Still worrying about the impending demise of Google Reader? If you’ve been using the popular service to keep track of all your favorite blogs and websites, you may be glad to hear there’s more news about replacement options this week — and not too soon, since the Google service is scheduled for shut-down on July 1.
It will go down as one of the biggest days in Silicon Valley geekdom: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and some of the company’s earliest engineers in a room with five prehistoric Apple-1 computers — at least three of which actually worked.
And it was a great day not just because of the rare artifacts, but because Woz was ho ...
Google wants its users to think it’s looking out for their privacy: Tuesday, it petitioned the special FISA court to allow it to disclose NSA requests for user information separately from routine law-enforcement requests. But as the Internet giant tries to do damage control after the revelation of Prism — U.S. government surveil ...
Apple’s iconic co-founder has been gone now nearly two years, but Steve Jobs keeps making cameo appearances for his eternal fanboys. This time, it’s a clip pulled from a never-before-seen video released this week by EverySteveJobsVideo(via The Loop) which obtained it from the Silicon Valley Historical Association.
Redwood City tech giant Oracle has issued yet another series of cyber security fixes for its much criticized Java software.
In an advisory Tuesday, the company said it “strongly recommends” that Java users apply the fixes to their computers “as soon as possible.” It said the patch “contains 40 new securit ...
Tesla Motors has issued a partial, voluntary recall of some Model S vehicles made between May 10th and June 8 of this year.
Roughly 250 to 260 vehicles are thought to be affected.
In a blog post, CEO Elon Musk said that the vehicles “may contain a defect. Specifically, the attachment strength of the mounting bracket for the left ...
What's cooking at the intersection of tech and policy:
• The new consumer privacy standards unveiled Monday by the FTC — what good will they do?
As Mike Swift of the Mercury News reported, the Federal Trade Commission's report establishes Read More →
What's new on the Censor Ship, which is navigating through the waters of murky laws and such:
• A committee of U.K. lawmakers is urging legislation to require Google to filter its search results to comply with British privacy Read More →
"Things came out of my mouth that just weren’t true, and over time, I couldn’t even hear the difference myself."
— Mike Daisey, in an apology posted on his blog. The performance artist, creator of the popular one-man theater Read More →
• Microsoft is seeing a healthy bump in its shares, perhaps on news that Nokia will launch (revised) what is being billed as its its first high-end Windows smartphone (end revised) in the United States on April 8. The Lumia Read More →
The social media buzz around the Kony 2012 campaign has subsided over the past week. For about a week or so, though it was inescapable.
So just how big was it?
For some perspective, I recently talked with Scot Chisolm, CEO Read More →
Once again, Yahoo could deliver for those who like to watch a good fight. With the troubled Sunnyvale company announcing three new board directors Sunday — surprise, not one of them is recommended by activist investor Read More →
"They bought a property that went from 0 to 60 in four seconds."
— Lewis Ward, IDC research analyst, on Zynga's $180 million purchase last week of OMGPOP, maker of "Draw Something." The mobile drawing game was Read More →