| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pop culture right now likes to portray techie innovators as entrepreneurs. Think Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" or the amiable malcontents of the HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley." All their efforts — all that substantial brain power...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:02 PM
I use Facebook. It depresses me sometimes. Does this mean I’ve been manipulated as part of the recent Great Facebook User Social Experiment, and if so, can I sue someone? Because a couple of my Facebook “friends” are lawyers, and at...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:38 PM
There may be no company on Earth more experienced at saying "we're sorry, but not really" than Facebook.
The latest example concerns the company's now-infamous 2012 psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users, which broke into public...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making.
The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co., gets started Tuesday behind closed doors,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Summer camp for billionaires is back in session as media and technology barons were out in force at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday.
UTA chairman Jim Berkus and IAC/InterActiveCorp chairman Barry Diller biked through the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Diane von FÃ¼rstenberg hawked Google Glass, CBS chief Les Moonves said "The Good Wife" was "robbed" of an Emmy nomination and Disney head Bob Iger poked good-natured fun at the media's obsession with mergers and deal-making.
It was just a typical day...
| Jul 3, 2014
By now you have likely heard about this Facebook experiment, where the platform's data scientists manipulated the content you saw in your News Feed to see if it affected your posting habits.
I think Jackie Chiles on "Seinfeld" had the right idea when he...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Facebook crushed expectations with its first-quarter financial results.
The world's biggest social network reported profit of $642 million for the three months ended March 31, nearly three times its profit of $219 million in the year-earlier period....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:32 PM
The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn't start it. The GOP's civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A national rowing group with ties to the Winklevoss family is looking to invest about $2 million in St. Charles to establish a professional rowing club in the Fox Valley and increase the number of young people involved in the sport.
| May 27, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Un tribunal iraní abrió un caso contra los servicios de mensajería instantánea WhatsApp e Instagram y citó al presidente ejecutivo de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, por denuncias de violación a la privacidad, informó el martes la agencia estatal de noticias...