Amazon at last launched its grocery delivery service in San Francisco on Wednesday, more than six months after reports began swirling that the e-commerce giant was plotting a major AmazonFresh roll out that would include the Bay Area.
The company has been testing AmazonFresh in its hometown of Seattle for at least five years, deliveri ...
For leaking documents that have revealed that the NSA is spying on just about everybody in just about every conceivable way, Edward Snowden is the runner-up in Time Magazine‘s annual coronation of Person of the Year. (The magazine has blessed Pope Francis as No. 1.)
Snowden, of course, is the former tech contractor who leaked U. ...
Wanted: Brave earthlings willing to take a one-way trip to the Red Planet
When: Take-off is scheduled for 2025
Requirements: No Earth-bound emotional connections that might interfere with the move to outer space; an openness to living basically only on water (assuming water is found on Mars) and whatever food scraps can occasionally b ...
Carsharing services are a big thing here in the Bay Area, with lots of talk about “peak car,” the hassles of car ownership in a dense city like San Francisco, and the desire of young people to be able to text at all times – something that driving interferes with. And where owning a car was once seen as a right of pas ...
“If you have a phone here, it is a risk. You don’t feel safe anywhere, except maybe inside your house.”
— Jose Mendez, 33, who lives in Bogota and works for one of Colombia’s wireless providers. The Huffington Post reports that South American cartels are using know-how they’ve acquired and developed in the drug trade ...
It may not have quite the polish of last year’s “Gangnam Style,” but this year’s top video on YouTube is another catchy dance tune – albeit one that looks like it was produced by Norwegian hippies on acid.
Since this is December, all the big online sites are releasing their “most viewed” or “most searched” or “biggest stories ...
Google has launched an online art gallery to give emerging artists a chance to display their creations to a larger audience without competing for wall space in a traditional gallery.
With its new Open Gallery, Google joins a growing Read More →
Ever since Yahoo signed a deal to let Microsoft power its online search services, the agreement has been an important source of revenue for the Sunnyvale Internet company. Now we know how important:
Yahoo, which previously reported the deal contributed more Read More →
It's not just the NSA — cops, too, use tech advances to their advantage. U.S. law enforcement made more than 1 million requests for wireless providers' user data last year, according to a report released Monday by Sen. Edward Markey, Read More →
GTM Research and SEIA released their third quarter U.S. Solar Market Insight report Tuesday. Among the big headlines: photovoltaic solar installations reached 930 megawatts in the third quarter, up 20 percent from the second quarter. That's due to utility-scale Read More →
"We didn’t know that was going to happen and it’s too bad because the point was really to connect the housing crisis to the tech industry."
— Deepa Varma, a lawyer with Eviction Free San Francisco and an organizer Read More →
Should they go dark? Should they have a more forceful outside game to go with their current inside-Washington game?
What's left for the tech giants to do as they petition, sue and lobby for more transparency and new laws when it Read More →
You know that thing where you're reading about the latest innovation and you think you must be reading The Onion, but it turns out that you're reading real news and that the thing actually exists?
That's me with the 2-in-1 Read More →
Kevin Talbot is co-founder and managing partner of Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund that describes its mission as "Strictly Mobile." The firm actually began life as two VC firms, one of which was the venture capital arm of Read More →