Google-backed biotech startup 23andMe has made a discovery about Parkinson’s disease — for the second time — that may help identify a person’s risk of developing the debilitating and tragic illness.
23andMe, a Mountain View genomics company that offers consumers genetic reports to track their ancestry, helped c ...
Twitter, which is set to report earnings today, has been raking in the mobile-ad dollars, so analysts are expecting second-quarter revenue to have doubled to $283 million. But there continues to be concern about the rate at which the social network is adding users.
Analysts expect Twitter user growth of about 20 percent in the second ...
Carly v. Hillary?
It may happen in 2016.
Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who lost her 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, may be exploring a run for president, reports U.S. News & World Report.
The speculation is based on a trip Fiorina made last week to New Hampshire, which holds its primary first. She was ...
Forget talk of loss of liberty. Let’s talk about losing hard cash.
The revelations about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is costing U.S. businesses millions of dollars in curtailed sales of cloud computing services and web hosting overseas, says the New America FoundationR ...
Santa Clara-based Green Charge Networks announced Tuesday a $56 million funding round, led by K Road DG. It’s yet another sign that energy storage is one of the next big sectors for clean tech.
Green Charge, founded in 2009, is marketing energy storage technology for commercial and industrial customers, including 7-Eleven, Walgr ...
“But guess what, everybody: if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That’s how websites work.”
— Christian Rudder, co-founder of dating website OKCupid, in a blog post titled “We Experiment on Human Beings!” He was dismissing the outrage over Face ...
Never one to jump too early out of the starting gate, the esteemed and scholarly Oxford English Dictionary (known to the cognoscenti as good-ol' OED) has decided to throw fate to the winds and include the word "tweet'' in its stable Read More →
Another day, another U.S. government surveillance roundup:
• Yahoo became the latest tech company to disclose the number of law-enforcement requests it has received in the past several months. Its magic numbers: 12,000 to 13,000 between December and May. Read More →
Talk about timing!
"Pandora's Promise," a pro-nuclear documentary by director Robert Stone, opened in select theaters June 14. The film, which basically advocates for nuclear energy as a low-carbon solution to the globe's growing energy needs, has been largely Read More →
"I really only want to meet with entrepreneurs under 25. I mean, if you're 30, what are you doing at South by [Southwest]?"
— Alex Banayan, 20, the subject of a profile in the July issue of Fortune that Read More →
A chart of high spirits: Russia tops vodka consumption; India, rum: France, whiskey; Philippines, gin; and United States, tequila. $21 apples, $212 square watermelons and other expensive fruit in Japan, where they're considered luxury gifts. Are Read More →
The Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit, a two-day conference to showcase the latest and greatest in entrepreneurial ventures and technological innovation, kicked off Monday in Half Moon Bay. The conference, which goes through Tuesday, is one of those Read More →
Today we're serving up quick links to developments in the U.S. government surveillance saga:
• Apple, Facebook and Microsoft — which were reported to be part of the National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program — have released the number of government Read More →
DreamWorks will produce original TV shows for Netflix, pushing shares of the Los Gatos company considerably higher this morning.
Netflix says the multiyear partnership, which will include shows based on popular movies such as "Shrek" and "The Croods" as Read More →
"More and more, what you're going to see is criminals and other people whose images were taken over the years are digitized, [and] put into these databases, and incidents like Boston will be easier to solve."
— James Albers, Read More →