?

Tech wrap: Microsoft still into Yahoo

October 5, 2011

Microsoft Corp is considering a bid for Yahoo Inc, resurfacing as a potential buyer after a bitter and unsuccessful fight to take over the Internet company in 2008, sources close to the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.

Tech wrap: Oracle and HP keep sparring

September 29, 2011

Oracle and Autonomy escalated their war of words on Thursday, sparring publicly over whether the British software firm had ever been shopped to the U.S. technology giant.