Americans expect “great breakthroughs” in technology and science in the next 50 years, and the majority of them think those advances will be mostly positive, according to a new Pew Research survey released today.
But 30 percent of the Pew survey’s participants overall are worried that some innovations will change th ...
Ridesharing service Lyft announced Thursday a new charity service to deliver supplies to the needy and offer free rides to the elderly or sick.
Through Lyft for Good, a nationwide program, drivers employed by Lyft will use their cars to support charitable organizations in the communities where they drive. Next week in San Francisco, d ...
The Internets are abuzz with a juicy report that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is launching a bold move to supplant Google as the default search engine on Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. But like so many tech rumors, this one’s a long way from happening yet.
The story comes from veteran tech blogger Kara Swisher, who reported Wednesday o ...
Oracle has just issued another raft of fixes for its widely used Java software, which has a reputation as one of the buggiest products on the market.
Over the past year, the Redwood City tech giant has issued numerous software patches to prevent cyber crooks from taking advantage of Java’s vulnerabilities. But new glitches keep ...
“With the exception of biological viruses, there is nothing with such speed, efficiency and aggressiveness that spreads like these technology platforms, and this also lends its creators, owners and users with new power.”
— Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher by circ ...
The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has at least one high-profile backer here in Silicon Valley.
Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and an ever-present present figure in regional public policy discussions, wrote in a Forbes piece on Tuesday that he supports the deal. It would be g ...
Shares of two Silicon Valley titans — and fierce competitors — are going opposite directions today. A quick look at what's going on with Apple and Google:
• Apple shares are down about 1.7 percent to $423 Read More →
Oracle's Java software apparently still isn't fixed, despite numerous warnings about its vulnerabilities and several major patches the Redwood City corporation has issued in response.
On Monday, Security Explorations -- the Polish firm that has discovered many of the flaws -- Read More →
Tesla Motors has asked regulators with the SEC for an additional 15 days to file its annual report, known as a 10-K, due to an accounting error. The electric-car maker stresses that there is no impact on recently reported cash Read More →
• Evernote announced over the weekend that it had been hacked, and asked all of its 50 million customers to reset their passwords. The Redwood City maker of the Web-based note-taking and list-making app said on its website Read More →
From pennies to video stores to dentists, things (or people) Life magazine predicted would be obsolete by the year 2000. Speaking of things possibly going away, the ISBN monopoly is being weakened by digital publishing. History, education and more: Read More →
Earlier this week, San Mateo-based Marketo, which makes marketing automation software, announced it was getting ready to go public. The move was a bit unusual, because the company said it's going through the SEC's new Read More →
Its stock price is on the skids. It just weathered an embarrassing assault from an uppity activist investor. It has stumbled as it tries to meet surging demand for some of its products. And, oh yeah. There was that little Read More →
While the Apple shareholders meeting this week proved a real sleeper, CEO Tim Cook managed to lighten things up from time to time, promising to look into a shareholder's complaint that the new Apple Store in Santa Monica apparently Read More →
After successfully forcing Apple to do a last-minute edit of its agenda for this week's annual shareholders meeting, activist investor David Einhorn has withdrawn his legal assault aimed at getting the tech giant to share more of its huge cash Read More →