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Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case
Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might...
Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings
Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay...
Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline
Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.
Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints
Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.
Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads
Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads
In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped...
Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip
Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip,...
Fon pitches Wi-Fi router with Spotify integration via Kickstarter
Free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is hoping to boost the popularity of its network with the Gramofon, a router that integrates music streaming. The first...
Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access
Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing...
Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook
Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a...
Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results
Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all
Better think before you post that Instagram selfie -- a government could want it.
Digital dustups: Can social media protest force corporate change?
Several online protests in recent weeks mark a new trend in activism against companies and other entities, as activists grow empowered by the ability...
What Does a Social-Media-Meets-Virtual-Reality World Look Like?
Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus has given virtual reality a major boost. By delivering an altered sense of reality with a social...
LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach
China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in...
After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim...
Facebook is trying to make its News Feed less spammy
Posts on Facebook that repeatedly urge users to like, share or comment on them are being targeted in a new effort to reduce News Feed spam, Facebook...
FTC implores WhatsApp to keep its promises on privacy in Facebook deal
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday cleared a path for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp to proceed, though it called on both...
Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security
Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.
How marketers lost faith in Facebook
In space, they say, no one can hear you scream. Some marketers feel the same way about Facebook.