LinkedIn “alert” shows users still on edge about privacy

January 30, 2012

By Gerry Shih and Himank Sharma

Looks like social media users are getting twitchy about their online privacy rights.

Despite tough economy, Wikimedia raises $20 million in donations

January 4, 2012

Wikimedia Foundation is marking the new year with a hefty deposit into its coffers.

Groupon’s Andrew Mason demonstrates how to stonewall

June 2, 2011

By Sarah McBride in Palos Verdes

Once he got entrepreneurial, Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason had to change his stance on copycatting. What he once considered plagiarism – after a few years in the wild and woolly world of business – he now considers fair game. Sorta.

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Humbled giants eye business phone market

August 13, 2009

Nokia e71LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Once they were warriors battling one another on the digital battlefield. Nowadays, Microsoft and Nokia are worriers, huddling together for comfort.

Schmidt quits Apple board, no surprise there

August 3, 2009

Few observers expressed much surprise over Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s decision Monday to step down from Apple’s board. Analysts said the writing was on the wall, as Google’s Android smartphone software competes in the same market at Apple’s iPhone, and Google’s forthcoming Chrome operating system prepares to enter a market against Apple’s Mac OS.

Microsoft and Yahoo: The morning after

July 30, 2009

Ah, the morning after.

Microsoft and Yahoo have finally come to an understanding, putting to rest what seemed like an endless back-and-forth (As Barry Diller said yesterday,  “We’re not going to have to talk about whether or not it’s going to happen anymore).

Updated-Apple boasts 1.5 billion App downloads

July 14, 2009

(Updated to reflect that Apple was referring to application downloads, not application sales.  Many iPhone apps are free.)

Apple Inc impressed the tech world with the rapid take off of its applications store, announcing on April 24th that it had sold 1 billion apps downloads in just 9 months to users of its iPhone and its iPod Touch.

Twitter, from poor man’s email to innovation leader

April 17, 2009

He once called Twitter the poor man’s email. But to hear Google CEO Eric Schmidt today, one would be forgiven for thinking it’s the next big thing.

Twitter has journalists chirping

February 27, 2009

News organizations are all a-twitter about Twitter: Is it a friend or a foe? Should it be embraced or eschewed? Will Twitter kill journalism or revive it?

Tech earnings: Up, down and all around

January 23, 2009

This is turning out to be an earnings season when all bets are off on how technology giants will perform. With tech earnings taking the market on a roller-coaster ride, it wouldn’t be surprising if investors are a little sick in the stomach already.