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 ...
Yes, today marks the fifth anniversary of one of the most blessed events in the annals of Silicon Valley tech history - the Apple App Store turns FIVE!
Celebrations are breaking out all over. Well, at least at Apple HQ where Read More →
"While many of the trial’s fact witnesses who are employed by Apple and the Publisher Defendants were less than forthcoming, the contemporaneous documentary record was replete with admissions about their scheme. "
— U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Read More →
3D printers may soon have a new material with which to print that's stronger than the plastics they typically use, able to conduct electricity and, well, cool: liquid metal.
A team of scientists at North Carolina State University have Read More →
Man leaves $500 tips for waiters and waitresses around the United States to fulfill his brother's last wish. (via Gawker) Where bribery thrives around the world, mapped. Watch worms, play a little game, help scientists. Read More →
Samsung is joining the list of tech giants that have embarked on major Silicon Valley construction projects, with a ground-breaking set for Wednesday on a 10-story office tower in North San Jose.
The new Samsung project gets its futuristic Read More →
Authorities are taking a hard line against social-media threats in the United States and elsewhere. Last week, we wrote about a Texas teen jailed over a Facebook comment that included a supposedly sarcastic comment about killing kindergartners. This Read More →
Using social media and apps, music artists are finding a direct line to fans, overthrowing the industry norms of highly publicized album releases and keeping Billboard-ranking artists inaccessible to their fans.
Rapper Jay-Z shocked the industry and excited fans when he Read More →
So much for the blogosphere's ability to predict the auction-sales price of a rare Apple I computer.
Remember that AP story published on SiliconValley.com a few days ago about the computer, one of only 200 made by co-founders Steve Jobs and Read More →
Santa Clara chip-equipment maker Applied Materials is counting on the growing consumer demand for mobile devices to shore up its bottom line.
At a meeting Monday with investors and Wall Street analysts, the company said its chip-making technology is well suited Read More →
"Encrypt the crap out of your life. Why make it easy for the government? Make it as hard as possible."
— Thomas Drake, former NSA official and whistleblower — who says he's now a full-time worker at an Apple store Read More →