| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google can now sell ads on Facebook.
The search giant announced on Friday that advertisers who buy ads across the Web through Google's DoubleClick service will soon be able to buy ads on Facebook's real-time ad bidding service FBX....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Facebook Inc. had another impressive quarter, reporting strong profit and revenue that soundly beat Wall Street expectations.
The world's largest social network said it earned $425 million, or 17 cents a share, compared with a $59-million loss a year...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
| Oct 29, 2013
Re "Sexism at issue in Silicon Valley," Oct. 24
What The Times doesn't consider is what I call the "jerk quotient" — and in the technology industry, it is exceptionally high. The only other industry where women can encounter a comparable number of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Fans of under-the-radar horror film "Trick 'r Treat" will get a spooky, sweet reward. Tonight, Legendary Pictures will share a screening of the pic and a Q&A with writer-director Michael Dougherty on Facebook and, for some lucky few in Los Angeles, live...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter executives made an appearance Friday on Wall Street as they prepared to kick off a road show to pitch the company’s initial public offering to investors.
As is traditional, Chief Executive Dick Costolo and finance chief...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Facebook users parked in front of their TVs may increasingly notice an eerie coincidence: A startup says it has a way to serve ads in the social site's newsfeed that will in less than 2 seconds after a commercial for the same advertiser appears on...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Mark Zuckerberg is having a pretty good week. After Facebook stock reached its highest price in a year, the company's CEO and owner of 425 million shares finds himself $3.7 billion richer....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For the past year or so since Walgreens began pushing its Balance Rewards card, I have steadfastly refused to sign on. Every time I go to the check-out it becomes a conversation. "Do you have a Balance Rewards card?" No. "Would you like to sign up for...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:41 AM
As we observed more than a year ago in relation to Facebook's initial public offering, entrepreneurs distinguish between venture investors and stock market investors this way:
"Venture money is expensive money, but it's smart money. Stock market money...
| Oct 17, 2013
One challenge facing screenwriters and directors today towers above the rest. It is this: How do you make something vital and interesting out of a story of guys, in a sweat, looking at keyboards?
"The Social Network" solved the problem by, among other...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
From "Brave New World" to "The Hunger Games," dystopian fiction generally presents a closed, ostensibly perfect society from the point of view of the outsider who doesn't fit in. The less-often told story is what it's like to be part of the crowd. Who...