Ah, the 1990s: The grunge music, the overabundance of flannel, the anonymous chat rooms you explored on your 28.8 dial-up modem. Facebook is reviving at least one of those blasts from the past with its new standalone chat app, Rooms.
The app, released Thursday and currently only available for iPhones, lets users create private chat r ...
The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt — and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence.
That’s according to a quarterly survey by the University of San Francisco, which asked VCs to estimate their confidence in the entre ...
Virtual reality is getting more unreal all the time. Take the latest offering from Looksery, a company who took to Kickstarter recently to raise funds for a mobile video app that helps all of us look even more handsome and gorgeous than we already are.
Remove those unsightly skin blemishes? Check.
Slim down that face fat? Got you cove ...
Worried about people spying on you? Well take off that silly tinfoil hat and consider checking out the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s latest “surveillance self-defense” report.
The San Francisco-based civil liberties group, which first issued the report in 2009, said it consulted with tech experts and privacy acti ...
“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays.”
– Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking to the New York Times about his concerns after Amazon posted its worst quarterly loss since 2003 an ...
“I know how to do it. They just need to give me a call. If they’re looking for talent, give me a call. If they are looking for companies to partner with, give me a call.”
— Magic Johnson, businessman and former NBA player, referring to Apple, Google and other tech companies. In an interview with USA Today, Johnson sa ...
Sunrun, a leading solar financier, and Nest, creator of the super-hot Nest Learning Thermostat, announced Tuesday that they've joined forces. The idea: go solar with Sunrun and use your Nest thermostat to manage your energy use even more Read More →
Amazon is testing how many book lovers enjoy the convenience of ebooks but hang on tight to the nostalgia of turning the crisp pages in a print book -- and are willing to pay for both.
The online retailer announced on Read More →
Gigwalk is a mobile app for the productive sort: It offers ways to earn a little extra money using one's smartphone by taking on tasks such as checking inventory at a store. In an interview on Press:Here that aired over Read More →
"I don’t want to worry about that, because in one way or another, NSA is a governmental organization. If I would be afraid of government even when it comes to such an innocent phone call, then we are really lost. Read More →
The darling of the ride-sharing startup scene is in trouble again.
Uber, which has been hit with fines, lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders since it rolled out its hire-a-car app in 2009, is now facing allegations that the company is cheating drivers Read More →
Finish your week with a bang: Join Pat & Mike as they talk about the latest from Silicon Valley, including the regional impact of the country's uneven economic recovery, the role of Google Glass in the break-up of Sergey Read More →
The battle over data disclosure continues. Google and Microsoft have been unable to convince U.S. officials that the two tech giants should be allowed to provide more details about the government’s demands for information about the online activities of certain Read More →
If you had any lingering thoughts that Blackberry's turnaround was just around the corner, think again. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that sales of the company's new Q10 smartphone have been "dismal."
The Q10 is the first Read More →