Silicon Valley

  • Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing
    Untitled 2012-05-24 20:47:02 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis." It alters browsers made by other companies to display search results in a more convenient and visual format. The troubled Internet company Yahoo Inc. rele...

  • New Google data shows Microsoft's piracy problems
    Microsoft-vs 2012-05-24 19:43:50 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher laws against online piracy. A snapshot of Microsoft's apparently ...

  • Google completes Motorola deal, heralding new era
    Google__motorola 2012-05-23 05:15:29 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has completed its $12.5 billion purchase of device maker Motorola Mobility in a deal that poses new challenges for the Internet's most powerful company as it tries to shape the future of mobile computing. The deal closed Tuesday, nine months after Google Inc. made a...

  • Yahoo escalates patent battle with Facebook
    Yahoo-escalates-patent-war-with-facebook_l 2012-04-28 04:49:32 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is bringing out more artillery in its patent battle with Facebook. It is adding new allegations of intellectual property theft to its six-week-old lawsuit against Facebook. In court papers filed Friday, Yahoo Inc. now says Facebook's online social network infringes o...

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook emerges from Steve Jobs' shadow
    628x471 2012-04-26 21:10:31 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has long seen as the humorless and unemotional guy running the show from behind the scenes. But he is beginning to reveal a more assertive and eloquent side, hinting that he's learning to shoulder more of Steve Jobs' role as a front man and leader. On a confe...

  • Google launches storage service for personal files
    10876885-large 2012-04-24 18:17:01 UTC
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services. The Internet search leader's latest product stores personal documents, photos, videos and a wide range of other digital content...

  • Google's 1Q lobbying bill more than triples to $5M
    Googehand 2012-04-23 20:16:07 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's U.S. lobbying bill more than tripled to $5 million during the first three months of the year amid increased government scrutiny of the Internet search leader's business and privacy practices. The first-quarter expenses for political persuasion are by far the highe...

  • Chinese court seeking to mediate iPad dispute
    Untitled 2012-04-23 20:07:40 UTC
    SHANGHAI (AP) — A Chinese court is mediating between Apple Inc. and the Chinese company challenging its right to use the iPad trademark, seeking to get the companies to settle an awkward standoff over the issue. The Guangdong High Court in southern China, is seeking to arrange a settlement, sa...

  • Microsoft sells AOL patents on to Facebook
    Untitled 2012-04-23 20:01:47 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft, which just bought patents from AOL for $1 billion, is now turning around and selling most of them to Facebook for $550 million. Facebook is buying about 650 of the 925 AOL patents and patent applications that Microsoft bought, Microsoft and Facebook said Monday. F...

  • Apple MacBook Pro Release Date 2012: 'Heavily Redesigned' Mac Laptops Coming With Ivy Bridge, New Thunderbolt [SPECS]
    Apple_macbook_pro_release_date_2012-_'heavily_redesigned'_mac_laptops_coming_with_ivy_bridge__new_thunderbolt__specs_ 2012-04-20 20:46:32 UTC
    It's been quite some time since Apple overhauled its MacBook Pro laptops, but several sources close to Apple are now telling customers to hold off on buying a Mac, as the company is expected to roll out "heavily redesigned" laptops in the coming months. Some say Apple could release a new lineup o...

  • IPhone bills boost Verizon 1Q revenue growth
    1-iphone4 2012-04-20 05:59:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday sales of the iPhone 4S started to boost revenue at Verizon Communications Inc. in the latest quarter, as subscribers settled in to paying their new monthly bills. That meant that wireless service revenues grew at their fastest pace in three years at Verizon Wireless. Th...

  • Venture capital investments fall 19 percent in 1Q
    Untitled 2012-04-20 05:39:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for startups fell 19 percent in the first three months of the year, as cautious venture capitalists funneled less money into fewer deals. According to a study out Friday, startup investments fell to $5.8 billion in the January-March quarter from $7.1 billion in the same...

  • Rumors swirl of smaller iPad, which Jobs detested
    Screen_shot_2012-04-19_at_10.34.54_pm 2012-04-20 05:32:27 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple generates more gossip than the Kardashians. There's a constantly spinning mill of rumors about Apple products, most of which turn out to be untrue. What's unusual this week is that talk has revived of a smaller iPad model, an idea company founder Steve Jobs derided public...

  • Microsoft's Windows propels pleasant 3Q surprise
    Untitled 2012-04-20 05:26:24 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft produced a surprisingly strong quarter to start the year, pleasing investors looking forward to even bigger things from the software maker's much-anticipated overhaul of Windows operating system next fall. The performance announced Thursday defied the conventiona...

  • Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion
    120409_instagram_hmed_1147p.photoblog500 2012-04-10 04:56:18 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public. The price was stunning for an apps-maker without...

  • The H-1B Visa Program
    The_h-1b_visa_program 2017-04-19 04:09:18 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and Its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy</h3> Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly skilled foreign professionals submit their petitions on the first business day in April for the pool of H-1B visa numbers for which U.S. ...

  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3> Flynn, w...

  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...

  • EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
    Gunfire_erupted_inside_a_packed_nightclub_in_cincinnati__ohio 2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
    Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday. Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8.5 percent last year, far above the Commission's ex...

  • How the U.S. is using terrorists' smartphones and laptops to defeat them
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2018-02-04 04:58:15 UTC
    BETHESDA, Md. – Smartphones helped terror organizations grow and communicate. Now the devices are contributing to their downfall. In a nondescript, highly secured building in this Washington suburb, a group of U.S. government technicians and linguists are downloading massive amounts of data f...