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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 09/2011

Yelp Deals Isn't Closing--But Its Team Is Shrinking

Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Online reviews site Yelp is making a change to the way it allocates its sales force to the online deal service it launched last ...

GAEMS G155 Video Game Console Case Offers Gaming On The Go

Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

ATLANTA — Console gaming on the go just got easier thanks to a mobile gaming kit that comes with a built-in high-definition display screen to co...

Mark Zuckerberg Tops Vanity Fair's 2011 New Establishment List--Again

Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has topped Vanity Fair's annual New Establishment list for the second year in the row, outranking a slew of other Silicon...

iTunes Chief Eddy Cue Promoted

Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc promoted veteran executive Eddy Cue to senior vice president of Internet software and services, marking one of...

World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers Of 2012: See The 25 Most Innovative Startups

Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

Attero. Appirio. Biocartis. Though they might not yet be household names, these companies are among this year's Technology Pioneers of 2012, a sele...

Oprah To Do Live Video Interview At Facebook

Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology

Get ready Silicon Valley: Oprah is coming. The talk show queen is scheduled to do a live video interview with Facebook on Thursday, September 8, al...

A Q&A With Steve Wozniak: Apple Co-Founder On Steve Jobs, Bob Dylan And More

Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology

The Silicon Valley genius behind Apple chats with Patch about his friendship with Steve Jobs, Apple's origins, its future, what the company's up again...

Eric Schmidt On Why Google Is Buying Motorola

Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology

Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company's planned $12.5 billion purchase of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. was aim...

United States Loses Video Game Jobs To Quebec

Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker MONTREAL (Reuters) - Outside, the sun is shining, but it is dark in the production room where more than 150 Ubisoft artists, ani...

Blue Origin Spaceship Fails During Test Flight

Posted 09.03.2011 | Technology

VAN HORN, Texas — An unmanned spacecraft bankrolled by Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos failed during a recent test flight. The vehicle became un...

Numbered: The Week's Must-See Tech Stats

Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology

"Numbered," our weekly digits digest, is bringing you the numbers behind the news. This feature highlights the top new stats, facts, and figures to...

Google Maps Spam Erroneously 'Closes' Open Businesses

Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Some businesses are facing a new challenge: staying open on Google. As the New York Times reported in an article published Monday, many establishm...

Space Station Crew Not Prepping For Shutdown--Yet

Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts aboard the International Space Station said Tuesday that ground controllers are figuring out how best to l...

Pegasus Global To Build Science Ghost Town In New Mexico

Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico, home to several of the nation's premier scientific, nuclear and military institutions, is planning to embark on ...

Iridium AxcessPoint WiFi Hotspot Allows For Extreme Roaming

Posted 09.08.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Want to get email on your iPhone or BlackBerry in the middle of the ocean, or in the Arctic? Now you can – but it'll cost you. ...

HTC Sues Apple Using Patents Acquired From Google

Posted 09.08.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - HTC Corp has extended its lawsuit against Apple Inc to include nine more patents the Taiwanese firm acquired from Google Inc last week...

With Carol Bartz Out, Can Yahoo's Luster Be Restored?

Posted 09.08.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. has gone through three different CEOs in five years. Whoever takes the helm now will face the same challenge: Solve o...

Apple: Ban Samsung Galaxy S Phones, Galaxy Tab 7 In Japan

Posted 09.08.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple is seeking to ban sales of some Samsung Electronics gadgets in Japan, accusing its rival of violating patents relating to the iP...

Google Buys Zagat: Here's Why

Posted 09.08.2011 | Technology

Google has acquired Zagat, the review company that rates restaurants, stores, hotels and more by surveying consumers, in an effort to beef up its host...

Twitter Finally Shares Key Stats: 40 Percent Of Active Users Are Lurkers

Posted 09.08.2011 | Technology

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has finally shared some highly-anticipated statistics that shed light on just how many active users the service has, as well ...

The New Facebook Privacy Setting You Need To See--And The Tagging Tweak You Need To Know

Posted 09.09.2011 | Technology

Of the numerous privacy updates Facebook unveiled recently, perhaps none are as powerful as the new tagging feature. Previously, when it came to in...

Memorializing 9/11 From The Palm Of Your Hand

Posted 09.09.2011 | Technology

John Vigiano II’s name is one of 2,983 etched into bronze panels at the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, a tribute to the thousands who ...

Groupon Sales Team Files Class-Action Suit

Posted 09.09.2011 | Technology

Earlier this week came reports that the daily-deals site, suddenly unpopular with both users and investors, is considering shelving its long-expected ...

Keeping The iPad Secret: The Lengths Apple Went To

Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

We talked to the developer of a very successful iPad app yesterday, and he told us a tale about the absurd steps he and his team went through to get a...

Facebook More Popular Than Any Other Website--By A Lot: Nielsen

Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

The Web has a winner: Facebook. According to new research from Nielsen's "The Social Media Report," American Internet users now devote more time to...