Don't-Miss Productivity Stories

Google Glass

A kindly reminder from Google: Don't be a Glasshole

Glass wearers should turn their devices off in places that ask people to turn off cellphones, the company said.

More retailers, and ballparks, take a swing at location-based data

MLB and fashion retailer Alex and Ani use location-sensing beacons to ping customers' phones.

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Kill the Comcast-Time Warner deal, consumer groups cry

The proposed acquisition raises concerns about the combined company's market power, opponents say.

slack

Slack exits beta with its tool for information overload

Slack aims to take your emails and files, along with content from Twitter, Dropbox, and elsewhere, and plunk that into its own platform to make it more easily searchable.

Marissa Mayer at CES 2014

Marissa Mayer 'very excited' about contextual search

Yahoo's chief executive explains her vision of search based on context.

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Yahoo acquires diary app maker Wander with an eye toward mobile

Wander's diary app 'Days' will live on, according to the startup, as Yahoo continues to boost its mobile product offerings.

Google subsidiary wins NASA lease to overhaul Moffett Field

Google will manage the federal airfield and restore a former airship hangar

PCWorld News

Wall Street Beat: Tech earnings highlight weakness in social network sector

Twitter and LinkedIn showed signs of slowing growth, but Akamai and Alcatel-Lucent had some positive news

PCWorld News

LinkedIn buys Bright, a matchmaker for job hunts

Bright's core feature is designed to better match job seekers and employers

Twitter chirps user privacy data, most of the time

Twitter has complied roughly 70 percent of the time with data requests from the US government, the company disclosed Thursday.

PCWorld News

Google's acquisition of Nest gets US FTC clearance

Google said in January it expected to close the transaction in the next few months

PCWorld News

Dick Costolo prescribes a fix for Twitter's growth pains

The CEO explains how 'a better Twitter,' not fundamental changes, might woo new users

PCWorld News

Google ad guru Susan Wojcicki to take over YouTube

The exec served as senior VP of ads and commerce at Google