Yahoo’s (YHOO) third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba’s recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years.
Google is adding mood music to the mix as it tries to lure listeners away from Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. It’s also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.
Google is being swamped with requests from Europeans trying to erase unflattering links to their past from the world’s dominant Internet search engine.
Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.
Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users’ feeds to see if their moods could be changed.
Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to surf the Internet for free in certain public parks, plazas and San Francisco recreation centers.
Netscape founder Marc Andreessen says startups are burning too much cash right now, at a rate similar to the 1999 dot com bubble, according to Business Insider. Andreessen went on Twitter last week to warn that overspending companies will “vaporize” when the broader stock market begins to go south.
A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.
Social media may be behind the sudden popularity of a park in the East Bay. Visitors are scaling Mission Peak in Fremont by the hundreds, and nearly all of them snapping a selfie with the totem at the top.