With a campaign called “Don’t Fund Evil,” a coalition of environmental and public-advocacy organizations has urged Google to sever ties with a think tank that among other things is working against the government’s clean-energy regulations.
The Sierra Club, Forecast the Facts, the Center for Media and Democracy ...
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of the Google-backed gene testing company 23andme, has temporarily thrown in the towel to the Food and Drug Administration.
A letter posted on her Mountain View company’s website said it has stopped its health-related genetic tests for consumers to comply with the federal agency’s order to stop marketing ...
“Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and (James) Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it.”
— Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., who wrote the Patriot Act, talks to Hillicon Valley about Clapper, director of National Intelligence. As we’ve written, Clapper has admitted to providing “erroneous” infor ...
Google’s plans to use an ocean-going barge as a floating technology exhibition center appear to be on hold while the company sorts out some regulatory questions.
An official at a regional conservation agency said Thursday that Google has told him construction on the odd-looking vessel has been suspended while the company considers des ...
Facebook is expanding its efforts to help teens (and adults) deal with annoying or bullying behavior on the world’s biggest social network, by extending its online reporting tools and promoting its new “Bullying Resource Hub” for kids, parents and educators.
And in coming months, Facebook’s Arturo Bejar says he hopes to adapt those to ...
Sixteen public schools in Oakland are about to get solar panels from San Jose-based SunPower. School districts across California are increasingly turning to solar as a way to cut operational costs, maintain funding for academic program and introduce students to solar science and technology.
Once completed in 2014, the Oakland Unified ...
Just seven months after launching its third-generation iPad, Apple on Tuesday unveiled its fourth gen iPad -- twice the speed for the same price as the suddenly old model.
And it's not sitting well with some Apple users, according to a Read More →
Facebook shares were up more than 20 percent to $23.52 as of this post, the day after its third-quarter earnings slightly exceeded expectations.
The key was ad revenue. Wall Street seems to be heartened by what one analyst called Read More →
Well. Facebook’s getting quite a bounce Wednesday after releasing better-than-expected quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The stock jumped more than 12 percent in late trading after the report, and it kept going. As of mid-day Wednesday, it was trading around Read More →
Apple's Tuesday unveiling of its iPad Mini stirred tech lust among the faithful. But many of them may have to wait a while to get their hands on the latest gadget from the Cupertino company, said NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Read More →
"Thus, in the presence of clear admonitory language that Sony’s security was not 'perfect,' no reasonable consumer could have been deceived."
— from California district judge Anthony J. Battaglia's ruling (PDF, via Courthouse News) that threw out most of Read More →
The recent obituaries of one-time American Indian Movement leader Russell Means naturally included a list of the protests he participated in, including at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Mount Rushmore and Alcatraz.
Little was written (in fact nothing as far Read More →
Apple's iPad mini launch and other product updates on Tuesday gave a glimpse of how the Cupertino company is adapting to the fast-paced gadget market while maintaining its innovative chops, analysts say.
One of the biggest surprises to come from Tuesday's downtown San Read More →
Tom Steyer, a big-name Democratic fundraiser and the money behind Prop. 39, is often described as a "billionaire hedge fund manager."
Not for much longer. Steyer, 55, is stepping down from Farallon Capital Management, the hedge fund that he founded, at Read More →
The price of Apple's new iPad mini stole the show at the company's launch of its new tablet in San Jose Tuesday morning.Some analysts expected Apple to come in with a price lower than the $329 the company set for Read More →