Barbara Ortutay

Facebook, Twitter gear up for World Cup


NEW YORK — This year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps such as WhatsApp just as it... Read more

FTC says Snapchat deceived customers


NEW YORK — Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the... Read more

Once-soaring tech stocks sink

SAN FRANCISCO — The stock market’s laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

Just look at the list of technology trailblazers... Read more

Facebook CEO's multibillion deal raises questions...


NEW YORK — Facebook’s latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to... Read more

Brands vie to stand out amid Super Bowl chatter

NEW YORK — If it’s on TV, it’s on Twitter, at least when it comes to blockbuster events such as the Super Bowl.

Advertisers, in... Read more

Web sites try to nix comments


NEW YORK — Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A... Read more