The Facebook founder has gone on a home buying spree and purchased four houses that surround his own 5-bedroom pad in the Crescent Park neighborhood.
In the market for a new bicycle? Go to a shop that offers great service, because prices for new bicycles don’t vary much from store to store, according to a report by Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook.
Yahoo has acquired Rockmelt, a Silicon Valley startup that built a Web browser tied to Facebook’s social network.
Lowe’s says it plans to expand its California presence with an acquisition of Sears spinoff Orchard Supply Hardware Stores for about $205 million in cash.
Google has bought Wavii, a Seattle startup behind an application that condenses online content for time-pressed Web surfers.
Google is giving a few more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.
Current TV, founded in 2005 by former vice president Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, is available in 60 million U.S. homes.
Microsoft is paying $1.2 billion to buy San Francisco-based Yammer, an Internet startup that has built a social network similar to Facebook for the business world.
LinkedIn Corp. says its first-quarter profit more than doubled, and the business networking company is buying presentation sharing website SlideShare for $118.8 million.
Facebook says it will spend $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing software company Instagram.