Move could improve the company’s smartphone products and help foster the spread of Internet access.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook’s stock is soaring after the world’s biggest social network posted higher revenue from mobile ads and delivered a healthy second-quarter profit that reversed a loss a year ago. Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that it earned $333 million, or 13 cents per share, in the April-June period. That’s up from a […]
Google Wins Key Ruling in Book-Scanning Case Jonathan Stempel, reporting for Reuters: “Google notched a legal victory in its bid to create the world’s largest digital books library, winning the reversal of a court order that had allowed authors challenging the project to sue as a group. “A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court […]
Google on Surveillance Earlier this week, Google cited its right under the First Amendment to disclose more details to the public about its role in the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. In a document filed with the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the company said it needed to reveal more because “Google’s reputation and business […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing app, Vine. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said Thursday that users will be record and share 15-second clips by tapping a video icon in the app. They can also apply filters to videos to […]
By Jason Margolis If the immigration bill being debated by the Senate this week becomes law, millions of immigrants eager to become legal residents will need to learn English. It’s also currently a requirement for passing the citizenship exam. But studying is a daunting task for people working multiple jobs, and budget cuts to adult […]
Waze App/Waze.com It was a busy week for Bay Area tech companies, big and small. Here are a few of the headliner developments. Google-Waze On Tuesday, Google announced it had bought the social traffic and navigation app Waze, reportedly for $1.3 billion, which seems to be the market range for acquiring the flashiest startups these […]
The Facebook redesign announced on Thursday will display larger photographs and advertisements and new types of news feed. Those people whose jobs depend on the social media giant hope it also means more revenue. Facebook is under pressure to show that it is moving with its users onto cell phones and tablets, and the redesign […]