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 […]
Tag: Los Angeles Times
Walt Disney, Technologist: Los Angeles Times, June 2009
Walt Disney — the man, not the company — was known for his imagination, his artistry and even his business acumen. But it turns out he also had a huge appetite for technology. He pushed the envelope at his own firm, developing new gadgets to help in the making of his movies. He had a […]
Intel and Nokia Team Up To Create Mobile Device: June, 2009
As cellphones become ever more like computers, two giants in communications and computing have come together to hasten the process. Intel Corp., the world’s largest maker of computer chips, and Nokia Corp., which has a 40% share of the handset market, say they will work together to create a new mobile computing platform.
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 […]
The Mule of Smule: Marketing the Ocarina and Leaf Trombone iPhone Apps
Sure, Smule — that Silicon Valley start-up featured in today’s Times — has an unusual pedigree, melding computers and music to create applications that turn the iPhone into a musical instrument. But how does it get the word out? Who drums up the fervor among its fans?
iPhone App Firm SonicMule Puts Music at Users’ Fingertips: May, 2009
iPhone App Firm SonicMule Puts Music at Users’ Fingertips May 7, 2009 Ge Wang blows softly, his fingers move lightly, and “Auld Lang Syne” comes floating out in ethereal electronic notes. Then his instrument rings, so he answers it and starts chattering away.
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 […]