On Friday, San Francisco entrepreneur Kent Frankovich made a 10-minute prime time TV appearance, and went home with $300,000.
Frankovich, co-founder and CEO of startup Revolights, made a pitch for his LED bicycle light invention on the ABC reality TV show Shark Tank, a program notorious for its cutthroat competition. Frankovich not on ...
Stealing customer information and selling credit card numbers online is becoming increasingly — and unnervingly — easy.
A new report out on Monday from McAfee Labs, the research arm of the company that makes cyber security software, reveals the proliferation of malware that steals consumers’ personal data, and how ea ...
“Like with any tech trend, some people don’t get it. But that’s not going to be an issue in a decade — the people who don’t get it will retire. Whether or not Congress ever convenes to discuss whether or not the Constitution should be translated into GIFs, they’re still a big part of culture and going to remain that ...
Is he or isn’t he? The man Newsweek outed as the creator of bitcoin told the Associated Press yesterday that he isn’t. Newsweek issued a statement today saying it still believes he is.
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, who lives in Temple City, Calif., said the particularly intriguing quote noted in the Newsweek article — ...
“It’s a show about a group of people who do something for a living that is inherently unfilmable.”
— Alec Berg, executive producer of “Silicon Valley,” the HBO show that premieres April 6, talks to the Hollywood Reporter. Show creator Mike Judge adds, “They’re not crab fishermen or cops bringi ...
For an outfit that only officially launched two weeks ago, Google Capital sure has been busy. The search giant’s growth equity fund has pumped tens of millions of dollars into three companies: SurveyMonkey, Renaissance Learning and Lending Club. And on Wednesday, online real estate marketplace Auction.com got into the action wit ...
What’s that about a photo being worth a thousand words? This one and the accompanying caption, both posted on Twitter yesterday by Brooklyn resident Noah Zerkin, say a lot ..
“Yeeeah... I just had a brief conversation with the most Read More →
"They have a distinct value, poorly reflected in economic science or official statistics."
— from a report commissioned by French President François Hollande, referring to the mounds of personal user data collected by big American companies such Read More →
I called Silicon Valley's once-and-future futurist Paul Saffo to talk about the role of robots in our lives and an interesting discussion broke out about the utility of Google's self-driving cars.
(You'll find my Mercury News column about robots here, Read More →
After buying 97 percent of the Hawaiian island of Lanai last year, billionaire Larry Ellison is now finalizing a deal to buy a small Hawaii commuter airline that makes daily trips to Lanai, according to a report in the Honolulu Read More →
FabKids, a subscription clothing site that personalizes outfits for girls, has been bought by the grown-up version of the same service, JustFab. The two fashion sites will now share one platform for, dare we say, double Read More →
Join the Mercury News 's Apple beat reporter, Pat May, and his colleague business columnist Mike Cassidy for their inaugural and decidedly beta-version conversational podcast. So click here and settle in for a few minutes while Pat and Mike Read More →
One big concern for Wall Street analysts following Intel's earnings announcement Thursday was the company's plan to spend $13 billion (plus or minus $500 million) on its chip manufacturing operations this year.
Many analysts think the company is being overly Read More →
We're talking numbers today:
• Facebook shares are down about 2 percent to $29.50 as of this post, a few days after it unveiled a new way to search the massive social network. Graph Search has received mixed reviews Read More →
A year ago today, Google's search page logo was blacked out, Wikipedia had gone dark and many other sites staged protests against SOPA and PIPA, anti-piracy legislation that could have led to government overreach and Internet censorship. (50,000 Read More →