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Firefox will fight back against intrusive advertisers

The new version of Firefox paves the way for faster, safer browsing and strips websites of ad technology used to follow user behavior.

By October 21, 2015


Extra sneaky Hammertoss malware acts just like you on your computer

Security company FireEye says a Russia-sponsored group uses malware that mimics normal computer use while stealing sensitive files.

By July 29, 2015


Twitter conference for mobile-app developers returns to San Francisco

The microblogging site aims to compete against Facebook, Apple and Google for developer mind share.

By July 22, 2015


Upstart Russian browser strips down to take on Google

Taking on the tech industry's biggest companies might seem a fool's errand, but Russia's Yandex has reason to think its Web browser has a chance challenging Chrome.

By May 21, 2015


YouTube's top engineer, wrangler of eons of video (Q&A)

Every month, YouTubers watch 6 billion hours of video. That's how long Homo sapiens have existed -- times three. Venkat Panchapakesan is the person figuring out how to deliver it all.

By October 5, 2014


Dropbox's Gentry Underwood on great design's disappearing act (Q&A)

Dropbox's design chief arrived at the online storage company with his stylish and popular email service, Mailbox. Now, as Dropbox evolves, he's helping it design a way into every facet of our digital lives.

By August 19, 2014


Unlike Facebook, OkCupid shamelessly experiments on us

The online dating site admits to running experiments on its users and manipulating what they think. Have no fear, however, as it's for a good cause.

By July 28, 2014


CEO defends Nest's un-Googley, ad-free business

The maker of Net-connected thermostats and smoke detectors isn't like its parent company Google when it comes to making money, says Nest CEO and founder Tony Fadell.

By May 22, 2014


Mixpanel wants to make surveys mobile savvy

The analytics company is intent on doing away with the age of the e-mail survey to make polling users for feedback more enjoyable all around.

By October 30, 2013


Facebook crosses the mobile chasm. On to the search chasm!

Facebook has figured out mobile advertising for the social graph, but the big money is in the Search Graph.

By July 25, 2013