Higher expectations for digital media at NewFronts
Last year, the inaugural Digital NewFronts didn't skimp on the hype. Google, Hulu, Yahoo and others made brash, glitzy presentations to advertisers trumpeting their ascendancy in a rapidly changing media ...
As Facebook stumbles, LinkedIn thrives
One of the most successful social networking companies in Silicon Valley saw tremendous growth last year, primarily because it's not a place for posting vacation photos, rating restaurants or playing online ...
Apple annual developers conference set for June
Apple on Wednesday announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco in June.
iTunes celebrates a decade, faces new challenges
When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry—reeling from the effects of online piracy—was anxious to see how the new music service would shake ...
White House backs Internet sales tax bill
The White House Monday backed a Senate bill to force online retailers like Amazon and eBay to collect state and local sales taxes, hoping to end a cost disadvantage hampering bricks and mortar businesses.
Free video services nibble at Netflix's consumer base
It's too early to tell how well baseball's New York Mets will do this season, but for Mets fans, it's easy to go online and relive the glory days of the team's last World Series-winning year, back in 1986 - without having ...
LinkedIn buys news app Pulse to broaden content
LinkedIn said Thursday it bought news reading app-maker Pulse, boosting the content offerings of the career-focused social network.
US to require lower-sulfur gasoline
The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules Friday that would slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, one of the most significant steps the administration can take this term toward cutting air pollution, said ...
Yahoo! buys maker of personal recommendation app
Yahoo! on Wednesday announced that it has bought Jybe, the startup behind a smartphone application that makes local entertainment or dining recommendations based on what people like.
Disney, News Corp. 'finalizing' plans for Hulu
Disney and News Corp. are "finalizing" their future plans for Hulu as the online video streaming service prepares for the departure of CEO Jason Kilar.
Google tosses Reader as house cleaning continues
Google said it was tossing its Reader service and seven other products under a house cleaning campaign that has closed 70 of the Internet giant's features in the past two years.
IBM to make its cloud services and software open sourced-based
IBM today announced that all of its cloud services and software will be based on an open cloud architecture. This move will ensure that innovation in cloud computing is not hampered by locking businesses ...
Apple says iTunes U downloads top one billion
Apple says people have downloaded more than 1 billion items from iTunes U, which features free books, lectures and other information from schools, libraries and museums around the world.
Starbucks gets frothy NY Times digital deal
The New York Times and Starbucks are teaming up to give coffee drinkers a way to leap over the newspaper's digital paywall—as long as beverages are savored in stores.