Tech news blog Re/code is acquired by Vox

05/26/2015 04:20 PM PDT
ech news blog Re/code says it's been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, the Wall Street Journal.  
Microsoft's Cortana coming to Google, Apple devices
05/26/2015 04:17 PM PDT - Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant will be released later this year for users of Google and Apple smartphones. 

Workers' rights on social media extend farther than some might think
05/26/2015 05:50 PM PDT - Workers' constitutionally protected right to free speech is generally checked at the doors of private enterprises. 

Berkeley lab unveils new solar energy center aimed at producing fuel from sunlight
05/26/2015 06:08 PM PDT - Groundbreaking work expected to be performed at $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. 

Hormel agrees to buy organic and natural meat maker Applegate Farms
05/26/2015 03:55 PM PDT - Hormel Foods has agreed to buy Applegate Farms, a leading organic and natural meat maker, for $775 million, its largest acquisition and a big play in the hot organic food market. 

TiVo's 1Q results top analysts' projections, lift stock
05/26/2015 03:40 PM PDT - TiVo attracted another 285,000 subscribers to its digital video recording technology during its fiscal first quarter, helping propel the company to a performance that exceeded analysts' projections. 

Biz Break: Workday earnings, EMC purchase shows strengthening cloud
05/26/2015 04:56 PM PDT - Today: Cloud computing's dominance grows, as Workday beats earnings expectations and EMC buys a cloud-services company for $1.2 billion. Also: Cisco loses at Supreme Court, Google and Oracle could be there next. 

eBay to roll out click-per-sale ads for Web merchants
05/26/2015 03:03 PM PDT - eBay is introducing ads that merchants will pay for only if they lead to actual sales, seeking new revenue opportunities for the online marketplace before a planned split from the PayPal payments division.
 

What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers
05/26/2015 03:08 PM PDT - Charter Communications' $55 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, paired with a $10 billion side offer for Bright House Networks, marks the latest in a wave of deals that promise consumer benefits. 

San Bruno: PG&E president retiring, led utility at time of blast
05/26/2015 03:43 PM PDT - The executive who headed PG&E's utility unit at the time of the San Bruno explosion will retire at year's end, according to the company. Meanwhile, the company has released new emails shedding light on its ties to the state Public Utilities Commission, a cozy connection that is being investigated by a federal grand jury. 

 
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.