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Stories by Zach Miners

Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

By Zach Miners | 19 April, 2014 09:56

Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything.

Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case

By Zach Miners | 19 April, 2014 05:44

Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy.

Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline

By Zach Miners | 18 April, 2014 05:24

Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.

Google revenue jumps 19 per cent but still disappoints

By Zach Miners | 17 April, 2014 07:29

Google reported a 19 per cent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

By Zach Miners | 17 April, 2014 04:27

Internet users may soon start to see more ads that look like posts from Google+, but without visiting the social network.

Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 07:11

In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped slightly in its first quarter, amid some gains in its search advertising business.

Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 04:51

Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.

Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 09:05

Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world.

Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 04:46

Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a Monday report in the Wall Street Journal.

Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 03:57

Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

By Zach Miners | 12 April, 2014 06:43

Better think before you post that Instagram selfie -- a government could want it.

Facebook is trying to make its News Feed less spammy

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 08:40

Posts on Facebook that repeatedly urge users to like, share or comment on them are being targeted in a new effort to reduce News Feed spam, Facebook said Thursday.

FTC implores WhatsApp to keep its promises on privacy in Facebook deal

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 06:19

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday cleared a path for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp to proceed, though it called on both companies to be mindful of their data collection policies.

Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 04:58

Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.

How marketers lost faith in Facebook

By Zach Miners | 11 April, 2014 03:34

In space, they say, no one can hear you scream. Some marketers feel the same way about Facebook.

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