| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As soon as Cheri Rae Russell steps onto Spring Street, parking lot flag wavers and quinceañera outfitters flock to her like sparrows to St. Francis. Either this is a woman who has lived a life seriously committed to erasing all traces of urban anonymity,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The next time you open your Instagram app, there's a good chance you'll see the social network's first ad.
An ad for a watch from fashion brand Michael Kors is slated to display on U.S. Instagram users' feeds on Friday, regardless of whether they follow...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:26 PM
The gig: Lyndon Rive, 36, chief executive of SolarCity Corp., a company co-founded in 2006 with his older brother, Peter, that helped popularize a new direction in residential solar power development. The San Mateo, Calif., company installs solar panels...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Bill Gates has made it his mission to tackle malaria, sanitation in developing countries, better education programs, and now he's turned his attention to food. The Microsoft billionaire is tackling world hunger, and he's doing it with a faux egg powder --...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:21 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that was heavily lobbied by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and aimed at boosting sales of high-tech goods and services.
Four measures, part of a package of 18 business-friendly bills...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Despite the growth of Netflix, Amazon.com and other legal channels for watching entertainment online, the volume of pirated movies, TV shows, music, books and video games online continues to grow at a rapid pace.
The amount of bandwidth used for...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Apple's next media event is just a few days away, and the tech giant is expected to announce new iPads. That means now is the time to sell your old iPad before it loses a lot of its value.
The Cupertino company will make its announcement Tuesday in...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk secretly purchased the amphibious sports car that appeared as a movie prop in a 1970s James Bond film with the intention of converting it into the real thing.
Musk, chief executive of electric car company Tesla Motors...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Visionary technological proposals generally trace a life cycle of three stages. First comes the thrill of the unveiling (the "gee-whiz" stage); then there's the hard work of research and development to convert rough sketches into practical form; finally...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Geronimo! An Easter egg on Google Street View will let the user explore the TARDIS from the popular British TV show "Doctor Who."
In the show, the TARDIS is the ship -- in the shape of a blue police call box -- used by the Doctor to travel through space...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Facebook may step into PayPal's territory as it reportedly is set to test a feature that lets users make purchases on e-commerce mobile apps using their information on Facebook.
The test feature would benefit users who have previously shared their...