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Half Of Nation Says Tech Companies' Snooping Goes Too Far

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 (Reuters) - The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech compa...

The Golden State: On the Front Lines of Internet Policy

Michael Beckerman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Technology
Michael Beckerman

All over the world, in every sector of the economy, Internet companies are emerging at a staggering pace. Despite the global nature of this explosion of entrepreneurial activity, California remains at its epicenter, both culturally and economically.

Breeding 'Mistrust And Suspicion'

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court should not permit five leading Internet companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over ...

The Internet's Fantastic Four: How Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Rule the Web

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple: four Internet companies that are, arguably, the best of the best -- global goliaths that leave little room for competitors. But the big question is whether they are too big, sucking out the competition from smaller players.

Should Wireless Carriers Be Nationalized?

Mike Elgan | Posted 12.10.2012 | San Francisco
Mike Elgan

I think we should consider a Constitutional amendment that privatizes the Postal Service and nationalizes the wireless carriers. The Internet plays the central political, social, cultural and economic role that the US Postal Service once did.

A Rescue Plan: Female Engineers for the MENA Region

Nermin Saad | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Nermin Saad

The Internet is a transformative opportunity. It will allow us to remotely deliver the work needed, with the perfection level the client deserves. It enables women to work and prove their efficiency while respecting social customs.

Just In Time For IPO Tax Break: Facebook Co-Founder Renounces U.S. Citizenship

TechCrunch | Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology

Well that’s some slick timing. Eduardo Saverin, who is best known for co-founding Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg back in their college days at Harvar...

Surviving Technical Support

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Over the past week, I have spent more than 15 hours on the phone with technical support for Apple, Time Warner Cable and Microsoft. I've spoken to about 30 different people in the U.S., India and the Philippines, and I have lost my mind on several occasions.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Unorthodox Offices

Adel Zakout | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Adel Zakout

As an architect, I'm always concerned that architecture is too clumsy to keep up with modern society--whose reflection, ideally, architectural design should be. However, my article today is about one of those thrilling situations where design is not only emphatic towards society but also becomes a catalyst for social processes;

Yelp Complaints Growing Among Businesses, Audience

nytimes.com | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For computer and cellphone users in big American cities, Yelp has become a popular Web site for ranting, raving or just reading about local businesses...

Yahoo! Restructuring, Jorgensen Out

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: CNBC Is reporting that Blake Jorgensen is leaving Yahoo! For more on the restructuring of the company, click here. The stock is rising on th...

Editorial: Marketing In The World Of The Web

Wall Street Journal | TOM HAYES and MICHAEL S. MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Retailers will eventually recover from the consumption tailspin that threatens this holiday season. But quite apart from the recession, there are othe...

Microsoft Not Interested In Acquiring Yahoo!

Wired | John C Abell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hours after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tantalized investors with the possibility of putting a deal with Yahoo back on the tracks, the company issued ...

iPhone Game Developer Quits Job After Making Bank

Silicon Alley Insider | Vasanth Sridharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Steve Demeter developed the iPhone puzzle game Trism as a side project, but now he's quitting his day job. Why? Because he says he's generated $250,00...

US Internet Companies Agree On Code Of Conduct For Repressive Regimes

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's been a journey longer than the meandering, months-long trip the Olympic torch is taking to Friday's opening ceremonies in Beijing. But Google, Ya...

How To Make Money Online

Forbes | Lisa LaMotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fifteen billion smackers: That's the value Microsoft recently slapped on Facebook when the computer giant invested $240 million for a 1.6% stake in Ma...

Silicon Valley Start-Ups Awash in Dollars, Again

New York Times | BRAD STONE, MATT RICHTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Silicon Valley's math is getting fuzzy again. Internet companies with funny names, little revenue and few customers are commanding high prices. And i...