| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:42 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. has been searching for the right way to cuddle up in your living room.
After a string of high-profile flops, the technology giant may have finally hit on the answer: a tiny, inexpensive device that plugs directly into high-...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Shares of Internet radio giant Pandora Media Inc. fell Wednesday after an analyst said Apple Inc.’s technology will give it an advantage as it pushes into the market of in-car listeners.
Richard Greenfield, an analyst at BTIG who has a “...
| 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 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...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Standing between 1,300 product manufacturers and hundreds of thousands of retailers and businesses is Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest wholesale distributor of computer hardware and software.
The 34-year-old Santa Ana company buys technology...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:29 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is back on top of the tech world. Can it stay there?
For years, the technology giant grumbled while playing second fiddle to Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. But with both rivals now on the outs with investors, Google is...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Boardroom brawling at J.C. Penney Co. has claimed its latest casualty: activist investor Bill Ackman, who stepped down as a director after publicly voicing concerns about the struggling retailer's chief executive and chairman.
The department store chain...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:31 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Activist investor Carl Icahn said he has amassed a sizable stake in Apple Inc. and prodded the tech giant to increase its stock buyback program, cheering investors but creating a headache for one of the industry's most admired...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ruth Asawa, a San Francisco sculptor recognized as a major post-WWII American modernist for her intricate hanging wire creations, died early Tuesday, her daughter Addie Lanier said. She was 87.
Asawa, who as a Japanese American woman...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The home entertainment business is growing again, albeit slowly, despite the fact that people continue to spend less on DVDs.
After years of declines, total consumer spending on movies for home use grew 2% in the first half of the year to $8.63 billion....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Digital music is expected to surpass physical music sales within the next several years as revenue from downloading and streaming increases and the overall business shrinks, according to a new report.
Digital music is picking up share and will account...