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Google comes under Alphabet's spell today

The company says today's the day it wraps up the transformation into a holding company for its numerous businesses.

By October 2, 2015


Why I changed my mind about ad-blocking software

From the Cheapskate: Ads are a necessary evil of the Web, and the truth is they're just not that evil, especially if they conform to AdBlock's Acceptable Ads guidelines.

By October 2, 2015


Samsung Pay dubbed a hit in its initial rollout

The company's new mobile payments has seen $30 million in transactions in just one month as it prepares to launch in the US where it will battle with Apple Pay.

By September 24, 2015


Initial iPhone 6S sales to get a boost from China, analyst says

Apple says it's on track to sell more new iPhones during this year's initial weekend than it did last year. China will play a significant role in that, according to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster.

By September 14, 2015


iPhone 6S preorders begin with initial glitches

Preorders for Apple's two new phones were set to start online at 12:01 a.m. PT Saturday, but Apple's Web store wouldn't load for some users for nearly an hour. The firm's mobile app did work, however.

By September 12, 2015


Pinterest launches diversity initiative, will share hiring goals with public

Digital-scrapbooking site announces partnership with startup to find strategies to increase staff diversity. It will share what works and what doesn't, in an aim to help the whole tech industry.

By July 30, 2015


Amid talk of an initial public offering, SnapChat raises $537.6 million

A possible $16 billion valuation makes the app maker among the world's most valuable startups.

By May 29, 2015


Fitbit takes first steps toward initial public offering

The wearable fitness device company is counting on investor enthusiasm for its step-tracking tech to help it raise $100 million.

By May 7, 2015


NYC mayor backs tech initiatives with big bucks

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio says he sees the tech industry as the great social equalizer. And he announces funding for new initiatives in broadband deployment and education.

By May 4, 2015


Uber homes in on safety initiatives amid concerns

After a series of allegations of Uber drivers committing rape and other crimes against passengers, the ride-hailing company expands on its safety measures.

By March 25, 2015