Yahoo Changes Direction

Yahoo introduced a revamp to several of its online products as part of a broader effort championed by outgoing CEO Jerry Yang to make Yahoo more like social networking sites.

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Apple Out Of Macworld

Apple Out Of Macworld

Next month's Macworld Expo will be the last one that Apple will be involved in, and CEO Steve Jobs will not deliver the keynote address.

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Emergency Fix For IE

Microsoft Corp. is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software.

Testimony In Tech Hijacking

Testimony In Tech Hijacking

An engineer accused of commandeering S.F.'s high-tech network didn't share the passwords he created for the system, a colleague said.

Help For Switch To Digital TV

Two months are left before old-style broadcast TV disappears to make way for federally mandated digital transmission.

Less Trust For Google

Less Trust For Google

Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, Verizon, FedEx make annual ranking of top 20 most trusted companies. Google off the list.

Mate, You've Been Served

Attorney in Australia uses Facebook to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan.


Spears, Obama top 2008 Web search lists

Pop diva Britney Spears and President-elect Barack Obama captivated Americans in 2008, judging from their top rankings in the annual...

Planned India complex stymied by credit crunch

Planned India complex stymied by credit crunch Thanks to the U.S.-originated credit crunch, India is going to have to wait to see its...

Powerline adapter boosts home Wi-Fi signal

Q: My home wireless network works well, except in the garage, which has been converted to a recreation room. We have an old PC in...

How the e-book readers rate

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Bobbing in Monterey Bay a mile off the coast of Santa Cruz, the bright yellow buoy doesn't look like anything special. A playful young...

Intel Capital makes strategic tech investments

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