| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:54 PM
If readers of my Saturday column about Yelp were to write a review of the crowd-sourced website, it might read something like this:
Yelp is a complete and utter fraud. The reviews are too self-centered, not trustworthy and half the time really don't...
| May 14, 2013
| 11:06 AM
NEW YORK -- Univision intends to remain the king.
The nation's largest Spanish-language media company, Univision Communications, on Tuesday said it has made a financial investment in the planned El Rey cable channel owned by Hollywood director Robert...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:07 PM
I spotted the restaurant while on a stroll near my daughter's San Francisco apartment. The menu looked good, the prices were right. I decided to check its reviews online.
Then I saw the sign on the window of Bai Thong Thai: "Stop the Bully. Boycott...
| Aug 6, 2013
It's difficult to gin up much sympathy for either side in the battle between two colossal corporations, CBS and Time Warner Cable, especially since we the TV viewers — or at least the million in Los Angeles who subscribe to Time Warner Cable at...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Amazon Studios has put into production three comedy pilots as the online retail giant deepens its investment in original content for its Prime Instant Video streaming service.
The studio struck deals with several established Hollywood writers and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50.
Covey, who had been riding her...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Neither Netflix nor Amazon were on stage, but the growing clout of these online video distributors was nonetheless felt at a San Francisco conference focused on the future of TV.
As the rival services bid against one another for exclusive rights to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:23 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- In what could be the toehold that Facebook has been looking for, the giant social network and other websites banned in China may be accessible in a free-trade zone that is being set up in Shanghai, according to a report in the South China...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Mobile-advertising budgets have surged 142% since 2011, according to a new study, as brand marketers seek to capitalize on consumers' love affair with smartphones and tablets.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau study polled 300 top marketing executives,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Rdio Inc., a San Francisco-based streaming music company, has revamped its Internet radio service with new types of stations and additional features in an apparent attempt to take on giant Pandora Media Inc.
The update to Rdio, which is available on...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. has just one question for Wall Street: How do you like me now?
Shares of the social network, which had fallen from favor after its disastrous public debut last year, hit new highs Tuesday, even as U.S. stocks ended...