| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Turns out that for Apple Inc., being one of the most innovative companies on the planet does have at least one big drawback.
The Cupertino, Calif., company says it is the No. 1 target for so-called patent trolls.
In court and regulatory filings, Apple...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city — luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow.
The nerd convoy,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:31 PM
It was supposed to revolutionize the global monetary system. Instead, the bitcoin virtual currency that has captured the imagination of investors and financiers is on the verge of collapse.
In a stunning blow to a novel way to buy products and services,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:40 PM
TUCSON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer began meeting Wednesday with key groups before deciding the fate of legislation that would give more protection to businesses citing religious beliefs in denying service to gays. The meetings come as a group...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Tia Smith clutched her new phone in one hand and a phone case in the other as she shopped at a West Hollywood Best Buy.
She clicked away into her smartphone's tiny screen and searched for the case in other nearby stores.
"I'm trying to buy this...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Zynga Inc. dominated social video games for PCs with "FarmVille" and "Zynga Poker." New versions for smartphones and tablets, being introduced this week in some markets, may determine whether the company stays relevant.
Five years after becoming a hit...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Apple Inc. has begun pressuring the major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes store — a move that would initially block availability on streaming services such as Spotify or Beats Music, according to several...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:34 PM
The most powerful woman at the Walt Disney Co. — and perhaps in all of Hollywood — said that she would leave her job overseeing the company's $10-billion-a-year entertainment TV networks, leaving Disney to search for a successor in an...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's deal to sell its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $2.9 billion delivered a double-barreled shocker to the tech industry as the sale promised to scramble the playing field for mobile devices.
The transaction marks an...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Chief executives from 21 companies gathered at the White House on Friday, bringing with them a pledge not to unfairly weed out the long-term unemployed in their hiring process.
About 300 businesses — including Apple Inc., EBay...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Apple has reportedly hired a sleep expert to aid it in its creation of the iWatch, a wearable device that the tech giant is rumored to be developing.
9to5Mac reported that Roy J.E.M. Raymann -- whose background includes working on wearables, sensors and...