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Facebook wants Pages to be your go-to for info on restaurants, shops

The world's largest social network offers new features to help businesses keep in touch with customers and better advertise their wares and services, particularly on mobile devices.

By September 8, 2015


Windows Phone's goal: Be the go-to OS for the budget-conscious

By eliminating licensing fees for the OS on devices with a screen smaller than 9 inches, Microsoft is placing a bet on rapid expansion over revenue.

By April 4, 2014


Apple's culture of secrecy delays security response -- again

Apple finally delivers a cure for the "goto fail" plague, but this isn't the first time that sluggish Apple response times have put its users at risk.

By February 25, 2014


Go-to food processor does drinks, too

The DeLonghi DFP250 Food Processor And Blender combines two popular appliances into one. The unit uses one common base and can operate as a food processor or a blender depending upon which work vessel is attached.

By November 18, 2011


Origins of the PlayStation controller

Teiyu Goto discusses how he came up with the design of both the original PlayStation, which was released 15 years ago, and its controller.

By August 26, 2010


Webware Radar: TravelPost aims to become go-to hotel site

Also: Linkstorm has raised $2.8 million in Series D funding; Zemanta has added support for Last.fm; and Three Melons has raised $600,000.

By March 24, 2009


GoTo gambles with new name

GoTo.com announces that it is changing its name to Overture Services, a move to cast itself out of a cadre of "Go"-related monikers.

By September 10, 2001


GoTo spins off auction unit

Online search service GoTo.com spun off and sold a majority stake of its auction unit, GoTo Auctions, the company announced Monday as expected. GoTo, which sells advertisers rights to placement in its online directory, will retain an 18.5 percent stake in the company, which is now controlled by Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based ChannelAdvisor. Last week, GoTo exceeded Wall Street?s expectations in the second quarter and said it expects to become profitable in the third quarter. It reported a second-quarter loss of $2.9 million and revenue that nearly tripled year over year to $62.5 million, which represents a 20 percent improvement from the first quarter.

By July 30, 2001


GoTo to offer 7.5 million shares

Pay-for-placement Web search engine GoTo.com says it has priced a public offering of 7.5 million shares at $16.50 a share. Out of the total, 2.75 million shares will be sold by the company and 4.75 million shares will be sold by Bill Gross' Idealab, which created GoTo. The offering is lead by Credit Suisse First Boston with Salomon Smith Barney and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray as the co-managers. The company has already filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By June 29, 2001


Idealabs CEO clips GoTo holding

Idealabs' Bill Gross files to sell 5 million shares of the pay-for-placement search company backed by his reeling dot-com incubator.

By June 6, 2001