High-Tech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad." PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers, along with other business practices. The cities' district attorneys sent letters to the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is getting some unsolicited advice on how to turn around the long-struggling Internet company, just like some of her predecessors who tangled with investors dissatisfied with management's performance. In a letter on Friday, activist...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An activist investor is urging Yahoo to buy rival AOL to help the long-struggling Internet companies to become more competitive in a digital advertising market currently dominated by Google and Facebook. Jeffrey Smith, who heads Starboard Value LP, outlined...
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12. It says the maneuver will take about seven hours starting from the moment its unmanned probe Rosetta releases the 100-kilogram lander at 0835 GMT (0335 EST). Because...
BERLIN (AP) — Passengers on European airlines may soon be able to use portable electronics including cell phones and tablet computers any time during flights, under new safety guidelines issued Friday. The Cologne-based European Aviation Safety Agency said that starting...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics. The Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics are...
BERLIN (AP) — Europe's air safety agency has issued new guidelines allowing passengers to use portable electronics including cell phones and tablet computers any time during flights. The Cologne-based European Aviation Safety Agency said Friday that starting immediately,...
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether lawyers for the son of a Russian lawmaker charged with hacking into U.S. businesses will be allowed to stay on the case. Attorneys for Roman Seleznev plan to tell a judge Friday morning that the Fox Rothschild...