Stories by Zach Miners

Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties

Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.

Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business

Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.

Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted

Reddit has removed from its front page the popular r/technology subreddit after what it called bad editorial choices by the page's moderators.

Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.

Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can't be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen out of the corner of their eye.

Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything.

Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case

Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy.

Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline

Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.

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.

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