| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook said it would buy virtual reality company Oculus VR for about $2 billion in cash and stock.
Oculus is the Irvine, Calif., maker of the Rift headset. The company will continue to operate independently within Facebook, Chief...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced the Facebook Connectivity Lab, a division within his company that is working with drones, satellites and lasers to bring Internet connectivity to those who don't yet have it.
The effort is a part of Internet.org,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:32 AM
When Mark Zuckerberg describes his company’s $2-billion purchase of Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, he sounds like a cross between a Zen master and a grandpa encouraging us whippersnappers to spend more time outside....
| Apr 1, 2014
More than 100 Chicago technology executives have sent a letter to the state's Republican congressional delegation calling on them to pass immigration reform, citing a need for foreign engineers and scientists and the positive impact those immigrants...
| 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....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:57 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook shares reached new highs Tuesday after an upgrade from an analyst and a report that the social network may have gotten its foot in the door in China.
Shares have more than doubled in the last 52 weeks. They were up $1.69, or 4%...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Who knew Bill Gates was such a nifty Reddit user?
The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder took to Reddit recently to partake in the online community's Secret Santa Exchange. Gates was matched up with Reddit user NY1227, otherwise known...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:26 AM
The redesigned Mac Pro has gone on sale, but good luck getting one anytime soon: Apple won't ship any until February.
The company Thursday morning began taking orders for the two basic models, which cost $2,999 and $3,999.
Apple's website quoted early...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Ten years ago today, Mark Zuckerberg launched TheFacebook.com from his Harvard dorm room.
The social network has grown into the most popular and most used social networking website. It is also a business worth more than corporate giants General...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his social network early Tuesday to look back on how his company came to be so successful.
Zuckerberg, who launched the company when he was just a 19-year-old student at Harvard, said he never imagined...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Facebook turned 10 Tuesday, and it's letting users get in on its birthday celebration with a new feature that creates personalized videos highlighting users' top content over the years.
The feature is called "Look Back" and can be accessed when users go...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:38 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook has agreed to buy popular mobile messaging company WhatsApp for about $16 billion in cash and stock, the giant social network said Wednesday.
WhatsApp's current owners would get $4 billion in cash and about $12 billion in...