California state senator Ted Gaines put out a statement late Friday that made it sound like the Golden State was on the verge of a deal to land Tesla’s proposed gigafactory for battery production. The five states are all working feverishly to land a deal. Gaines is the politician who made a big show of going to Tesla’s Pal ...
Amazon — competitor to many a Silicon Valley company in areas such as mobile, delivery and more — was in the news this week. We’ve rounded it up for you.
• Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced late last year that Amazon is testing delivery drones, prompting both excitement and yes, ridicule. Now, Brandon Bailey reports that Google ha ...
Jordan Mathewson, AKA Kootra to his online video-gaming mates, was left slack-jawed – as well as thrown face-down onto the floor of his Littleton, Colorado apartment, when cops busted into his place in the middle of a live-streaming video match.
Yup. Live-streaming. As in, the entire takedown was broadcast live to the world, or ...
Another Googler may be headed for a job in Washington: Longtime Google engineer and executive Megan Smith is said to be a leading candidate for the post of Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration.
Smith, a vice president at Google’s X division – the group responsible for “moonshot” projects like self-driving cars and dron ...
You know those recent reports about a major cyber attack on JPMorgan Chase and possibly other banks? Well, don’t start withdrawing your cash and stuffing it under your mattress just yet.
The Financial Services Information and Analysis Center – a bank industry group – has emailed its members that ”there are no ...
Two Silicon Valley companies have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for heart-tracking apps, marking a hard-fought and costly achievement for these startups and a victory for the fledgling health tech industry.
San Francisco-based AliveCor got the green light last week from regulators for its free mobile app and ...
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 →