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GitHub President Tom Preston-Werner Resigns After Investigation

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:15pm
GitHub said co-founder and president Tom Preston-Werner resigned in the wake of the company's investigation into allegations of gender-based harassment.

Police Grapple With Cybercrime

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:03pm
As crime moves online, state and local police—who have spent decades refining how to track down murderers, thieves and drug dealers—are having a hard time keeping up.

Apple, Google Vie for Game Apps

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:00pm
The battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. They are offering top titles a promotional boost if the games arrive first in their respective app stores.

Jobs's Behavior an Issue in Wage Suit

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:56pm
Steve Jobs's behavior has become a contentious issue in pre-trial sparring in a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and three other companies agreed not to recruit each other's employees from 2005 to 2009, depressing wages for Silicon Valley engineers.

AT&T Expands High-Speed Internet Rollout

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:48pm
AT&T expanded its planned rollout of high-speed Internet service to as many as 100 cities and towns, amid tougher competition as rivals in the cable industry bulk up.

Microsoft, Motorola Make Deal on Patents

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:41pm
Microsoft agreed to a patent licensing deal with communications provider Motorola Solutions, granting world-wide coverage under its patent portfolio for Motorola Solutions's devices running the Android and Chrome OS operating system.

Students Deploy Riot-Ready Social Media

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:06pm
At least 10 riots have rocked colleges in the past two months, resulting in hundreds of arrests and dozens of injuries amid a growing sense that social media are helping to fuel misbehavior at student mass gatherings.

Samsung Is Developing Own Platform, Apps

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:04pm
Wonpyo Hong, president of company's Media Solution Center, discusses new music service, importance of software.

New Tax Bug Bites Tech Companies

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:52am
First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the expired research-and-development tax credit for affecting its financial results.

Square's Losses Growing, Cash Shrinking

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:26am
Mobile-payments startup Square discussed a possible sale, as its losses widen and cash shrinks.

Facebook Launching Mobile-Ad Network

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:49am
Facebook is planning a mobile-ad network, according to people familiar with the matter, which would allow the social-media company to tap its vast reservoir of data about users to help marketers target ads on other services.

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Episode 3: What About SMLLR?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:34am
What's in a name? Apparently everything to Silicon Valley, no matter how it sounds.

Airbnb Valued at $10 Billion

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:45am
A group led by private-equity firm TPG finalized an agreement to invest $450 million in Airbnb, valuing the home-rental site at $10 billion.

Earth-Size Planet Where Water May Exist Found

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:27am
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a world nearly the size of Earth orbiting a far star where water might exist as a life-giving liquid, the scientists announced.

Samsung, Globalfoundries to Adopt the Same Production Process

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:22am
Samsung Electronics Co. and Globalfoundries Inc. said Thursday they have agreed to adopt the same production process as they upgrade their chip-manufacturing services.