Silicon Valley

  • 60-inch Apple iTV to launch this year
    Apple-branded-tv-cropped 2013-04-03 16:18:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's no secret that Apple wants to get into the living room by making its own TV set, and there have been plenty of rumors and reports about how and when it's going to happen. Now, an analyst says he's learned that the set will go on sale late this year, for $1,500 to $2,...

  • Apple to release updated phone this summer
    Apple-stock-62a506bf6a3b0790 2013-04-03 05:07:10 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal. Apple Inc. is also working on a cheaper iPhone model that could win it some market share in developing c...

  • Google and privacy: 6 EU countries take action
    6b98a2181dd5e60b2d0f6a7067003fcf 2013-04-02 16:49:16 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Google's new privacy policy is under legal attack from regulators in its largest European markets, who want the company to overhaul practices they say let it create a data goldmine at the expense of unwitting users. Led by the French, organizations in Britain, the Netherl...

  • Zuckerberg forming political group
    Image 2013-03-28 05:18:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political group to address issues such as education reform, immigration and scientific research. The person says the group will formally launch in the coming weeks. The person spoke ...

  • Twitter's ad revenue to double this year
    Ht_twitter_logo_jef_120321_wblog 2013-03-28 04:59:23 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ad revenue is believed to be on pace to double this year as the online messaging service delivers more marketing pitches to mobile devices in preparation for a highly anticipated initial public offering of stock. For now, Twitter remains a priva...

  • 'Journey' sweeps Game Developers Choice Awards
    10_steps_to_create_a_google_adwords_campaign_from_scratch 2013-03-28 04:23:12 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Journey" arrived on top at the Game Developers Choice Awards. The artsy video game developed by thatgamecompany topped the 13th annual ceremony Wednesday with six wins, including game of the year and the innovation award. The downloadable PlayStation 3 ti...

  • Calif. city gets free Wi-Fi via high tech meters
    Wifi-certified 2013-03-27 16:58:51 UTC
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Santa Clara flipped on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital "smart meters" on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi. "This is just one of the major be...

  • Golden Gate Bridge to go to digital toll system
    D1e00f42474f460a2d0f6a70670069f0 2013-03-26 23:21:51 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When their final shifts ended Tuesday at the Golden Gate Bridge, several toll collectors forced their mouths into smiles, hugged each other tightly, and cried as they left their small booths for the last time. On Wednesday, bridge managers planned to repla...

  • Wal-Mart tests in-store lockers for online orders
    3482824061_1fc338bff1 2013-03-26 19:58:57 UTC
    SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, says it's setting up lockers in about a dozen stores so that shoppers who order on its website can pick up their items without having to wait in line checkout line. The test, which is being conducted ...

  • Yahoo buys startup run by 17-year-old entrepreneur
    517724189_3_embedstandard 2013-03-26 05:02:36 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying London startup Summly, the maker of a mobile application created by teenage entrepreneur seeking an easier way to read news stories and other content on the smaller screens of smartphones. The deal announced Monday is Yahoo's fifth small acquisition...

  • HP develops glasses-free 3-D for mobile devices
    Iphone-3d 2013-03-22 04:47:35 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices with a viewing angle so wide that viewers can see an object more fully just by tilting the screen. Glasses-free 3-D is not unique. Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s 3DS handheld a...

  • BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated
    51ea057bc744d2092c0f6a70670078bb 2013-03-22 04:42:01 UTC
    TORONTO (AP) — Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd. Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling th...

  • Oracle shares fall on weak 3rd-quarter report
    23-oracle 2013-03-21 04:34:15 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oracle Corp. on Wednesday reported flat earnings for its fiscal third quarter, hurt by a continued drop in sales of hardware systems and a surprise decline in sales of new software — which the company attributed to a lackluster performance by its expanding sales for...

  • What you 'like' on Facebook can be revealing
    87a67e207704db082b0f6a706700bb10 2013-03-16 21:57:08 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga. It could out you as gay. It might reveal how you vote. It might even suggest that you're an unmarried introvert with a h...

  • Google paying bonuses totaling $15M to 4 top execs
    Untitled 2013-03-12 23:54:49 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year. Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the biggest award at $6 million to supplement his estimated...

  • Apple shareholder drops lawsuit on preferred stock
    Acb71356046cbb072a0f6a706700b891 2013-03-03 07:12:50 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A disgruntled shareholder pressing Apple to create a new class of preferred stock has dropped a lawsuit that became a moot point after the iPhone and iPad maker changed the agenda at its annual meeting earlier this week. Lawyers for hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Gree...

  • Google clings to cash for acquisitions, says CFO
    Url-1 2013-03-03 07:05:31 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google plans to cling to its bulging stash of cash to pay for potential acquisitions and other technology investments that might boost future profits, a top executive said Thursday. Patrick Pichette, who oversees Google Inc.'s bank accounts as the company's chief financial...

  • Facebook buying Atlas ad business from Microsoft
    Diaalnews 2013-02-28 22:19:55 UTC
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is buying a set of online advertising tools called Atlas from Microsoft in its latest attempt to build a more effective marketing system around its Internet social network. In making the deal announced Thursday, Facebook is betting the acquired technology...

  • Google to sell Internet glasses to contest winners
    16747e112c6015062a0f6a70670098ac 2013-02-20 22:34:47 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is giving more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing. The product, dubbed "Google Glass," will be offered to "bold, creative individuals" selected a...

  • Yahoo redesign aims to make site more inviting
    Bbba4afd2b4f10062a0f6a70670013f3 2013-02-20 22:32:19 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and stay longer. The long-awaited makeover of Yahoo.com's home page is the most notable change to the website since the Internet company hired Marissa Mayer as ...

  • Google's stock price breaks $800 for 1st time
    Diaalnews 2013-02-19 21:33:53 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market. The milestone comes m...

  • Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side
    Diaalnews 2013-02-16 06:27:20 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook...

  • Oracle to buy Acme Packet for about $2.1B
    Diaalnews 2013-02-05 02:57:04 UTC
    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (AP) — Oracle will buy Acme Packet Inc., which makes equipment for telecommunications companies, for about $2.1 billion. Acme's gear is used by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises around the world. Its technology will complement Oracle's offerings for telec...

  • Twitter says hackers compromise 250K accounts
    C4da2b11fc735303280f6a7067009c5e 2013-02-02 04:32:22 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users. The social media giant sai...

  • Google to set up $82M fund for French publishers
    10876885-large 2013-02-01 21:51:02 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Google will help French news organizations increase their online advertising revenue and also set up a €60 million ($82 million) fund to finance digital publishing innovation, settling a dispute over whether the Internet giant should pay to display news content in its search ...