Newsweek used a loud, cheeky, sexual cartoon to bring up the overwhelmingly complex, undeniably serious and highly charged issue of sexism in Silicon Valley.
The topic that we, in Silicon Valley, talk about a lot: the lack of women coding, the lack of women getting computer science degrees, the lack of women CEOs and founders, the lac ...
Two federal courts in San Francisco this week will begin to consider the question for the on-demand era of startups: Are workers who use the technology platforms to find jobs independent contractors or full fledged employees?
In separate lawsuits, drivers have sued Lyft and Uber, the two popular ride-service firms, contending that the ...
“There have been concerns about the long-term prospect that we lose control of certain kinds of intelligences. I fundamentally don’t think that’s going to happen.”
— Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research’s Redmond Lab, on artificial intelligence. His comments come after people such as Step ...
Happy International Data Privacy Day. Have we got some privacy news for you.
• Canada’s electronic spying agency, the CSE, has been tracking millions of Internet downloads around the world, according to a new report based on a document obtained by former U.S. government tech contractor Edward Snowden. The project, called Levitat ...
Remember when Apple was the iPod company? Well, it is no more.
Oh, sure, Apple still sells the digital music players. And the iPod’s legacy can still be seen in the iPhone, the iPad and Apple TV. But sales of the gadgets are so meaningless to Apple now that it has stopped delineating them.
Apple’s earnings release on Tuesd ...
Should Apple rename itself “Apple Phone?”
I ask that with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, of course. But if the company’s name were supposed to reflect its actual business — as it once did — you could make a strong case for tacking on that “phone.”
For years now, Apple’s overall su ...
PayPal announced Tuesday it has acquired StackMob, a development platform to build mobile apps, to continue its push into mobile payments and try to attract more developers to build apps for PayPal.
StackMob launched in 2010 in San Francisco, Read More →
Hewlett-Packard disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that the Palo Alto company's board has given CEO Meg Whitman a nice little pay boost -- increasing her annual base salary from $1 to $1.5 million.
The raise, which took effect Read More →
The Obama administration has tapped former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene to take over HealthCare.gov, according to an announcement Tuesday by Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary.
DelBene, who was the president of Microsoft Office Division until he Read More →
Long-rumored and more than six months after they were expected, Facebook will start rolling out video ads in users' news feeds this week.
Facebook said Tuesday it has been testing the autoplaying video ads since September. Read More →
Federal regulators on Tuesday ordered a recall of Hewlett-Packard's Chromebook 11 chargers because the devices pose a fire hazard.
"Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use," according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall notice. Read More →
"I have little doubt that the author of our Constitution, James Madison, who cautioned us to beware 'the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power,' would be aghast."
-- U.S. District Read More →
SolarCity is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its IPO with the Give Power Foundation, designed to address global energy poverty.
For every megawatt of residential solar power that SolarCity installs in 2014, the company will donate a solar power Read More →