Facebook Simplifies its Privacy Policies: Los Angeles Times, July 2009

Go ahead, share that status update – not just with all your friends on Facebook but with the whole wide Internet. Facebook unveiled some incremental changes in its privacy policies today, giving users the ability to make some of what they put on the site available to the entire Internet. Sort of like what Twitter has already […]

China Blocks Google Over Porn, Again: Los Angeles Times, June 2009

Some Google websites, including the popular search engine, were blocked by Chinese authorities today as Beijing expressed unhappiness with Google serving up porn in its search results. The issue has long been a contentious one between the company and the country. Google said last week that it would block pornography on its Google.cn site, but Chinese […]

At the Apple iPhone 3G S Unveiling, AT&T Gets Lousy Reception: Los Angeles Times, June 2009

In the secrecy that often surrounds Apple Inc.’s every move, industry cryptologists had plenty to study in Monday’s otherwise widely hailed unveiling of the company’s newest iPhone, the 3G S. The focus was on AT&T Inc., the only U.S. provider of the iPhone. That’s because Apple left its partner in an uncomfortable position. Some of […]

‘Clean-tech’ Start-ups are Pushing the Green Button: Los Angeles Times, June 2009

Amit Chatterjee worked for three Silicon Valley start-ups and software company SAP, but he was growing increasingly intrigued by global warming and climate change. The more he delved into the issue, the more he became convinced that there was a way to use software to help tackle the problem. His idea — to help companies […]

Yahoo Plans More Cuts as Sales, Profit Fall: Los Angeles Times, April 2009

Yahoo Inc. posted drops in revenue and profit in new Chief Executive Carol Bartz’s first quarter on the job, and announced plans to cut about 675 workers from its payroll, as the tech industry showed signs of continued economic battering. Although Yahoo met analysts’ estimates, its revenue fell to $1.58 billion for the first three […]

Hulu Goes Old School, Loves Living Room TV: Los Angeles Times, April 2009

For an online video company, Hulu believes in the power of television. Naturally it loves television content – putting those shows online is a big part of Hulu’s raison d’etre, and its founding investors include News Corp. and NBC Universal. But Hulu loves TVads as well. “Television works really well,” Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar said in a speech […]