Some Samsung imports banned in US patent case
The US International Trade Commission blocked imports of some older model Samsung mobile devices following complaints by Apple that the South Korean company had violated its patents.
AOL tunes into video ads with Adap.tv buy
US Internet pioneer AOL announced Wednesday that it is buying online video advertising platform Adap.tv in a $405 million deal spotlighting the lucrative potential of the market.
With an appetite for change, retailers set up shop in Silicon Valley
On the third floor of the historic Folgers Coffee Co. building, just blocks from the city's famed Embarcadero waterfront, Target Corp. is brewing up a storm, and it has nothing to do with caffeinated beverages.
TV seems impervious to Silicon Valley's advances
Google's unveiling last week of yet another device it hopes will change the way people watch TV highlights a stubborn truth: The revolution may be televised, but television itself has so far been impervious to a revolution.
Don't stand so close: The downside of suppliers getting cozy with their customers
Specialty suppliers such as those that cluster around the technology industry in the Silicon Valley and the auto industry in Detroit foster economic growth, right?
Dutch city patently the world's most inventive
From cancer-busting ultrasound techniques to ways to boost vitamins in tomatoes, Dutch tech-hub Eindhoven's avalanche of patents has just earned it the crown of "most inventive city in the world."
Internet powers cross-border shopping bonanza: PayPal
A study released on Monday showed that Internet-powered shopping across national borders has created "modern spice routes" holding wealth for local merchants who tap into the booming trend.
Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31
Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software.
Magnetic CEO, Alibaba jackpot rejuvenate Yahoo
Not much had been going right for Yahoo until it lured Marissa Mayer away from Google to become its CEO last summer. The move is shaping up as the best thing to happen to Yahoo since 2005 when it invested ...
World Bank invests in online education
Online education service Coursera on Wednesday announced a fresh round of funding from the investment arm of the World Bank and other backers.
Report says France operates PRISM-like spy network
A leading French newspaper says France's intelligence services have put in place a giant electronic surveillance gathering network.
Yahoo startup shopping spree continues
Yahoo forged ahead Wednesday on its months-long take-over binge with word that it had bought Xobni, a startup behind tools for better managing contact lists and email inboxes.
In worldwide surveillance age, US has big edge (Update)
The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States' central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has made it the global leader in the surveillance ...
Yahoo buys Bignoggins for more bright ideas (Update)
Yahoo has bought Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions as part of its quest for more bright ideas in mobile applications.