Stories by Michael Liedtke

Friday, July 31, 2015

Internet-eavesdropping fears growing

SAN FRANCISCO - Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.
By Michael Liedtke

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Phone app lets kids book rides themselves

SAN FRANCISCO - Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her friends when her parents weren't around to give her a ride.
By Michael Liedtke

Friday, May 29, 2015

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

Android's next version to offer new ways to fetch information, pay merchants, protect privacy.
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Yelp looking into possible sale, report says

Investment bankers working with Yelp are courting potential suitors, according to a report Thursday in The Wall Street Journal, raising investors' hope that the company will be sold.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, April 27, 2015

ESPN sues Verizon over unbundling sports channel

Verizon is allowing customers to subscribe to a bare-bones package of 35 channels for $55 per month, with the option of adding other two other tiers of programming, such as a sports package that ...
By Michael Liedtke

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google hires woman as CFO

Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, is leaving the New York investment bank for the same job at Google Inc.
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

Google's safe browsing artillery adds more ammunition in battle to detect devious schemes.
By Michael Liedtke

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Global outage shuts down Apple's iTunes, App stores

Apple's widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

3 carriers to build Google's mobile wallet into new phones

Aiming to undercut Ap­ple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in hopes of getting more people to use its mobile wallet.
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Flipboard and other mobile apps going to PCs to reach users

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Smart-phones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs such as Flipboard CEO Mike McCue. But ...
By Michael Liedtke

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Box shares soar in market debut

SAN FRANCISCO - Shares of online storage provider Box soared 66 percent in their stock market debut Friday despite the company's decade-long history of losses, a showing that might encourage more ...
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Google Glass pulled off consumer market

SAN FRANCISCO - Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a ...
By Michael Liedtke

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Bowl game sponsors come and go

SAN FRANCISCO - Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in ...
By Michael Liedtke

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola top the list of 2014's fastest-rising searches on Google.
By Michael Liedtke

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Apple's iOS 8 upgrade makes typing on iPhone much simpler

SAN FRANCISCO - I never would have considered writing this review on my iPhone if I hadn't upgraded to Apple's new operating system, iOS 8.
By Michael Liedtke

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Bringing parents to work can bridge generation gap

Companies around the globe are participating in "Bring In Your Parents Day," an event that gives adult children a rare opportunity to showcase the cultural and technological changes that have ...
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Stadium app aims to fill seats

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings.
By Michael Liedtke

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.
By Michael Liedtke

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

IPO allowed Google to make big bet it can become indispensable

SAN FRANCISCO - Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. CEO Larry Page is determined ...
By Michael Liedtke

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

After hitting $101.09 Wednesday afternoon, Apple shares closed up 4 cents at $100.57. That gave Apple a market value of $602 billion.
By Michael Liedtke
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