| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Starbucks has come under fire in the tech world this week for the security measures -- or lack thereof -- that it uses to protect user information stored within its mobile payment app.
Security researcher Daniel Wood published a report Monday that...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:06 AM
General Motors Co. named its first female chief executive Tuesday, elevating Mary Barra, a former intern who over three decades rose to head the automaker’s global product development, to its top position.
Barra, 51, joins a handful of women,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The sudden illness of Karin Akerson, the wife of General Motors Co. Chief Executive Dan Akerson, sped up the naming of a new top executive at the nation’s largest automaker.
GM said Mary Barra will succeed Akerson in January. Barra, 51, heads the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history.
Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even for Yahoo Inc., a company with a lengthy track record of failure, this was an epic fail.
For five days this week an untold number of its 100 million users couldn't send or receive email, prompting many longtime, loyal users to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Is Katie Couric cutting the TV cord? Yahoo officially announced Monday that Couric is joining its ranks as its “global anchor.”
After more than three decades on the air as a journalist and talk show hostess, the 56-year-old will now add...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Speaking before a gathering of women in technology, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg recalled an uncomfortable exchange with two men on a different stage discussing the scarcity of women in the industry.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Like Mugwumps, Gryffindor and Hufflepuff from "Harry Potter" before it, the world may now be divided into those for whom "Hunger Games"-related words such as Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch mean something and those for whom they do not.
The latter trio is...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Activist investor Daniel Loeb said Tuesday that his Third Point hedge fund has taken a stake in FedEx Corp.
Loeb said he met with FedEx Chief Executive Fred Smith in Memphis, Tenn. last week and won't push for his ouster.
"We like the business,"...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:45 AM
Former Democratic Party leader Howard Dean and the progressive group he founded endorsed Rep. Michael M. Honda's reelection bid Tuesday, their first foray into a 2014 congressional contest.
Honda is a seven-term incumbent who represents the Silicon...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Twitter can expect to face some serious headwinds as it moves toward its public offering of stock. But there may also be some reasons for optimism.
First, the reasons to worry.
Yes, the overall IPO market in the U.S. has continued to recover as 131...