Facebook is expanding its efforts to help teens (and adults) deal with annoying or bullying behavior on the world’s biggest social network, by extending its online reporting tools and promoting its new “Bullying Resource Hub” for kids, parents and educators.
And in coming months, Facebook’s Arturo Bejar says he hopes to adapt those to ...
Sixteen public schools in Oakland are about to get solar panels from San Jose-based SunPower. School districts across California are increasingly turning to solar as a way to cut operational costs, maintain funding for academic program and introduce students to solar science and technology.
Once completed in 2014, the Oakland Unified ...
Some observations about Twitter’s appointment of a new member to its board, which the San Francisco company announced in a filing today:
• Did you hear? Marjorie Scardino is a woman. Twitter has gotten some flak — which included a war of words involving Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who was among other things called a part of the te ...
“We are taking steps to ensure governments use legal process rather than technological brute force to access customer data.”
— Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, in a Wednesday night blog post explaining the company’s expansion of its encryption and security efforts, in a move that was expected.
Manie Kohn has been using three custom-made drones to help realtors pitch luxury properties, but now, as a “trained, certified and insured” drone pilot, he’s getting ready to start a drone flight school next year.
Kohn, who runs the real estate marketing service Don’t Tell Me, Show Me in Palo Alto, says his sch ...
The identity of the anonymous benevolent tipper who has been leaving tips of several thousands of dollars at restaurants and bars across the country has been revealed, according to Gawker’s Silicon Valley news and gossip site.
Jack Selby, a former PayPal vice president and millionaire venture capitalist, is the man who left a $5 ...
Will Microsoft — post-Zune — finally succeed in the music world? The company will stream music for free on its popular Xbox game console, plus computing devices running Windows 8, it announced today. The service will roll out to Xbox Read More →
I am not the fastest person in the world to embrace change. As the iPhone changed the world, I clung desperately to my BlackBerry for several years. Before that, when the iPod was revolutionizing music, I still proudly lugged around Read More →
There are many goings-on in Google's gargantuan world, from antitrust issues to patents to privacy:
The FTC is getting closer to recommending U.S. government antitrust action against Google, according to news reports Friday. The New York Times says an Read More →
A few weeks ago, eBay updated its logo for the first time in 17 years. Probably overdue, but no surprise that not everyone was thrilled. The folks at 99designs heard from enough people who didn't like the new look Read More →
"Our hearts go out to these young people. Their unfortunate experience reminds us that we must continue our work to empower and educate users about our robust privacy controls."
— Andrew Noyes, Facebook spokesman, sticks to a Read More →
Ron Conway has gotten plenty of attention in recent months for his political activism on the local scene, particularly in San Francisco where he has emerged as big supporter of Mayor Ed Lee. In addition to campaign contributions and organizing, Read More →
Microsoft began its countdown to the release of Windows 8 later this month by releasing its first TV ad. As I wrote this week, October is going to be a pivotal month in the history of Microsoft, with Windows Read More →
It might surprise absolutely no one to discover that media baron Rupert Murdoch seems to be leaning toward Mitt Romney in the upcoming election. But over the past couple days, Murdoch, a sporadic tweeter, seems to have caught election fever Read More →