Motorola Mobility, set to be acquired by Google, on Tuesday reported a 3 percent year-over-year increase in net revenue, to US$3.1 billion, for the first quarter of 2012, but suffered a net loss of $86 million.
Stories by Cameron Scott
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has hired an outside litigator to lead its antitrust investigation of Google, a possible sign that the FTC is preparing to file a lawsuit against the search and advertising giant.
ZestCash, an online lending service for lower-income borrowers, has begun using a new big data-driven decision-making method that it claims will allow it to lend to 25 percent more people and improve repayment rates by 20 percent.
The state of California will issue a set of best practices for mobile app developers this summer, responding to concerns that have emerged nationwide about smartphone use and privacy.
Google is making a change to its search algorithm to penalize what the company's head of Web spam called "over-optimization" and instead favor websites with high-quality content and less refined search-engine optimization.
Facebook announced on Monday that its total revenue rose 45 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2012, but its profit fell 12 percent.
Tim Berners-Lee has said that the problem with companies like Facebook and Google is not that they collect vast troves of data about their users, but that they don't share with them what they learn from it.
The mobile app Banjo hit a million users this week, suggesting that a new crop of location-based social apps may become popular with mainstream users despite their privacy concerns.
Internet advertising revenue soared to a record high of US$31.7 billion in 2011, up 22 percent from 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Yahoo plans to cut about 50 properties and refocus on its core business, CEO Scott Thompson said in an earnings call on Tuesday.
Yahoo reported Tuesday that its first-quarter profit came to US$286 million, up 28 percent from the same quarter last year, but the company's total revenue revealed much more modest gains.
More than two-thirds of technology insiders believe that paying with smartphones will overtake cash and credit card payments by 2020, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and Elon University's School of Communications.
The alleged ringleader of an online marketplace for illegal drugs was arrested Monday in Lelystad, Netherlands, capping two days of arrests and the indictment of eight men on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Facebook members who have customized their profile webpage with a unique name will have to use that same name as the handle of their Facebook.com email address, the company has announced.
Google is trying to popularize the somewhat obscure art of data visualization by adding more user-friendly options to its Fusion Tables app.