| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:38 AM
In an open letter to Washington, eight major technology companies are calling for sweeping changes in the way the U.S. government collects information on citizens.
The letter was signed by AOL Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc., LinkedIn...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Watching true believers in action is always fascinating and often terrifying. Consider the mobilization of the bitcoin faithful every time someone writes an article questioning whether bitcoins really are the greatest advance in currency since Yap...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:31 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Privacy advocates had some unsolicited advice for the major technology companies demanding that the U.S. government stop collecting information on private citizens: Practice what you preach.
"These are the biggest bunch of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Broadcom Corp., an Irvine company that makes chips used in popular tech gadgets including Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad, says sales this quarter will be higher than it initially forecast.
The company said in a statement Tuesday that it expected...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The fast-growing music streaming service Spotify has introduced it first free, ad-supported service for smartphones and tablets, the Swedish company said Wednesday. The digital music firm also said it has launched in 20 new global markets, meaning it's...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Retail giant Amazon is said to be preparing to unveil a video-streaming device just in time for the holidays.
The new set-top box would position Amazon to compete with other Internet-connect TV devices in the market, including those sold by Roku and...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:12 PM
The stock market streaked to new highs Thursday as investors remained hopeful that the Federal Reserve's easy money policies will continue to drive the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the two most...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Apple Inc. has made a strategic move to improve the quality of its mapping service by acquiring a Canadian start-up that specializes in collecting large amounts of location-related data.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant has acquired the team and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Apple Inc. reports its third-quarter financial results after the markets close Tuesday, and expectations for the tech giant aren't high.
A prolonged product drought has dampened the fervor that had surrounded the company over the last few years, with...
| 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...