| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Many people have heard of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
But few know about Bert Vogelstein, a Johns Hopkins scientist who helped map the cancer genome and created gene and stool tests to detect colon cancer.
| May 2, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Someday, Burleigh Manor seventh-grader Lauren Shen might go to Google and see what the Internet search engine is displaying to millions of users throughout the country: her artwork.
Lauren, 12, is the state's winner in a Google-sponsored national contest...
| Dec 27, 2011
It's a good thing Gertrude Stein never said, "A phone is a phone is a phone." Clearly, these days, her tautology would be a disconnect, received like a dropped call. The mobile devices we're so dependent on, attached like an extension of our brains, are...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive.
He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie.
At 50, with a balding...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Not one but two secret floating barges have now been tied to Google, but what could they be?
In the past week, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant was linked to a company that has leased out a hangar in the middle of San Francisco Bay where it is...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As Twitter made public its stealth filing for an initial public offering, it parted with some of its Silicon Valley brethren by saying it would only issue one class of shares, meaning it plans to give all shareholders a vote.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
My daughter burst through the front door, dropped her backpack, grabbed a handful of potato chips and flopped on the couch.
A typical after-school entrance.
I tepidly approached. "Any homework tonight?"
A typical after-school response....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:51 AM
A 15th birthday, or quinceañera, is a very special occasion for young Latinas. It's also apparently very important for Google.
The search giant has been pulling out all the stops this week to make its 15th anniversary a memorable one. It's latest...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:46 AM
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Google is letting users time travel and see what the search engine website looked like when it launched.
When users go to Google.com and search for "Google in 1998" the website transforms from its modern 2013 design to...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:09 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Google went back to where it all began Thursday, to the Menlo Park garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first dreamed of a better search engine.
The company opened up the Silicon Valley landmark to the media to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Google wants to help you live longer.
On Wednesday, Google Chief Executive Larry Page announced the launch of Calico, a company that will focus on health and well-being. In particular, Calico will attempt to tackle the universal challenge of aging and...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Is Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
If you are a journalist at The Washington Post, which Bezos recently bought with his own money, or an editorial employee at any big-city newspaper,...