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Facebook, Google lead web sector surge

Saturday, 12 April 2014 15:02
Google, Facebook and other Web-sector companies were the growth engine for the Silicon Valley 150 in 2013, fueled by the continuing boom in online advertising and e-commerce. Facebook in particular turned in a dramatic performance, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw its transformation from a personal computer-based social network to a "mobile-first" advertising powerhouse. The SV150's Web sector, overall, had a bigger percentage increase in revenue and stock value than any other sector, except the much-smaller…

Google, Facebook and Paypal insist internet passwords are still secure after heartbleed bug alert

Friday, 11 April 2014 07:47
Panic was triggered earlier this week among internet usersTens of millions of users did not have promised securityBlogging sites and social networks urged customers to change passwordsNow they insist everything is still secure after the alertBySean Poulter Published: 19:10 EST, 10 April 2014 | Updated: 21:03 EST, 10 April 2014 160shares 28

Like Facebook and Twitter, Google Tries to Prove TV Needs Its Help

Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:17
Like Facebook, Twitter and many other technology companies, Google wants more of Hollywood's money. It believes TV networks should view YouTube as a cornerstone of their marketing campaigns, an indispensable tool for speaking to younger viewers. And it's citing a new study tracking viewer interest over the course of the year based on Google search and YouTube views. This new Google white paper demonstrates the popularity of TV-related content on the world's largest search engine,…

Tech Stocks: Facebook, Google, Apple fall as techs dive

Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:03
By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch Enlarge Image SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Technology stocks took a dive Thursday, as shares of Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and Google fell sharply in a broad market selloff. /quotes/zigman/9962609/delayed/quotes/nls/fbFB59.89, -2.52, -4.04% Facebook Inc. Facebook /quotes/zigman/9962609/delayed/quotes/nls/fbFB-4.04% tumbled 5%, while Google /quotes/zigman/30194416/delayed/quotes/nls/googGOOG-3.26% dropped more than 3% and Apple /quotes/zigman/68270/delayed/quotes/nls/aaplAAPL-0.68% sank 1% as the tech sector slipped into negative territory.

Google, Apple, Facebook get Greenpeace Cloud tick, and AWS branded among the dirtiest

Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:17
Greenpeace has marked Google, Apple, and Facebook as the cleanest datacentre operators for transparency, policy, efficiency, and advocacy in its most recent Clicking Clean report, published this month. Google received a B rating for transparency, B for policy, B for efficiency, and A for advocacy. Apple earned A, A, B, and A, while Facebook managed A, A, A, and B for the same categories. The three companies, alongside Box, Rackspace, and Salesforce, have committed to…

Dropbox Sets Google and Facebook in Its Sights With a Slew of New Apps

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 17:01
Images: Courtesy of Dropbox Dropbox is going head-to-head with some of the largest companies on the net. This morning, the San Francisco startup unveiled several additions to its flagship file-sharing service as well as some entirely new services, directly challenging outfits like Google and Facebook and underlining its ambition to become Silicon Valley’s next big company. For the average internet user, the biggest news is the arrival of a new photo-storing and sharing app, dubbed…

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Google, Apple, Facebook, Interxion Holding and Akamai Technologies

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:02
For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – April 08, 2014 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Google (GOOG-Free Report), Apple (AAPL-Free Report), Facebook (FB-Free Report), Interxion Holding NV (INXN-Free Report) and Akamai Technologies, Inc.

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Intel

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 06:48
For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – April 08, 2014 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Google (GOOG-Free Report), Facebook (FB-Free Report), Yahoo (YHOO-Free Report), Microsoft (MSFT-Free Report) and Intel (INTC-Free Report).

Internet companies' growing ambitions spook Americans

Monday, 07 April 2014 22:31
SAN FRANCISCO - The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed. Google and Facebook generally topped lists of Americans' concerns about the ability to track physical locations and monitor spending habits and personal communications, according to a poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos from March 11 to March 26.…

Poll: Tech Firms Know Too Much Personal Data

Monday, 07 April 2014 10:02
The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed. Google and Facebook generally topped lists of Americans' concerns about the ability to track physical locations and monitor spending habits and personal communications, according to a poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos from March 11 to March 26. The survey highlights…