Those smartphone apps may have scads of useful features, but watch out, according to research firm Gartner. It predicts that through 2015, more than 75 percent of mobile applications will have failed basic security tests.
That’s a particular problem for companies that let their employees use their own smartphones or other ...
The University of California has announced plans for a venture-capital fund to finance startups created on campuses, offering financial resources to the university-housed enterprise projects that VC firms often steer clear of.
UC announced on Monday plans for a $250 million venture-capital fund to support upstart companies by f ...
Google has released its latest Transparency Report, covering the first six months of the year, and the trend continues: The numbers of government requests for user information are going nowhere but up. Since the last report, they’ve risen 15 percent worldwide, and 19 percent in the United States. Since 2010, when Google p ...
You had to know that “e-sports” were big when Amazon and Google were both vying to buy video-game streaming service Twitch.tv for $1 billion each. But if you want further evidence, consider the latest event announced Tuesday for the SAP Center, the 18,000-seat sports arena in downtown San Jose.
It’s the Intel Extrem ...
“Our business is not based on having information about you. You’re not our product. Our product are (iPhones), and this watch, and Macs, and so forth. And so we run a very different company. I think everyone has to ask, how do companies make their money? Follow the money. And if they’re making money mainly by ...
Google has taken the wraps off a new line of smart phones designed for the developing world. And while they didn’t attract as much attention in Silicon Valley as Apple’s latest iPhone release, Google is hoping its new Android One phones will be a big deal in India and other fast-growing markets.
The new phones, made by overseas ...
Netflix has arrived in France . . . and France is not amused.
Worried that the American video-streaming giant will try to avoid paying French taxes, even as it launches a bloody frontal assault on the country's Gaelic sensibilities and proud Read More →
Facebook employees at the firm's Menlo Park headquarters may look out their windows Tuesday and see people in drag protesting.
The issue: Facebook's apparent crackdown enforcing its policy requiring people to use their real names.
Unlike Twitter and services like Snapchat, Facebook requires Read More →
San Francisco payments company Square has raised $100 million from investors, and may be on track to double that.
The company, founded and led by CEO Jack Dorsey, who also helped create Twitter, issued 6.4 million new Series E shares at Read More →
In a double-barreled blast of breaking news from the world of online snooping, word comes from New Zealand that its government's sleuth agency was setting up a massive surveillance dragnet even while officials were denying that such a thing was Read More →
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In the first part of Charlie Rose's Tim Cook interview, the Apple CEO says the company has "taken steps with Apple TV"; identifies Google as the company's top competitor; Read More →
Redwood City tech giant Oracle plans to buy Front Porch Digital of Lafayette, Colorado, which helps other companies store and manage digital media, such as high-definition films and TV shows, medical images and data from security monitors.
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Apple received more than four million preorders for its new iPhones during the first 24 hours that they were available, the company announced Monday.
The company shed some light on advanced sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which began Read More →
"You just slowly forget, and half of the entrepreneurs today, or maybe more — 60 percent or 70 percent — weren't around in '99, so they have no muscle memory whatsoever."
— Bill Gurley, partner at Benchmark Read More →