Big Data

Ford grows Silicon Valley research office

PALO ALTO -- Ford is expanding its presence in Silicon Valley. The car-making giant announced Thursday that it is opening a new research center in Palo Alto. The center will focus on autonomous vehicles, using big data techniques to glean information Read More →

Amazon debuts Siri-like assistant for the home

Amazon is turning the virtual personal assistant into a physical product. The e-commerce giant on Thursday unveiled Echo, a cylindrical gadget that has a Siri clone built into it. Read More →

Twitter, Google veteran Nicole Wong leaving White House post

Nicole Wong, a Silicon Valley veteran, is exiting her position at the White House. For a little more than a year, Wong, who previously worked at Google and Twitter, served as a deputy chief technology officer. Now she plans to return Read More →

Wal-Mart gets serious about taking on Amazon on the Internet

Maybe the biggest question around the news that Wal-Mart Stores is dramatically upgrading its e-commerce site is, why did they wait so long to make such a serious run at Amazon? The Associated Press reports that the Bentonville behemoth is Read More →

Tech-driven ZipRealty acquired by Realogy

ZipRealty, the Emeryville-based tech-driven real estate company, has agreed to be acquired by Realogy for $166 million in cash. The acquisition includes ZipRealty's software platform and data analytics and customer relations software that includes a lead scoring tool for Read More →

Samsung makes play for wearables and digital health

SAN FRANCISCO -- Already the top smartphone maker, Samsung is hoping to take a lead role in what many expect to be one of the next big electronics markets: wearable technology. At a press event here on Wednesday, the Korean electronics Read More →
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