Everything You Need To Know From Today’s Facebook F8 Announcements

Everything You Need To Know From Today’s Facebook F8 Announcements

Today marked the first day of F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, and the company announced a ton of stuff! Some of it is bigger than others, though — so we’ve wrapped up all the most important stuff from today in one easy-to-digest list. Enjoy! Click any image for our full article on the topic… Messenger […]

FTC Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Its Inquiry Into Google’s Search Practices

FTC Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Its Inquiry Into Google’s Search Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a comment today pushing against a rising media narrative that it may have gone too easy on Google during its multi-year antitrust probe on the search company’s ranking of results to benefit its own products. In the end, Google agreed to change some of its business practices, and the FTC closed its investigation. […]

China’s Airbnb Is in Talks to Raise More Than $200 Million

Tujia.com, the Chinese equivalent of U.S. home-rental firm Airbnb, is in talks to raise more than $200 million in its latest funding round, a person familiar with the matter said. The proposed deal, which comes less than a year after Tujia’s previous $100 million funding round in June 2014, is the latest indication of just […]

EU Considers New Telecom Rules

BRUSSELS—The European Union is weighing an overhaul of its telecom rules that could give incumbent operators like Germany’s Deutsche Telekom an edge over upstart challengers like Iliad of France and messaging service WhatsApp Inc. The EU proposals—due to be completed by May—are part of an ambitious strategy to create a single digital market across the […]

Why Cable TV Beats the Internet, for Now

Why Cable TV Beats the Internet, for Now

March 24, 2015 3:29 p.m. ET Are you ready to cut cable? Probably not—yet. That pains me to say, both as tech columnist and someone who watches enough TV to own a Snuggie. Many of us are rooting for the Internet to upend our indecent cable bills. Surely Silicon Valley’s brightest can figure out a […]

Sex-Bias Trial Takes Big Toll on Kleiner

Sex-Bias Trial Takes Big Toll on Kleiner

ENLARGE In a packed San Francisco courtroom earlier this month, John Doerr looked exhausted, at times gloomy, after hours of testimony in which he defended the Silicon Valley venture-capital firm where he has worked for 35 years against allegations of sex discrimination and retaliation. The billionaire investor explained why Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers had placed […]

Google Makes Most of Ties to White House

WASHINGTON—As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe. Google co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails reviewed […]

Twitch issues password warning

Twitch issues password warning

Twitch said users’ names, phone numbers, addresses, and dates of birth could have been among the data leaked Users of the Amazon-owned video game streaming service Twitch have been instructed to change their passwords amid fears the site has been hacked. Twitch told users that their names and phone numbers were among the details feared […]

Facebook data row in top EU court

Facebook data row in top EU court

Max Schrems has long campaigned against Facebook’s data practices The future of how Europeans’ data is shared with US companies such as Facebook and Google is set to be considered by the EU’s highest court. Lawyer and activist Max Schrems said revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed agreed privacy practices were being ignored by Facebook […]

Drones: US loss could be UK’s gain

Drones: US loss could be UK’s gain

Amazon wants to start drone deliveries, but says US regulators are too slow in granting permission to run tests US regulators’ sluggishness over drone testing could be an opportunity for the UK, a leading academic has said. The comments came after Amazon told a US Senate committee that the country’s reticence was holding it back. […]

Car slows when it sees speed signs

Car slows when it sees speed signs

Ford’s new tech can be set to prevent drivers going much above detected speed limits Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast. The speed-limiting tech can be activated via the steering wheel and briefly overridden by pressing […]

BT returns to mobile phone market

BT returns to mobile phone market

BT’s announcement comes a decade after it pulled out of the UK’s mobile phone market BT is re-entering the UK’s consumer mobile phone market, with a range of 4G subscriptions. Its cheapest offer is aggressively priced at a discounted rate of £5 a month for existing BT broadband customers. The service will use spectrum provided […]

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