| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In a move to bolster its cloud computing services, IBM has purchased Dallas company SoftLayer for a reported $2 billion.
"The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing and will help speed business adoption of...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:27 PM
After hiring Frank Gehry to design its Menlo Park headquarters' expansion, Facebook is once again tapping the world-renowned architect for its new New York office that will open next year.
Facebook is relocating its New York office at 335 Madison Ave....
| May 23, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time.
But it was not nearly as...
| May 8, 2013
| 12:52 PM
It took a lot of time, funding and the work of countless individual researchers to create the world's first bionic eye, which gives some sight back to the blind.
How long? Well, the IBM ThinkPad (remember those?) was the world's hottest laptop...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| May 1, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Talk about some on-screen minimalism.
In a bid to “explore the limits of filmmaking,” IBM has created a movie that takes a character and reduces him to his essence—literally.
“A Boy and His Atom,” a new stop-motion short...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Internet search giant Google picks modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for its latest logo-tweaking tribute....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 2:43 PM
A conservative slate mailing company is suing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Emken for fraud and breach of contract....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Anderson Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dr. Mehmet Oz are three of the influential media personalities participating in this year's "Jeopardy!" Power Players week. The special "Jeopardy" shows will be taped in Washington, D.C....
| Mar 28, 2012
Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM's dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85.
He died Sunday at his home in Wayzata, Minn....
| Apr 12, 2012
Jack Tramiel, the tough and aggressive Commodore International founder who brought millions of people into the world of personal computers in the late 1970s and early '80s with his low-cost PCs, has died. He was 83.
Tramiel, who lived in Monte Sereno,...