Stories by Zach Miners

Intel increases its hiring among women, minorities

Intel is becoming a little more diverse, just several months after announcing an ambitious plan to add more women and minority workers to its ranks.

New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

In perhaps the first sign that live streaming might spawn its own assortment of sub-players, a visual data analysis startup is putting its chops to work to categorize and rank videos on Periscope, the app owned by Twitter.

Google extends Android voice search to Zillow, Shazam, NPR

"OK Google, where are the open houses in Chicago?" That's a question that might yield a useful response for Android users, now that Zillow's real estate service is integrated into Google's voice search.

Facebook change will give you control over data sharing with apps

Users are getting greater choice over what information is shared with websites and apps when they log in using their Facebook ID.

Secret, an app for anonymous posts, shuts down

Secret, an app for anonymous posts that initially attracted buzz but drew criticism after a redesign, is shutting down.

Airbnb's new app for tablets features magazine-style layout

Airbnb has developed a new app customized for iOS and Android tablets in an attempt to give those users a better way to browse its million-plus home rental listings than with the devices' web browsers.

Twitter eyeing Apple to help distribute its tweets

Soon, when you do a search on your iPhone for someone's contact info, a recent tweet from them might also pop up.

Twitter blames weak sales on lackluster ads, drops forecast

Twitter failed to meet revenue estimates for the first quarter, and is lowering its expectations for the rest of the year, due to weaker than expected performance of some of its ads products, the company said Tuesday.

Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger

Users can now place free video calls with Messenger, as Facebook continues to extend the app beyond simple text-based chats.

Starbucks hit by major computer failure

Starbucks suffered what appears to be a major computer system failure late Friday.

Google sales hit a speed bump in Q1

Google's sales rose 12 per cent during the first quarter, the slowest rate of revenue growth since 2013, while the amount it charges for ad clicks continued to drop.

Facebook video is booming, now at 4 billion views per day

Besides connecting with friends, Facebook is fast becoming the place to watch videos. Billions of videos.

Mobile ads now generate almost 75 percent of Facebook's revenue

Facebook continued growing its business with ads placed on small screens last quarter, when it generated 73 percent of its sales from mobile ads.

Facebook releases a caller ID app for Android

Facebook wants to mesh its massive social network with phone communications so that it can provide its members with useful information about people at the other end of the line.

Yahoo, still reliant on PCs, posts earnings that disappoint

Mobile is a crucial element in CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround plan for Yahoo, but the company is still heavily dependant on PCs for its money.