| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.
Alibaba -- a Chinese e-commerce behemoth that produces more sales and net income than Amazon and EBay combined -- has decided to go public in the U.S....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There has been a great deal of publicity lately regarding "crowdfunding." The term refers efforts, generally launched on the Internet, to pool funds, usually in small increments, from a large number of sources. A number of companies, such as ArtistShare...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
A travel company that offers people the time of their lives on bargain-priced trips to Europe again hasn't provided timely refunds after canceling a trip.
I wrote about American European Travel in early January after it scrapped tours of Turkey at the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:33 AM
The unsealed indictment of Hunter Moore, dubbed by many as the "king of revenge porn," and his alleged associate Charles Evens cites emails from October, 2011 in which Evens and Moore discuss how to "hack e-mails" and carry out their alleged scheme....
| Nov 12, 2013
If you're stuck with a nonrefundable hotel reservation you find you can't use, a new startup, Roomer (roomertravel.com), will let you recover at least some of the money. And if you're looking for a good hotel deal, you can buy the seller's reservation...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Whenever you plan to stay at a destination for a week or so, you need to consider a vacation rental. Whether at a seashore or lake near home or in central Paris or Hong Kong, a vacation rental is often a better bet than a conventional hotel:
-- You can...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A 27-year-old San Diego man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating a "revenge porn" website and demanding up to $350 to remove sexually explicit photos of women that were often posted by angry former boyfriends or ex-husbands.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:31 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012.
The international group of computer hackers known as Anonymous lost some of its mystery Tuesday with the arrest of five men, including a 27-year-old Chicagoan, said to be connected to a clique of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Amazon.com is reportedly planning to offer small and mid-size retail businesses a checkout system that would use the company's Kindle tablets to process payments, a report Wednesday said.
The Seattle online retailer could have the checkout system...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
That screaming baby may no longer be the most annoying thing on your flight.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering allowing fliers to make in-flight voice calls on their cellphones once the plane reaches 10,000 feet. The practice has long...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Uber is now accepting Paypal.
The popular ride service app announced on its blog that it will accept PayPal as a form of payment in the United States, Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands.
"One of the most important things we’ve learned:...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:14 AM
SAN DIEGO — The 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website allegedly told investigators that what started out as fun had ended up ruining his life.
Kevin Christopher Bollaert was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating the...