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Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett

January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

Uber’s whopping $1.7 billion valuation

By Laurie Bennett

June 10, 2014 at 11:20am

Is Uber, the service that enables urbanites to summon cabs and town cars with their smart phones, really worth $17 billion?

Google’s policy director has impressive connections

By Laurie Bennett

February 15, 2013 at 9:49am

Few people in the tech sector can compare pedigrees with Robert O. Boorstin, Google’s public policy director.

Andreessen: A rare Republican in Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett

June 20, 2012 at 7:10am

He may be surrounded by Obama supporters, but Silicon Valley legend Marc L. Andreessen is backing the Republicans.

The ripple effect of PayPal

By Laurie Bennett

February 17, 2012 at 7:25am

A decade after its acquisition by eBay, PayPal is still making things happen on Wall Street.

Applying the pornography standard to Google and antitrust

By Laurie Bennett

September 22, 2011 at 7:37am

Google lawyer Susan Creighton clerked for Sandra Day O’Connor, but she echoed another Supreme Court justice Wednesday during her appearance before a Senate subcommittee.

Timothy Armstrong wants to ‘win quickly’ at AOL

By A. James Memmott

July 28, 2009 at 8:46am

In the middle 1990s, Timothy M. Armstrong, the young co-owner of a struggling small newspaper in Boston, had lunch with some people from Mosaic.

Google has plenty of paths to the White House

By Laurie Bennett

July 27, 2009 at 7:09am

In addition to its lobbying efforts in Washington, which have increased dramatically in recent years, Google has many connections to the top people around President Obama.

Jeff Weiner takes LinkedIn CEO job from Reid Hoffman

By Ric Bohy

June 26, 2009 at 8:25am

Last December’s executive shakeup at business networking site LinkedIn has shaken out.

News of Jobs’ transplant was well timed

By Ric Bohy

June 24, 2009 at 10:35am

Whoever leaked the story about Steve Jobs’ liver transplant could hardly have timed it better for Apple.

Yahoo hires away Altero Corp. CFO

By Ric Bohy

June 14, 2009 at 9:29am

Yahoo’s new CEO, Carol Bartz, has gone outside the Internet biz once again to restaff the executive suite as the company looks for ways to replace slipping online advertising revenues while challenging rival Google for search engine dominance.

Jonathan Rubinstein is named CEO of Palm

By A. James Memmott

June 10, 2009 at 10:42pm

Jonathan Rubinstein, the former Apple Inc. executive who led the development of the Palm Pre, was named CEO of Palm Inc., the company announced Wednesday.

Palm leaps forward with the Pre

By A. James Memmott

June 9, 2009 at 6:14am

The smartphone wars got more intense last week with the arrival of the touch-screen Palm Pre.

Craigslist ends ‘erotic services’ postings

By Ric Bohy

May 14, 2009 at 7:29am

Law enforcement wins and charity loses in Wednesday’s announcement that Craigslist is taking the “erotic services” section of its online classified ads out of service.

Sergey Brin donates DNA, dollars to Parkinson’s study

By Carol Eisenberg

March 13, 2009 at 8:24am

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who carries a gene mutation that predisposes him to Parkinson’s disease, is contributing his DNA and millions of dollars to research into the condition’s genetic basis.

Marissa Mayer insists she’s staying at Google

By A. James Memmott

March 3, 2009 at 10:45am

Marissa Mayer isn’t leaving Google. Really. She isn’t. The New York Times says so.

Stephen King was a digital publisher before the Kindle

By Carol Eisenberg

February 10, 2009 at 2:00pm

Years before he agreed to write a novella just for Amazon’s newest digital reading device, best-selling writer Stephen King had been a digital publishing pioneer.

Blackberry owners aren’t happy with David Pogue

By A. James Memmott

December 8, 2008 at 8:53am

Hold the phone. David Pogue has news. Apple’s iPhone has done so well in the market that it’s no longer the underdog.

Robert Pittman profits from Comcast purchase of Daily Candy

By Emily Morgan

August 7, 2008 at 1:18pm

Robert W. Pittman made a good investment in 2003, when his company, Pilot Group LLC bought a controlling interest in the online newsletter, Daily Candy.

Google wants to take on the venture capitalists

By Laurie Bennett

July 31, 2008 at 10:08am

Google is planning a venture-capital division, to be headed by David Drummond, company SVP and chief legal officer.



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