Stories by Zach Miners

Twitter partners with Bing to add language translation

Twitter users will easier time reading tweets not in their native language thanks to a new translation feature powered by Bing.

eBay, cutting 7 per cent of workforce, looks to spin-off Enterprise unit

eBay will cut roughly 7 per cent of its total workforce, or 2400 workers, and is considering a sale or IPO of its Enterprise unit.

WhatsApp arrives on the desktop

WhatsApp is now available for the Web, in a form that pairs the mobile version of the app to a user's desktop computer.

Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

Amazon has pulled the plug on its Wallet app, a service the company launched in beta six months ago to dip its toes into the burgeoning area of mobile payments.

Google, Fidelity invest $1 billion in Elon Musk's SpaceX

Google and SpaceX could be joining forces to beam the Internet from the sky after Google and Fidelity Investments together invested US$1 billion in Elon Musk's space venture.

Facebook to limit content flagged as false in news feeds

Looking for proof of the existence of Santa Claus? A search on Facebook might not yield much.

UK regulators end fraud probe into HP's Autonomy acquisition

U.K. regulators have closed their investigation into Hewlett-Packard's botched acquisition of Autonomy, a British software company that HP has accused of inflating its value and of improper accounting.

Neil Young's Pono: A ghost in the music machine?

Have you ever experienced something that strikes you as extraordinary, but later leaves you unsure of how much of its wonder was real and how much was in your mind? A flash of light in the sky? A ghost? A flaming guitar solo? That's what listening to music on Neil Young's Pono is like.

Tech giants increase offer to $415 million to settle no-poaching case

Hoping to avoid a potentially embarrassing trial, Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have increased their offer to $415 million [m] to settle a lawsuit that accuses them of cutting secret deals not to hire each other's workers.

Google making big changes to Glass program

Google will stop selling its Glass head-mounted computer to the public on Jan. 19, as part of other big changes Google is making to the product's program.

Zuckerberg discusses balance between local laws and free speech

Mark Zuckerberg tackled the thorny issue of how to balance free speech with local laws at Facebook's first international town-hall Q&A in Colombia on Wednesday.

Twitter to tour the world teaching developers how to build apps

Twitter is embarking on a worldwide tour to disseminate knowledge and technical know-how about building good apps. Using the company's tools, of course.

Google offering domains starting at $12 per year in the U.S.

Google's domain registration service is now publicly available in the U.S. starting at US$12 per year, which includes features like domain and email forwarding.

Uber gives Boston the gift of data

Boston city officials will be the first to dip their fingers into Uber's pot of data, under new plans laid out by the mobile car-summoning service.

UK prime minister suggests banning encrypted apps like WhatsApp, iMessage

The U.K. may ban online messaging services that offer encryption such as WhatsApp and Apple's iMessage, under surveillance plans laid out by Prime Minister David Cameron.