| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent afternoon, Homer Gaines hiked with girlfriend Tami Stillwell to the gusty peak of Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, bent down on one knee and slipped a topaz and white-sapphire ring on her finger, capturing the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet.
Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet.
The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:13 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- In another bombshell, top Android executive Hugo Barra is leaving Google to join Chinese phone maker Xiaomi.
That's according to a report in technology blog All Things D.
His departure comes on the heels of the revelation that...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:19 AM
T-Mobile is reportedly blocking employees from taking Sept. 20 off, a move that could indicate when the newest iPhone models will go on sale.
For weeks, reports have said that Apple will formally unveil the iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C on Sept....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Men in the U.S. are just as likely as women to have their smartphones lost or stolen. But a survey released this week found that a greater percentage of men back-up their devices, install mobile anti-virus protection and enable theft-deterrence features....
| 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 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 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....
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...