Intel Makes $16.7 Billion Bet On Mobile With Acquisition Of San Jose's AlteraSan Jose-based Altera specializes in programmable chips for all sorts of things like cars, industrial uses and communications applications, and its been making solid inroads into data centers, an area of strength for Intel as the world's biggest chipmaker looks to expand beyond the weakening PC business and also make inroads into mobile, where it lost $4-billion last year, and is forecasting another $3-billion dollar loss this year.
Google Changing Search Algorithm On Mobile DevicesGoogle is making some major changes to how their search algorithm ranks websites when you search from your mobile device. Some tech analysts are calling it "Mobilegeddon", but Larry Magid says there's ways to make your site compliant.
Teenage College Grad's New Business Rewards You For Playing Mobile GamesImagine if you got a free cappuccino every time you beat someone in Words With Friends, or $5 off at Safeway every time you reach a new level in Candy Crush Saga. That's the concept that 19-year-old <a href="http://www.kiip.me/" target="_blank">KIIP</a> CEO and Founder Brian Wong had when he built a company to reward people.
Facebook Stock Expected To Keep Soaring On Ad Revenue GrowthWall Street analysts becoming big believers in Facebook's future revenue potential
Apple Pay Allegedly Double-Charged Bank Of America CustomersSome Bank of America customers are claiming they're been double-charged on transactions made using Apple Pay.
Twitter Takes On Apple, Facebook By Allowing Users In France To Transfer Money With TweetsTwitter is partnering with France's second-largest bank this week to allow its customers to transfer money with tweets.
Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology AgeThe strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.
Larry Magid: Verizon Plans To Bring Cable TV To Mobile DevicesWhy cut the cord when you can take it with you? That's the idea behind Verizon’s new plan, which will let its customers stream cable TV straight to their smartphones.
Facebook Earnings Soar As Mobile Ad Revenue Steadily Increases; Shares Climb After-HoursFacebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.
McDonald's Opens Up Mid-Market San Francisco Office To Lure Tech-Savvy TalentMcDonald’s is opening up a new location along San Francisco's Market Street, but not to take your order. Instead, the fast food chain will use the space to recruit the best talent to boost its digital presence.
Hayward City Leaders Push To Protect Mobile Home Parks From DevelopmentAs property values skyrocket in the Bay Area, mobile home parks are being left in the dust, and landlords in an East Bay city might have to pay the price for pushing those low-rent tenants out.
Sheriff Prepares To Burn Down Mobile Home Filled With Explosives In ReddingSheriff’s deputies in Redding are preparing to burn down a mobile home where more than 60 pounds of highly volatile explosive material was found, forcing dozens of nearby residents to evacuate.