Stories by Zach Miners

Google revenue jumps 19 per cent but still disappoints

Google reported a 19 per cent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Internet users may soon start to see more ads that look like posts from Google+, but without visiting the social network.

Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped slightly in its first quarter, amid some gains in its search advertising business.

Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.

Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world.

Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a Monday report in the Wall Street Journal.

Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Better think before you post that Instagram selfie -- a government could want it.

Facebook is trying to make its News Feed less spammy

Posts on Facebook that repeatedly urge users to like, share or comment on them are being targeted in a new effort to reduce News Feed spam, Facebook said Thursday.

FTC implores WhatsApp to keep its promises on privacy in Facebook deal

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday cleared a path for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp to proceed, though it called on both companies to be mindful of their data collection policies.

Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security

Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.

How marketers lost faith in Facebook

In space, they say, no one can hear you scream. Some marketers feel the same way about Facebook.

Star software designer Greg Christie reportedly leaving Apple

Veteran Apple software designer Greg Christie, who played a major role in the development of the iPhone, will be retiring later this year, according to a Wednesday report by The Wall Street Journal.

Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps

Dropbox, the cloud storage and file sharing vendor, is expanding its scope into photo management and document collaboration.

Google envisions Glass in businesses

Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work.

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