Siri a challenge to Google search: Eric Schmidt
The voice-activated Siri assistant on Apple's iPhone 4S is a direct challenge to Google's search engine, chairman Eric Schmidt said.
Disputed Joojoo tablet to ship at end of February
(AP) -- The Joojoo, a Web-browsing tablet device that's the subject of a high-profile Silicon Valley legal dispute, appears on track to reach early buyers at the end of February.
What Twitter learned from Facebook IPO flop
The day before Twitter Inc. disclosed that it has filed papers for an initial public offering, Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was asked what advice he would give to the microblogging site about ...
Snapchat hackers post phone numbers of 4.6 million users online (Update)
Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced.
TechCrunch founder starts venture capital fund
(AP) -- Michael Arrington, founder of popular tech blog TechCrunch, is starting a venture capital firm with an initial $20 million to invest in the same kinds of startups that TechCrunch often covers.
Google in talks to take over Twitter: report (Update)
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said Friday following a report that Google was seeking to purchase the hot micro-blogging service that his goal was to build a "profitable, independent company."
Bravo plans 'Silicon Valley' reality show
(AP) -- Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook's founder, is working with Bravo on a TV show about Silicon Valley.
Students prefer apps to the Web when using smartphones
Students prefer using apps on their smartphones instead of being pointed to mobile app sites, according to a survey of Purdue University students. This runs counter to a move toward mobile Web development using HTML 5 by ...
Tech blog TechCrunch in tussle with parent AOL
Less than a year after its acquisition by AOL, leading technology blog TechCrunch is involved in a tussle with its new parent company over journalism ethics and editorial independence.
Microsoft stirs buzz on possible iPad challenger (Update)
Microsoft kept the tech world buzzing Monday ahead of a mysterious announcement which has fueled speculation the software giant may unveil a product to challenge the Apple iPad.
New TechCrunch editor named after founder flap
AOL named a new editor for popular US technology blog TechCrunch on Monday after 10 days of uncertainty and controversy over the fate of the founder of the site, Michael Arrington.
Mysterious Facebook event sparks online buzz
A mysterious Facebook event set for Thursday has sparked buzz that the leading social network could be adding video to Instagram smartphone picture-sharing service.
Microsoft buys Al Gore-backed video search engine
Microsoft announced Tuesday it has bought VideoSurf, an online video search engine founded by four Israelis and which has received funding from former US vice president Al Gore.
Startup enlists 'the crowd' to expose knock-offs
Tech startup BrandBounty on Monday sought to enlist smartphone users around the world in a "crowd-sourced" battle against knock-off goods and pirated digital content.