Stories by Michael Liedtke

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Yahoo will cut 1.700 from workforce

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa May­er can save her job.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Google parent ousts Apple as most valuable

The shift occurred in Monday's extended trading after Alphabet released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Twitter says 4 key executives leaving company

SAN FRANCISCO - Four of Twitter's key executives are leaving the company in an exodus that has escalated the uncertainty facing the messaging service as it struggles to broaden its audience and ...
By Michael Liedtke

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Netflix's fourth quarter boosted by robust gains overseas

The stakes riding on Netflix's international expansion came into sharper focus with the release of a fourth-quarter report highlighted by robust gains overseas
By Michael Liedtke

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

In reversal, Yahoo decides to spin off core business

The company will now aim to spin off its struggling In­ter­net business - essentially, everything associated with the Yahoo brand name - into a new company. Yahoo itself would become little more ...
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Square's stock soars 45 percent in first day of trading

SAN FRANCISCO — Square bounced back in its stock market debut Thursday after the once-hot mobile payments service slashed the price of its initial public offering to get the deal done.
By Michael Liedtke

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

LinkedIn's 3Q results top analyst views, propelling stock

LinkedIn suffers 3rd-quarter loss, but gains in revenue, accountholders delight investors.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Google to give away software to Microsoft Office defectors

Google takes aim at Microsoft's Office franchise with free software for defecting customers.
By Michael Liedtke

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Computer companies making new push for PCs

SAN FRANCISCO - So many people have gone so long without buying a new personal computer that the industry's biggest players are trying something different: a quirky advertising campaign.
By Michael Liedtke

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Twitter cutting jobs to save money

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.
By Michael Liedtke

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Toyota to invest $50 million into artificial intelligence research

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. - Toyo­ta is investing $50 million with Stan­ford University and the Massa­chusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in the race to phase out ...
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Yahoo CEO takes on turnaround, childbirth

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company.
By Michael Liedtke

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

Google releases app that connects Android smartwatches with iPhones in latest twist to rivalry.
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
 
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