| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:00 AM
One of Silicon Valley's favorite hobbies is complaining endlessly about the rise of "patent trolls" and how they're destroying innovation.
And by patent troll, we mean a company that doesn't make anything but just owns a bunch of patents and uses them...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Considering that Steve Ballmer has been chief executive of Microsoft for more than a decade, it might sound strange to say this. But the sweeping reorganization announced Wednesday made it clear that Microsoft is now his company.
Whether that's for...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Nokia stole tech headlines Thursday with the unveiling of the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with a 41-megapixel sensor, while Microsoft announced a company restructuring.
Nukia unveils Lumia 1020
The Lumia 1020 feature a 41-megapixel camera sensor, which...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:32 PM
In a year when Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has blown up just about every corner of the 38-year-old Microsoft, rebooted nearly every product, and tried to overhaul the company's culture, his most astonishing statement came during a conference call on...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:33 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Taking the stage at Microsoft's developers conference, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Wednesday revealed a new version of Windows that offers what he called a "refined blend" of the traditional desktop and its new touch-focused...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is none too happy that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is part of an effort to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle....
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
LAS VEGAS — For a corpse, the International Consumer Electronics Show was pretty lively.
The 2013 trade show, which ended a four-day run Friday, attracted a record 3,250 exhibitors and was on pace to match last year's 156,000 in attendance despite...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — The most effective politician in Sacramento? There's no question. It's the mayor.
Kevin Johnson — K.J. as he became known during his pro basketball playing days — is indisputably the right mayor at the right time.
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to enjoy the last day of May.
The Skinny: You know you're getting old when the idea of getting yet another box to make watching TV and finding content online easy just sounds like a lot of work. Friday's headlines include...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Microsoft Corp., a 20-year stalwart of the annual Consumer Electonics Show, has decided to fold up its booth and move on. The company, which for years highlighted its own products and broader tech trends at the show's main keynote, said it felt that it...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it's something of a rebuilding year. There have been no jaw-droppingly new consumer technologies unveiled, or obvious must-have new devices like in years past. But that's not stopping near-record crowds...