| May 9, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Less than a day after news broke that Apple was in talks to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, many observers were still scratching their heads.
Yes, Beats makes some popular headphones. Yes, it's launched a streaming music service, though...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Apple Inc., in what would be the largest acquisition ever for the tech giant, is close to buying high-end headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.
The talks between Apple of Cupertino, Calif., and Beats Electronics of Culver City were first...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Gamers not only love to play video games — they also like to watch.
YouTube is putting on its game face by reportedly making a play to acquire Twitch, a hugely popular platform for video gamers that specializes in online live streaming so...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Officially, the Microsoft press conference Thursday in San Francisco was intended to take the wraps off the long-awaited version of its Office for iPad.
While it's a big deal, it was also the first public appearance of Satya Nadella since becoming...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Amazon poured millions of dollars into creating the Fire TV device -- but it's not clear when, or even if, the company will see a return on that investment.
Amazon undoubtedly will sell a healthy number of the boxes, much as it has successfully pushed...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Amazon laid the final cornerstone in its blueprint to dominate home entertainment this week with the debut of Fire TV: a small, $99 box the e-commerce titan promises is the easiest way to bring Internet video, games and other digital media to HDTVs.
| May 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Google is poised to get its mitts on Twitch. But the billion-dollar acquisition isn't just about live-streaming videogame play, as robust as Twitch's large and fast-growing audience is. In the long run, the deal would pave the way for YouTube to...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook's next major bet on the future of the Internet: that virtual reality will change the way people experience the Web....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:05 AM
From the rooftop of Los Angeles' old Maxwell House coffee plant, dancers in tuxedos joined others wearing horse heads to reenact Psy's "Gentleman," which is the year's top music video on YouTube.
The troupe featured YouTube stars little known to the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Will you go Prime? That's a question of increasing importance for Amazon Studios as its second original television series, "Betas," gets underway.
The show, which premiered last month and continues to roll out new episodes on Fridays, is about a group...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Has the tablet revolution run out of steam?
Three years ago, Apple unveiled the first iPad, which had a bigger impact than anyone could have imagined. PC and laptop sales have been dropping, and for the first couple of years, sales of iPads regularly...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:42 PM
With Apple's long-awaited updates to its iPads and MacBook Pros done, there was plenty of reaction from analysts and other interested observers.
Here's a sampling:
Video: iPad Air versus the 4th-generation iPad
Sarah Rotman Epps, Forrester...