Someone broke into the Menlo Park office of venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins last month and took off with laptops containing social security numbers and other sensitive financial details.
The company disclosed the theft in an Aug. 13 letter to the New Hampshire Attorney General, because one person whose data might have been ...
Twitter was named the No. 1 tech workplace and No. 2 overall in a survey we wrote about in December. Now there’s more reason for the San Francisco company to pat itself on the back: It’s No. 1 on a list of top 25 companies for culture and values.
Glassdoor collects anonymous employee rankings of companies, their CEOs, and ...
“Internet users know what they want and expect from the Internet, but these days all the jargon about net neutrality rules is making it difficult to know what box to check that advances their best interest.”
— Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., who has started a contest on Reddit to “rebrand” the term “net neutra ...
To the growing list of drug infusion pumps, defibrillators, refrigerators, cars, baby monitoring cameras, smart toilets and other computerized devices that have been found vulnerable to hackers, you can add one more: street semaphores.
That’s according to a study by University of Michigan researchers, which concluded that the na ...
Indiegogo, a pioneer of the crowdfunding movement, became one of the first startups on Thursday to release the demographic breakdown of its workforce, as tech companies face a heightened scrutiny on the diversity — or lack thereof — of the people they hire and put in power.
“While startups haven’t been a part of the ...
Tesla drivers may soon be revving their engines with their iPhones.
In an intriguing collaboration between two of the valley’s sexiest companies, Tesla is reportedly updating the Model S firmware to allow drivers to start and drive their vehicles with their iPhones, according to screen shots published by tech blog 9to5Mac. Though the ...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has told Alan Ohnsman, the great Tesla beat reporter for Bloomberg, that Model S production exceeds 400 cars per week. Telsa's production rate is a source of endless fascination for analysts and a Read More →
On Wednesday, the California Public Utilities Commission released its annual report about the California Solar Initiative, the program designed to grow rooftop solar in the state.
In the report, which covers the first quarter of 2013, PG&E has 77,782 solar Read More →
A couple years back, Peter Relan -- the less-famous (or infamous?) co-founder of dot-com morality tale Webvan -- launched a startup incubator called YouWeb. His thesis: Successful startups could be hatched for far less than the $800 million the online Read More →
Of all the moves Yahoo has made under Marissa Mayer to revive its brand -- buying Tumblr, buying Summly (and any other start-up that appears to be missing a vowel) -- the company's aggressive stance on the National Read More →
"When it comes to sharing and socializing with feds, recent revelations have made many in the community uncomfortable about this relationship. Therefore, I think it would be best for everyone involved if the feds call a "time-out" and not attend Read More →
Shervin Pishevar is an unconventional tech investor. As an angel, he was an early backer of companies ranging from Socialcam to Klout to Blackjet to TaskRabbit. After joining Menlo Ventures in 2011, he helped nudge Read More →
How is the government using online tools? Here are a couple of examples. (And yes, there's an NSA spying reference included here.)
First, MIT Media Labs has created Immersion, which lets users see what can be gleaned from their Gmail Read More →
Apple's iPads dominate the tablet market. Google and Apple top the smartphone market. What are competitors to do? A couple of them are getting rid of executives, that's what.
BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research in Motion, Read More →