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Google's Megan Smith named new US technology chief

Smith, a former vice president at Google X, is heading to Washington to help the Obama administration navigate the terrain at the intersection of tech and government.

By September 4, 2014


Sources: Heavy layoffs at PlanetOut

Staff cuts of at least a third could be related to the merger between the leading LGBT media organization and two competitors.

By January 14, 2009


PlanetOut gets new investors

Bill Gates' investment arm is among those investing $26 million to help prop up the struggling publisher for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market.

By July 3, 2007


Tech layoffs: The scorecard

Follow the companies that are shedding workers with this live layoff tracker, which we'll continue to update as more news surfaces.

By June 16, 2009


Bill Gates stocks up on Crocs, Kodak

In regulatory filings, Gates' investment arm notes it has a 5 percent stake in Eastman Kodak as well as holdings in the plastic clog maker.

By February 18, 2009


Supreme Court deals death blow to antiporn law

The high court permanently puts on ice the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, which backers claimed was a constitutional way to protect children from Web porn.

By January 21, 2009


PlanetOut acquires print magazines

Deal worth $31 million gives PlanetOut a foothold in print media with the two biggest gay magazines in the U.S.

By November 10, 2005


PlanetOut postpones IPO

Web site targeting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender audience postpones until undisclosed date.

By August 11, 2004


PlanetOut, in the money

Lowell Selvin, the CEO of PlanetOut Partners, tells how personal ads are helping his company become the online gateway to the global gay and lesbian market.

By July 15, 2003


Year in review: Road to recovery

Two highly anticipated IPOs helped break a long, dry spell for tech business launches.

By December 29, 2004