Google results top Wall Street expectations
SAN FRANCISCO — For more than a decade, Google’s search ad business has seemed almost magical in its ability to mint money.
Google alters search engine to handle complex queries
Google on Thursday announced one of the biggest changes ever to its search engine, a rewriting of its algorithm to handle more complex queries that affects 90 percent of all searches.
Secret-court ruling in 2008 put tech firms in legal data bind
SAN FRANCISCO - In a secret court in Washington, Yahoo’s top lawyers made their case. The government had sought help in spying on certain foreign users, without a warrant, and Yahoo had refused, saying the broad requests were unconstitutional.
Patents case puts Apple closer to fight with Google
SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Jobs minced no words when talking about Android, Google’s mobile operating system, which he saw as too similar to the iPhone’s. He told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, that Android was “a stolen product” and said, “I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
A new policy on privacy from Google, amid continuing social push
SAN FRANCISCO — Google said Tuesday that it would revise its privacy policies and terms of service to change the way it can use information that its customers provide.
Where some earn enmity, Jobs won affection
SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Jobs — domineering, short-tempered and anything but warm and fuzzy — has done something few business people in history have accomplished: engender genuine affection.
YouTube acquires web video company Next New Networks
SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube, the video site owned by Google, formally announced on Monday that it had acquired Next New Networks, a Web video production company, in its biggest effort yet to move beyond short, quirky home videos to professionally produced content.
Hoping for magic, start-ups follow Twitter into the building
SAN FRANCISCO — When Joe Fernandez, a tech entrepreneur, moved his start-up here last spring, a big goal, he said, was “to be best friends with the Twitter guys.” His theory was that by hanging around with executives at one of the hottest tech companies today, some of the magic could rub off.
Some see a ploy as Craigslist blocks sex ads
SAN FRANCISCO — Craigslist, by shutting off its “adult services” section and slapping a “censored” label in its place, is engaging in what some analysts describe as a high-stakes stunt to influence public opinion.
Venture Investors Struggle To Sell Their Start-Ups
In 2008, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists had difficulty cashing out of start-ups, underscoring just how much the financial crisis has pummeled the technology sector.
Colleges Scramble to Sell Assets as Markets Slide
Some of the nation’s universities are trying to sell chunks of their portfolios privately as their endowments swoon with the markets.