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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city. Google's offices are in Mountain View, about 34 miles away from the incident.
A new city-guide app sorts through millions of Instagram photos to find the best bars, museums and other hot spots
Tech giants issue open letter asking the NSA to limit its surveillance of their users.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- Snapchat, a service that allows users to exchange fleeting photo messages, has filed for a temporary restraining order against Frank Reginald Brown, who claims he came up with the idea for the company.
TD Ameritrade's IMX survey of retail investors points to bullishness, Managing Director Nicole Sherrod says.
MADISON, Wis.-- Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
Tech companies are mounting a public campaign to urge Obama to set new limits on government surveillance, the New York Times reports.
All Carl Icahn wants is for Apple to spend $50 billion to buy back shares. Instead, Apple blew $200 million this week on the social media bubble.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry. The court took no action on another case raising the same issue involving a patent dispute between WildTangent Inc and Ultramercial Inc..
There are some posts on Facebook that are just inappropriate to 'like.' So the company is exploring adding a 'sympathize' button.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- At Pinterest, the four-year-old online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. Male-heavy boards dominate in the start-up mecca of Silicon Valley, which prides itself on progressive thinking and putting talent first.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide on a key software industry issue of which kinds of computer-related software are eligible for patent protection. Companies including Google Inc Hewlett-Packard Co, Facebook Inc and Netflix Inc had already signaled their interest in the issue by asking the court to hear the WildTangent case.
WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a question of key importance to the software industry by considering what kind of computer-related processes are eligible for patent protection. The court took no action on another case raising the same issue involving a patent dispute between WildTangent Inc, and Ultramercial Inc..
Expanding into China would represent a "gigantic game-changer" for one social media site, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- At Pinterest, the online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. Male-heavy boards dominate in the start-up mecca of Silicon Valley, which prides itself on progressive thinking and putting talent first. Google, Facebook and Twitter all went public without a woman on the board.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
As the Web moves increasingly toward mobile, photo sharing platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are where advertisers want to be, industry experts say.
Dec 5- Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore- based startup to make its 140- character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet.
The new "tailored audiences" tool is designed to dramatically improve advertisers' return on investment, and boost Twitter's bottom line.
What lies ahead for social media? User-generated content will be embraced as brands cut through the clutter and create more engaging experiences. Apu Gupta, CEO of Curalate shares his predictions.