Barack Obama, Ariana Grande Lead Most Popular Tweets of 2017

Twitter has released its top-trending topics and tweets of 2017, with Barack Obama and Ariana Grande dominating the most popular posts. The former president’s response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., was the...

Here Are Your Options if YouTube Is Removed From Amazon’s Fire TV

Attention Fire TV owners: YouTube might soon disappear from your Amazon streaming device. But you’ll still have options. Google is threatening to pull YouTube from Fire...

Amazon Prime Video is Now on Apple TV

Amazon Prime Video is, at long last, available to stream on Apple TV. Amazon announced Tuesday that the Prime Video app is available on Apple TV 4K set-tops — as...
Esalen is about a three-hour drive south of San Francisco, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. (Credit: Jason Henry for The New York Times)

Where Silicon Valley’s High Profile Figures Go to Get Away and Get in Touch...

Silicon Valley, facing a crisis of the soul, has found a retreat center. It has been a hard year for the tech industry. Prominent figures like Sean...

Google to Hire Thousands More Moderators After Outcry Over Child Abuse Videos, Violent Content

Google is hiring thousands of new moderators after facing widespread criticism for allowing child abuse videos and other violent and offensive content to flourish...

Mark Zuckerberg Taking Parental Leave to Spend More Time With His Daughters

Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters. Zuckerberg said on Facebook and Instagram...

Ireland to Start Collecting $15 Billion in Back Taxes From Apple

Ireland has struck a deal with Apple to collect up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes and hold it in an...

Winklevoss Twins Are Now Bitcoin Billionaires

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss—the brothers who tried and failed to gain control of Facebook after alleging that it had been appropriated from them—have rebounded big-time. The Winklevoss...

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg Warns of Backlash Against Women After Tidal Wave of Sexual...

Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are...

The First Text Message Was Sent 25 Years Ago

Be prepared to feel ancient -- the first text message is 25 years old. Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992,...

Silicon Valley Struggles to Add Conservatives to Its Ranks

This summer, Twitter Inc.’s new diversity chief met employees to discuss whether they felt welcome at work. Among those who said they sometimes felt excluded, according to...

Vine Co-founder Dom Hofmann Says He’s Working on a Follow-Up to Popular App

Remember Vine? The six-second video social media app lived a roller-coaster life, going from small startup to Twitter-owned internet juggernaut to shut down in what felt...

YouTube Launches Reels, a Snapchat-Like Stories Feature

YouTube is the latest to jump on the “stories” bandwagon, adapting the short-form content format popularized by Snapchat. The new feature, called Reels, is “YouTube’s spin on...

Facebook Temporarily Suspends Ability To Target Ads By Excluding Racial Groups

Facebook Inc <FB.O> said on Wednesday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers on its social network to exclude racial groups from the...

Facebook Is Aiming to Prevent Suicides By Using AI to Spot Users with Suicidal...

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to scan users’ posts for signs they’re having suicidal thoughts. When it finds someone that could be in danger,...

Tumblr Founder David Karp Steps Down as CEO

Tumblr founder David Karp is stepping down from his role as CEO of the blogging platform.  The decision, announced Monday in an internal email to...

The Best Cyber Weekend and Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Weekend 2017 is upon us, and the deals are going strong. If you're itching to go on a Cyber Weekend shopping spree from...

Apple Expected to Spend $4.2 Billion on Original Content by 2022

Apple will ramp its original content spend to $4.2 billion by 2022 as part of an effort to expand a rebranded Apple Music, according to a...

Elon Musk Won a $50 Million Bet to Build World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery in...

Elon Musk will get paid for building the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia, as the 100-megawatt project is about to begin testing...

Uber Hid 2016 Data Breach That Affected 57 Million Riders and Drivers

The personal information of 57 million Uber riders and drivers was stolen by hackers a year ago — a breach the company reportedly managed...