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SAN FRANCISCO — To punctuate his company's $1.1-billion purchase by Yahoo Inc., Tumblr co-founder and Chief Executive David Karp let loose in a blog post with a celebratory expletive. It was classic Karp, a 26-year-old high school dropout who...
When Google went public in 2004 for $85 a share, I wrote a column questioning such a high valuation for a company built on a math equation. Wasn't it inevitable that someone would come along with a better search algorithm? Google closed Monday at $908....
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is attempting a bold — and risky — strategy to turn around the struggling Internet giant with the $1.1-billion acquisition of Tumblr, a trendy social blogging service popular...
"Smash, Smash, SmAAaash!!!" Those words made "Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker a viral sensation. That was his description of how he swung a blow for justice in Fresno to stop a large driver who allegedly ran over and attacked a PG&E employee....
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Even though its ubiquitous Internet search engine practically mints money, Google Inc. was widely seen as a company whose best days were behind it. It was written off as the next Microsoft Corp. — a staid high-tech...
Another song, another record -- that's how it's going for Psy. After setting the record for most YouTube views ever with "Gangnam Style" last year, Psy followed up with the single "Gentleman" this month, and it took the new video just a day to start...
Twitter Inc. says its new music service helps users discover songs and artists. But the music industry isn't sure it's something to sing about just yet. The #Music app recommends songs based on the artists Twitter users follow. It also shows what...
In an epic clash between old and new media, Google Inc.'s video website YouTube has scored another huge victory in the long-running skirmish over copyright infringement brought by television giant Viacom Inc. A federal judge in New York on Thursday...
YouTube, the world's dominant online video site, just got even bigger -- averaging 1 billion visitors every month. That's 1 in 7 people on the planet stopping by YouTube to watch viral videos such as the most recent phenomenon, the Harlem Shake....
Tags: Media Industry, Social Media
Mark Burnett, one of the most prolific reality-show producers on television, is going from scorched earth to burning bush. The former military paratrooper who made his name in Hollywood with back-biting, take-no-prisoners programs such as "Survivor,"...
Tags: Hans Zimmer, Advertising, Roma Downey, Entertainment, Music
On the final night of the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, last year, a young folk-rock trio from Denver took the makeshift stage at a church a few blocks away from the main action down on 6th Street. The church was about half full,...
Justin Bieber reportedly collapsed Thursday night after suffering breathing problems while playing the third of four shows planned for London's O2 arena. After receiving oxygen from emergency personnel, the 19-year-old returned to finish his final...
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